Barnard College — Assistant Professor, American Studies

The Program in American Studies at Barnard College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or a relevant field in hand and should specialize in some combination of the following fields: race, ethnicity and indigeneity, gender and sexuality studies, critical theory, media and visual culture, and/or the history of American social activism. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated research and teaching excellence in American Studies. Teaching responsibilities at Barnard will include the American Studies junior colloquium, one semester of the American Studies senior research seminar, and two additional courses designed in consultation with the Program director. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 21, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three academic references, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. All materials should be uploaded to the Barnard PeopleAdmin website at We will only accept applications through our online portal. Candidates may direct any questions to Program Administrator, Kathryn McLean at

Barnard College is an independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT people, people from diverse economic backgrounds, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.