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Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies Program

Rutgers University Camden
Camden, New Jersey

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Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Camden invites applications for an Associate professor (or higher) of Sociology, Anthropology or Criminal Justice, beginning Spring 2024. A Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. The position carries a 1-1 teaching load along with Directorship of the Africana Studies program ( We seek an Africanist with a strong publication record that may focus on any aspect of the African continent, an active research agenda with the potential to secure external funding, and a commitment to effective teaching. The department seeks faculty with experience or interest in developing courses with civic engagement and experiential learning components.

The directorship of Africana Studies involves stewardship of the program’s major and minor. Primary responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring Africana students, managing curricular offerings, coordinating programming, allocating budgetary resources, and collaborating with other units in order to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the campus. The program is especially interested in a candidate with previous administrative experience or an eagerness to assume administrative duties.


Interested applicants should apply directly at:  Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing their research agenda and teaching philosophy, name and contact information for three references and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should specifically address how the applicant has demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusiveness in scholarship and teaching and how their background and experiences have prepared them to positively impact Rutgers-Camden’s ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse student community. Applicants should also discuss their activities and/or future goals to promote an inclusive and equitable environment that values diversity. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Questions related to recruitment of this position can be directed to Dr. Laura Napolitano, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, via email at For information about the department and its programs, see

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:


Ranked #61 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Public Colleges and Universities, Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of approximately 6,100 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and 1,100 faculty and staff members. Located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, the university is uniquely situated to serve the local community while achieving global reach. A U.S. Department of Education-designated Minority Serving Institution, the university thrives due to a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. Rutgers–Camden is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for a Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university due to a high volume of internationally recognized research, creative output, and scholarly activity.


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences are the largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, delivering a wide array of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes three schools: the College of Arts and SciencesUniversity College, and the Graduate School.


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