AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2022-2023 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details

 


Monmouth University (Deadline: July 15, 2022)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology

Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology. This anticipated opening is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is a two-year initial appointment with the possibility of subsequent multi-year reappointments. Applications received by July 15, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. The search will be open until filled.

This lecturer position carries a 4/4 course load per academic year. Candidates are expected to teach introductory, upper-level, and graduate level courses. Candidates with the ability to teach advanced courses in ethnographic methods, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, and/or food and culture are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our existing graduate and undergraduate programs in anthropology. Geographical and topical areas of specialization are open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, food and culture, or heritage studies. A commitment to de-colonial and anti-racist approaches to the curriculum is highly desirable.

For additional information about the department, please go to: http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences/history-and-anthropology.aspx.The Department offers the BA and MA in Anthropology and prides itself on high quality teaching that prepares students for life and careers beyond Monmouth. We are strongly committed to amplifying the voices of Women, Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and we seek to reflect this in our search.

Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Other Requirements: A doctorate in Anthropology or a related field.

Log in to https://apptrkr.com/3221738 to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 07/06/2022

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.


The University of British Columbia (Deadline: September 15, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, History of the Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora, pre-1900

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora, broadly defined, before 1900. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia; to engaging the needs of diverse student populations; and to diversifying what and how we know about the past. Expected start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should have (relative to career stage and field) demonstrated or potential ability to:

  • publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History;
  • teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population;
  • productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.

Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/ba-jr8138-application/.  Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file):

  • a cover letter or letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, student or peer evaluations of teaching, etc.);
  • a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond;
  • up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters).

Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.

Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon, at joy.dixon@ubc.ca.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Cornell University (Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Labor History in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

The Department invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in U.S. labor and working-class history to begin August 2023.  We are interested in social and political historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, inequality, the economy, or political and working-class culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on the experiences of different ethnic and racial groups of workers. This may involve workers’ experiences in their jobs, organizations, and/or communities, or how their labor intersects with questions of citizenship, class, race/ethnicity, disability, and gender and sexuality, among other possible areas of inquiry. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment and labor issues.  Information about the ILR School is available at www.ilr.cornell.edu.  Our faculty includes leading scholars from a number of disciplinary backgrounds who study a broad range of issues related to labor, employment and organizations.  This job is based at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY.

Cornell University is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21903. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three references. Short-listed candidates will be asked for writing samples and letters of refence. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive and no later than October 1, 2022.  Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Ileen DeVault, Search Committee Chair, at iad1@cornell.edu.


Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of African American Studies

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor (to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor), to start Fall 2022. The position is for a one year (36-week/standard academic year), non-tenure-track, limited-term appointment.

An ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses on the African American experience, including history, culture, politics, religion, and thought. Experience teaching courses focused on women and gender is preferred. The teaching load is two courses per semester (fall and spring). Candidates must have an excellent research record and agenda, and successful teaching experience at all levels. Rank will be determined based on education and experience. The possibility of teaching a graduate course is contingent on the acceptance of the Graduate School.

A Ph.D. with a focus in an African American studies-related field including Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, women/gender/sexuality studies and other fields in the humanities and social sciences is required prior to the effective date of hire. The successful candidate must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe how they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria: promise and experience as a teacher and a commitment to working with a diverse student body.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter that details relevant qualifications and a current CV (with the names and contact information of three references). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program, please visit our website at: https://afam.la.psu.edu/.


Brown University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Curator for the Black Diaspora

The Curator for the Black Diaspora is a subject specialist who brings unique expertise to an innovative, team-based curatorial model at the John Hay Library, home to Brown University’s remarkable collections of rare books, manuscripts, and University Archives. Brown’s research and programmatic strengths related to the Black Diaspora are focused in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. The Curator combines deep knowledge of the histories and cultures of one or more of these geographies with experience in non-colonial, non-extractive collections and research practices. The Curator will carry out a foundational project, in partnership with library staff, faculty, and students, to define the ethical parameters for growing Black Diaspora materials in Special Collections. The Curator will be guided by the John Hay Library Collection Policy and will use methods including acquisitions, post-custodial collecting, oral histories, and community engaged projects. In partnership with the University Archivist, students, faculty, and alumni, the Curator will also provide focused attention to the long-term preservation of the rich history of Black students, faculty, and alumni at Brown University and will participate in ongoing projects with the Inman Page Black Alumni Council, Rites & Reason Theater, and more.

