Smith College: Massachusetts: Department of Africana Studies
Location Northampton, MA Open Date
Sep 12, 2019
The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites
applications for two positions: the first in Sociology or
Anthropology and the second in Black Women’s Studies, to begin July
1, 2020. These positions are part of a faculty cluster search in
Africana Studies that will also eventually include the Inaugural
Ruth J. Simmons Chaired Professor. This is an opportunity to
contribute to the restructuring of a department with a reputation
for excellence in research and teaching.
This is an open-rank search for tenure-track or tenured
appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. Teaching
responsibilities will probably include 200 and 300-level courses,
gateway courses such as Intro to Black Culture, History of
African-American People to 1960, and the senior capstone seminar.
Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidates’ fields
of specialization. Ph.D. in Africana, American or Women and Gender
Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or a relevant field, is expected
by the time of appointment. Candidates with a strong foundation in
Black feminism or queer studies, the Black family, labor/class,
religion, the judicial system and incarceration, pre-20th century
African American history, diaspora, transnationalism, black
internationalism and/or global studies, are encouraged to
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s
college in the country and 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 College is a member
of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt.
Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five
Colleges. Details about the Department of Africana Studies may be
found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/africana-studies.
Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff,
faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values
of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender,
age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in
the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the
operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by
all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans
and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/68475 with a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research
statement, a sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of
recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.