Assistant Professor of History: African Diasporas in the Americas
Title: 270-NN - Assistant Professor
Business Title: Assistant Professor of History: African Diasporas in the Americas
Location: Washington State University
Area: College of Arts and Sciences
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://provost.wsu.edu/clusterhire/.
Summary of Duties: The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the field of African Diasporas in the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. Candidatesshould have a research focus which explores the Black experience in some part of the Americas. The Department of History especially values scholarship that places an emphasis on the history of race and resistance. Benefits are competitive. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.
Tenure Track: Yes Monthly Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. FTE: 100% Position Term in months: 9 months
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in History (or strong evidence of completion of PhD before August 2021); demonstrate expertise in the study of African Diasporas in the Americas, broadly conceived; provide evidence of successful teaching and instruction; provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; demonstrate their commitment to campus diversity efforts and inclusion; show clear engagement with the communities they study.
Department Link: https://history.wsu.edu/ Background Check: This position has been determined to require a background check.
Location: Pullman, Washington 99164 Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications; Current Curriculum Vitae; Statement addressing the candidate's commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion in teaching and research; and the names and email address of three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. Direct inquiries via email to Dr. Jennifer Thigpen email@example.com
NOTE: As part of this application process you will be able to upload the statement addressing your commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion by uploading the document within either of the following areas:
On the Application Questions 1 of 3 page along with your Cover Letter OR,
On the Application Questions 3 of 3 page under research statement or teaching statement
Required Documents: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and reference contact information.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):
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