MELLON VISITING PROFESSOR OF ETHNIC STUDIES

Kalamazoo College seeks an individual who can provide guidance, expertise, and help build capacity as the College and its faculty address issues related to diversity in the curriculum. We are looking for a faculty member with experience in curricular innovation and/or program leadership related to ethnic studies who will work with our faculty individually and in groups across all disciplines to enhance our capacity toward re-visioning curriculum and pedagogy. We seek someone who will work us to continue to identify long-term sustainable ways to have the curriculum of the college appropriately represent the widest possible diversity of humanity, particularly U.S. domestic diversity. Applicants for this visiting faculty position must have academic credentials in the fine arts, humanities or human sciences. Expertise in one or more of the following areas desired critical ethnic studies; comparative ethnic studies; critical race studies; African-American, Asian-American, Latin@ or Chican@, American Indian Studies. While a two-year (2013-2014 and 2014-2015) appointment is ideal, flexible terms and start date may be negotiated. We anticipate the visiting faculty teaching one course each quarter and engaging with faculty across the campus in conversations about and other programming around curriculum and pedagogy.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into experiential education programs in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports a public research university, a highly regarded community college, and a national liberal arts college, along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Confidential inquires may be made to Provost Mickey McDonald at mickey@kzoo.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2013 and continue to receive and review them until the position is filled. Please send the following materials to Provost Mickey McDonald via email to kitty.momburg@kzoo.edu and include MELLONVISIT in the Subject line: cover letter explicitly addressing the expertise, guidance and capacity building capabilities sought; CV; a one-page teaching philosophy along with brief descriptions of courses the candidate might teach; and contact information for at least three references.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.