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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Department of African American Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of African American Studies

Open Rank Faculty

Health & Wellness

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor or full-time tenured Associate or Full Professor in Black Health and Wellness. The rank is open.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and lead efforts to address issues of Health Policy and/or Health and Wellness among Black populations. The area of specialty is broadly defined and includes mental, physical, community, and/or social health in a national or diasporic framework. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is grounded in the discipline of Black Studies and who apply social science methods to areas such as social determinants of health, food and health disparities, healing practices as related to culture, and mental health. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and to provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Collaboration with other health-related campus units (e.g., Community Health or Psychology) and community-based organizations is anticipated. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants at the assistant professor level must demonstrate evidence of a promising research agenda and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching effectiveness. Applicants at the associate or full professor level must have a record of research, teaching, and service indicative of an associate/full professor. Ph.D. in public health, community health, epidemiology, sociology, or psychology is required. Target start date is August 16, 2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Startup funds for research and professional responsibilities are available.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

Dual Career Program


Living in Champaign-Urbana

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials:

  • letter of application,
  • CV,
  • representative publication,
  • statement of teaching,
  • statement of research interests,
  • contributions to inclusive excellence activities statement should explain your contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of service, teaching, research/creativity and should include specific examples of your activities, including a discussion of the outcomes of activities engaged in and how this influences future planning.
  • Contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically later.

We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single.pdf file as an upload in the Resume/CV section. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1st, 2023. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Desiree McMillion, Assistant to the Head, Department of African American Studies ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1019410
Job Category: Faculty
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