The Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-stream faculty position (9-month appointment) and an open rank faculty position in Black Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Studies (9-month appointment) in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. The position (both hires) is a 100% appointment in African American and African Studies and begins August 16, 2025. Our new colleague(s) will play a key role in collaboratively building AAAS with core areas in Black Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Studies. The normal teaching load is 2-2 (two courses per semester). The successful candidate will maintain high quality scholarship in Black Studies or related interdisciplinary fields and approaches. A typical workload percentage for a 100% appointment in the College of Arts and Letters is 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% service. The service load for this position (both hires) will be distinctive as the candidate(s) will provide support to the new build of the AAAS Department.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting number 957389.

For more information on this position, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Renée Wilmot at [email protected] (AAAS faculty member).

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Application deadline: June 7, 2026

Date posted: July 10, 2024