University of Florida, African American Studies
AST/ASO Professor, African American Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
African American Studies: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a teaching and research focus in African American studies to begin in August 2015. The position will be shared between the African American Studies Program and the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to the following: anthropology, criminal justice, Diaspora studies, economics, history, literature and culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or women’s studies. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching.
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The candidate will have a commitment to the discipline of African American studies, the ability to teach courses in African American studies at all levels, and a robust record of research in this area. In addition, she or he will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the home department. An interest in developing online courses is also desirable. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring.
The African American Studies Program was established in 1969, has four core faculty members and 10 faculty affiliates. The program currently offers a major and a minor in African American Studies, and emphasizes exceptional teaching, outstanding scholarly research, and service. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu.
Applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58899. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests); (2) current vita; (3) three current letters of reference. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 5, 2014 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
Sharon D. Wright Austin, PhD
Director African American Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies