Assistant Professor of Sociology or Anthropology Position Available at University of North Florida

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and the Africana Studies Program at the University of North Florida seek to hire a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty member in sociology or anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. Candidates should have expertise in the study of race and racism and in the geographic and cultural area(s) of Africa and/or the African diaspora.

Applicants should demonstrate an expertise in critical race theory with additional specialization in [two or more] of the following areas: Urban Inequality; Environmental racism; Social Movements and Activist & Engaged Ethnography; Globalization, Transnationalism, and Diaspora; and Africana Studies. Qualitative methods required and ethnographic fieldwork experience and training preferred. Knowledge of a foreign language is preferred.

UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in teaching, maintain an active research agenda including publication in peer-reviewed outlets, secure external research funding, and make meaningful service contributions to the department, the Africana Studies Program, the university, and the discipline. The position also requires that candidates demonstrate an ability to teach cross-listed classes on race and racism for the Anthropology and Sociology Programs as well as the new Africana Studies Program. The ability to teach Cultural Diversity classes is required and, as applicable, Foreign Culture classes is preferred.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will be able to excel at teaching courses throughout the curriculum, conduct externally funded research involving undergraduate and graduate students, and be committed to increasing the participation of the members of underrepresented groups.

A PhD in either sociology or anthropology is required by August 1, 2021. Candidates for the position must have some prior scholarly publications in the field of race and racism; some record of participatory and community-based research; and be willing to collaborate in the development of the Africana Studies Program at UNF.

Applicants must complete the online application and upload all required documents. Required documents include: 1) teaching philosophy addressing their Anti-racist pedagogy; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) copies of relevant syllabi; 4) copies of recent publications under “Department Specific: See Special Instructions” ; 5) unofficial Transcripts; 6) a letter of interest that addresses their research agenda. A minimum of three (3) references with contact information must be listed in the application. Short-listed candidates will be asked to have original, signed reference letters mailed or submitted electronically.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Rosa De Jorio (rdejorio@unf.edu), Chair, SASW Africana Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224.