Augsburg University, Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies
Assistant Professor, Black Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Minnesota, United States|
Assistant Professor in Black Studies
Augsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES), specializing in Black Studies. The position starts in Fall 2023, in a new department created by a collaboration between faculty and students concerned about racial equity and social justice.
We welcome applicants with broad teaching and scholarly expertise in Black and Afro-diasporic experiences in the United States context. We are particularly interested in scholars working on critical race theory, abolitionist theory, Black feminist thought, Black queer studies, and/or Black visual cultures, who deploy historical methods, oral histories, participatory and community-based research, or other related critical research methodologies. Scholars with transnational, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged to apply.
Tenure-track faculty teach six classes per year on a nine-month (two semesters) schedule. This is a full-time tenure track position.
A Ph.D. or international equivalent in African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, History, Cultural Studies, social sciences or other related fields is required for this position. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctorate will be completed by August 2023.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, excellent experiences in teaching, a strong research agenda, and decolonial approaches to history with a global framework. Candidates should demonstrate strength and commitment in teaching, scholarship/creative pursuits, service, and mentoring students.
The new hire will contribute to the development of the department, and will be expected to teach introductory courses and develop other courses in Black studies, especially addressing the historical and contemporary Black experience in the United States, including but not limited to gender, slavery, race, and labor; immigration; incarceration; antiracist movements; and transAtlantic/ hemispheric perspectives.
Applicants should upload these materials:
- Cover Letter
- Diversity Statement (maximum 2 pages)
- Teaching portfolio, including a teaching statement/philosophy, two syllabi samples, teaching evaluations (if available)
- Research statement
- Three professional references
If your application advances in this search, you will be asked to send three letters of recommendation no later than 3 days prior to the first round interview.
Application review will begin on November 17, 2022. To be guaranteed consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 16, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Andrew Aoki, Chair, Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies Department
|Primary Category:||Black History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies