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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies invites applications for several tenured faculty positions

Posted: August 18, 2010

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies invites applications for several tenured faculty positions (Associate and Full Professor) that will be available starting Fall 2010. Applicants are invited from all fields of Black (Africana, African, African American, African and/or Black Diaspora, etc.) Studies and from a wide range of other disciplinary areas including those in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts, as well as professions such as Law, Social Work, Public Policy, Architecture, and Communications. We are looking for outstanding scholars whose work examines the political, cultural, social, economic, artistic, and intellectual experiences of people of African descent in Africa and the African Diaspora, including the United States, and who explore the personal and public forces that impinge on their experiences.  We are especially interested in outstanding candidates who focus on critical theory in and intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and social class. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.  

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and an established reputation of high quality research and scholarly production as well as have a demonstrated record as effective classroom teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Applicant instructions:

Applications should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, representative scholarly publications, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the names of three referees. Applications should be addressed to: Faculty Recruitment Committee, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, D7200, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78705. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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