Assistant Professor in Africana Studies

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Lafayette College announces a full-time, tenure-track position in the Africana Studies Program at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2021, with specialization in contemporary African American life and culture. Africana Studies at Lafayette is a vibrant program of over a dozen faculty members who teach in departments of literature, history, government, anthropology, economics, and religious studies. The successful candidate in this search will be a specialist trained in history, political science, anthropology or sociology.  Applicants should have demonstrable competence in teaching, and they would be expected to teach the introductory course in Africana Studies and other Africana Studies core courses, such as Black Experience. Additional courses that focus on the Black diasporic experience in the Americas and topics that reflect the candidate’s own research area are also expected. Expertise in teaching about mass incarceration and its effects would be valued. AFS requires applications from candidates with a doctorate (in hand or expected by August 2021). The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. Evidence of a promising scholarly trajectory in the applicant’s areas of expertise is expected.

First-stage applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of reference, to be uploaded at https://apply.interfolio.com/82338  by February 15. Letters should be addressed to: Wendy Wilson-Fall, Chair, Africana Studies Program, Lafayette College / Easton, PA 18042 / USA. In their cover letters, applicants should address how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service would support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Shortlisted candidates will be asked at a later date to submit a teaching portfolio and writing sample.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

About Lafayette College:

Located within 70 miles of both New York and Philadelphia in eastern Pennsylvania, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
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