Title: Assistant/Associate Professors
Job Category: Faculty
Department: College of Liberal
College: College of Liberal Arts-SIUC
The Department of Africana Studies is accepting
applications for two positions at the rank of Assistant
Professor and one position at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor. These positions are 9-month,
continuing, tenure track appointments.
Tenure will be housed in the Department
of Africana Studies with a joint
appointment (49%) in either Anthropology, Art and
Design, Communication Studies, English, History, Languages,
Cultures & International Trade, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy,
Political Science, Sociology, or Theater.
The Department of Africana Studies is interested in building its
strengths in the Africana intellectual and cultural philosophy
and/or history and intersectional theory focusing on race,
sexuality, and nation. The College of Liberal Arts' broad goal in
this search is to impact multiple scholarly domains as outlined
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; mentor undergraduate
and graduate students; maintain an active program of peer-reviewed
research/scholarship; contribute to curriculum development and
other forms of service in the Department of Africana Studies and in
the affiliated academic department.
The selected individuals will contribute to the curriculum in
Africana Studies as well as that of the affiliated department(s),
recruit and mentor students interested in Africana Studies, and
develop a strong program of individual scholarship.
Doctoral degree in Africana Studies or a related discipline is
required. Specialization will be broadly considered and includes
but is not limited to: African and/or African American history,
culture, politics and society, linguistics and languages; black
feminism/womanist theory/philosophy; black aesthetics; digital
humanities; multicultural competency; the African
diaspora, and other areas.
ABD applicants may be considered if all doctoral
degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2021. If not
completed by that date, a non-tenure track appointment
may be offered (https://policies.siu.edu/personnelpolicies/chapter2/ch2-faps/conting.php).
In addition to the PhD, applicants must demonstrate the
- A potential to develop a strong program of individual
- Evidence of an active research agenda
- Teaching experience in Africana Studies or a related
- Commitment to working with students from diverse
backgrounds such as racial and ethnic minorities, women,
individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities,
individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation
or otherwise underserved college students.
For consideration at the rank of Associate Professor, applicants
must meet the minimal qualifications as listed and provide evidence
of excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed scholarly productivity,
and professional service.
Preferred qualifications for all positions include a proficiency
in an African language, a heritage language of the African
diaspora, French, or Portuguese; evidence of securing external
research/grant funding. For the Assistant/Associate Professor
position, a scholarly alignment with History and/or Philosophy is
Deadline to Apply: 11/20/20
General Information: Please use the following
link to apply https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobid=11212
Contact: Michael Molino, Associate Dean,
College of Liberal Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and
protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a
diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential toserve a
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and
encouraged and will receive consideration.