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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Black Studies

Randolph-Macon College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details: Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a shared appointment tenure-track assistant professor position in the college’s Black Studies program and one of the College’s other disciplinary programs to begin on September 1, 2021. The teaching load is 20-22 semester hours per year.    


The program specifically seeks applicants who can teach in, and expand, the program’s course offerings that focus on the diverse cultural expressions and histories of both African and diasporic populations. We are particularly interested in scholars whose graduate training qualifies them to teach critical race theory and African, African-American, and/or other African diasporic history to a diversifying student populace, and who will take an active part in growing a multi-disciplinary Black Studies major newly established from a thriving minor. The ability, and willingness, to participate in the College’s international education or study-abroad program is particularly welcome. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching pedagogy in a liberal arts setting and a demonstrated interest in the future of Black Studies at the College.


The Black Studies major consists of professors from departments across the College, and successful candidates are encouraged to design courses that align both with their field of study and research interests, and with the Black Studies major, which will provide an excellent opportunity to work with students and colleagues across the College.  



Minimum Qualifications   

*Ph.D. in an academic discipline that incorporates African Studies/Black Studies or a closely related discipline. Candidates from interdisciplinary disciplines that incorporate Black Studies in their research interests are also welcome to apply. Training in the teaching of Africana Studies or Black Studies is essential. Candidates with an ability to teach courses in critical race theory and Africana history are especially encouraged.  

*Commitment to student-centered teaching of a diverse student population.   

*A record of service in Africana communities is welcome as well as experience in mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds.    

*Applicants must have completed all degree requirements by August 1, 2021.


Please submit a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a brief one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a brief one-page statement describing past, present, and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a brief statement describing how one would envision teaching in a multi-disciplinary major to a diverse student populace in a small liberal arts college.


Applications must include graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and the names and contact information for three professional references at least one of whom must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness. Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by telephone.    


All applications must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file and should be emailed to Ms. Sabrina Granderson, Administrative Services Coordinator, at, subject line Black Studies. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee. Randolph-Macon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830, is a selective, primarily residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1500 students located in the northern suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. It is 90 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north of Richmond. The College seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Of special interest are candidates who can further the College’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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