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Visiting Professor, African American Studies with specialization in Historical content (non-tenure)

Ohio University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Ohio University’s Department of African American Studies is seeking a Visiting Professor to teach courses in African American Studies for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. The teaching load is five courses per year, including Introduction to African American Studies as well as other courses requiring historical content, such as History of Injustice in the U.S. and African American History since 1876. The selected candidate is expected to hold office hours. The instructor will be responsible for effectively preparing, teaching, grading, and assessing student learning, and collaborating with the Chair of the Department to improve the student learning experience. Salary is competitive. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in June and early July.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in African American Studies or related discipline, some experience teaching undergraduate students, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to navigate educational management systems such as Blackboard and the use of video conferencing platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to Ph.D. or ABD candidates with experience teaching a variety of African American Studies courses, specifically experience teaching Introduction to African American Studies and African American History content courses.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including paid holidays, sick time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs and more. Additional information is available at

Please complete and submit the online application and attach required documents on our website at the link below.    Required documents include a detailed cover letter, CV and teaching philosophy statement. Additionally, you will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references. These referees will receive an email and link inviting them to provide a reference on your behalf.

Address cover letter to:  Dr. Gary Holcomb, Search Chair Department of African American Studies Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 6, 2022.   Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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