Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting appointment for the 2022–2023 academic year (beginning July 1, 2022).  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the humanities, social sciences, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is in one or more of the following areas: global legality; post-colonial legality; law and science; law and critical race theory; law and religion; legal theory; legal history; and law and culture. The position requires a Ph.D or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to Interfolio a cover letter addressed to Professor Martha M. Umphrey, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

 Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  

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