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Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Job Description

Position Summary: The Africana Studies Program in the School of Africana and Multicultural Studies is accepting applications for one position at
the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is a 9-month, continuing, tenure track appointment. The Africana Studies Program is interested in complimenting its existing focus on intersectional and interdisciplinary research/scholarship and teaching and in building its strengths in the quantitative social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts' broad goal in this search is to impact multiple scholarly domains as outlined here.

Duties and Responsibilites: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; maintain an active program of peerreviewed research/scholarship; contribute to curriculum development and other forms of service in the Africana Studies Program
and in the affiliated academic department. The selected individual will contribute to the curriculum in Africana Studies as well as that of the affiliated program, recruit and mentor students interested in Africana Studies, and develop a strong program of individual scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Africana Studies or a related discipline is required. Specialization in the study of two or more regions of the African diaspora is required. The ability to teach at least one class quantitative methods in Africana Studies is also required.
ABD applicants may be considered if all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2023. If all requirements for the Doctorate are not completed by that date, a non-tenure track appointment at a reduced rate of pay may be offered, per university policy (https://policies.siu.edu/personnelpolicies/chapter2/ch2-faps/conting.php).In addition to the PhD, applicants must demonstrate the following:
1. A potential to develop a strong program of individual scholarship
2. Evidence of an active research agenda
3. Teaching experience in Africana Studies or a related discipline
4. Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals
who identify as LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation
or otherwise underserved college students.

Preferred (Desirable) Qualifications: Preferred qualifications for this position include a quantitative dimension to research/scholarship; an intersectional research/scholarship component that speaks to topics such as Black feminism, Afro-indigenous relations, social stratification
theory, and digital humanities; and evidence of securing external research/grant funding.

General Information:
Please submit a cover letter addressing these qualifications, a CV, unofficial transcript, and chapter length writing sample.
Three letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and other teaching and research related documents might be requested
at a later date.
Contact: Joseph A. Brown, SJ; Ph.D.
School of Africana and Multicultural Studies

jbrownsj@siu.edu
(618) 453-7147

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