Stetson University seeks candidates broadly trained in Sociology and Africana/African American/Black Studies for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. This position involves teaching in the Africana Studies Program and the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Some desirable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): a concentration or extensive work in the history and cultures of the African Diaspora; critical race studies; environmental racism; Black feminisms; critical criminology; and urban sociology. The ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar dedicated to modeling scholarship in the disciplines of African/African American/Black Studies and Sociology for undergraduate students, who engages students from diverse backgrounds, and who extends the diversity of their expertise into the community.
PhD in Sociology or Africana/African American/Black Studies in hand or expected before August 2021, with an active scholarly agenda commensurate with experience and demonstrated excellence teaching undergraduates in both general and specialized areas in the disciplines of Africana/African American/Black Studies and Sociology.
The teaching load is three courses per semester. Major responsibilities are expected to include regularly teaching Introduction to Africana Studies and contributing to one or more of the Sociology Department’s research sequence courses (e.g., social theory, research methods, statistics, and/or senior project). The position offers opportunities to develop and teach interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary courses including First-Year and Junior Seminars; courses cross-listed with Latin American/Latino Studies and other area studies programs; courses that might support interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Public Health, or Gender Studies; other courses that fulfill College of Arts and Sciences General Education requirements; or courses focusing on writing.
Applicants should supply a: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) writing sample; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) statement related to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and (6) three references. In the equity, diversity and inclusion statement, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate mentoring and engagement with student populations.
All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Sharmaine Jackson, Search Committee Chair, at BlackStudies@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Sharmaine Jackson, Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8387
DeLand, FL 32723
Preliminary review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.