Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies

Employer
Williams College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies

The American Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) to begin July 1, 2023. We seek a scholar of Black Studies, and/or Latinx Studies, who uses comparative race, ethnicity, or indigeneity in their approach. Scholars whose research and teaching foreground racial capitalism, disability, environment, or social movements/activism are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars with degrees in interdisciplinary fields. The candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment, and be prepared to teach an introduction to American Studies course and/or a junior-level theories and methods seminar in American Studies. The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for a term of two years and will have a teaching load of two courses each semester. Compensation includes salary, insurance benefits, and an allowance each year for professional travel expenses.


Qualifications

We especially welcome applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching. Thus, the search committee seeks applicants whose supporting materials demonstrate a commitment to inclusive teaching and working effectively with a student, staff, and faculty population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religious views, socioeconomic status, experience with higher education, and more.

Application Instructions

The American Studies Program at Williams is a small but vibrant program with a diverse faculty and dynamic and engaged majors, whose numbers are growing. Started over 80 years ago, the American Studies Program at Williams is one of the oldest in the country. Today, our courses engage the prominent theories, methods, and topics in the interdisciplinary field, especially as they relate to slavery, colonialism, capitalism, and empire. Information about the Williams College American Studies Program is available at https://american-studies.williams.edu/ . Applications should be submitted via lnterfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/117077 and should include:

● a cover letter of no more than two pages describing your research, scholarship, teaching experience, and course offerings

● a curriculum vitae

● a writing sample of no more than 25 pages

● two reference letters, one of which must address teaching

● a sample syllabus for one elective of your choice and either a syllabus for an introduction to American Studies course or a junior-level theories and methods in American Studies course

Completed applications submitted by January 9th will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to Jan Padios, Chair of the American Studies Program, at jp14@williams.edu . Fax and email applications will not be accepted. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check ( https://faculty.williams.edu/faculty-support-and-resources/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/ )



Position begins

July 1, 2023

Application deadline

11:59 pm ET on January 9, 2023

Apply online

http://apply.interfolio.com/117077

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams website ( http://williams.edu ).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.



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