Williams College, American Studies Program
Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The American Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), beginning July 1, 2022. The period, area, and research specialization for the position are open. Candidates whose work engages critical Indigenous studies, comparative critical race studies, transnational colonial practices, and racial capitalism are especially encouraged to apply, as are those whose work addresses Indigeneity, especially Black-Indigenous concerns, in the Americas. Diverse interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches rooted in NAIS and Indigenous knowledges are preferred.
We especially welcome applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; thus, we seek applicants who can demonstrate in their supporting materials a history of inclusive teaching and working effectively with a student, staff, and faculty population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religious views, socioeconomic status and more.
The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for a term of two years and will have a teaching load of two courses each semester. Compensation includes salary, insurance benefits, a relocation subsidy, and an allowance each year for research and professional travel.
The American Studies Program at Williams is a small but vibrant program with a diverse faculty and dynamic and engaged majors, whose numbers are growing. Created in 1940, it is one of the oldest American Studies programs in the country and has been at the forefront at Williams in teaching courses that foreground issues of race and racism, class, gender/sexuality, globalization, and diaspora, among others. Information about the Williams College American Studies Program is available at https://american-studies.williams.edu/. Applications should be submitted via lnterfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/103649 and should include:
● a cover letter of no more than two pages describing your teaching and research;
● a writing sample of no more than 25 pages;
● a sample syllabus for an introduction to Native American and Indigenous studies
course and/or a upper-level course;
● a full set (not just excerpts) of teaching evaluations for one course;
● two reference letters, one of which must address teaching.
Completed applications submitted by April 5, 2022, will receive full consideration.
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check (http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/backgroundcheck-policy/). Fax and email applications will not be accepted. Inquiries should be sent to Dorothy Wang, Chair of the American Studies Program, at email@example.com.
Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for nondiscrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Native American History / Studies