JOB: Assoc. Prof. Race and Racialization in Women’s Studies @ UMaryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as associate professor in our interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Department.  We seek a senior scholar focusing on race and racialization, whose principal area of research is African American and/or African Diaspora related.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as to share in teaching the core undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Studies. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to building departmental strengths and emphases, including the minor in Black Women’s Studies, as well as new curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level.  As a senior member of the faculty, the scholar is expected to participate actively in the life of the Department and the University.

We seek a scholar with a distinguished record of research and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an aptitude for mentoring graduate students in an interdisciplinary program.  Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree required.

Applications should be submitted online to (position number 104153) and include a 3-4 page cover letter (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to current research agenda; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students; and major contributions to the institutions, professions and communities in which the applicant has served),  a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article or book chapter), one syllabus, and the contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online.  If there are other forms of work or urls related to their work that candidates want the committee to consider, applicants have the option of submitting a single pdf file with a representative sample.  For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by December 1, 2014.

For questions about the application process, contact JV Sapinoso at; questions about the position should be addressed to:  Elsa Barkley Brown, Chair, Search Committee, via email to

The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field within the United States and beyond.  With twelve core faculty and more than eighty affiliate faculty, our department offers the B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, undergraduate certificates in LGBT Studies and in Women’s Studies, a minor in LGBT Studies, a joint minor  in Black Women’s Studies (with African American Studies), and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies.  Feminist Studies, one of the leading journals of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field, is housed on our campus.  The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area connecting Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., and has access to the exceptional range of rich cultural, political, and social resources there, including the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.   This position is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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