Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service and Black Studies 

The Department of Public and Community Service Studies and the Black Studies Program at Providence College invites applications for a full-time joint tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2020. The successful candidate must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and publication in the area of Black feminisms, class and inequality, and critical pedagogy, with particular expertise in social movements, social identities, and feminist approaches to community-engaged research and organizing, particularly around the intersection of race and class. As our student body, and Public and Community Service majors and Black Studies minors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for publicly engaged scholarship, and candidates with interests in and evidence of student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices. Moreover, as students of color and their allies have demanded in college and university protests across the nation, we support the students’ desire to hire faculty who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. The course load is 3-3 with the option for a one semester pre-tenure research leave after three years of service as a member of the Ordinary Faculty. A Ph.D. in related fields appropriate to a joint appointment in Public and Community Service and Black Studies is required and applicants must have dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. 

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at https://careers.providence.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and teaching statement/philosophy. For additional information, please contact Dr. Zophia Edwards, search chair, at zedwards@providence.edu. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by October 15th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. The College is located on the unceded land of the Narragansett. We strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit https://strategic- plan.providence.edu/pc200-full/. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.