One-Year Visiting Assistant Professorship, Colby College

The Department of Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program at Colby College invite applications for a joint one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning September 1, 2017. While the Ph.D. is preferred, a very advanced ABD with highly relevant innovative fieldwork and extensive teaching experience will be considered. Teaching experience is necessary. We seek a scholar whose research specialties and teaching experience focus on the African Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Preference will be given to specialists in the Caribbean or other African Diaspora communities in North or South America (including Canada). Absolute preference will be given to specialists in areas outside the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociocultural anthropology, and four additional courses, at least three of which should explore topics in the African Diaspora. Applicants are encouraged to suggest courses and topics not currently in the African American Studies program curriculum. Applicants should send a cover letter describing teaching philosophy and research interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings. For more information, please contact Professor Chandra D. Bhimull or Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Director, African American Studies, by e-mail: or Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: