University of Pittsburgh, Africana Studies
Endowed Chair - Associate Professor or Professor (Race, Science, Technology, and Health)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Africana Studies. We welcome applications from full professors and advanced associate professors. Our department is seeking a scholar specializing in the study of race and how it intersects with science, technology, and/or health in Black communities in the United States and/or other countries of Africa or the African diaspora. This position will begin in Fall 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position will focus on the explicit analyses of race and inequality and their impact on scientific and technological development and/or health outcomes for Black communities from the candidate’s area of expertise. Desirable research and teaching interests will address how social and systemic factors interact to influence Black health across the life course and/or connect social injustice with science and technology.
We favor candidates who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. Applicants should be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred, but we also welcome applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines. The expected position start date is September 1, 2022. This position reflects the department’s strategic investment in expanding our coverage and expertise into crucial areas while also building our faculty for current curricular goals, including a new graduate program. The new hire will join a growing community of scholars with work focused on race at the University of Pittsburgh, including through multi-year initiatives such as the university faculty cluster hire on Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being and the Latinx faculty cluster hire, among others. There are a large number of units for potential collaboration, including the Center on Race and Social Problems, the Center for Urban Education, the Center for Health Equity, the Graduate School of Public Health, Digital Scholarship Services, the Digital Humanities Research at Pitt faculty network, the School of Computing and Information, the University Center for International Studies, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the Center for Ethnic Studies Research, and the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center, among others.
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a complete C.V. including list of publications, the names and contact information of three academic referees, and a diversity statement that discusses how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021. Applicants can apply online at:
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Questions can be directed to the Department Coordinator, Ms. Julie Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Appointment is pending budgetary approval.
Julie Burns - Department Coordinator
Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward - Department Chair
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Black History / Studies