One Year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies, 2024-2025 Academic Year
American Studies, Dickinson College (28 N College St, Carlisle, PA 17013)
April 30, 2024
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: March 22, 2024

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, 2024. We seek a dynamic and dedicated candidate with a Ph.D. (or ABD) in American Studies or related field, emphasizing African/African Diaspora cultural studies as their primary area of expertise and teaching interest. Ability to teach courses in film and media studies is required. We seek a scholar who may have a specialty in Caribbean and global Black diasporic cultural lives, both Atlantic and Pacific. Candidates with a focus on film and media studies, gender studies, material culture studies, and visual culture studies are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. 

This position entails teaching five courses throughout the year, including core courses in the American Studies curriculum and courses within the candidate's field of expertise.  A strong commitment to excellence in teaching within a liberal arts college setting is crucial for this position.  The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from all qualified persons. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in American Studies (or related field), with a focus on African American/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 Instructions 

Application Process:

Please submit your application electronically via Quest at, 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

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Review Begins: 
April 30, 2024

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