Smith College, Africana Studies
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies: African-American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth-century African-American History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. Possible subfields may include but are not limited to: the study of gender and/or black women; diasporic or transnational approaches; and/or emergent methodologies (public history, archives, new media and digital humanities). A Ph.D. in History, or a relevant field, required by time of appointment.
Teaching responsibilities will include a broad and shared responsibility for a black history curriculum, including survey courses that begin as early as the 17th century. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented and first-generation student groups, as well as demonstrated evidence of a strong research agenda, and a commitment to and/or evidence of excellence in teaching.
The Department of Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with five full-time faculty in literature, cultural studies, history, and anthropology. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.smith.edu/africana/.
Smith College, a private and highly selective liberal arts college for women located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/32603, along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and one writing sample. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2015.
Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Smith is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to make such requests as necessary. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
Smith College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Urban History / Studies