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Teaching Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

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College of Arts and Sciences


Center for Africana Studies, 112-113 Life Sciences East

Stillwater, OK 74078


The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a Teaching Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2024. This position is non-tenure track but offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Teaching Associate and Teaching Full Professor. We seek an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar working in any time-period, whose teaching and research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. We are especially interested in those whose work is situated within African studies. The successful candidate will offer the introductory African American Studies course, along with upper-level courses, structured by interdisciplinary Africana Studies methodologies. 

The primary teaching, service, and research responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program. The normal teaching load is a 3:3. The successful candidate will also assist with advising, programming, community engagement, and other service duties for the Africana Studies program: this includes help with building the profile and visibility of the programs among the student body of OSU. The teaching load may include a variety of general education, upper-division, hybrid and online classes, including independent studies and Honors contracts, as needed. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities are on the OSU-Stillwater campus; occasional teaching at the OSU-Tulsa campus is also a possibility.

OSU highlights access, excellence, and impact as central components of its land grant mission. In keeping with this focus, OSU and the Center for Africana Studies are committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment. For more information, see the Division of Institutional Diversity and Institutional Research (Diversity) and Institutional Research and Analytics (Analytics).  For further information on our programs, see the Center for Africana Studies (Africana) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

Minimum qualifications for the position include: a Ph.D. or terminal degree in Africana Studies, a sister field, or other relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences; significant teaching experience, and evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching; evidence of scholarly potential.

Application materials should include: a CV; cover letter; graduate transcripts, teaching statement, evidence of successful teaching, and the contact information of three references. Receipt of recommendation letters from these three referees is expected within one week of contacting candidates for a preliminary Zoom interview. Evidence of successful teaching may include, but need not be limited to, student evaluations. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15th. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled. Candidates can apply through Interfolio search at

This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https:/// 


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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