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Associate or Full Professor, Director of American Studies (002782-2012)

Purdue University seeks to hire an Associate or Full Professor as Director for its distinguished program in American Studies.  The program offers degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. level and includes a new, fast-growing undergraduate major.

Requirements: American Studies at Purdue has strong affiliations with programs in Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Asian American Studies among others.  The Director of the program must demonstrate a fluency in interdisciplinary research and the ability to provide intellectual leadership to students working in a variety of humanities and social science research fields.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in American Studies or field appropriate to the position is required.  The successful candidate for the position should bring a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching in American Studies or one of these related fields: History, English, Anthropology or Sociology, with the successful candidate’s tenure home being in one of these four departments. The Director will be fully appointed in American Studies and will be responsible for directing a large affiliated faculty, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies, shaping curriculum and giving intellectual vision and direction to the program.  Administrative experience is preferred but not essential.  

Applications: Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, e-mail and telephone addresses for three professional references, and a sample of recent research not to exceed 40 pages.  Materials should be sent to Delayne Graham, Program Assistant in American Studies via e-mail at dkgraham@purdue.edu  Deadline for materials is January 15, 2013.  Starting date for the position is August, 2013.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.