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American Studies as well as other courses requiring historical
content, such as History of Injustice in the U.S. and African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.
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
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 https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
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
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.