The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media and visual studies from an Africana/ African American Studies perspective and be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas. The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, and Art History. They must also demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have their Ph.D. or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2018. The start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio), and three letters of recommendation. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Tiffany M. Gill, Search Committee Chair, tgill@udel.edu. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the Interfolio.

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