Lecturer of Africana Studies

Northampton, Massachusetts
Mar 28, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin July 1, 2017. The position is a full-time appointment with full benefits.

Central to the college’s mission is a commitment to mentoring underrepresented and first-generation students and, as such, this ideal is a preferred qualification for this position. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses, specifically an introduction to black women’s literary studies and a two-semester survey of African-American literature. Ph.D. or A.B.D. in English, African American Studies or relevant field is required by the time of appointment, as is strong evidence of teaching ability.

The Department of Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with four full-time faculty in literature, cultural studies, and history. Smith College is a private and highly selective liberal arts college for women located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith is also part of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Details about the Department of Africana Studies can be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/africana-studies.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/41437 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Smith is committed to diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, and staff and to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities. 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.