Assistant Professor of Black
The Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University (CSU)
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of
assistant professor in the history of the Black Atlantic, broadly
defined from the 15th century to the present. We welcome those with
research interests from the full range of themes, including, but
not limited to, histories of slavery, law, race, gender and
sexuality, empire, economy, environment, science and medicine,
religion, social movements, and political thought.
Reflecting the program’s increasing focus on global history, the
candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global
contexts of the Black Atlantic. Teaching responsibilities are 16
credit hours per academic year. Classes include introductory and
upper-level courses in the area of expertise.
• Ph.D. in Africana Studies (variant iterations understood) or
closely related field pertaining to the Black Atlantic, with the
degree in hand by July 1, 2021; and
• Expertise in the Black Atlantic world.
• Expertise in the broader international history of the African
Diaspora, particularly the Caribbean, Latin America, and/or South
America, and the experiences of Black people outside of the United
• Ability to teach an introduction to a geography course once per
academic year for students enrolled in the Social Studies education
• Potential to conduct internationally recognized research;
• Experience with teaching at the college level;
• Ability to work effectively with students from diverse
• Ability to enhance the dynamic intellectual life of the
At the time of application, candidates will provide a curriculum
vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, names and contact
information of three references, transcripts, and a teaching
philosophy. Reference letters will be requested only from those
candidates who are selected for interviews. Unofficial transcripts
may be submitted as part of the application. Full consideration
will be given to those candidates who apply by the review date. The
review of applications will begin on February 22, 2021. The start
date for the position is August 16, 2021.
Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially,
culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is
extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse
students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s
diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the
opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute
to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving
university. Examples of such experiences can include but are not
1.teaching about underrepresented populations
2.mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
3.conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved
5.offering or organizing educational programming
6.participation in training and workshops.
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/13563.
Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.
More information about this position may be obtained from Dr.
Thomas L. Bynum, Director of Black Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr.
Adrienne Gosselin, Associate Professor of English and Chair of
Search Committee (email@example.com).
It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal
opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information.
Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of
funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent
on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of
credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information
required by law and/or University policies or practices, including
but not limited to a criminal background check.