Assistant Professor

African American Studies Specialist

Deadline: January 10, 2017

 

Assistant Professor, African American Studies, position 82681, 9-month appointment, permanent, tenure-track, general funds, full time in the Dept. of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa to begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

 

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies on African American history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in African American communities in the continental United States and Hawaiʻi; race theory; contemporary African diasporas in comparative perspective; popular culture, and other courses as needed. Advise and mentor undergraduate students. Develop and sustain community-based partnerships. Seek extramural funding. The successful candidate shall maintain an active program of research and scholarly publication that integrates innovative theoretical analyses with empirical work, and contribute to the Oceanic focus of the Ethnic Studies Department and the University’s excellence in Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific studies. Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD degree in ethnic studies, social sciences or humanities by July 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research on African American history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in African American communities. Evidence of excellent research and writing productivity; involvement in African American communities; and mentorship of undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to contribute to the Oceanic focus of the Ethnic Studies Department. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse faculty.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Strong track record of university-level teaching, and publication related to African American history and contemporary issues, race theory, the African diaspora, and Black popular culture. Evidence of commitment to research and teaching on racialization and Blackness in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

 

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

To Apply: Please visit this website: http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework/ and upload a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly work (no more than 8,000 words); and official transcripts (copies are acceptable; however, official transcripts will be required upon hire). Arrange to have three position-specific letters of recommendation from academics addressed to: Monisha Das Gupta, Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, George Hall 301, 2560 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 and emailed to eschair@hawaii.edu. Application materials will not be returned.

 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin January 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by that date will be given priority. The University of Hawaiʻi is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Inquiries: Monisha Das Gupta (808) 956-2914, eschair@hawaii.edu