U.S. Afro-Latinidades Tenure-Track Position

Application Deadline: 15 October 2018

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. Afro-Latina/o/x Studies, to begin July 1, 2019. The program seeks a scholar of Afro-Latinidades in the United States whose research and teaching embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches rooted in the humanities and/or social sciences and centers on the study of Afro-diasporic peoples, cultures, and histories in Latinx/a/o communities in the U.S.A. with particular attention to race, racism, and diaspora. Other areas of intersecting interest include U.S. Central American studies; social and structural inequalities; social movements and activism; literary studies; visual studies; and feminisms, gender, LGBTQ+, and sexuality studies.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or related interdisciplines or disciplines. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in U.S. Latina and Latino Studies.

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Williams has demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting pre-tenure faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found here.

Application Instructions

All applicants should send the following materials to the program chair, Mérida M. Rúa, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/51921:

  • a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, as well as experience teaching a broadly diverse student body and/or creating an inclusive classroom climate
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching
  • an article-length writing sample
  • three letters of recommendation.

The deadline for receipt of materials is October 15, 2018. All offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students. Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.


Above text adapted from webpage.