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Assistant Professor, Africana and American Studies

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022
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Assistant Professor, Africana and American Studies

Africana and American Studies

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The Department of Africana and American Studies (housing a PhD and MA in American Studies and undergraduate degrees in African and African American Studies and American Studies) at the University at Buffalo is seeking to make an appointment to its faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023.

We are seeking a specialist in African Studies, with broad interests in popular culture and gender, who can contribute to our interdisciplinary unit. In addition to research, the successful candidate will be expected to take the lead in teaching large sections of a number of the department’s general education offerings, including “Introduction to Africana Studies” and “Hip Hop and Social Issues” as well as upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in African popular culture and gender. The teaching load is 4 courses per year.

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Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefits packages .

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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A Ph.D. in American Studies, Africana Studies, or a related field, in hand by the time of appointment is required.

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All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

The deadline for applications is December 25, 2022.

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Deborah Pierce-Tate

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