Department Chair and Professor - African American Studies - (FAC002066)

Employer
University of Houston
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time


African American Studies Department Chair (Tenured Professor Preferred)

Area of Specialization: Any of the disciplines that constitute African American Studies or Africana Studies.

Anticipated Appointment Date: September 2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to building the major, successful candidates will teach in the department, lead faculty in curriculum development, cultivate and carry out events and annual programming for students and faculty, complete department assessments, work with affiliate faculty across campus to grow interdisciplinary research and teaching, and work with the Dean’s Office to promote the African American Studies Department and enhance its Global Blackness perspective. The Department Chair will also be involved in hiring core faculty members for the department, which gained departmental status in March 2021.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in any field of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ( www.uh.edu/class ) with experience working in or with an African American Studies program or Africana Studies program or department. Must have a successful record of scholarship related to the study of African or African American culture, history, or relevant research. We seek a Professor for this position, but advanced Associate Professors may be considered. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Primary consideration will be given to candidates who have a tenured home in Liberal Arts and Social Science fields and whose scholarship and teaching focus on any disciplinary aspect of African American studies. We also desire a candidate that understands the trends in the field and the interconnectedness of the African Diaspora. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with experience working in or with African American Studies programs or Africana Studies programs or departments.

All applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uh.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2021. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Billy Hawkins at hjbilly@central.uh.edu . The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University of Houston prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

PhD in any field of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with experience working in or with an African American Studies program. Must have a successful record of scholarship related to the study of African or African American culture, history, or relevant research and must be willing to teach one course per semester within the African American Studies. We seek a tenured professor for this position but advanced associates with tenure may be considered. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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