The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) seeks a distinguished scholar at the rank of full or advanced associate professor to work as director of the Africana Studies Program (https://africanastudies.
The Africana Studies Program, housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at GW, uses a global, cross-disciplinary approach to examine the historical, cultural, economic and political legacies of the largest forced migration in human history. The program includes an interdisciplinary group of approximately 30 affiliate faculty members from multiple departments and programs. The program is supported by an active multiracial student population and a range of student organizations, including the Black Student Union and its affiliate organizations. Our location in the nation’s capital affords easy access to important political and cultural institutions including the White House, the U.S. Congress, the Library of Congress, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and several of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington, DC is not only the nation’s capital but also a cultural center and dynamic city with rich Black cultural, social, and political opportunities.
The director will teach in the program, advise undergraduate students, lead curriculum development, pursue growth in enrollment, work with diverse affiliate faculty across the college and university to grow interdisciplinary teaching and research, manage the program budget, and cultivate and carry out programming for faculty and students to promote the program and build community.
A PhD in any field of social science or the humanities; a record that qualifies the candidate for appointment as a full professor or advanced associate professor at GW; a strong record of published scholarship in the study of African-descended peoples and/or processes of racialization and/or social, political, or cultural resistance to imperialism/white supremacy; evidence of successful teaching; and administrative experience in a university setting.
Salary and Benefits:
In recognition of the broad responsibilities of the position, the Director will have a reduced course load of 1-1. The position’s salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.
Application Procedure: Applicants should complete an online application at
GW University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Application deadline: December 3, 2021
Date posted: November 16, 2021