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Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (2022)

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
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Full Time
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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 COVID-19, 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 vaccination requirement.

Applications are being accepted through Interfolio: .

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 .

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.

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