Faculty in the Department of African American & African Studies and other units in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program ofscholarly research, to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service to thedepartment, college, and profession. Tenure-track assistant professors teach four semester-length courses per academic year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The development of additional courses and research themes that complement and extend current departmental expertise is strongly encouraged.PhD required. Teaching, research, service
The Departmentof African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistantprofessor position in African Studies with specializations in Sub-Saharan African History to begin Fall 2020 (August 31, 2020).
Appointmentwill be 100% time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor depending onqualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and university policy.
The idealcandidate’s scholarship should focus on migration, spatial mobility, transnationalism, and citizenship across a range of global contexts andperspectives. The specific geographic and temporal focus within sub-Saharan African history is open. A PhD in History, African Studies or related discipline as well as scholars engaged in innovative interdisciplinary work that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries (e.g., a historical anthropologist) will be given strong consideration. Candidates whose research complements the Department’s strengths in African American and African Diaspora studies are especially encouraged to apply.
Theselected candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The candidates must have an established record of interdisciplinary scholarship, evidenceof teaching excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education, and demonstrated commitments to bring the study of sub-Saharan Africa to the local and global communities of the African Diaspora through collaborative and community-engaged work, all the while advancing cutting-edge scholarship.
Candidateswill be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
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