Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies

Wabash College

Wabash College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates should be qualified to teach Introduction to Black Studies and the capstone for the Black Studies minor, as well as additional courses in Black Studies and/or in the candidate’s academic discipline. Disciplinary degree and departmental affiliation are open, however candidate must have experience teaching Black Studies or training in Black Studies, and candidate’s research must connect with some aspect of the Black experience. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester along with additional time devoted to research or a campus project.  PhD preferred, ABD considered.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, the ability to work with a diverse student body, and be willing to contribute appropriate service to the Black Studies program by serving as a member of the Black Studies minor steering committee.

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Approximately 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, 30% are first-generation college students, and 20% identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, email addresses of three recommenders through which to solicit recommendations, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to and click the “Apply Now” button to upload your materials. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Timothy Lake, Associate Professor of Black Studies and English, at

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.

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