Assistant Teaching Professor, Program in African American Studies

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The Program in African American Studies and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to become an Assistant Teaching Professor. The Assistant Teaching Professor will join an innovative and interdisciplinary cohort of emerging scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to develop and teach leadership and character-related courses within and across their respective disciplines. This full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits offers an initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. Because of the teaching-centric nature of the role, responsibilities are divided as 80% teaching and 20% service. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach three courses per semester (a 3:3 load) and contribute to the co-curricular programming of the Program for Leadership and Character and the Program in African American Studies. The Assistant Teaching Professor will benefit from course development workshops and mentoring from faculty in both programs and support for professional and scholarly development. 

We welcome candidates with a Ph.D. in African American/Africana Studies or related fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences where the candidate has pursued research and/or teaching on leadership, character, and ethics in the context of African American/Africana studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who can complement and enhance the “Ethics, Politics, and Society” area of emphasis in the African American Studies curriculum and contribute to a new Ethical Inquiry requirement in the College. We are open to a variety of possible courses, including, for example, courses on leadership and character within African American/Africana ethical and political thought, movements for justice and freedom and the role of leadership and character within those movements, and the role of African American/Africana artistic practices and aesthetic theories in shaping novel conceptions of leadership and character. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach other courses in African American Studies. Compelling applicants will demonstrate an openness to critical interdisciplinary engagement and a commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

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