Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department (ISD) at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), with an emphasis in the social sciences or applied Black Studies, to begin August 5, 2019. Candidates should have a proven track record in student engagement and program development. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and general education courses in AADS, in addition to developing courses in their area of specialization that might overlap with another program in ISD. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
A PhD in African Diaspora Studies/Africana Studies/Black Studies/African-American Studies or a related field, or a foreign equivalent, is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research. We encourage applications from all subfields, but especially from social scientists in applied areas of study. The candidate’s orientation to teaching and research should correspond with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department’s commitment to social justice.

Application Instructions
Candidate’s applications must include a current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts are due upon hire. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy, a statement of your research/scholarship interests, a summary of your teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by the deadline of September 30, 2018. Skype/phone interviews are anticipated to be completed in October.

Direct questions about this position to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Griselda Thomas, gthomas2@kennesaw.edu.

Departmental/College Overview:
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Kennesaw State University brings together programs in African & African Diaspora Studies, Comparative American Studies, Asian Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Latin American/Latino/a Studies, Peace Studies and Religious Studies. The Department offers majors in African & African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies, a Master of Arts degree in American Studies, minors in all the department programs, and a general education course in Science, Technology & Society. Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department wishes to provide an inclusive learning environment that supports socially engaged scholarship, preparing students to be full participants in a multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the department’s values of diversity and community engagement.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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