University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Afro-American Studies
Assistant Professor, Blacks and the Law
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2014 at the Assistant level. We seek expertise relating to history of African Americans and the U.S. legal system from the founding of the United States to the post-Civil Rights era. Candidates who also have a law degree and experience in Civil Rights litigation would be welcome.
To apply, submit cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, a writing sample, sample syllabi, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=44212. Ph.D. in Political Science, History, African American Studies, or related field in hand by September 1, 2014 is required. Letters of reference also can be submitted by postal mail to Blacks in the Law Search Committee, Department of Afro-American Studies, 329 New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Black History / Studies
Law and Legal History