Florida Atlantic University, History
19th or 20th Century African American and Africa/African Diaspora History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in 19th or 20th Century African American and Africa/African Diaspora History. Candidates will exhibit promise of excellence in research and teaching and demonstrate a commitment to generating externally funded grants. Research fields and subfield specializations are open but those with expertise in public/digital history or LGBTQ history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the U.S. and African American history surveys, the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in African American, African, and African Diaspora history or in subfields.
The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks to hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty with a research-intensive focus on the transhistorical African Diaspora in the Americas. These faculty will join current faculty who contribute to the overall hemispheric studies emphasis of the college's Americas' Initiative, taking advantage of FAU's unique location at the nexus of South America, North America and the Caribbean. The College seeks scholars wishing to engage with the diverse FAU student body, multicultural South Florida, community partners such as the Spady Museum in Delray Beach and the Fort Lauderdale African American Research Library and Cultural Center, among others, and institutional exchange programs in the Americas, Africa and Europe.
Three of the university’s major strategic initiatives are the academic engagement with and promotion of Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Diversity, and South Florida Cultures. The ideal candidate would become involved substantively in one or more of these ( (https://www.fau.edu/provost/files/approved.plan2015.pdf ). The faculty member also would be encouraged to participate in the college’s PhD in Comparative Studies program and in the development of an “Americas” multi-disciplinary area of excellence.
PhD from an accredited institution in History by the time of appointment required.
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
College of Arts and Letters
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.
The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format and a writing sample (one article or book chapter).
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.
Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
Evan P. Bennett
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
American History / Studies