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** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.Job Description Summary
The Program in African American Studies at Wake Forest University invites applications for a two-year grant funded Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning January 1, 2024. We welcome applications from candidates who are thoughtful, detail-oriented, and intellectually motivated in collaborating with campus and community partners in designing an innovative humanistically based science and technology studies curriculum organized around a paradigm of environmental and epistemic justice. A Ph.D. in African American/Africana Studies or a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is required by the time of appointment. The position is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.Job Description
We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersection of African American studies and environmental studies and whose research includes a focus on race and environmental justice, Black ecologies, and/or Black geographies. We are particularly interested in scholars who have strong methodological interests and/or experience in designing courses on environmental justice that respond to issues of race and processes of racialization in the United States. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and community partners, assist with course design and assessment, conduct collaborative community engaged and place-based research, work with and supervise undergraduate student assistants, and participate in interdisciplinary research seminars and public programs. The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to teach undergraduate courses on and related to race and environmental justice.
A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (published article or selection from current research project), a research statement, a teaching
statement including a discussion on how to support an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context, and a list of three professional references. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates with prior approval. Review of applications will begin by September 25, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by the end of the business day on January 30, 2024. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Professor Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest University, Program in African American Studies, P.O. Box 7387, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
Collaborate with faculty, students, and community partners
Assist with developing and implementing public programming on campus and in the broader community
Assist with course design and course assessment
Conduct collaborative community engaged and place-based research
Work with and supervise undergraduate student assistants
Participate in interdisciplinary research seminars and public programs
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ph.D. in African American/Africana Studies or a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences
Research and teaching interests in the intersection of African American Studies and environmental studies with research specialization that includes a focus on race and environmental justice, Black ecologies, and/or Black geographies
Strong methodological interests and/or experience in designing courses on environmental justice that respond to issues of race and processes of racialization in the United States
Ability to solve problems in the supporting and executing project initiatives
Ability to interpret/extract meanings from the results of the simulations.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a diverse group and as part of a team.
Ability to work independently in meeting established goals and objectives
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the employee’s supervisor.
Wake Forest University actively and intentionally embraces diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applicants with a demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EEO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities.
Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University has 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, visit https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/. Additional Job DescriptionTime Type Requirement
Full timeNote to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.