The Department of Africana Studies at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2022 at the Atlanta campus.

Applicants must have a doctorate or comparable credential in Africana studies or a related field of study by the start date of the appointment. The successful applicant must be able to teach the department’s interdisciplinary undergraduate methods sequence. This is a two-semester sequence of upper-division courses required for Africana studies majors that focuses on the principles and methods of research in the field.

Candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise are strongly preferred:

  • continental Africa or otherwise outside of the United States
  • diaspora studies
  • Africana literature, broadly defined
  • cultural studies
  • gender and sexuality

Applications should include a cover letter that details a clear research agenda, research methods, teaching interests, the ability to work with a diverse population, and any interest or experience in outreach and service in campus, professional, or wider communities; a curriculum vitae; three professional letters of recommendation; and a journal article or chapter-length writing sample.

Please send applications and letters of reference to Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Application deadline: December 1, 2021

Date posted: October 17, 2021