Assistant Professor, Carleton College

Africana Studies Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Africana Studies with a major emphasis on current African American issues, beginning September 1, 2017. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level; in extraordinary circumstances we would consider an advanced rank applicant. This position will be at least 60% in the African and African American Studies Program, and up to 40% in a collaborating disciplinary department. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Africana Studies or in a related social science or humanities field, and should have completed their PhD by September 1, 2017. We seek candidates whose main teaching and research areas are in the field of Africana Studies, and who have thorough knowledge of related models—African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, African American Studies. The candidate should be able to teach core courses for the Program’s majors and concentrators, have demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of effective pedagogy in the discipline, and show promise to grow into a leadership position. Visit to complete the online application, including cover letter, job-market paper, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For consideration, all materials must be received by November 1, but we will begin reviewing files as early as September 30, 2016. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for further materials. All preliminary interviews will be held by Skype. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body, and who will contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.