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Visiting Assistant Professor Transnational Studies/Post-Colonial Studies

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Humanities

The Humanities Program at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in transnational studies or post-colonial studies, beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience or interest in general education, first-year humanities programs, first-year seminar programs, or similar interdisciplinary, foundational collaborative teaching projects. A PhD in a cultural studies, history, literary studies, performance studies, or a similar interdisciplinary or area studies program, with a focus on transnational or post-colonial topics, by July 2018 is required. The teaching load is five course-equivalents over two semesters: two semesters teaching in the Humanities Program (which is a 1.5 course load per semester) and one course each semester in another department in the candidate’s areas of specialization.  Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 30, 2018.

Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. Along with your application, please attach a CV and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a description of a unit or topic you would bring to the first-year humanities course, two courses you would like to offer in another Humanities Division department or the History Department, a description of your research program (which could be integrated into a seminar), and a diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly. 

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC.  The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity, and upholds educational excellence through student-faculty collaborative research and inclusive pedagogy.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence in cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s mission.



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