University of Illinois at Chicago, African American Studies
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
(UIC) invites applications for the position of Head of the Department. We are seeking an innovative and dynamic leader with a distinguished record of scholarship in any area of
African, African American Studies and/or African Diaspora studies, and a commitment to interdisciplinary work.
African American Studies at UIC was founded in 1971 and has grown into a multidisciplinary department with 14 faculty and 9 faculty affiliates. Our faculty includes award-winning authors, nationally known policy analysts, community activists, and scholars engaged in pioneering work on race and the African Diaspora. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor, and is currently exploring the possibility of adding a graduate component to our curriculum. We maintain strong, interdisciplinary connections to scholarly and civic communities through our annual lecture, and ongoing outreach and engagement with Chicago's African and African American communities. For further information, please visit our website: http://aast.las.uic.edu/.
Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a leading urban public research university with 16,000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and 3000 professional school students. The University is host to a number of exciting interdisciplinary units with which the African American Studies Department frequently collaborates. These include the Humanities Institute, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Latino and Latin American Studies Program, the Program in Gender and Women's Studies, the Social Justice Initiative, and the Great Cities Institute. UIC has recently embarked on an exciting five-year cluster hiring initiative (http://www.uic.edu/home/Chancellor/5_8_12.shtml) that will include senior and junior hires in fields related to and overlapping with African American Studies.
The Head is the chief administrative officer of the department with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarship record commensurate with the rank of full professor, a strong teaching record, and appropriate academic administrative experience. PhD or equivalent degree required.
The desired appointment date is August 16, 2014. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. To apply, complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of four referees at https://jobs.uic.edu. Please click on the Job Board and then the position.
For further information please contact Ms. Fiona O'Connor at 312-355-0646 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications and nominations should be received by September 9, 2013 to receive full consideration. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies