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Bayard Rustin Faculty Fellow in Anthropology of the African Diaspora

Whittier College
Whittier, California
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Full Time
Area Studies, African Studies
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Bayard Rustin Faculty Fellow in Anthropology of the AfricanDiaspora

The Bayard Rustin Fellowship positions are designed to attractfaculty from historically underrepresented groups within highereducation to experience the unique liberal arts college setting. Applicants for the Fellowship can be either new Ph.Ds. or in thewriting stage of the dissertation before beginning the position.The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Whittier Collegeseeks a Rustin Fellow in the Anthropology of the African Diaspora.Anthropological subdiscipline, specialty, and region are open. Weare interested in candidates who are dedicated to their teachingpractice and who seek to work in a small department ofresearch-active teacher-scholars. The successful candidate shouldbe able to teach introductory courses as well as upper-levelcourses in the regions or issues of their expertise.

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

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independentliberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately1,200 undergraduates and the College is distinguished by its smallsize and innovative interdisciplinary programs. The campus islocated on 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtownLos Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity,reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors thediversity of the region, making Whittier one of the most diverseliberal arts colleges in the country. Our faculty of committedteacher-scholars weave issues of diversity into their work withstudents.

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


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