Additionally, in association with the Academic Engagement department at Brown University Library, the Curator will serve as the subject liaison for Africana Studies and is a resource for the expanding academic and curricular needs of the University. The Curator will purposefully engage with students on campus to support their scholarship and cultural exploration and will partner with relevant student centers including the ​​Brown Center for Students of Color. The Curator will also advise on major initiatives on campus that relate to historical or contemporary collections of Black diaspora material, with particular focus given to initiatives from the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA), and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women’s Black Feminist Theory Project. The Curator will also cultivate reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationships with local cultural heritage institutions whose work centers Black history and culture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Major Responsibility: Curatorial      40%
  • Major Responsibility: Subject Librarian for Africana Studies   25%
  • Major Responsibility: Special Collections Research Support & Instruction      25%
  • Major Responsibility: Professional development 10%

Education and Experience

Required

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years of experience in an academic library, public library, school library or other cultural heritage setting, or educational institution in a teaching, administration, or research role.
  • Experience or degree in Black studies or a related field of study (Anthropology, Art History, History, Sociology etc.) with a specialization in African Americans and/or the Black Diaspora.
  • Experience evaluating books and manuscripts for acquisition; working with donors and rare book and manuscript dealers preferred
  • Experience introducing primary sources and primary source literacy to a variety of learners in person and in virtual settings.
  • Successful experience working directly with diverse audiences.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and efficient curatorial and research services. Knowledge of best practices in virtual and in-person curatorial service in a high-paced cultural heritage institution, educational institution, or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring inclusive, collaborative and engaging approaches to curatorial service and/or teaching operations and programming onsite and virtually.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, decision making, problem-solving skills with superior verbal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a diverse, dynamic, team setting and to balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the University.

Preferred

  • Experience with curatorial travel and in-person curatorial work with donors preferred.
  • Experience promoting the use of primary sources through exhibitions, programming, and other outreach.
  • Knowledge of current research trends and information literacy techniques.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions? If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.


Baylor University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant to Associate Professor: Sub-Saharan Africa

Baylor University seeks an Assistant to Associate Professor of Sub-Saharan Africa to start August 2023. Details for this position can be found at Apply – Interfolio.

The Department of History seeks a specialist in sub-Saharan African History to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this area. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and a willingness to seek external research funding.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate by August 2023 in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts; and a list of three references. Applicants considered for interviews will be asked to provide a response to Baylor’s Christian mission. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in African American Religions

The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invite applications for a Lecturer in African American Religions. We seek qualified candidates whose academic specialization lies in Religion, African American Studies, or a related academic discipline. Applicants should be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and African American life in any historical period or contemporary context.

This appointment is full-time, non-tenure-track, and benefits-eligible. The initial term is one year for the academic year 2022-23, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The person in this position will teach across Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, with the option to teach either four courses (with prorated benefits) or five courses (with full benefits). The courses will be offered in Religion, in African and African American Studies, and/or cross-listed between the two units.

The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications

PhD, or ABD, in Religion, African American Studies, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. The appointment can begin any time between July 1 and September 1, 2022.

Application

Please submit via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/105748

  • Cover letter, including discussion of research areas, description of two potential courses, and diversity-related comments;
  • CV, including the names of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio and recommendation letters at a later date.


Hunter College, CUNY (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

The Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for a position at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer specializing in African American History. This is a full-time appointment with a renewable contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service after 5 years. The position will begin August 2022.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies offers students a critical understanding of the political, cultural, social and ideological forces that have shaped the experiences of people of African, Puerto Rican and Latinx diasporas. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach several introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies.
  • Teach established course offerings for undergraduate students to fulfill requirements including, Introduction to Africana Studies, a two-semester survey of African American History, with the first semester covering the U.S. American colonial period to the Civil War, and the second semester focusing on 1865 to the present. Pursue professional development to remain current with scholarship in areas of teaching responsibility and contribute to long-term curricular offerings in the department. Advise students and serve on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees as needed.

The position includes a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year (eight 3-credit courses). Allocation for student advising and service may be counted towards the teaching load.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. Applicants must also have a commitment to work in multicultural and urban education settings.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for this position, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in History, (or a related field such as Africana Studies, African American Studies or American Studies) with a specialization in African American History.

Demonstrated pedagogical success, scholarship or achievement, and an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred: knowledge of the global African diaspora, strong student and peer evaluations, and a record of service, and commitment to mentoring students.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the five digit Job Opening ID number 23890.
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University of Denver (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Fellow- History of the Black Diasporas

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE: www.du.edu/irise) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in the History of the Black Diasporas beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023. Under the guidance and mentorship of an interdisciplinary team of faculty connected to IRISE and the Department of History in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to focus on research, search out meaningful service opportunities across campus, and gain teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

The position is meant to prepare the fellow to pursue a tenure-track appointment in the academy.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on April 18, 2022.

For further information on the fellowship or to apply, click here.


The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., SUNY College at Old Westbury (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Editor, The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., and the NAACP Washington Bureau, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Clarence Mitchell, Jr., was to the NAACP’s legislative struggle what Thurgood Marshall was to the NAACP’s legal struggle, the defining and inspirational strategist and leader whose mission was to uphold and implement the constitutional protections for citizenship rights of African Americans. The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Project, a nine-volume historical documentary edition, is seeking an assistant editor to continue work on completing in print and digitally the final three volumes. The project is publishing the weekly, monthly and annual reports Mitchell prepared, first as associate director of field administration at the Fair Employment Practice Committee from 1942 to 1946, a period during the war that marked the beginning of the modern civil rights movement, and subsequently as a staff member of the NAACP. Here Mitchell was labor secretary, working out of the newly created NAACP Washington Bureau until 1950, when he became its director. That year he assumed leadership of the NAACP struggle in Congress for passage of civil rights laws. His reports, one of six categories of his papers, document the struggles by African Americans for presidential leadership for laws to end racial segregation and discrimination, initially in the defense industry, and subsequently throughout society. Then, the struggle in Congress was waged within the limitations of the “separate but equal doctrine.” Following the Supreme Court’s decision in 1954 that declared that segregation was unconstitutional because it was discrimination, Mitchell launched the struggle for Congress to pass laws to enforce the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

The NAACP Washington Bureau archive is the only source that documents how Mitchell devised, strategized, and led the struggle for passage of the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the 1960 Civil Rights Act, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and for presidential leadership to protect all other forms of constitutional rights of African Americans. The nature of this struggle Mitchell led earned him popular recognition as the “101st senator.” (See the project’s website https://www.clarencemitchellpapers.org)

Candidates for assistant editor must have the interest and ability for assessing and making historically relevant Mitchell’s generally cryptic reports and other categories of his papers. This is done by the ability to not only work with the content of the archive itself, but also by enhancing this source with broader historical records (print and electronic) from other NAACP primary sources, such as newspapers and magazines (Crisis, e.g.), recorded interviews, collections from presidential and university libraries, as well as scholarly articles and books.

Candidates must also have experience working with digital tools and platforms, and be able to learn/work in Drupal, the core technology of the NHPRC-Mellon Foundation-funded University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative, of which the Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Project is a member. Specific job functions are conducting basic scholarly historical research; preparing the Biographical and Congressional Directories; preparing a subject and name index; the bibliography; annotation, and ability to work through the NAACP General and Washington Bureau collections at the Library of Congress.

Candidates must have an extended involvement in History, or Political Science, or a background in Law, legal history, and/or historical documentary editing.

