Assistant professor of African-American Studies and/or the African diaspora

Job description

The Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African-American Studies and/or the African diaspora. The department welcomes scholars in a broad range of fields, with some preference for a focus on Black/critical race/trans feminisms or sexuality.

Duties include one required course and one elective course each semester, including a large general education introductory course; undergraduate and graduate student advising; and departmental and university-wide service.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2018. Scholarly credentials and some teaching experience in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies required. Field open, but preference to candidates whose work crosses traditional academic boundaries, drawing on history, literature, sociology, political science, ethnography, geography, cultural studies, philosophy, comparative literature, or feminist science and technology studies.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications and relevant syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to:

Review of applications will begin October 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.




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Posted: 9/26/2017
Application Due: 11/25/2017
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Salary: Commensurate with experience