Smith College, Depts. of Women and Gender and English Language, Assistant Prof

Sep 03, 2016 Oct 31, 2016

Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary United States.

Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in women of color feminisms, Native and indigenous studies, Arab American and Latin@/x Studies; comparative work is welcome. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include critical race theory, queer theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG ( and two in English ( Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG the successful candidate must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, the successful candidate would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications at applications with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016. Interviews with semifinalists will be held via video conference in early January 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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