Assistant Professor of American Studies

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Not Specified
Jul 11, 2018
Employment Type
Full Time
Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of American Studies
Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track Tenure Track
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Open Date 07/11/2018
Close Date 11/16/2018
Open Until Filled No
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary
Global American Studies: The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar whose research and teaching locates American culture and events within a transnational approach. Candidates may work in any period, but preference will be given to those whose work centers on social justice in a world-historical context. The successful candidate contributes to other departments and interdisciplinary programs, such as English, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, Sociology, and/or Women, Gender, and Sexuality. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Trinity College, an AA/ EOE committed to achieving diversity among its faculty, encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline or a reasonable expectation of completing the Ph.D. by August 2019.

Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, evidence of quality teaching, and contact information from three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by November 16, 2018. Direct questions and inquiries to Scott Gac (, director of the program in American Studies.

Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where he or she must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Posting Number F00106

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample of Scholarly Writing
  • Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching evaluations

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