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Bayard Rustin Faculty Fellow in Anthropology of the African Diaspora

Whittier College
Whittier, California
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Apr 6, 2023

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Bayard Rustin Faculty Fellow in Anthropology of the African Diaspora

The Bayard Rustin Fellowship positions are designed to attract faculty from historically underrepresented groups within higher education to experience the unique liberal arts college setting.  Applicants for the Fellowship can be either new Ph.Ds. or in the writing stage of the dissertation before beginning the position. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Whittier College seeks a Rustin Fellow in the Anthropology of the African Diaspora. Anthropological subdiscipline, specialty, and region are open. We are interested in candidates who are dedicated to their teaching practice and who seek to work in a small department of research-active teacher-scholars. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory courses as well as upper-level courses in the regions or issues of their expertise.

Rustin Fellowships allow scholarly time for writing, while gaining teaching experience in a liberal arts setting. Fellows will teach three courses during the year (in a Fall 2023/Spring 2024 calendar), at a salary of $67,000 plus a small fund for research & development. The position is for one year and the Fellowship is renewable for a second year, pending favorable review. Rustin Fellow positions are eligible for tenure-track consideration, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1,200 undergraduates and the College is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs.  The campus is located on 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region, making Whittier one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country.  Our faculty of committed teacher-scholars weave issues of diversity into their work with students.  

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a 1–2-page statement on your approach toward equity and inclusion in teaching and mentoring, and a list of three referees to the search committee at EO and AA Employer.  

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