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Faculty Fellow in U.S. Visual Culture
Colby College

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2018
Title Faculty Fellow in U.S. Visual Culture
University Colby College
Waterville, ME, United States
Department American Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Faculty Associate
  • American Studies

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a Faculty Fellow in Visual Culture. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology and Art. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. visual culture. The successful candidate will teach four courses, including history of photography, one core course in the major, and electives in their field. We are especially interested in applicants who teach courses in social media, new media technologies, or video gaming, and/or do work at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2019.

Please submit applications through Interfolio at Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. Applications received by January 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in February. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair,

  • Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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  • Laura Saltz
    American Studies
    Colby College
    5320 Mayflower Hill
    Waterville, ME 04901
  • 207 859 5320


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