The African American Studies Program at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor (IAP) position in African American Studies beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will teach four courses a semester (4/4 teaching load). The courses are the AAS 201 African American Experience I and AAS 202 African American Experience II.

About the Position
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the program and in the broader scholarly community. The position is primarily focused on teaching, though research and service to the profession are encouraged. The position includes a promotion ladder. Retirement and health benefits are offered.

• Ph.D. in African American Studies, English, History, Political Science, Sociology, or a related field.
• A record of teaching and/or scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment.
• Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and teach high-quality and engaging courses.
• Strong commitment to excellent teaching and innovation.

To Apply
To apply, please submit:
a cover letter of no more than two pages;
a curriculum vitae;
a one-page teaching philosophy; and
names, contact information, and email addresses of three references.

Candidates who proceed to the second round of review will be asked for additional materials, including letters of reference.

All application materials must be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Miscellaneous Information
Upon hire, an official transcript will be required. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Please contact Shennette Garrett-Scott, IAP Search Committee Chair, at