Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

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Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:

The Department of History and Cultural Studies seeks an adjunct instructor to teach CULST 370: Race in America on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:15-3:35pm.  This course explores the complexities of race and racism in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present. The purpose of this course is to critically examine race-based theories and selected topics pertaining to historical and contemporary discourses of Black, Latino, Asian, White, and Native Americans. Students will analyze a variety of cultural, political, and economic factors that have contributed to the social construction of race, as well as the historical and contemporary manifestations of racism. Through a combination of primary and secondary readings, lectures, classroom discussions, assignments, and group activities, this course will cover topics such as U.S. slavery, immigration restrictions, mass incarceration, housing segregation, and cultural appropriation, among others.  Students will also examine various modes of anti-racist work in the form of social movements, political resistance, and protest.   The specific course content is flexible, and can accommodate the expertise and interests of the instructor.



Candidates must have a minimum of a Master's degree in Cultural Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian Studies, or a related field, and evidence of recent teaching effectiveness.  ABD candidates are welcome to apply, as are scholars who have already earned their Ph.D.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

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