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The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies is looking for an Assistant Professor of Basque Studies

According to Astero news bulletin, The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies has opened a search to fill an Assistant Professor Position that will be available July 1, 2017. All interested individuals should can apply by clicking on this link. For the original posting, click here.


Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Basque Studies
Department Center For Basque Studies
Department Web Address www.basque.unr.edu
Full Time Equivalent 100%
Position Type Academic Faculty
List Rank/Range(s) II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track (12-month contract) position at the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start no later than August 1st, 2017. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

The Center, was created in 1967 as part of the Desert Research Institute at UNR, which was formed to investigate various aspects of the Great Basin. A Basque studies program was proposed because the Basque-American population forms a prominent minority in the region and has contributed a great deal to its development. The primary mission of the Center is to facilitate, conduct and disseminate the results of interdisciplinary research on the Basques to a local, regional, national and international audience, and by extension to draw attention to the human experience of small ethnic groups. Currently, the Center administers a minor in Basque Studies and Tutorial Ph.D. Program. Diversity is central to the mission of Basque Studies. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and respectful of diverse identities.

The position will be available beginning July 1, 2017. Normally 60% of the scholar’s time will be devoted to research, with 20% earmarked for teaching and 20% for service. Responsibilities include conducting original Basque-related research and publishing its results; participating in regional, national, and international conferences; and teaching undergraduate and graduate level Basque Studies courses in English. The successful candidate will be a series editor for the CBSPress and will contribute to the various outreach activities of the Center with institutions and networks in the Basque Country, the Basque diaspora, in international academia, as well as in the UNR community.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World,” is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com.

Required Qualifications Requirements include a Ph.D. in a social science discipline in the liberal arts, with first preference in economic anthropology or in economic history, with a focus on the economy and economic history of the Basque region and its cooperatives. ABD’s will also be considered if the degree is confirmed by August 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarship and original research resulting in scholarly publications about the Basques, as well as experience in undergraduate teaching. Fluency in English is required.
Preferred Qualifications Secondarily preferred disciplines include political science and gender studies. Fluency in Basque, French and Spanish is preferred. A demonstrated ability to prepare successful grant proposals would be beneficial, as would any previous administrative experience.
Contact Information for this Position Kate Camino
775.682.5565 (tel)
Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach a CV, contact information for three professional references and a detailed letter of application, which also indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service.
Job Open Date 08/31/2016
Job Close Date 11/01/2016
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72162
Note to All Applicants HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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