Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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Job No: 497029
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Africana Studies, Full Time

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Africana Studies

Continuing Track Assistant Professor

Location: Newark, DE

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware is seeking a full time Continuing Track Assistant Professor, to begin in August, 2022. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach courses with a large enrollment, and will be expected to teach courses in our undergraduate program each semester.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Africana/Black Studies, African American Studies, History, or related fields. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Africana Studies and other established courses in the Africana major that include: African American History Survey (early or post-Civil War), Black Women's History, or courses on contemporary aspects of Black culture. Candidates with demonstrated experience in curriculum administration and development, and advising undergraduate majors and minors are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, please submit the required application materials listed below by November 8, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Kathryn Benjamin Golden, Search Committee Chair, Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the UD application system, Talent Link.

(1) A letter of interest: Describe how specific experiences shaped your qualifications for this position and your vision for teaching Africana Studies in the current societal environment. Please explain how your teaching fits into our Major Requirements:

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Teaching portfolio: A one-page statement of teaching philosophy, recent course evaluations, along with two separate syllabi: (A) one syllabus for Introduction to Africana Studies and (B) a second syllabus for a course on either African American History, Black Women's History, or a course on contemporary issues in African American culture.

(4) Ph.D. Transcript

(5) Three contact references (Letters of recommendation will be requested at time of application submission)

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

About Africana Studies:

Started in 1971 as a program, the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware is a vehicle for change in Delaware and in the world.

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Job Posting: 856566

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021