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Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Africana Studies

University of Richmond
Virginia, USA, Richmond

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Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
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Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Africana Studies - 000888

The Africana Studies interdisciplinary program at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate or full professor in the field of Black Diasporas, open to all areas of specialization. We seek a teacher-scholar whose work encompasses a broad spectrum of teaching, scholarship and/or creative activity related to Africa, and/or the African Diaspora. We are especially interested in identifying colleagues who bring new methods and perspectives to understanding the African diaspora, and who extend the methodological, thematic, geographic, and/or chronological reach of our faculty. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of employment, August 2024. Candidates will be screened by an interdisciplinary search committee. Each candidate will also meet and receive the approval of the department into which the candidate would be hired.

University of Richmond faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in teaching, maintain an active research agenda including publication in peer-reviewed outlets, and make meaningful service contributions to the Africana Studies Program, the department in which they will also be hired, and the university. The University provides faculty several resources to support teaching and scholarship that include the Teaching and Scholarship Hub and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

Incoming faculty will be expected to teach core courses in the Africana Studies Program in addition to courses in their areas of specialization. We welcome applications from scholars who hold (or are near completion of Ph.D.) a Ph.D. in any humanistic or social scientific field. We welcome applications from scholars who hold (or are near completion of Ph.D.) a Ph.D. in any humanistic or social scientific field, including but not limited to: English, Health Studies, Psychology, or Religious Studies.

We welcome applications from scholars with a strong interest in a current or future leadership role and making contributions to the administration of the Africana Studies Program. The hired candidate will have substantial input into the program's curricular development. In addition to advising students, responsibilities would include participating in campus-wide committees; engaging and supporting Africana Studies, its programs, and events; research, scholarship and/or creative activity; and service to the university and profession.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.

Applicants should apply online at, and should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statements on research and teaching (two (2) pages single-space for research and teaching statements, respectively). The teaching statement should articulate the candidate's philosophy, interest, and future development goals as well as involvement in, and commitment to, inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position might be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Questions about the application or materials may be directed to Ernest McGowen (, Coordinator of Africana Studies. Review of applications will commence October 16 and continue until the position is filled.


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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