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Assistant or Associate Professor of African American Studies

Loyola Marymount University
California, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 22, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with an emphasis in the social sciences, to begin August 2020. The successful candidate should have expertise in 20th and 21st century African American political and social issues. The department is particularly interested in candidates with innovative research designs that interrogate the relationship between race and other relevant social indicators. 
LMU values the teacher-scholar model; therefore, successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda and an ability to incorporate their research within a variety of upper and lower-division courses in African American Studies, such as Introduction to African American Studies and African American Studies Research Methods. The department greatly values community engagement, diversity, social justice, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. 

The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students of diverse populations on their academic and professional aspirations, and to engage in university, college, and departmental service as needed. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary unit.

• Ph.D. in African American Studies with a specialization in social scientific research including quantitative techniques. The department will consider applicants with backgrounds in other appropriate social science fields whose work centers the black experience, including but not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, Anthropology, and Public Health. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. 
• Success in teaching the African American experience 
• Record of scholarly achievement in the discipline of African American Studies
• Ability to incorporate LMU’s mission in teaching, scholarship, and service to the university

Applicants should submit a complete dossier via the LMU Human Resources online application portal (, including: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching, and research interests); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates the candidate’s approach to teaching African American Studies; 4) a sample syllabus of Introduction to African American Studies or African American Research Methods; 5) a writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length; and 6) A copy (can be unofficial) of graduate school transcripts. The three letters of recommendation should be scanned and signed by the recommenders and emailed by the recommender directly to Stefan Bradley: Please direct questions to Stefan Bradley at the above address. Only electronic applications will be considered. Consideration for complete applications will commence on November 1, 2019.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

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