Assistant or Associate Professor - Tenure Track
American Studies

The American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the associate or advanced assistant professor level. Teaching duties will include introductory, advanced, and seminar courses in American Studies. The ideal candidate should have a body of teaching and scholarship that links aspects of cultural identity - such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality - with perspectives grounded in historical, literary, religious, and/or artistic expressions. The ideal candidate will be expected to help lead in the restructuring of the American Studies program, serve on appropriate program and campus-wide committees; and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges' general education, interdisciplinary, and study abroad programs. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in American Studies or an interdisciplinary equivalent with a strong orientation toward the humanities.

The American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers students a major and a minor, and incorporates faculty and courses from Anthropology, Economics, Education, English, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, and other fields in the humanities and the social sciences.


Applications are due by January 1, 2013. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statements of teaching and research philosophies, representative course evaluations, writing samples, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

c/o Professor DeWayne Lucas, Chair
American Studies Program Search
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street (Stern Hall)
Geneva NY 14456

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.