The School of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Cultural Studies and the Department of English at Claremont Graduate University announce a tenure-track joint appointment in Cultural Studies and English. Completion of Ph.D. is required before beginning employment at CGU. The ideal candidate will have strong scholarly credentials in some area of Latina/Latino Studies as well as 19th Century American Literature and Cultural and Literary Theory. Field of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates whose work is transnational or comparative and opens up new ways of thinking about gender and race within American hemispheric studies. An ability to direct graduate study and teach in other areas of American literature and Cultural Studies (including “Introduction to Cultural Studies”) is necessary as well. Claremont Graduate University is a small, graduate-only institution, and its School of Arts and Humanities encourages interdisciplinary study among its departments of English, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Music, and Art. All teaching is on the graduate level. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. Members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
CGU prides itself on providing its graduate students with a quality and quantity of mentoring not usually found at universities that also serve undergraduates. In addition to classroom teaching, faculty are expected to spend a significant amount of time in an advisory capacity. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to do student advising on curriculum, coursework, exams, portfolios and dissertations; these areas of responsibility are as important as seminar-based teaching.