Assistant Professor, Critical Black Studies/Literature, Department of African American Studies

Irvine, CA
Sep 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Humanities - African American Studies


    Open September 15th, 2017 through November 17th, 2017


    The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in the field of critical Black studies and/or literature of the African Diaspora. Candidates may hold a Ph.D. in any field (completed by the start date of July 1, 2018), but must demonstrate scholarly expertise in African American Studies broadly defined and sufficient to warrant full-time appointment in the Department of African American Studies. A strong record of publication and teaching in the field is expected. We especially welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

    The faculty member will join a growing interdisciplinary Department with core and affiliated faculty whose teaching interests include art history, critical theory, feminist thought, music, history, law, political economy, visual studies, literary and cultural studies. Housed within the distinguished School of Humanities, the Department of African American Studies has also contributed to the academic prominence of UC Irvine more generally. The Department seeks to increase its breadth of curricular offerings, undergraduate enrollments, and majors and minors.

    To apply, upload a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, a 30 page writing sample, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation at: Applications received by November 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    More information about this recruitment:


    • Statement of Teaching and Research Interests - Statement addressing teaching and research interests
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Writing Sample - 30 page writing sample
    3 letters of reference required


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