Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor, American Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies, UNC Charlotte (Charlotte)
February 16, 2024
Starting Date: 
August 12, 2024
Post date: January 31, 2024

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences
(CHESS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Lecturer or
Assistant Teaching Professor in American Studies beginning August 12, 2024. This non-tenure
track faculty member will teach four undergraduate courses per semester or the equivalent on a
three-year renewable appointment. Course releases may be available for responsibilities such as
advising American Studies minors. Although the position will primarily involve teaching and
service in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the selected candidate will have their
appointment home in one of the fifteen departments in CHESS.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in a social science or
humanities field at the time of appointment and provide evidence of ability to teach a diverse
student population. We seek candidates with the ability to teach a wide range of courses in the
program and experience in interdisciplinary research in American Studies. Experience in
advising undergraduate students is preferred. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching
and advising practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds,
identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers to ensure the success of all students regardless
of their entry pathway into the university.
Interdisciplinary Studies. The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is home to a B.A. and M.A. in
Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.A. and M.A. in Latin American Studies, graduate certificates in
Gerontology and Women and Gender Studies, and multiple interdisciplinary minors: American
Studies, Capitalism Studies, Film Studies, Gerontology, Health & Medical Humanities, Latin
American Studies, Legal Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. American Studies is one of
the oldest and largest undergraduate minors, with a current enrollment of approximately 200
students. For more information, visit https://americanstudies.charlotte.edu/ and
Setting. As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the new College of
Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences houses 15 departments, 18 interdisciplinary programs,
and 6 applied centers. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs
with extensive honors and early-entry options. The College plays a pivotal role in delivering on
the university’s goals in research excellence, student success and experience, and community
engagement. Through their scholarship and teaching, the College’s 350+ faculty members seek
to deepen our understanding of complex problems and lead the university in interdisciplinary
collaboration and equity and justice initiatives.

UNC Charlotte is the second largest institution within the University of North Carolina system.
In Fall 2023, the university enrolled over 30,000 students and experienced record growth of its
incoming first-year class and graduate programs. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest-growing
institution in the UNC System, comprising seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate
majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 65 Master’s degrees, and 24 doctoral
degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff
members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position
number 2484) and attach: (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and
description; (2) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (3) a current
CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For further information,
please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jason Black (jblac143@charlotte.edu). Review of
applications will begin on February 16, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
Note that the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is searching for two additional non-tenure track
positions this job cycle, including one in Interdisciplinary Studies (position number 6019) and
another in Film Studies (position number 3035). We encourage candidates who are suitably
qualified to apply for multiple positions at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic
climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The
candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background checks.

Review Begins: 
February 16, 2024

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