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Instructor of Africana Studies

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Job Title: Instructor of Africana Studies
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223333
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Africana Studies (AFRS) Program at Savannah State University (SSU) invites applicants for a full-time instructor position (non-tenure-track) effective August 2, 2021. As the oldest Historically Black University in Georgia, SSU strives to cultivate the growth of students beyond academics. The AFRS program promotes this mission and seeks scholars who specialize in Africana Studies from a range of perspectives. As an interdisciplinary program, best candidates have diverse backgrounds and a record of professional and personal development, and the credentials to teach in other programs in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. We seek to recruit majors and minors to this growing program, and to assist with the launch of SSU’s Certificate in Museum Studies. Instructors will teach four undergraduate courses per semester and mentor students across academic disciplines.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Africana Studies or related fields including History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, English, Jurisprudence, etc. with a focus on AFRS
  • Prior teaching experience in an Africana Studies Program
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrated community engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment and retention
  • Experience working with first-generation and non-traditional college students

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter outlining qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabus
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e. student/peer course evaluations)
  • Names of three references.

Complete applications received before March 1, 2021, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

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