Lecturer of Critical Digital Race Studies

The programs of Africana Studies and American Studies at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invite applications for a two-year, non-tenure track lecturer instructional position that will begin August 10, 2023. The appointment may be renewable contingent on a successful performance review, department/program needs, and availability of funds.

We seek an individual with expertise in critical digital race studies. This includes but is not limited to scholarly studies on the ways that race and racism are expressed and experienced on the internet, hate speech and hate groups on the internet, race critical code studies, intersectional analysis of discourse on social media and online interactions, digital ethnography, and progressive digital archive projects.

Applicants are expected to teach introductory courses in Africana Studies and American Studies, and upper-level courses in their area of specialization. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a [3-3] teaching load.

Scholars with all but dissertation status will be considered. That said, a Ph.D., in hand is preferred at the time appointment begins on August 10, 2023. Candidates with degrees in Africana Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Literary Studies, Performance Studies, or Political Science are preferred. Scholars doing work in digital humanities and other relevant fields will also be considered. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests.

You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

 For priority consideration, submit application materials by the next review date, January 5, 2023. This is a faculty cluster hiring opportunity for multiple positions which will cross-collaborate across designated Arts and Sciences departments; therefore application review will continue on a rolling basis, as needed.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants being considered for employment.

This position is part of the cluster hire initiative of the Africana Studies Program at W&M. Information on Africana Studies can be found here: https://www.wm.edu/as/africanastudies/. Information on American Studies can be found here: https://www.wm.edu/as/americanstudies/about/index.php

For more information and application instructions see: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/50384

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