Assistant Professor of the African Diaspora and the World Program

Atlanta, Fulton County
Jun 08, 2014

SPELMAN COLLEGE Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA AND THE WORLD PROGRAM Worksite Location - 350 SPELMAN LANE, SW ATLANTA, GA 30314 Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment. Job Duties: Teach courses in the African Diaspora and the World Program. Apply theory in the area of Discourses of the African Diaspora. Serve on campus interdisciplinary committees; assist in First Year Experience, mentor students for prestigious international awards; serve as the advisor for the African Student Association, and develop panel discussions for speakers in the African Diaspora and the World Program.

Requirements: Requires a Ph.D., or completion of all coursework and dissertation requirements toward a Ph.D., in English Language and Literature with extensive focus on African Diaspora studies and literary criticism and theory. Must have teaching experience in the following: African Diaspora; The Harlem Renaissance period in African American Studies, Composition, Literature, and Reading Fiction; and American Ethnic Studies. (Experience may be gained prior to completion of Ph.D.) Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for this position, please send: a letter of interest, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Send all information to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. For email correspondence, send to: Spelman College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer