Assistant/Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

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The Department of Humanities at Claflin University is an invigorating, new interdisciplinary program with majors and minors in History, Philosophy and Religion, Spanish, and African/African American Studies (AAAS).  The Department of Humanities seeks to hire several new faculty over the next three years to assist in this exciting phase of growth and development that leads to increased visibility of both our Program and academic majors.

Position:  Assistant/Associate Professor, African/Black Diaspora Studies

Responsibilities: We are seeking a full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Black Diaspora Studies for Fall 2019.  The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in African American Studies, Caribbean and the African Diaspora, social and political movements, and senior seminar courses and offer courses in area of specialty that contribute to both the AAAS and History majors; also teach a section of required freshman course, African American Heritage. This individual will advise students in the area of African American Studies, serving on departmental committees related to curriculum review and development, and assisting with departmental programs and research initiatives as well.

Qualifications: PhD preferred but ABD candidates near completion of the degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should have a record of teaching excellence, actively participate in departmental/campus service, and have a strong commitment to forwarding the global vision and institution building of Claflin University, South Carolina’s first historically Black college. Tenure-track appointments must also be actively engaged in research.

Note: Before any contract is offered, all new faculty must have official transcripts sent directly from degree granting institution(s) and complete a background check.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website, send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references:                                             

                                                                 Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street 

Orangeburg, SC 29115


E-mail:  [email protected]                                                               Office telephone: (803) 535-5234                                                                           

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number:  803-535-5635  

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Posted: 2/28/2019
Application Due: 4/29/2019
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Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.