Africana Studies -- Assistant Professor: Africa or the Caribbean

San Diego State University, College of Arts and Letters
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Bring Your Scholarly Expertise in Ethnic Studies to San Diego — “America’s Finest City”

The College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University (SDSU) is committed to an investment in ethnic studies and is hiring six tenure-track faculty in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicana and Chicano Studies.

At the College of Arts and Letters, you’ll engage with a diverse and dedicated group of scholars who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. You’ll teach a diverse student body at both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

Join the College of Arts and Letters and you’ll find a deep commitment to rigorous intellectual debate in a diverse academic community. Teach in a city known for its sandy beaches, warm weather, and proximity to the U.S./Mexico border.

Read the SDSU CAL diversity statement, here:


The Department of Africana Studies seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor specializing in Africa or the Caribbean. We seek to fill this position with a scholar who has a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching pedagogy and a demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, and whose research applies to the needs and interests of Africana communities in Africa or the Caribbean (including history, culture, political economy, post-colonialism, gender relationships, cultural patterns and behavior, family, housing and employment, and other areas). Further, the scholar’s research and teaching philosophies should interrogate the intersection of history, culture, society, power, and behavior from a culturally centered perspective. This hire would strengthen the department’s Africa and Diaspora specializations within the major and curriculum and offer and/or design general education and specialized courses on the Africana experiences in Africa or the Caribbean. In addition, the hire would help address human capital needs of our full-time faculty in enabling the department to meet the needs of department responsibilities and initiatives and new initiatives on campus. Overall, this position will strengthen and grow the department’s Africa or Caribbean focus to highlight the diversity and commonalities of Africana people.

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