Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to appoint a Professor in African Studies or Africana Studies at the senior level, beginning August 2022. The search is open to specialization and discipline, but preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of high-quality, innovative scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and evidence of academic leadership. The successful candidate will play an integral role in cross-university programmatic development.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially concerning socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in African Studies, Africana Studies, or an appropriate area and demonstrate significant experience and excellence in teaching, scholarship, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a diverse environment.

SUA is a top-ranked liberal arts university with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. Coupled with a small class size, a cross-disciplinary education aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, human rights, the sanctity of life in enhancing the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community. About half of SUA students have come from the US and a half are from over forty-five other countries.

Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be addressed to Michael Weiner, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Please submit all documents through the Interfolio link below. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.