ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRO-LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
The Africana Studies Department and the Latin American
Studies Program seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the African Diaspora in Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Specialization not limited to, but might include diverse areas of study such as migration and the African diaspora in the Americas, colonialism and postcolonial studies, slavery, social movements, citizenship and the meaning of democracy, health and healing practices and/or ethnic identity politics in the Afro-Latin world.
Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and Latin American Studies. The candidate must be able to teach the introduction to Africana Studies and the introduction to Latin American Studies as well as introductory and upper level courses on Afro-Latin cultures and/or the Caribbean diaspora.
Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and to publish regularly in their field.
Additional responsibilities include advising of undergraduates, participation in college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research.
General academic and classroom environment
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related social science or humanities field by August 2016 and will demonstrate a record of excellence in research as well as evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.
Special Instructions to Applicants Attach a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to the African diaspora in Latin America. Please also provide names and contact information for three or more references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Do not send letters of reference until requested.
The application deadline is October 15.
For questions about this position or additional information, you may contact Caroline Beschea-Fache and Patricio Boyer, Selection Committee Chairs at AFRLASSearch@davidson.edu
Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.
Department Chairs Africana Studies + Latin American Studies