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Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education
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Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Studies faculty position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies that begins August 2023.


This position is in the program of African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS). We welcome applicants with research and disciplinary backgrounds from a variety of areas of focus which may include:

  • communications and media studies,
  • business and social entrepreneurship,
  • criminal justice,
  • political science,
  • race and environmental justice,
  • sustainability,
  • sociology, and
  • health disparities.


We have a strong preference for candidates who show a commitment to building relationships with local and community partners and/or a commitment to student success through recruitment and career counseling.  Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


Responsibilities Include

  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in AADS. 
  • Scholarship/research activities.
  • Service to the department, college, university, and/or profession.
  • Recruiting and advising students.
  • Ideal candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.


An earned Ph.D., or its foreign equivalent, in Black Studies/African American Studies/African & African Diaspora Studies/Africana Studies or related fields/disciplines is required. ABDs can apply with degree earned by August 1, 2023.


Preferred Qualifications Include

  • student recruitment, student professional development, and student success activities
  • building an online major and virtual communities, and/or
  • community engagement and/or program capacity building


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 251399.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.


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