Gwendolen Carter Postdoctoral Fellow in African Studies at Smith College

The African Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, benefits-eligible postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies, with a specialty in the study of gender and sexuality in Africa. The position will begin on July 1, 2022. The disciplinary and geographic field is open, but, in both research and teaching, candidates should exhibit a clear commitment to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality in Africa. The teaching responsibilities for this position are 1–1, including a first-year seminar and an advanced-level colloquium in the candidate’s field of specialization. Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the African Studies Program may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, diversity/inclusion statement, and three letters of reference. Reviewing applications will begin on February 1, 2022.

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