Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Africana Studies

The Program in Africana Studies at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position to begin August 1, 2023.  We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose work explores areas of the Humanities such as Literatures and Film, Gender and Sexuality, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Environmental Studies, Performance Studies, and Digital Humanities. We are especially open to candidates with degrees in Africana, African-American Studies, African Diasporic Studies, Africology, and Black Studies. With a commitment to the disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be positioned to enrich the analytical capabilities and perspectives of our undergraduate students.  Our new colleague will be encouraged to develop and teach a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including college-wide initiatives such as the 360 Program and the Emily Balch Seminars. Further, our new colleague will participate in the continued development, expansion, and leadership of Africana Studies at Bryn Mawr College and nearby Haverford College. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in the Humanities by the start date.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and one sample syllabus in your area of expertise, and a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to the Program in Africana Studies Search Committee via Interfolio at: In addition, the Africana Studies Program Search Committee will request three letters of recommendation from semi-finalists to be submitted via Interfolio, after an interview invitation has been extended. Applications received by January 6, 2023, will receive full consideration.

The College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Africana Studies at Bryn Mawr

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