The Africana Studies Program (AFST) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( ) invites applications for a full-time lecturer to teach Introduction to African American Studies and/or Introduction to African Studies beginning fall 2019. Appointment(s) will be full-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degree in African American Studies or a Ph.D. in  another humanities or social sciences discipline with a focus on African American and/or African history and culture are preferred; candidates at the ABD stage or with the master’s degree and excellent teaching are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to work with the program chair and core faculty members to teach courses, assist with recruitment and retention, and support extracurricular programming designed for majors and minors in the program (contribute service). Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is a plus.

The AFST program is an interdisciplinary program that offers a major degree, a minor, and a graduate certificate. It is rooted in the traditions, history, and agency of the African Americans who were instrumental in the emergence of Africana Studies in the United States. The central goal of this program is to provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary education and critical level of knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the Africana experience in its multiple dimensions.

Applications will be accepted electronically. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and proof of teaching experience (e.g., sample syllabus, set of course evaluations, special teaching project or course design). Send applications in PDF or WORD  format to Review of applications will begin February 18, 2019 and remain open until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Contact: Send applications in PDF or WORD  format to Review of applications will begin February 18, 2019 and remain open until the position is filled.

Website: Category:African History / Studies
Secondary Categories:African American History / Studies

Posting Date: 02/05/2019
Closing Date: 05/06/2019