Open Rank Position(s) in Cultural Studies – Claremont Graduate University, CA

The Department of Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University invites applications and nominations for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions in Cultural Studies to begin in Fall 2022. One of these positions is open in terms of specialization; the other will be a possible joint appointment in the departments of Cultural Studies and Applied Gender Studies with a specialization in Africana Studies. We will look with special interest at candidates who are at the advanced assistant or associate rank and who can complement our department’s current strengths in Museum Studies and/or Media Studies. Desired specializations include Africana Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Feminist, Queer and/or Trans Studies. We welcome interethnic, transnational and comparative approaches as well as public humanities work.

We expect the candidate to contribute to our departmental curriculum by teaching required foundational courses in Cultural Studies theory and by helping to expand programs in the school of Arts and Humanities. In the spirit of an “applied humanities,” these programs combine rigorous scholarly research and training in academic theory with praxis-based experience at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. We will look with special interest at candidates who can help to build the internship and practicum components of the interdisciplinary programs in the School of Arts and Humanities, particularly the Applied Gender Studies M.A. program, and the museum studies and media studies concentrations.

As a graduate-only research university in the tradition of the liberal arts, CGU values scholarly production, teaching, and mentoring. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand and maintain an active research agenda in their field of expertise, with a demonstrably strong record of publications commensurate with rank. The successful applicant will have a strong track record or impressive promise in mentoring and advising diverse students, especially women and historically under-represented minorities.  

Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. We seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests develop expertise in and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. Applicants can learn more about our department and how they may complement and bolster our current strengths by visiting

Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium.  Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. 

CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.

Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus. As a community, we assertively strive to achieve equity. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area via their diversity statements. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

            Please submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample, a diversity statement (1 page), research statement (1 page) and teaching statement (1 page) along with three letters of recommendation to The priority deadline is January 18th, 2022.

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