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load is five courses per year, including Introduction to African American Studies as well as other courses requiring historical content, such as History of Injustice in the U.S. and African American History since 1876. The selected candidate 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 at least a Master’s degree in African American Studies 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 Introduction to African American Studies and African American History content courses.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including paid holidays, sick time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits

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 teaching philosophy 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

Application deadline: June 6, 2022

Date posted: May 14, 2022