Position Details: Randolph-Macon College
invites applications for a shared appointment tenure-track
assistant professor position in the college’s Black Studies
program and one of the College’s other disciplinary programs to
begin on September 1, 2021. The teaching load is 20-22 semester
hours per year.
The program specifically seeks applicants who can teach in, and
expand, the program’s course offerings that focus on the diverse
cultural expressions and histories of both African and diasporic
populations. We are particularly interested in scholars whose
graduate training qualifies them to teach critical race theory and
African, African-American, and/or other African diasporic history
to a diversifying student populace, and who will take an active
part in growing a multi-disciplinary Black Studies major newly
established from a thriving minor. The ability, and willingness, to
participate in the College’s international education or
study-abroad program is particularly welcome. Candidates must
demonstrate a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching
pedagogy in a liberal arts setting and a demonstrated interest in
the future of Black Studies at the College.
The Black Studies major consists of professors from departments
across the College, and successful candidates are encouraged to
design courses that align both with their field of study and
research interests, and with the Black Studies major, which will
provide an excellent opportunity to work with students and
colleagues across the College.
*Ph.D. in an academic discipline that incorporates African
Studies/Black Studies or a closely related discipline. Candidates
from interdisciplinary disciplines that incorporate Black Studies
in their research interests are also welcome to apply. Training in
the teaching of Africana Studies or Black Studies is essential.
Candidates with an ability to teach courses in critical race theory
and Africana history are especially encouraged.
*Commitment to student-centered teaching of a diverse student
*A record of service in Africana communities is welcome as well
as experience in mentoring and/or advising students with diverse
*Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by
August 1, 2021.
Please submit a letter of application that addresses the
position qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a brief one-page
statement of teaching philosophy, a brief one-page statement
describing past, present, and future contributions to equity,
diversity, and inclusion, and a brief statement describing how one
would envision teaching in a multi-disciplinary major to a diverse
student populace in a small liberal arts college.
Applications must include graduate transcripts (scanned copies
acceptable), and the names and contact information for three
professional references at least one of whom must be able to
address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness. Please do
not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the
committee will conduct reference checks by
All applications must be submitted electronically as a single
pdf file and should be emailed to Ms. Sabrina Granderson,
Administrative Services Coordinator, at SabrinaGranderson@rmc.edu,
subject line Black Studies. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For
full consideration, applications must be received by March 15,
2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not
guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications
will not be considered by the search committee. Randolph-Macon
College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed,
religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its
education or employment programs or activities.
Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830, is a selective,
primarily residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of
1500 students located in the northern suburbs of Richmond,
Virginia. It is 90 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north
of Richmond. The College seeks employees committed to advancing
inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes
all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Of
special interest are candidates who can further the College’s
efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.