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The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a candidate for the George B. Tindall Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Southern Studies with an emphasis on the material and expressive cultures of the South, local, regional, and hemispheric. We seek a scholar with a demonstrated strength in food studies as well as other areas including, for example, art, landscape, textiles, performance, and/or visual culture. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or be able to present one In the first year of hire. The Department of American Studies is a leader in the field of food studies and our faculty contribute actively to the work in the field, nationally and globally.

We acknowledge that food studies in this place called the “south” has changed tremendously in the last decade, and especially since the onset of the pandemic; we are particularly interested in candidates who engage their work in material cultures and food studies through a critical American Studies and/or Critical Ethnic Studies lens.

Candidates who have demonstrated contributions to food studies scholarship and/or writing, community engagement, with an emphasis on diversity and sustainability are encouraged to reach out to us and apply. Candidates whose work focuses on issues of social justice, diverse communities, and creative expression are of particular value to our department.

We offer a robust set of undergraduate courses at the intersection of studies in the South and material culture including food studies that candidates will find to support the pedagogical aims of their research projects. Collegiality and ethical leadership define our departmental culture. Ours is a department that takes seriously the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have a robust mentoring plan (hyperlink), a commitment to community engagement with a dedicated faculty executive committee seat for such work, and can offer a candidate opportunity to partner with the surrounding community.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic Information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. To apply Click here