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Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Social Thought (#435)

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The Department of Gender Studies and the Program in Critical Social Thought (CST) at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a shared tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2017.  We seek a scholar working in the interdisciplinary field of critical ethnic studies, with preference for a candidate with expertise in queer of color critique and/or woman of color feminisms.  Candidates whose work intersects with the fields of Black and African American Studies, Native and Indigenous studies, Asian American, and Latin@/x Studies are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum. Both programs support innovation and offer considerable freedom in curricular design. The position includes a pre-tenure sabbatical and an additional course release in the third or fourth year. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Details about the Department of Gender Studies may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/gender. Details about the Program in Critical Social Thought may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/criticalsocialthought.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (max. 25 pages uploaded as one pdf), a one page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, statement of research interests, and statement of mentoring a diverse student body.  In addition please submit a dissertation abstract (which can be uploaded under Other Document). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.  Applications must be received by November 1, 2016 in electronic form, and must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.