Critical Identity Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor
Beloit College seeks a visiting assistant professor or instructor to teach four courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level in the Department of Critical Identity Studies for the 2021-22 academic year. This position is considered full-time and eligible for the College’s benefits package that includes healthcare insurance. Upper-level courses should focus on gender and sexuality. The successful applicant must have a background in intersectional and social-justice approaches and an understanding of normative secularity. Preferred areas of graduate study include: Black/Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Postcolonial/Decolonial Studies, Disability Studies, Queer Studies, Trans Studies, or other related interdisciplinary fields.
What Is Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College? Critical Identity Studies (CRIS) aims to bring normative and non-normative identities and embodied lifeways (based on races, religions, genders, sexualities, dis/abilities, nations, etc.) across space and time into critical and constructive dialogue so as to integrate theories and practices that advance the work of equity and anti-racism at the College and beyond. CRIS gives students the tools they need to build and transform communities of which they are a part through deep reflection and hands-on engagement within and outside the traditional classroom. Whether these communities are the places they call home, the diverse contexts of Beloit College, or the global networks they build, students will deepen their awareness of the relations that constitute self and other and enhance their ability to navigate complex systems of power within which identity formations take shape.
Requirements: Ph.D. or ABD as well as a strong commitment to successful undergraduate teaching of racially and gender diverse students in a liberal arts context. In addition, we prefer candidates who can demonstrate excellence in mentoring students from underrepresented groups in higher education. Practical, research, and/or teaching experience focused on community building is a plus.
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.
AA/EEOPosting Date02/18/2021Closing DateUntil filledOfficeCritical Identity StudiesTenure Track PositionNoHow to Apply
Materials should include an email/letter of interest, curriculum vitae, relevant teaching materials (statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations), and the names and contact information of three references.