The Department of African American Studies at Wayne State University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

A Ph.D. conferred in African American Studies or Ethnic Studies is expected by the time of appointment. The department strongly prefers candidates who have a clear and compelling independent research agenda in the social sciences with a primary focus on Africa and/or the Caribbean. Duties include undergraduate teaching, research, and service. The candidate should be prepared to teach the department’s introductory courses along with higher-level electives.

To apply, go to (posting number 045905). An online application is required. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references (names, titles, contact information), a research statement that outlines your current and future research agenda, and a teaching statement including a list of courses taught. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

WSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity) institution and serves more than 27,000 students across 370 academic programs, making it a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: January 1, 2022

Date posted: October 19, 2021