The Williams College Department of English seeks to appoint a fulltime, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature and culture. In addition to offering courses on African American topics, this professor would be expected to contribute courses reflecting additional scholarly interests. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research in African American literature makes links to adjacent and interdisciplinary fields—especially to Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literature, to other ethnic, post-colonial, and/or diasporic literatures, and to theoretical approaches to film, media, and popular culture. We would welcome courses that support our long-standing commitments to the college’s interdisciplinary programs, which include Africana Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The position begins fall 2016, and we prefer that applicants have the Ph.D. in hand by then. More advanced appointments may be considered, but only in exceptional cases.
Applications must include:
A letter of application and teaching statement, where we encourage you to state how your work will enhance the diversity of our offerings and scholarly community and speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and complete applications must be submitted by November 2, 2015. Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/30738 . All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/
Williams College is a coeducational 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 College website (http://www.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.
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.