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Assistant Visiting Professor in African American Studies

Anthropology News
Winslow, Maine
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Area Studies, African Studies
Organization Type
The African-American Studies Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professorship to teach four courses, beginning July 1, 2024. While a Ph.D. is preferred, an advanced ABD will be considered.

We seek a scholar whose research and teaching experience focus on African-American culture and community in the United States. A specialty in African-American religion, politics, or social movements would be a plus. Teaching experience, innovative research, and significant organizational, cultural, or civic engagement with African-American communities in the United States are necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a course in African-American culture in the United States and three additional courses. Applicants are encouraged to suggest courses and topics not currently in the African-American Studies program curriculum ( ). While disciplinary training and affiliations are open, preference will be given to candidates whose courses can contribute to and be cross-listed with the departments of sociology or anthropology.

Applicants should submit via Interfolio ( ) a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. Applications received by March 10 will receive full consideration. For more information, contact .

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individuals qualifications to contribute to Colbys educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


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