The Department of African American Studies (http://www.sjsu.edu/afam/community/) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in African American Studies, Africana Studies or Black Studies. We seek someone with broad interdisciplinary training within the discipline of African American/Africana/Black Studies. Required qualifications include a doctorate from an accredited institution at the start of the appointment, a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, potential for research productivity, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to program development. Desired qualifications include a terminal degree in African American, Africana, African Diaspora or Black Studies, strong record of teaching excellence, experience in program development, and a record of research productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

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San José State University (http://www.sjsu.edu/about/index.php) enrolls over 37,500 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.