Lecturer of African American Studies (70764)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida invites applications for two (2) full-time, nine-month, non-tenure accruing Lecturers in the African American Studies Program, beginning August 16, 2021. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. The candidates will play a role in the program’s transition into a department. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American Studies, African American Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Legal Studies Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and/or Sociology.

The candidates are expected to contribute to the teaching, service, and research missions of the UF African American Studies Program and will have a 100% appointment in the program. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach our required courses – Introduction to African American Studies, Key Issues in Black Atlantic Thought, and/or African American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar. We are also seeking candidates with experience teaching or willingness to teach Distance Learning (online) courses, an active research agenda, and a desire to contribute to the scholarly development of the program. Successful candidates must be committed to outreach with diverse student and community populations.

Established in 1969, the African American Studies Program offers a major and minor. This interdisciplinary program offers a diverse array of courses. Currently, over 100 students are majoring in African American Studies at the University of Florida. More information about the program can be found at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu .

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The University of Florida is a public land-grant institution and member of the Association of American Universities enrolling 55,000 students, including more than 36,000 residential undergraduates. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, and professional degrees in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The University of Florida is the 6th ranked Public National University by US News and World Report and is 2nd in the nation among public universities on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine list of Best College Values for 2018.

The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. or will have completed the Ph.D. by August 15, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/84534 . A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, (4) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet, (5) sample syllabi, and (6) teaching evaluations, if available. For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Richard Conley, Chairman of the Search Committee, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida, 234 Anderson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, (352) 317-1860, rconley@ufl.edu .

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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