Requisition Number: 0808669
Position Summary: The Departments of Gender and Race Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama invite applications for a joint tenure track appointment assistant professor in African American studies. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, African American Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, English, History and other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate would be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of interest, which might include African American politics, Black popular culture, and Black feminist criticism. The candidate will be expected to teach the course in the Department of American Studies, The American Experience 1620 to 1865.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Women's Studies at the University of Alabama is one of the oldest programs in the southeastern United States. Coursework in African American Studies has been a part of the University of Alabama since 1970. The Gender and Race Studies Department at the University of Alabama was formed in 2009 as a blend of both the programs, and currently offers an undergraduate minor and major in African American Studies, and a minor and M.A. in Women's Studies. The Department of American Studies was founded in 1963, and offers both an undergraduate major and an M.A. Both Master's program offers students the research training and course preparation they need to be successful at top Ph.D. programs in Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, American Studies, and African American Studies, as well as traditional disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants will be expected to contribute to this rich and rewarding intellectual environment and offer courses that meet the needs of all three undergraduate programs of study and both M.A. programs. Appointment is 75% in Gender and Race Studies and 25% in American Studies; service requirements will NOT exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department. Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required as well as service to the University community and professional organizations. The successful candidate will present a record of scholarship and teaching that is consistent with tenure-track work at a research university. PhD is required. ABDs considered for the position if completed by expected start date. Tenure will be in the Department of Gender and Race Studies, and service requirements will not exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department.
UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.