Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

The University of Arizona’s Department of Africana Studies invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track beginning August 2023. We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on Africa, Central America, South America, and/or the Caribbean in any of the following areas: culture, literature, family/gender studies, health, political science, history, religions, digital Africana studies, film, theater, dance, hip-hop studies. The successful candidate will teach all levels of our courses in Africana Studies; will contribute to program building; will develop and teach courses in the University´s General Education curriculum, and will have proven capacity and dedication to actively recruit Africana Studies majors. Please apply online here by January 2, 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach four courses a year, including undergraduate courses in the candidate's particular area of interest.
  • Contribute to curriculum development.
  • Keep an active research agenda and record of publication commensurate with a research-intensive institution.
  • Contribute to University initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Assist in recruiting majors and minors.
  • Contribute to departmental, college and university service.
  • Participate in Departmental and College-wide activities such as Convocation, Welcome Back receptions, Homecoming, Commencement, Black History Month, and the Tucson Humanities Festival.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Robust research skills
  • Demonstrated student-centered pedagogical knowledge; ability to serve the 21st-century educational needs of a diverse student population
  • Superior communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to teach several current Africana Studies general education courses.
  • Demonstrated interest in recruiting undergraduate Africana Studies majors and minors and Hip-Hop Studies minors.

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