National Institute on Aging

Dickinson College — One Year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies

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

Required 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

Applications must be submitted electronically at For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Amy Farrell, American Studies Department, at

Dickinson College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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.