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Tenure Track Position in African American History

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Vassar College

Tenure Track Position in African American History

Department: History Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F026P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 11/01/2021

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 Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American History beginning August 2022.

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
Area of research in African American history is open; 19th or 20th century preferred. We encourage candidates whose work focuses on women, gender, and/or LGBTQ+ history to apply. Preference will be given to candidates interested in teaching a topically and chronologicallybroad set of courses and dedicated to forging cross-disciplinary conversations with faculty in Africana Studies and Vassar's other multidisciplinary programs, such as Women's Studies. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses plus a tutorial-style“intensive,” which may include supervision of senior theses.

How to Apply
Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or related field in hand at the start of employment. Candidates should submit: a letter of application; C.V.; graduate transcript (unofficial version is acceptable for initial application); three letters of recommendation; a writing sample (no more than 40 pages); and a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, mentoring, and other involvements. For more information see Applications should be addressed to African American Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Vassar College via Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021; files received after that date are not guaranteed a review.

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