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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology & Black Studies

Posted: 3/13/2018 (Employment)

Swarthmore College’s Sociology & Anthropology Department, in conjunction with its Black Studies Program, is seeking applicants for a three-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 5 courses a year. Teaching responsibilities may include “Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in the United States,” the Honors Seminar “Race Theories,” “Introduction to Black Studies,” and advising senior theses. Please submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by March 28, 2018 to

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment.  The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds including those who have intercultural experience and those with demonstrable commitments to an inclusive society and world.  Swarthmore does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status, in employment or other programs.


Only applicants who have doctoral degrees in hand by the time of appointment will be considered. Demonstrated preparation to teach in these areas and research on race and ethnicity or on some aspect of the African diaspora are preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by March 28, 2018. to

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Deadline: 03/28/2018

Location: Swarthmore College