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Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Africana Studies

The Africana Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in the Africana Studies department beginning July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education, mentoring majors, and program development. The candidate’s field is open, but candidates with a record of offering transnational courses in Afro-Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies, performance studies, environmental studies, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, history, and public health are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have two or more years of full-time teaching experience at the college or university level and be able to teach required courses for the major, including AFR: 101 Introduction to Africana Studies and AFR 300: Major Thinkers in Africana Studies. Travel and summer research funding are available. Candidates should possess demonstrated teaching ability, outstanding academic qualifications, and an active research program. The Ph.D. degree should be in hand by July 1, 2021.


Apply online at  Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, summaries of teaching evaluations, 2-3 sample syllabi, and contact information of three professional references. Candidates should discuss in their statement of teaching philosophy how they would fulfill the needs of a diverse student body through antiracist pedagogy.


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We will begin reviewing applications on April 15th. The position will remain open until filled. Direct inquiries to: Dr. Devyn Spence Benson, Associate Professor & Chair of the Africana Studies Department ( or Dr. Dan Aldridge, Professor of History and Search Committee Chair (


A top-tier highly selective liberal arts college in Davidson, N.C., twenty miles from Charlotte, Davidson College has a low student-faculty ratio and a collegial atmosphere honoring teaching and academic excellence. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins






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