Job opening at San José State

Job opening at San José State

San José State University Humanities

Specialization: American Studies/American Literature

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24794

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (Tenured)


Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, English Literature (focus on American Literature), or related field by start of appointment, a strong teaching record at the undergraduate level, and evidence of the ability to publish and engage in professional activities in the area of specialization. Area of Specialization: American Studies/American Literature (any historical period). The department especially welcomes candidates who

pursue transnational American Studies. Area of Competence: American Cultures. The department embraces a diversity of disciplinary approaches to enduring human questions and contemporary social justice issues.


Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Preferred: Training or interest in: Transnational American Studies; American arts and literature; John Steinbeck; digital humanities. Experience with and/or interest in team-teaching. Experience with and/or interest in the public humanities and/or arts administration.


Application Procedures:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, evidence of teaching proficiency (e.g., student evaluation), description of research plans, writing sample (preferably 5000 words or less), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 30, 2018. To see complete ad and to apply, go to to the attention of Prof. Shannon Rose Riley, Chair, Humanities Department, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0092.