The Department of African American Studies (AFAM) at Loyola Marymount University seeks a scholar whose work delves into Black Political Thought for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2019.

LMU values the teacher-scholar; therefore, successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda and an ability to incorporate their research within a variety of courses in African American Studies, such as Introduction to African American Studies, and Research Methods (employing quantitative techniques). The Department places a high priority on community engagement, diversity, social justice and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate how they would develop courses in their area of specialization for the future trajectory of our department and university standards.

The typical teaching load for tenure track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students of diverse populations on their academic and professional aspirations, and to engage in University, College, and Departmental service as needed. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.


  • Ph.D. in African American Studies with an emphasis in social science research (including quantitative techniques) and related traditional and interdisciplinary fields such as Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Critical Race Studies. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of success in teaching the African American experience
  • Record of scholarly achievement in the discipline of African American Studies
  • Willingness to serve the needs of the department, college, and university
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teacher-scholar model and ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary unit
  • Ability to incorporate LMU’s mission in teaching, scholarship, and service to the university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engagement with community partners and organizations  
  • Evidence of creating co-curricular off-campus learning opportunities for students


The application requires: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates the candidate’s approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and a sample syllabus; 4) a writing sample (article or chapter length); 5) three letters of recommendation.  Candidate materials should be emailed together as a complete package to: Stefan Bradley at Three letters of recommendation should be scanned and signed by the recommenders and emailed by the recommender directly to Stefan Bradley: Please direct questions to Stefan Bradley at the above address. Only electronic applications will be considered. The deadline for applications and recommendations is November 1.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 6200 undergraduates and over 3000 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.

LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information).