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Visiting Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender and English Language and Literature (Smith College)

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language and Literature at Smith College invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach three courses in SWG and two in English. Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. Candidates who work in fields of Native and indigenous studies, women of color feminisms, Asian American, and Latin@/x Studies are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/. Details about the Department of English Language and Literature may be found at http://www.smith.edu/english/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/34883 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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