Utica College, History
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies/History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies/History
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor of History with a primary focus in the Afro-Latinx experience, beginning August 1, 2021. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in their primary field of research in both the Africana Studies Program and History Program. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop courses that contribute to the curriculum in the new Africana Studies program and in the History Program. Annual teaching load will include four courses per semester, including two 100-level courses in the Core curriculum and two upper level courses in the majors. Successful candidates will also be expected to pursue opportunities in both professional/research development as well as meet expectations regarding service to the college, department, and larger community. Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered upon evidence of near completion of degree. Candidates’ degrees will be in History with primary research area grounded in the Afro-Latinx experience in Latin American with complementary fields that can contribute to Africana Studies.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3016
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates before any on campus interview.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies