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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor - Department of African American Studies

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor


Job Description

The Department of African American Studies ( in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks a skilled and experienced teacher to serve as Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor during the 2022-23 academic year.


Visiting Assistant Teaching Professors teach three courses per semester. These courses may include a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses.



The position requires a Ph.D. with principal research and teaching focus on Pan African studies, with expertise in African politics and global African diasporic studies.



  • Teaching, service, and participation in departmental activities Develop and/or update a class syllabus. Order the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date. Prepare lectures, projects or other student assignments. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours. Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course. Meet all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet your class due to illness for emergency, you should exercise your best effort to reschedule the class or obtain a substitute. Work with the academic unit to maintain student learning outcomes. Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to the University regulations. Grade student assignments and exams in a timely manner. Provide department sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.


Application Instructions     

Applications must include a current curriculum vitae; letter of interest; and the names and contact information for three references who will be sent a link to submit confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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About Syracuse University

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veteran’s builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.


Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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