Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Latina/o Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. Latina/o/x Studies, to begin July 1, 2021. The program seeks a U.S. Latina/o/x Studies scholar whose research and teaching center urban ethnography, urban studies, inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations, with attention to issues like migration, gentrification, the built environment, and community activism and organizations. Other areas of intersecting interest include U.S. Central American Studies, Latinx Indigeneities, and/or Afro-Latinidades. With a focus on contemporary issues, we seek a scholar who embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches, particularly in the realm of interdisciplinary social sciences and/or cultural studies, as well as comparative, transnational, and relational approaches to Latinx Studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. at the time of their appointment. We welcome interdisciplinary degrees in fields such as Comparative Racial and Ethnic Studies and related interdisciplinary fields or disciplines. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in interdisciplinary U.S. Latina/o/x Studies. The Latina/o Studies Program at Williams has demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting pre-tenure faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found at https://latino-studies.williams.edu/ By November 30, 2020, all applicants should send the following materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/77694. a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, as well as experience teaching a broadly diverse student body and/or creating an inclusive classroom climate;a curriculum vitae;a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching.
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor who is a social scientist specializing in Afro-Caribbean thought and African diasporic peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. The Department will consider new PhDs as well as candidates at the advanced assistant professor level, who would be tenure-eligible within three years of appointment. While we welcome a range of areas of expertise, we are especially interested in scholars whose research explores the following topics: Black radical social and political movements, transnational connections between circum-Caribbean and African cultures, indigeneity, gender and sexuality, youth and digital cultures, health and medicine, religion, and environmental injustice. Williams Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary department that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Drawing from a wide variety of courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, students who earn a concentration in Africana Studies practice intellectually rigorous research, writing, and analysis of Africana culture that is also grounded in activism and life experience. Candidates should submit, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/76807), the materials below. Where applicable, candidates should include (as relevant) how diversity, inclusion, and equity connect to their teaching, scholarship, and service: A cover letter of no more than two pages;A one-page teaching statement that includes how you envision teaching the Introduction to Africana Studies course;A one-page statement on scholarship that identifies the key questions driving your research;A curriculum vitae; andThree (3) letters of recommendation.