Ohio University’s Department of African American Studies is seeking a Visiting Professor to teach courses in African American Studies for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. The teaching load is five courses per year, including such courses as Africana Media Studies, African American Arts & Artists, and Black Music Criticism, and other media related courses with African American Studies content. The instructor is expected to hold office hours. The instructor will be responsible for effectively preparing, teaching, grading, and assessing student learning, and collaborating with the Chair of the Department to improve the student learning experience. Salary is competitive. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in June and early July.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should have a least a Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts with a focus in African American Cinema or related discipline, some experience teaching undergraduate students, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to navigate educational management systems such as Blackboard and the use of video conferencing platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to Ph.D. or ABD candidates with experience teaching a variety of African American Studies courses, specifically experience teaching course in Film/Media and Music with focus in African American content.

Please complete and submit the online application and attach required documents on our website at the link below.


Required documents include a detailed cover letter, CV and philosophy of teaching statement. Additionally, you will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references. These referees will receive an email and link inviting them to provide a reference on your behalf.

Address cover letter to:
Dr. Gary Holcomb, Search Chair
Department of African American Studies
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 6, 2022.

Application deadline: June 6, 2022

Date posted: May 14, 2022