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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies

Employer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location
Nevada, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for African American and African Diaspora Studies, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts [R0127492] 

 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY 

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  

 

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. 

 

For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu 

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY 

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 

 

ROLE of the POSITION 

The Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies to start in August 2022. This hire will be part of a Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (REDIJ) cluster with faculty from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, and College of Urban Affairs. The REDIJ cluster is intended to foster multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations related to race, ethnicity, and justice that produce high-quality scholarship, contributing to UNLV’s Top Tier 2.0 plan. In addition, the cluster will build on existing faculty strengths in each of the colleges and create new collaborative opportunities. 

 

We are particularly interested in candidates who possess expertise in interdisciplinary and/or creative approaches to one or more of the following areas: the African Diaspora, Black feminist theory, Black queer and/or trans studies, or Afro-Latinx studies. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Africana Studies, African American Studies, or a related social science or humanities field. 

 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY 

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.   

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

This position requires a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university in Africana, African American, African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field, experience teaching at the post-secondary level, and working with a diverse student population. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 

 

SALARY RANGE 

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   

 

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 10, 2021. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Javon Johnson, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES 

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0127492” in the search box. 

 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT 

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 

 

EEO/AA STATEMENT 

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 

TITLE IX STATEMENT 

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 

 

Job Category 

Academic Faculty 

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