Tenure-Track Faculty Position in African and Africana Studies

Employer
Haverford College, Department of African and Africana Studies
Location
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academic

Job Details

Haverford College invites applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position in African and Africana Studies to start July 1, 2022.  The successful candidate is expected to have completed the PhD by the time that their appointment begins.

The College seeks to hire a scholar in Africana Studies with a strong research program that focuses on African American history or experience and engages broad theoretical questions and methods. We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching whose training is in either a traditional discipline or interdisciplinary field. We are especially interested in Africana Studies scholars whose teaching and research fosters intellectual curiosity and curricular inclusivity and connects scholarship to social, civic, and political life. A successful candidate’s research might explore, but is not limited to, the following topics: enslavement; free black communities; the Black Atlantic; segregation; racial capitalism; Black radical social and political movements; race, gender and sexuality; black feminism; or racial inequalities and disparities in health, education, political participation, economics, law, criminal justice and/or environmental justice.

Our new colleague will have a 2-3 teaching load and will serve as an advisor and mentor at the undergraduate level. They will be expected to contribute to the development of the African and Africana Studies program while supporting one or more additional programs or departments at the College including, but not limited to, Environmental Studies, Health Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Peace, Justice & Human Rights, and/or Visual Studies. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with the Bryn Mawr College Africana Studies program as part of the Bi-College consortium. The Bi-College consortium offers students, faculty, and staff the unique opportunity to engage in academic and social experiences that broaden community, invite multiple perspectives, and provide a range of support systems, across campuses.

Teaching responsibilities include the introductory course in Africana Studies, a core course in Africana Social Thought, electives in the candidate’s area of specialization at all levels of the curriculum and supervising student research.

Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/94837

  • cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Research Statement (two pages maximum);
  • Statement of Approach to Pedagogy and Advising (two pages maximum) that addresses teaching experience and methods; lists examples of possible courses; and includes how the applicant’s teaching and mentoring supports diversity, equity and inclusion as part of an increasingly diverse program and student body.
  • writing sample of approximately 20-40 pages;
  • names and contact information of three recommenders

Applicants chosen for a short-list will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio which may include sample syllabi, student evaluations, student testimonials, and/or other forms of student feedback on teaching.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to hc-africanasearch@haverford.edu  

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Nicole Ruffin Price, Coordinator for Faculty Hiring and Review, at nruffinpri@haverford.edu

For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com

The application deadline is October 18, 2021.

Special Requirements: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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Haverford College is a leading liberal arts undergraduate college located outside Philadelphia that is known for its academic rigor, Honor Code, and beautiful arboretum campus.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
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Telephone
6108961238
Location
370 Lancaster Avenue
Office of the Provost
Haverford
PA
19041
United States

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