The Washington and Lee (W&L) Africana Studies Program seeks to
hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 1,
2022. For this position, we seek an individual with
interdisciplinary training whose teaching and research engage with
Africana Studies. This position carries a 6-course teaching load
distributed over the university's Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms
(Fall-Winter/12 weeks each, Spring /4 weeks). Applicants should be
prepared to teach Introduction to Africana Studies, a first-year
writing seminar, and appealing upper-level courses. Candidates
whose teaching and research engage popular culture and health are
particularly welcome. At the discretion of the Dean of the College,
this position can be renewed.
W&L is ranked among the nation's top liberal arts institutions,
and Africana Studies anchors the university’s investigations of
Black topics. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we
welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and
members of other communities that are traditionally
underrepresented in academia.
A PhD or ABD status at the time of appointment is required.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of
at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment.
Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the
Applications are being accepted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/108841
Review of applications will begin on July 11, and continue until
the position is filled. Semi-finalists will be interviewed via
Zoom. Candidates should submit a letter of application describing
their teaching interests, experience, and pedagogical philosophy;
summarizing their current and future scholarship; and reflecting
their work with a diverse student body. Applicants should also
provide a CV and three confidential letters of recommendation. For
more information, please contact Prof. Michael Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.