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Assistant Professor

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies

12 - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Primary Department
H0342-Africana Studies

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban Research I University located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The Department of African American Studies at Wayne State University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Essential Functions:
Undergraduate teaching, research, and service.

Teach the department's introductory courses along with higher-level electives.

Other duties as assigned.

Unique Duties

A Ph.D. conferred in African American Studies or Ethnic Studies is expected by the time of appointment.

The department strongly prefers candidates who have a clear and compelling independent research agenda in the social sciences with a primary focus on Africa and/or the Caribbean.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Faculty and Academic Staff

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:
Applications must include: 1. Cover letter; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. List of three references (names, titles, contact information); 4. Research statement that outlines current and future research agenda; and 4. Teaching statement including list of courses taught. The committee will contact applicants before soliciting letters of recommendation.

The Research Statement and Teaching Statements may be uploaded into either the "Writing Sample" or "Publications" files. Attachments may need to be reduced to meet the maximum file size limit.

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Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
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Salary Range
(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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