The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College seeks candidates with research and teaching experience in post-World War II African American urban life for a tenure-track appointment to begin fall 2010. The position is at the assistant or associate level. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Review of applications begins: November 30, 2009.
Bowdoin College - Assistant/Associate Professor Position
The Africana Studies Program seeks candidates with research and teaching experience in post-World War II African American urban life for a tenure-track appointment beginning fall 2010. They are interested in candidates at the assistant or associate level with interdisciplinary research interests whose work intersects the themes of race, gender, and class in major American metropolitan areas. Scholars whose work links local transformations with national and global processes, especially in the context of deindustrialization and globalization, are particularly desirable candidates for this position. Candidates with a variety of methodological approaches will be considered. Relevant topics of scholarly works may include spatial and social relations, the new global economy, social welfare policies, and culture and consumption. In the field of Africana Studies, the relevant academic specializations of interest for this position include political sociology, political economy, and urban studies.
Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research, a promise of successful scholarly engagement and dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The college provides excellent research support; the regular teaching load is two courses per semester. Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment is preferred; advanced ABDs will be considered.
Bowdoin College is now accepting electronic submissions. Please visit
https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, vita, sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for 3 references.
Review of applications will begin November 30, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 29% students of color, 3% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty. For further information about the college and the department, see our website at www.bowdoin.edu.