University of Detroit Mercy, African American Studies
Interim Director of the African American Studies Program/Instructor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
The University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for the position of interim Director of the African American Studies Program. The one year position is to be filled at the instructor level, effective August 16, 2013 with the option for a second year appointment.
Required Qualifications: Applicants for this position must have an M.A. and relevant experience in African American Studies or in a closely related discipline in the humanities or social sciences and be eligible for teaching consideration in one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Education. (Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred). Required qualifications include a record of scholarship and/or teaching related to African American studies, Africans, or Africans in the Diaspora;demonstrated capacity for effective teaching; commitment to student advising and curricular development; and demonstrated skills in academic leadership.
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have administrative experience at the program or departmental level and demonstrated commitment to community outreach.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching six credit hours per semester (three credit hours in African American Studies and three credit hours in a closely related discipline), providing curricular and administrative leadership, student advising, and college service.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a culturally diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all races and backgrounds.
Applications received by May 31, 2013 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Candidates should submit a letter describing scholarly research, areas of teaching expertise, and administrative experience along with vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a scholarly writing sample to:
Ms. Delanda Dixon, Dean's Assistant, College of Liberal Arts and Education,
University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221
or by email to:
Electronic submission is preferred.
|Website:||For more on UDM’s interdisciplinary African American Studies Program, see: http://liberalarts.udmercy.edu/programs/special/african_american/index.htm|
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies