Amherst College, Black Studies and History
Assistant Professor in the History of the Black Atlantic
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Departments of Black Studies and History at Amherst College invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of the Black Atlantic. We seek a historian of colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on the history of comparative slavery in the Americas. Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; the impact of imperial expansion on indigenous populations and on pre-colonial Africa; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; and abolition and transitions to free labor.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in two departments in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching and mentoring of students is essential.
Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/25259 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.
|Primary Category:||Atlantic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Black History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies