- If you are currently on the market, you should know about this series of public wikis maintained by and for jobhunters in different fields (Anthro*, Socio, History, Queer/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, H&S Postdocs, etc. (just search for additional fields, but pay attention to year). Each wiki is a list of current job opportunities in the field, along with comments and updates by readers about the progress of each search. It is essentially an anonymous community of others on the market, who post things like “I received an email for a phone interview” or “Has anybody heard anything yet?” It’s a pretty powerful use of the public wiki format. You can register if you like, but you don’t have to – just click the blue “Edit” button at the top of each page, or a specific pencil icon to add your comments.
*note that many fields are subdivided, like Linguistic Anthro, Physical Anthro, Cultural Anthro, etc.
- While I know most every campus has its own specialized Career Center, here is a particularly strong online handbook/resource, “PhD & Postdoc Career Guide“ (pdf here) from Stanford’s Career Development Center.
It has chapters on writing your cv and cover letters with lots of examples; different interview guides for conferences, phone, Skype, and campus visits; networking; negotiating offers; and considering careers beyond academia, as well as various other resources targeted at Humanities and Social Science PhDs. Download the entire thing here or browse the table of contents here(page down a bit).
- Finally, if you’re considering jobs outside academe, check out Versatile PhD, a free discussion forum for “advice and support around non-academic careers.”
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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago invites applications for two faculty positions in Latin American literature, one at the Assistant Professor rank, the other open rank (Assistant, Associate, or full Professor). One of these positions will have a focus in colonial Latin American literature and the other in twentieth-century Latin American literature. Beyond that, the areas of specialization are open. Continue reading »Filed under Jobs and fellowships | Comment (0)
The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin announces its first annual competition for three (3) short-term research fellowships at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in the fields of Mexican American and Borderlands Studies.
Short-term fellowships are restricted to post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates or holders of other terminal degrees from outside the Austin area who have a specific need to use the Mexican American and Borderlands collections at the Benson Library. Further, projects must demonstrate innovation and substantial contributions to shaping the fields of Mexican American Studies and/or Borderlands Studies. Fellowships are for 2 weeks with a maximum award amount of $750. Fellowships are for travel and housing.
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Hampshire College invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Reproductive Politics of the Americas. This Mellon-funded position is one of five to be filled in 2012-13 in cooperation with the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Hampshire College encourages inter-disciplinary teaching and research. While in residence at Hampshire, the Fellow will participate fully in one of the nation’s most vibrant academic collaborations, including the Five College Reproductive Politics Group comprised of faculty and graduate students working in global reproductive politics, and the annual conference for students and community activists, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. There is related support from colleagues and library and research facilities at all five campuses, each located within a twenty-minute drive of the others. Over three years the Fellow will teach six courses, two at Hampshire College, two at Mount Holyoke College, and two at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The Fellow will be provided research and teaching mentors on each campus in coordination with Hampshire College which will host the fellowship.
The candidate should have expertise in comparative reproductive politics in the western hemisphere, including the countries of the Americas, with a particular interest in political and juridical aspects of reproductive and sexual rights movements. Applicants should have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following themes: transnational social movements that seek to achieve as well as to contest sexual and reproductive rights; factors that facilitate or impede policy reform, legislative action, and grassroots social movements; comparative methodologies; the relationship of political parties and NGOs to reproductive and sexual rights movements; and new forms of social activism that emerge in the wake of civil war and military dictatorship.
The successful candidate must have completed all requirements for a PhD before assuming the fellowship.
Position begins fall 2012. Review of applications begins March 16, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit program, including support for research. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and two letters of reference to via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/
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DIRECTOR OF THE UMASS ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Director for the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT), the University’s curricular alternative spring break program. The position is a 9-month lectureship, three-year appointment, possibility for renewal.
UACT is a 15-year-old collaboration of faculty, students, and community partners that serves to promote social justice and cross cultural collaboration through alternative curricular breaks and other experiential learning opportunities that focus on grassroots community development and grassroots community organizing (www.umass.edu/uact). UACT employs peer teaching and critical and experiential pedagogies to promote civic leadership skills among its students.
The Director is responsible for the oversight of all components of UACT including teaching or supervising a minimum of 4 academic courses/year, oversight of student thesis research, planning UACT’S 5 annual leadership retreats, oversight and training of UACT’s student staff, facilitation of community partnerships including their associated alternative spring break trips and advising students within the Department and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on experiential learning opportunities.
Requirements: PhD in anthropology or related field, demonstrated record of teaching excellence, demonstrated experience in critical or engaged pedagogy, and previous experience with community organizing are essential. Previous experience with community service learning, alternative spring breaks, and grantsmanship are desirable. We seek candidates who will complement departmental strengths in issues of power and structural inequality and help us expand our curricular commitment to experiential learning. The Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 undergraduate students and 5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 21 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs.
UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts in the area private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) in curricular planning. The faculty is unionized, and the University of Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits package. UMass Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.
We strongly prefer that applications be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Prof. Mari Castañeda / Dept of Communication / UMass Amherst / 413-545-1307
The Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at
Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in media and film
studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2012,
pending budgetary approval. We seek a dynamic and creative scholar of
Latin American and/or Latino studies with expertise in any of the
following areas from a global or transnational perspective: the cultural
study of media and multimedia forms; relations between media and space;
film and moving image; photography and other forms of visual expression;
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