Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies

Chicago, Illinois
Jul 31, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 2022.

We seek applicants whose PhD and/or work fits into the humanistic social sciences, including (but not limited to) Black/African Diaspora Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, and related areas of study. Ideally, candidates’ record of teaching and research will demonstrate facility with interdisciplinary approaches to the historical and contemporary Black/African Diaspora.

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following materials: cover letter, current CV, research statement, recent writing sample of up to 30 pages, one sample syllabus for an undergraduate course. (The syllabus need not be from a previously taught course.) Candidates who move past the initial round of consideration may be asked to submit additional materials.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and actively participate in the development of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, including recruiting and advising students. Candidates should have an active research agenda and should be prepared to teach core courses and higher-level electives. The candidate may also have the opportunity to teach students affiliated with the Critical Ethnic Studies M.A. Program and through the University’s Liberal Studies Program.

This tenure-track appointment is only in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, African and Black Diaspora Studies is an undergraduate department offering courses based in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of histories, cultures, and socio-political systems of peoples of African descent.

DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes teaching, research, and service to the university and broader communities.
DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. PhD in hand by the application deadline is strongly preferred.

Candidates may find the application portal here: https://academics.depaul.edu/faculty-jobs/Pages/full-time.aspx

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