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Folklore Studies Assistant Professorship Open at George Mason University

The following important notice is being circulated on behalf of the folklore faculty at George Mason University:

The Department of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University announce a tenure-track assistant professor position in Folklore beginning Fall 2011. Completion of a Ph.D. in Folklore or a related field is required before August 2011.  Candidates should have strong scholarly credentials in folklore and should be ready to teach in our growing Folklore Studies Program.  The field of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work is globally focused with a preference in one of the following areas: Folklore and New Media, Folklore of U.S. ethnic groups or global identities in the U.S., African folklore, Chinese folklore, Russian Folklore, or South Asian folklore.  Must demonstrate potential for excellence in folklore scholarship and in graduate and undergraduate teaching, including introductory courses in Folklore and general education courses in composition and literature.

Apply and attach a cover letter, CV, and writing sample of approximately 30 pages online at http://jobs.gmu.edu [look for position number F7861z]. Please mail three letters of recommendation and academic transcripts through mail to the chair of the search committee: Debra Lattanzi Shutika, Department of English, MS 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2010.  We will interview candidates at the American Folklore Society meeting in Nashville, TN October 13-17.

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