The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites
applications for a position in the social sciences, to begin July
1, 2021. The department will also eventually include the Inaugural
Ruth J. Simmons Chaired Professor. This is an opportunity to join a
department with a reputation for excellence in research and
teaching. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage
actively with diverse students across the liberal arts.
This is an open-rank search for a tenure-track or tenured
appointment depending on rank at the time of hire. Teaching
responsibilities will regularly include 200 and 300-level courses,
as well as gateway courses such as Intro to Black Culture, Methods
of Inquiry in Africana Studies, and the senior capstone seminar.
Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidates’ fields
of specialization. Ph.D. in Africana, Sociology, Anthropology,
Political Science, Economics, American or Women and Gender Studies,
or a relevant field, is expected by the time of appointment.
Candidates with a strong foundation in the family, labor/class,
religion and spirituality, the judicial system and incarceration,
black political thought, diaspora, transnationalism, black
internationalism and/or global studies, and quantitative methods,
are encouraged to apply.
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 do 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/78808 with a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity/inclusion statement, and
three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists will be
asked for writing samples. Review of applications will begin on
October 30, 2020.