The department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Carceral Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. The successful candidates will be intellectually expansive scholars trained in the humanities and/or social sciences.Â The candidate must have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of study prior to appointment. The search is open to any time period and field in transnational American and Ethnic Studies. We are especially interested in building in Black Studies, refugee and immigrant detention, intersectional feminisms, social justice and/or public scholarship. For more information about our department, visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/
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Candidates submitting materials by Dec 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) A cover letter that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) a writing sample (limited to 30 pages), and 4) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference. Letters will only be requested after an initial screening. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. For any questions about the application process, please email ASEHiring@dornsife.usc.edu .
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.Â
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