Tenure Track Africana Studies Professorship at Oklahoma State University

The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any time period, whose research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. 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, research, and service responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate home department, as determined by their academic background. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities are on the OSU-Stillwater campus; teaching at the OSU-Tulsa campus is also a possibility. Minimum qualifications for the position include: a PhD in a relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences by start of instruction; a robust research agenda or evidence of dynamic scholarship potential; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

For further information on our programs, see https://africana.okstate.edu; and https://cas.okstate.edu/. We strive to create an intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, and expect candidates to discuss their own approach to these goals. For information about diversity at OSU see https://diversity.okstate.edu and https://osuledgers.okstate.edu/.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1st. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled. Application materials should include: a cv; cover letter; research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information of three references. Applicants should address their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion within the cover letter, research and teaching statement, via discussion of their skills, experiences and commitment to: teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations, professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity, and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to an increasingly diverse and global society.

Candidates can apply through Interfolio search at http://apply.interfolio.com/112282. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

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