American Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor

American Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor
Date:  10/06/2011

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies, beginning Fall 2012.  We seek an Americanist with a specialty in visual culture. The position carries a five-course load.  A Ph.D. in American Studies or other closely related interdisciplinary field in hand by August 2012 is required. The successful applicant will teach core courses in American Studies (including the introductory course, a junior-level methods course, and/or a senior seminar), the history of photography, and electives in visual culture. 

Submit as a single pdf a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages to:

Also send three letters of recommendation to the same address. The application deadline is February 1, 2012. Interviews will be conducted by telephone/skype in February.

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 in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. 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. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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