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WKU Folk Studies Department Seeks Candidates for Faculty Position

Friday, March 18, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Ann Williams
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The Folk Studies and Anthropology Department at Western Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Folk Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position to begin August 15, 2011. WKU offers an M.A. degree in Folk Studies, as well as an undergraduate folklore minor. Approximately 30 students are enrolled in the graduate program. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly and research activities; participate in student advising; assist in the work of the department; serve on departmental, college, and university committees; and represent the department in service to the public. WKU is a dynamic comprehensive university committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in Folklore, with expertise in narrative and/or verbal art. Demonstrated understanding of the applied dimensions of discipline required. Teaching experience and familiarity with educational technology strongly preferred. The successful applicant must have the ability to teach a broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses. A well-developed research agenda is required.
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Applicants should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, along with curriculum vitae, copies of university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #61029
Bowling Green KY 42101-1029

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