Job Opportunities

Endowed Full and Associate Professors in Black Studies

The Program in Black Studies at Middlebury College invites applications for two newly created endowed professorships in Black Studies: the Deborah G. Thomas professorship and a second endowed professorship in Black Studies. Appointments will be at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure based on experience. All candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research that also enriches course offerings in the growing Black Studies Program. Both professors will be expected to undertake a leadership role, and make contributions to the administration of the program. The hired candidates will have substantial input into the program’s curricular development and direction, and mentoring our recently-hired tenure-track faculty. Incoming faculty will also be expected to teach core courses in the program in addition to courses in their area of specialization  As a new and growing program, these positions are open in specialization and geographic areas of study in the humanities and social sciences. We particularly encourage applications from those working in subfields such as, but not limited to, Black feminisms, quantitative Black studies, Africana philosophies, African (diaspora) spiritualities and religions, or Black diaspora cultural studies.

The Program in Black Studies was started in 2019 and has hired tenure-track faculty recently. Black Studies at Middlebury has been uniquely underpinned by global approaches within the field, deep connections to the languages, and interdisciplinary work. The successful candidates will be expected to also contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term curriculum. Candidates should provide evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. The teaching load for both positions is 2-2 and 2-1-2 in alternating years.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. The College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. With your application materials provide a separate, one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, send to Professor Daniel F. Silva, Director of Black Studies: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly or artistic production; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research; statement on inclusion; and contact information of 3 recommenders who can later submit confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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