The project is sponsored by SUNY Old Westbury and funded primarily by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The salary — $69,000 annually;  — 37.5 hours work week; Vacation – 4 weeks annually. In-person work at the SUNY Old Westbury is preferred, but remote or hybrid options will be considered.

Send letter of interest and CV with references to:

Professor Denton Watson, watsond@oldwestbury.edu

Or by mail to:

The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr.
SUNY College at Old Westbury, CC E215
PO Box 210, 223 Store Hill Road,
Old Westbury, NY  11568
Phone: 516-459-9248
Fax: (516) 876-2887


Mississippi State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies

Mississippi State University invites nominations and applications for qualified candidates as the Frank and Virginia Williams Endowed Chair of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies. The university seeks an experienced, creative, and nationally recognized scholar who values Lincoln’s legacy in shaping the nation in the 19th century and beyond. The Frank and Virginia Williams Chair will be a tenured position, with Chair responsibilities assigned within the University Libraries. Tenure will reside within the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, as the disciplinary background of the Chair will be as a nationally recognized historian of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. The Chair will be responsible for managing the Williams Collection of Lincolniana at the University Libraries, working with Library associates to ensure growth in reference, collection development, acquisition and access, description, digitization, and storage of the Collection as well as curatorial responsibilities related to the exhibits of the Frank and Virginia Williams Gallery. The Williams Chair will assist the ongoing development of the Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture Series on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies. The Chair will be expected to ensure courses have been developed in their academic area of specialty utilizing the Williams Collection, in concert with the History Department, African American Studies program, or other academic units. For more information on the Lincoln collection, please visit https://www.library.msstate.edu/williamscollection. For more information on the Department of History and on the African American Studies Program please visit https://www.history.msstate.edu/ and https://www.aas.msstate.edu/.

The Mitchell Memorial Library on the main Starkville campus houses the official Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum and the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana. The Chair will develop a strong collaborative relationship with the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library. These important collections document the lives of two American presidents during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. In addition to producing scholarship on these important subjects, the Williams Endowed Chair will work with the University and the Library to promote the use of the manuscripts, artifacts, and book collections of the Williams Collection of Lincolniana, as well as to create appropriately contextualized exhibitions in the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana Gallery. The Library is an active institutional member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. For more information about the university libraries please visit http://lib.msstate.edu/

Candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • A strong record of nationally and internationally recognized scholarship in the Civil War era.
  • An exceptional network of peer relationships in Lincoln, U.S. Grant, and Civil War historians.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with university faculty and academic administrators across the academy to build effective relationships and foster a collaborative environment that facilitates research and teaching excellence.
  • Library, archives, or museum collection management experience; strong management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to continuing programs to achieve inclusion among faculty and staff; and to provide services that meet the needs of a diverse population of students and scholars.
  • Ability to actively promote the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana.

Qualifications: 

A Doctoral degree in History or a closely related field is required. The candidate will possess credentials and experience to qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a discipline within History or a related field.

  • Must demonstrate a strong recognition of and commitment to MSU’s status as a landgrant institution and research university.
  • Must possess a research agenda and a record of published scholarship in Lincoln and Civil War studies to merit consideration for tenure at the rank of associate professor or professor within the Department of History.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the academic, research, and service efforts of the university, as well as external constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Minimum of six years of significant scholarship and instruction in an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the archival, library, or museum fields.
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Ability to carry out professional research and service necessary to meet Department of History and university requirements for promotion and tenure.

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu to be considered for this position. Attach to the online application a letter of interest that outlines professional and research philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.


