San Francisco State University, Department of Africana Studies seeks applicants for tenure track (Associate Professor or Full Professor) position as Chair of the Department of Africana Studies beginning August 2020.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation and the world.  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Politics, Economics or Queer Studies with solid foundation of Black and Africana Studies. Salary commensurate with qualification. Position description available at: 

Application review process begins 2 December 2019 and continues until filled. Send letter of intent, ac current CV, a statement of how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Africana Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; submit sample scholarly papers, teaching philosophy and relevant research interests; contact information of three references.  Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Other Information:  San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University System, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Africana Studies was the first department of Black Studies in the country and is situated in the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the country. The mission of Africana Studies is to advance academic excellence, social responsibility and cultural grounding. The discipline of Africana Studies is concerned with investigating the thought and practice of Africana identified people using theories and perspectives that emerge from the experiences of people of African descent.