Hood College, Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor, Humanities Professor (Women's Studies) (12-0075)
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Hood College seeks applicants for the Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities Professor with a focus in Women’s Studies. The Libman Professor will come to Hood for a visiting, three-year appointment, teaching a reduced course load, and will also plan, budget and manage the yearly NEH Center for the Humanities Colloquium, a series of public and educational events organized around a particular interdisciplinary theme each year.
The Sophia M. Libman Professorship is an ideal position for a beginning scholar whose interdisciplinary interests include a strong commitment to the humanities and teaching. The Libman Professor’s rank and salary are equivalent to those of a beginning assistant professor. Employment begins in August 2013; PhD must be completed by that time.
We seek candidates specializing in some aspect of Women’s Studies in the humanities, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching. The Libman Professor will be placed in, and should have a primary disciplinary affinity with, one of the following departments: Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, or Philosophy and Religious Studies. Interdisciplinary interests in and links among these disciplines or with those of art, archaeology, classics, or English literature are welcome. We are very open to, but do not require, a scholarly interest in global and international issues. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the position, candidates with the ability to create courses and programs with a connection to multiple humanities departments are highly desirable. (Please note that we will not be considering candidates whose primary fields are in English literature, medieval history, or twentieth-century American history, or whose major interdisciplinary focus is in the social sciences—political science, sociology, anthropology, or economics.) The Libman Professor will teach Introduction to Women’s Studies, as well as courses in the candidate’s own specialty. The Libman Professor can contribute to Hood’s graduate program in the Humanities by teaching an occasional graduate course; the majority of courses will be at the undergraduate level.
For more information about the position, Hood College, and the Center for the Humanities, please visit www.hood.edu. Applications must be submitted online via the Hood website at https://re11.ultipro.com/HOO1003/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*C1CAAE565D5F9A01.
Candidates should fill out only the required fields on the online form, and should upload the following attachments: a cover letter (describing interdisciplinary teaching experience and interests, as well as qualifications to lead the Humanities Colloquium), a CV, and three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation may be submitted separately by third parties, either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in hard copy to Libman Professor Search, c/o Vanessa Roberts, Human Resources Department, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. Applications are due by November 15, 2012. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Emilie Amt, at email@example.com.
Hood College is committed to diversity and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit www.hood.edu/non-discrimination.