Assistant Professor of African-American Studies

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African-American Cultural Studies. Beginning in Fall 2021, the successful candidate will also guide the African and African-American Studies minor. We desire someone who can diversify and complement the existing strengths and course offerings of the College of Liberal Arts. Applicants with doctoral degrees in cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, English, history, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include the courses Foundations of African and African American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, and other 200- and 300-level courses relevant to the candidate’s field of specialization. The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2021, lived experience as part of a traditionally underrepresented group, published scholarly work in African-American studies, and demonstrated a student-centered philosophy consistent with teaching at a liberal arts college.

Mount St. Mary’s seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the university’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least two addressing teaching abilities). Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to:

Timothy Fritz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Faculty Search: Assistant Professor of African-American Cultural Studies
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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Who We Are

Mount St. Mary’s University is the second oldest Catholic university in America and seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Located in a serene mountain setting in Emmitsburg, Maryland, yet near major metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university with 13:1 student/teacher ratio. The 2100-student comprehensive university is a vibrant academic community.

We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Status

  • Full-time position-Beginning Fall 2021
  • Open until filled

Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE

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