[URBANTH-L]URBANTH-L Job Postings, Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2004

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Dec 2 16:08:30 EST 2004

 URBANTH-L Job Postings, Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2004

* Bowling Green State University, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Popular
* Innis College at the University of Toronto, Urban Studies Program Lecturer
* University of Delaware, Assistant Professor Mesoamerica
* Bowling Green State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Popular

The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University seeks
candidates for a new tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of
Assistant Professor to start August 2005. The department defines popular
culture broadly to encompass the study of expressive practice and
performance in daily life (historical, traditional, and contemporary)
including mass media and folklore. We seek candidates whose teaching and
research interests focus on the active role of popular culture in
articulating and
negotiating the intersection of society, culture and ideology as well as
specializing in Youth Culture. The selected individual will also be expected
to participate actively in the BGeXperience, a program for first year
students that embraces critical thinking about values.

An earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program is
required. Strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate
education and evidence of potential for success in teaching and research are
desired. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate
courses on popular culture in contemporary society as well as the ability to
develop and teach courses in their field of specialization. Innovative
approaches to research and teaching, including the use of interactive media,
are encouraged. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three
current (dated within 1 year) letters of reference, an unofficial copy of
transcript of highest
degree earned, and one writing sample 25 pages or less. The letter should
describe training, scholarly/research interests, teaching experience, record
(or potential record) of publication, and undergraduate/ graduate courses
prepared to teach. Selected applicants will be asked to provide an official
transcript of highest degree at a later date. Application material must be
postmarked on or before
January 5, 2005 and mailed to: Jeffrey Brown, Recruitment Committee Chair,
Department of Popular
Culture Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226
* Innis College at the University of Toronto, Urban Studies Program Lecturer

Innis College at the University of Toronto invites applications for a
full-time teaching-stream appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The
successful candidate will be expected to make a strong contribution to the
College's interdisciplinary Urban Studies Program. In addition to teaching
introductory and senior level courses, the occupant of this position will
coordinate the program's "experiential learning" courses. These involve
students working in a city location, such as a Councillor's office, a city
agency, or a social movement and bringing their experience to bear on
academic issues and approaches in urban studies. The successful candidate
will be expected to be involved in College and University outreach
activities in greater Toronto, which, in addition to their intrinsic merits,
are vital for maintaining and expanding contacts for experiential learning
placement. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with specialization in a pertinent
academic field and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university
level. The appointment is effective July 1, 2005 and is initially for a term
of one year with a possibility of renewal and the ultimate possibility of a
continuing appointment.  Address inquiries and applications to Professor
Frank Cunningham, Innis College, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5.
All documentation must be in writing and should include a CV. Three
confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by referees directly
to Professor Cunningham. Applications should be received by January 6, 2005.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
* University of Delaware, Assistant Professor Mesoamerica

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track
position in sociocultural anthropology. The position is offered at the
Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2005. Ph.D. required; publications
desirable. The successful applicant should have an active research program
in Mesoamerica, Central America or northern South America. The emphasis is
on modern and contemporary populations in the area. The applicant also will
be expected to fulfill the department's research and teaching goals by
stressing active research and publication in such topics as transnational
culture and migration, hometown associations, globalization processes,
development (or applied anthropology), and ethnicity. All members of the
department are expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate
courses, including overview courses. The department is also interested in
candidates who will organize and administer ethnographic field research
opportunities for training undergraduate majors in anthropology. Application
deadline is December 24, 2004. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
copies of publications and names of three references to Dr. Karen Rosenberg,
Chair, Department of Anthropology, Munroe Hall, University of Delaware,
Newark DE 19716 or by email: anthropology at udel.edu.

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