Texas Tech University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director, Texas Tech University Black Cultural Center

Description:

Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large.  Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Develop a strategic plan, goals, processes and procedures for the BCC, co-lead the BCC Advisory Committee, foster a welcoming, inclusive and affirming space for intercultural, belonging and intersectional engagement
  • Create and foster a student-centric model of student leadership development and programming. Lead, coordinate and plan workshops, programs, educational activities, trainings, programs, events, conferences, institutes centering Black diasporic experiences
  • Coordination and manage the operational and facilities of the building to include room reservations, staffing, supplies, art pieces, hours of operation
  • Responsible for referencing information relevant to campus, regional and national data on conditions affecting the Black community, using this information to inform and educate the campus community about issues, and taking appropriate and responsible actions consistent with advocacy and support of a welcoming and affirming campus community for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members.
  • Provide oversight, supervision and engagement of university and community partners for Cultural & Heritage Month and Week Celebrations planning and execution to include: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, HSI Week, Native American/Indigenous Peoples Month, Pride Week, Trans Awareness Week, Trans Day of Remembrance, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Arab Heritage Month, Global Education Week, Deeply Rooted Conversation Series, Veterans & Military Recognition, Interfaith, and other programs and events centering intersecting identities and communities and community building
  • Create, administer, analyze and report center and programmatic data and assessments of unit objectives and outcomes to include but not limited to: ensure compliance with federal, state, university regulations & requirements; prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports to the Senior Director and Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Track program participant engagement, learning outcomes, assessing culture, social media engagement, intercultural learning and communication, along with other data needed to further support unit and university strategic plan
  • Responsible for budget projection and oversight to include but not limited to: analyze, interpret, review of fiscal accounts, develop and write grants, manage fundraising campaigns and preparation of fiscal reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with policy and guidelines at the university
  • Hire, train, lead and supervise a team of professional and student staff to create an inclusive, intersectional and belonging atmosphere for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education, Africana/Black/African American studies, ethnic/racial/women and gender studies, intercultural studies/relations, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience working with minoritized and marginalized students, and/or student groups in a higher education setting to include experience in advising, events, programming, social, cultural, professional and interpersonal development related to: intersectional identity development, culture, diversity, intercultural communication, justice, belonging, servingness, inclusion and equity
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing trainings, workshops, and programs aimed at developing Black identity development, cultural and heritage programming, celebration and intersectional educational experiences
  • Demonstrated experience managing buildings, centers, spaces related to centering diverse student experiences and including the proper management of operational management
  • Demonstrated experience building community relations, partnerships and interacting with a diverse constituency to include but not limited to: community organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking/presentation skills

To Apply: https://apptrkr.com/2512686


Washington University in St. Louis (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–One or more open rank, tenure-track positions in American religion and politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for one or more open rank, tenure track positions in American religion and politics. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of fields and disciplines including, but not limited to, African and African-American Studies; Anthropology, Asian American Studies; Hispanic Studies; History; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Law; Literature; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Security Studies; Sociology; Theology; and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies.

Areas of specialization, including disciplinary approach, chronological focus, and religious traditions studied, are open. Candidates should possess a substantial profile of scholarly publication on religion and politics in the United States with a focus on an area that significantly augments existing faculty strengths. Candidates should also have a record of effective teaching in a diverse campus community. A PhD, received no later than July 1, 2022, is required. Duties for the position will include undergraduate teaching, conducting and publishing research, and participating in Center governance and wider university service. We particularly welcome candidates with a demonstrated interest in writing for broader audiences and engaging the public beyond the university. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

To apply, send a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, to our Interfolio listing at http://apply.interfolio.com/102192. A list of three references should also be submitted, along with a scholarly writing sample. Nominations may be sent to the same address. The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as March 15, 2022, and will continue doing so until the search is complete. For more information, see http://rap.wustl.edu/.


Amherst College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor position in African-American or African diasporic religion

The Amherst College Department of Religion seeks a scholar of African-American or African diasporic religion for a full-time one-year visiting appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning  on July 1, 2022. Within the last fifteen years, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexuality, and religion.  The candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon one or more of the following areas: Black Atlantic religion, African-American religion, or African diasporic religions. The candidate will be expected to teach two courses in the fall and two courses in the spring, one of which should focus on themes of race and religion and another that may be a general introduction to the study of religion. The candidate may also advise honors theses.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion.  An application letter (including brief descriptions of four possible courses), C.V., one sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/101093Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts.  It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.


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