Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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Functional Title:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) advances the university’s commitment to diverse perspectives and inclusive learning environments through course offerings, programming, and community involvement. It fosters interdisciplinary study for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students by examining how people of African descent have shaped our world. As a program located in a city with a history of Black sociopolitical movements, we provide a forum to engage the complexities of Black life across African diasporas.

Position Summary:

The Program in African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor with a start date of August 1, 2021. We welcome applicants who conduct research in any area of African American and African Diasporic studies; preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or equivalent terminal degree with expertise in African American and/or African Diaspora Studies and related fields.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), with an undergraduate student body in 2020 consisting of 47% ethnic and minority students, and we seek an appropriately diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG and AADS foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. Consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, UNCG is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Position is available August 2021 pending final budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must hold or anticipate PhD or equivalent terminal degree by start date of August 1, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence as a scholar-teacher, and publication of scholarly research is desirable. Teaching experience is preferred.

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, c.v., scholarly writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant submits the application for consideration. When providing emails for references, please do not use interfolio emails for this posting. Please submit the professional email address for the reference to ensure timely processing.

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate scheduling Zoom interviews in January and virtual campus visits by mid-February. More information can be obtained from Dr. Noelle Morrissette, Program Director, African American and African Diaspora Studies ([email protected]). Applicants are encouraged to visit our webpage for more information about the program: https://aads.uncg.edu.

Recruitment Range:


Org #-Department:

African Amer/African Diaspora - 12225

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For Best Consideration Date:


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Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Climbing-Stairs - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C




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Job No:
Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time