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Assistant Professor, African American or Indigenous American Studies

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Assistant Professor, African American or Indigenous American Studies

Posting Number:

Fac 2014000761



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Job Description Summary:

Clarkson University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in African American Studies or Indigenous American Studies to begin August 2021 (candidates at higher ranks will also be considered). The search is open to applicants with any disciplinary focus associated with African American or Indigenous American Studies. Candidates with strong records in anti-racism leadership in their scholarship and teaching will be at an advantage. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to increase and develop departmental and intra-school emphases and curricula in the study of race, class, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, health, science, or technology studies.

The standard teaching load is 3:2, with three courses in the fall (two preparations), including two sections of a first-year, writing-intensive course focused on a theme of the applicant’s choice, and three electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will have evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching, and show potential for academic leadership within the university in a variety of contexts including fostering anti-racism collaboration across units in the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a PhD or MFA in the candidate’s discipline, and for consideration for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor the candidate will need to show a record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank.

Physical Demands:

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Instructions for this Posting:

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 6, 2021.

References will be solicited at the phone/virtual interview stage of the application process.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
Work Type: Full Time