Position #1502 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Africana Studies Assistant Professor: African Diaspora Studies The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African Diaspora Studies to start in August 2017. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Africana Studies or in a closely related field by date of appointment; evidence of interdisciplinary and transnational approaches in scholarship and teaching; and demonstration of interest in the pursuit of external funding. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated interest in transnational black experience, migration, community relations, and/or environmental health. The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 teaching load (pre-tenure); teach general survey, upper division, and graduate courses; maintain regular high-quality publication; seek external funding; advise students; contribute to the governance of the department and the university; and support the community outreach mission of the department. Candidates will be asked during interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion will be incorporated into their teaching, research and service activities. The finalist for the position is required to complete an authorization for criminal background check. The Africana Studies Department is a vibrant interdisciplinary academic unit focusing on the study of Africa and the global African Diaspora, including African American life. More information about the department can be found at http://africana.charlotte.edu. The department is one of 38 academic departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The college promotes high ethical standards in all aspects, and promotes diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in the state of North Carolina’s largest metropolis. Screening of applicants will begin October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position #1502). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for this position, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, names of three referees (including email, institutional affiliation, and mailing address), and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed, not later than October 3, to: Chair, African Diaspora Search Committee Department of Africana Studies University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28223 Tel. 704-685-5161 Email: africana_studies@uncc.edu Inquiries about the position may be directed to the department chair, Professor Akin Ogundiran at ogundiran@uncc.edu or to the search committee at africana_studies@uncc.edu. The University of North Carolina UNC Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution.