JOB: Visiting Asst Prof, American Studies @ Dickinson College

The American Studies Department at Dickinson College is excited to welcome applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, commencing July 1, 2023. We seek a dynamic and dedicated candidate with a Ph.D. in American Studies, emphasizing African/African Diaspora studies as their primary area of expertise and teaching interest. Candidates with a focus on material culture studies or visual culture studies are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Teach five courses throughout the year, including core courses in the American Studies curriculum and courses within the candidate’s field of expertise
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching within a liberal arts college setting
  • Foster an inclusive and intellectually stimulating learning environment for our increasingly diverse student population

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on African/African Diaspora studies
  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts college environment
  • A dedication to creating an inclusive and engaging learning experience for all students

Application Process:
Please submit your application electronically at [fill in the blank], including the following:

  • A cover letter detailing your teaching philosophy, research interests, and qualifications for the position
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the electronic submission system

Application Timeline:
Application review will begin on Friday, May 5th, 2023. The application portal will close on Friday, May 12th, 2023

For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Amy Farrell, American Studies Department,
Dickinson College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


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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