Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary, and focuses on one or more of the following areas: legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law and literature; or constitutional interpretation. The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.
Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/40061 a cover letter addressed to Professor Adam Sitze, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.