Assistant Professor (Africology and African American Studies)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02283
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACA

General Summary

The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africology and African American Studies who focuses upon research methodologies in social and behavioral sciences, and/or on law and justice issues in the discipline. The department recently launched a Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies. It also houses a Bachelor of Arts in Africology and African American Studies, and two certificate programs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

A demonstrated capacity for effective teaching of both undergraduate and graduate-level courses is essential.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

A demonstrated capacity for research, and/or programming activities, such as an ability to play a role in departmental extracurricular and student recruitment events.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications. Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


A Ph.D. in Africology and African American Studies or a cognate discipline; ABDs in Africology and African American Studies or a cognate discipline are welcome to apply, but the successful applicant must have obtained his/her/their Ph.D. by the effective date of the appointment. This position begins on 08/30/2021.

Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit online a letter of interest addressed to the Chair of the AAAS Faculty Search Committee, their current curriculum vitae, their academic transcripts and a writing sample.

Three reference letters will be requested of those candidates selected for the short-list.

Review of applications will begin after January 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


EMU provides a collaborative, welcoming and supportive culture where differing ideas, behaviors and backgrounds contribute to the educational experience that includes a global and multicultural perspective enhancing the individual, society and the world.

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time