Portland State University, Department of Black Studies
Assistant Professor, Black Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Oregon, United States|
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Portland State University
Department of Black Studies
(Tenure-track Position: Assistant Professor)
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor for appointment in the Department of Black Studies beginning September 16, 2013.
Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty are expected to provide classroom instruction; engage in appropriate research activities, including the pursuit of external funding; publication and/or appropriate dissemination of scholarly and research-based knowledge; advise students; participate in department and university governance through appropriate committees and academic activities as well as in community, outreach and diversity activities that support the goals and objectives of the department and the College. Expected cultural competencies include creating an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences; functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds; seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement; adheres to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Qualifications: Doctorate (PhD) degree in African American Studies or equivalent relevant field with a record of excellent teaching and creative achievements with a focus on the Black experience are required at the time of application. Preference will be given to candidates with additional comparative and interdisciplinary background, focused on the Black experience through the study of media (including film), popular culture, health, social and environmental justice as well as theory, method and analysis in Black Studies. Candidates with demonstrated success in obtaining external research funding as well as scholarly publications commensurate with expectations for a third-year assistant professor are encouraged to apply.
Compensation: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience and comes with an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement package; reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependent at any institution of the Oregon University System.
Application procedure:Applicants should submit curriculum vitae (including email, and other contact address) and a letter of interest (electronic or hard copy) outlining teaching philosophy, research and publication history, interdisciplinary background and achievements and other professional accomplishments including samples of refereed publications and evidence of other achievements. Send application to: Chair, Search Committee, Black Studies Department, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207. Applicants should also provide at least three letters of recommendation to arrive with the application or sent directly to arrive by March 7, 2013. Applications are considered only upon arrival of all letters of recommendations. Please call 503-725-9082 or 503-725-3472 or email email@example.com with questions. Application reviews will begin on March 7, 2013. Applications are accepted until position is filled.
The Department of Black Studiesis the oldest Black Studies program in the Pacific Northwest and the only program in the state of Oregon that offers a degree in Black Studies. Departmental objectives are to provide comprehensive learning programs, community-based learning and service, and an overall heightened awareness about multicultural, diversity and equity issues; the department has embarked on its fifth decade of community and University service and offers a major, a minor and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Black Studies. An interdisciplinary academic unit within the PSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the department is devoted to the generation of knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of Africans and their descendants in the United States, the Caribbean and South America. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Portland State University website for additional information: at www.pdx.edu; and http://www.blackstudies.pdx.edu.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Please call 503-725-9082 or 503-725-3472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Application reviews will begin on March 7, 2013. Applications are accepted until position is filled.
|Primary Category:||Black History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
African History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies