Oberlin College, African American Studies
Assistant Professor of Caribbean History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Ohio, United States|
The Department of Africana Studies at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will begin first semester of the 2013-14 academic year, at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to teach courses in Caribbean history and other related courses in the Africana Studies curriculum. Candidates with a supplementary teaching competence in the cognate histories of the African diaspora (e.g. African American, Euro-African, Latin American, etc.) and its roots in Africa will be given preference. He or she will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, and sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree and a strong record of scholarship. Candidates must demonstrate interest in undergraduate teaching, and be possessed of significant evidence of successful teaching at the college level. At the same time, we seek applicants who have sufficient administrative experience or potential to be able to assume a leadership role in the department.
The Department of Africana Studies offers a full range of courses in Africana Studies including both a major and minor program, as well as introductory courses in Africana Studies. Our curriculum features African history, African cosmology, African American history and Caribbean history, as well as the literature of the diaspora, and courses in the fine arts, education and politics.
For more information on the Africana Studies Department, please visit our web site at: http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/african_american/
To be assured of consideration, letters of application, including a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three current letters of recommendation should be sent to Meredith M. Gadsby, Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, 10 N. Professor Street, Rice Hall 29, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 by December 7, 2012. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.
Meredith M. Gadsby
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies