The Latina/o/x Studies Program at Williams College welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in Latinx Arts to start July 1, 2024. Established in 2004, the Latina/o/x Studies Program at Williams College is unique as a free-standing program at a Liberal Arts College. Defining Latinx Arts broadly and interdisciplinarily, areas of interest include Performance Studies, Visual and Material Cultures, Multimedia Art, Contemporary Art Histories, Film, Dance, and Theatre. We also welcome applications that bridge Latinx Arts and other interdisciplinary areas, such as Digital Humanities; Science, Technology, and Society studies; and/or other approaches, such as attention to embodied practices.
In addition to interdisciplinarity, we seek a colleague who approaches Latinx Arts in ways that enrich the priorities of the Latina/o/x Studies Program. Our program embraces approaches that are comparative, relational, and inter-racial/ethnic, considering the breadth of national-origin groups categorized as Latinx, including Afro-Latinidades and Latinx Indigeneities, as well as the broader racial/ethnic context that has shaped the U.S. historically and in the present. In recognition of the many distinct countries of origin and ongoing connections to those countries of origin, the program also centers on global, hemispheric, and transnational dynamics, ranging from geopolitics and globalized economies to lived experiences. In a field that has been at the forefront of exploring intersectionality, we seek a colleague who is attentive to complexities, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, dis/ability, and religion.
The Latina/o/x Studies Program seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor, with a more senior appointment possible under special circumstances. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is expected at the beginning of the appointment. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in these fields and ask you to state in your cover letter how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in Latina/o/x Studies if hired. In addition to your cover letter, please submit your curriculum vitae, a brief description of your scholarly/artistic work (no more than five pages), and a brief description of three original courses that you might design and want to teach if appointed. Additional materials will be requested from those who advance in the search, including three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample and/or portfolio of creative works.
The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. We hope to conduct 30-minute virtual interviews with a short list of candidates during the fall semester and then invite finalists to campus interviews in Late November or early December. Applicants must apply through Interfolio using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/127342.All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Position begin July 1, 2024
Application deadline October 15, 2023
Apply online https://apply.interfolio.com/127342
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