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Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Cultural and Critical Studies

Department of Popular Culture

Department of Popular Culture and School for Cultural and Critical Studies invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Popular Culture in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, with a specialization in the scholarly study of digital cultures. Start date is August 2020.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach courses on digital cultures (such as video games, social media, online fandoms)
  • Teach courses in a secondary area of Popular Culture that complements current department offerings
  • Teach courses that contribute to other departments/programs in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory)
  • Contribute to the M.A. program in Popular Culture and the Ph.D. degree in American Culture Studies through graduate courses and thesis/dissertation supervision
  • Develop and implement a research agenda that leads to academic publications
  • Provide service to university and profession

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a field related to Popular Culture Studies (for example, Media Studies, American Studies, or Cultural Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020)
  • Research focus or teaching experience in Digital Cultures (e.g., cultural studies of video games, social media, online fandoms)
  • Experience teaching at collegiate level
  • Evidence of productivity in research about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, 2 or more regional or national conference presentations).

Preferred Qualifications

  • University teaching experience as instructor of record
  • Experience with on-line teaching
  • Research or teaching expertise in Folklore Studies
  • Peer-reviewed publication(s) about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures.

To Apply:

Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education; 4) example of scholarly work; 5) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 6) transcript showing highest degree earned and 7) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.  Completed applications must be received by January 30, 2020. A background check and official transcripts are required for employment.


For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Fellowships offered by the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has established new fellowships for the study of western political history, the American West, and women in the public sector. The fellowships reflect the AHC’s rich array of materials on these subject areas.

Academic scholars at any level, from graduate students to tenured faculty, may apply.

The Alan K. Simpson Fellowship on Western Political History honors a U.S. Senator from Wyoming who served for 18 years (1979-1997), as well as serving in the Wyoming Legislature from 1965 to 1977.

The George A. Rentschler Fellowship on the Study of the American West tributes Rentschler’s career as an industrialist who assisted the United States’ World War II efforts, and who had a great passion for the landscapes and legends of the American West. The fellowship was made possible by his late wife, Rita Rentschler Cushman, and his late son, Frederick B. Rentschler.

The Women in Public Life Fellowship honors contributions women have made in the public sector.

A $3,000 stipend will be awarded for each fellowship for a one-month (20 business days) residence at the AHC over a 15-month period after notification.


These fellowships are in addition to current AHC offerings: The Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship to study the history of economic geology and the Peter K. Simpson Fellowship on the American West, which is a collaboration by the AHC and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.


Application materials for all of the AHC’s fellowships should be submitted electronically by March 30, 2020, to AHC Archivist Leslie Waggener at lwaggen2@uwyo.edu


For more information about the fellowships, please see the AHC website at http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/.


About the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center

The AHC is a public research institution located on the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The AHC serves as UW’s manuscripts repository, rare books library, and university archives. With more than 90,000 cubic feet of material and 3500 collections, the AHC stands among the largest non-governmental repositories in the nation. To learn more about the AHC, please see www.uwyo.edu/ahc/