Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Job ID: 238592
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first 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 Program (AFRS) at Savannah State University (SSU) invites applications for a two- academic-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning August 1, 2022. We seek a faculty whose research and teaching focus on African and African American life, history, and culture. As the oldest public Historically Black University in Georgia, SSU strives to cultivate the intellectual growth of our students beyond academics. The Africana Studies Program promotes this mission and seeks scholars who specialize from a range of perspectives. While a Ph.D. is preferred, a promising ABD (All But Dissertation) applicant or a distinguished candidate with experience in the field will be considered. We are developing academic tracks in Education and Social Justice; best candidates have credentials to teach courses that can be cross listed with other disciplines, such as Criminal Justice, History and/or Sociology.

  • The faculty will teach a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and work to connect our students with experiential opportunities to prepare them for engagement with marginalized communities and for future employment and graduate school
  • Service as a visiting faculty may count toward the award of tenure should the faculty apply and subsequently receive an appointment as a regular faculty member
  • May be required to perform job related duties other than those specifically delineated in this position

Required Qualifications
    M.A. in Africana Studies, African American Studies, or related fields including History, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, English, and Education. Applicants must have at least 18 graduate credit hours on the study of African and African American experiences or a distinguished record of experience in the field, which may include publications, presented papers, work experience priror to SSU, honor and awards, etc. ABD applicants should demonstrate evidence of the work in progress to achieve dissertation defense and degree completion within two years Prior teaching experience and demonstrated commitment to mentoring students Demonstrated experience in recruitment and retention

Preferred Qualifications
    Ph.D. in Africana Studies or African American Studies Prior teaching experience in an Africana Studies Program Demonstrated community and civic engagement Experience working with first-generation and non-traditional college students

Required Documents to Attach
    Cover letter outlining qualifications Curriculum vitae Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts Teaching philosophy Additional documents - include a sample syllabus and evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student/peer course evaluation) in a single pdf file Names and contact information of three professional references

Apply Before Date
Complete applications received on or before March 18, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Apply Before Date
The position is open until filled. For best consideration apply by 03/18/2022.

Contact Information
For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected].

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 State 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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