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Part-time Adjunct Instructor or Assistant Professor in Critical Carceral Studies

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
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Vassar College

Part-time Adjunct Instructor or Assistant Professor in Critical Carceral Studies

Department: Africana Studies Program
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F016P

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Program in Africana Studies at Vassar College invites applications for a Part Time Adjunct Instructor or Adjunct Assistant Professor position in Critical Carceral Studies beginning Fall 2021.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
We seek an interdisciplinary scholar or activist whose teaching and research center on Critical Carceral Studies (also known as Prison Studies), which is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, criminology, history, cultural studies, and critical race theory. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who demonstrate a range of competencies in historical and contemporary critical perspectives on state and colonial violence, human rights, and transnational carceral projects including militarized borders, policing, detention, and incarceration. The hire is expected to teach three (3) courses during the academic year; preferably an Advanced Seminar in Carceral Studies in the Fall 2021 and two intermediate courses in the Spring 2022.

How to Apply
PhD at time of appointment preferred, but individuals who are ABD will be considered. Please apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, C.V., sample syllabi, graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), and two letters of recommendation. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Tyrone Simpson at or at (845) 437-7491.

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