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Assistant Professor, Civil Rights Studies

University of Notre Dame
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 14, 2023

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Assistant Professor, Civil Rights Studies

Location: Notre Dame
Open Date: Jul 24, 2023

Description: The Department of Africana Studies and the Department of American Studies announce a search for a

scholar of Civil Rights studies, beginning Fall 2024. The position will begin at the assistant professor

level with the tenure home in Africana Studies and a joint appointment in the Department of American

Studies. We are especially interested in scholars who use interdisciplinary approaches to Black social

movements of the twentieth century. Defining the era of Civil Rights broadly (including the New Negro

Movement through the modern Civil Rights movement, approximately 1955-1975), we are interested in

scholars engaging Black political thought, the intersection of race and gender within the context of Black

social movements, sexual identity, and the socio-economic dimensions of political activism. Scholars

specializing in interdisciplinary approaches such as sound theory, urban history, gender studies, Africana

studies, and American studies are encouraged to apply.

Department of Africana Studies

Established in 2005, the Department of Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary department devoted to the

study of the histories, politics, and cultures of peoples of African descent across the African diaspora. The

department includes faculty with joint appointments in American Studies, English, Political Science,

Theology, and Education, and offers a major, minor, and supplementary major.

Department of American Studies

The Department of American Studies is dedicated to “studying the American experience in all its

diversity.” Our fourteen faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of specializations, including all

of the major fields within ethnic studies, and offer a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses with

emphases on critical thinking and social justice. With approximately one hundred majors, it is the largest

undergraduate program of its kind in the United States.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and must

demonstrate a scholarly commitment to publishing in refereed impactful journals and presses.

To apply, visit

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


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