Lecturer in American Studies



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Job description

Princeton University’s Effron Center for the Study of America has an occasional need for Lecturers specializing in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and/or Latino Studies to teach undergraduate seminars or precepts (sections) of lecture classes. Appointment duty time will depend upon student enrollments, and any academic year 2023-24 positions are expected to begin September 1, 2023, or January 16, 2024, depending on the needs of the Center. Any potential for renewal will be subject to enrollments and department need. The positions require leading discussions, attending course lectures, being available for meetings with the course instructor(s), holding regular on-campus office hours, and grading student exams and papers. An advanced degree is required. Candidates working in the social sciences, environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and comparative race and ethnicity are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, and the names and contact information for two references. No letters of recommendation are required at this time. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/30041 These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The University Center for Human Values was established in 1990 by an interdisciplinary faculty group led by founding director Amy Gutmann, at the time professor of politics at Princeton and now president of the University of Pennsylvania. The aim was to deepen and enhance collaboration at Princeton among scholars across the disciplines with a shared commitment to research and teaching about values in public and private life.