Assistant Professor of American Studies
The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Studies, effective August 21, 2017. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a teaching/research focus and expertise in the study of America’s origins, America’s intellectual or economic tradition, religion in America, or America’s place on the world stage. Teaching responsibilities will include the American Studies core, including AMST 100, the foundations of America, and AMST 200, the evolution of America, or AMST 300, a course that focuses on America’s role in the world, as well as an upper lever course in the area of the individual’s expertise. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a fellow in the University’s Center for American Studies, an interdisciplinary center that promotes teaching and scholarship on America’s founding principles and history, economic foundations, and national security.
The normal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in American Studies or closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.