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Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program


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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

 

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seek nominations and applications from leading scholars for the position of Director of the Africana Studies Program, with an expected start date of Fall 2021. 

Responsibilities:

The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership. We are looking for candidates whose work bridges disciplinary, geographic, and cultural divisions in the historic and contemporary African Diaspora as well as in the African American experience understood in a hemispheric and transnational context. The candidate’s fields of expertise should be anchored in the Humanities or Social Sciences although joint appointments within an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible. The Africana Studies program crosses departmental and college boundaries, and the director of Africana Studies reports to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Housed in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program with a mission of teaching and conducting research in social sciences and humanities fields on the historical and contemporary experiences across the globe. The program offers a major with a choice of two concentrations, combined majors, two minors, and a host of elective courses based in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history, culture, language, socio-political systems, and behaviors of peoples of African ancestry in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and throughout the African Diaspora.

The director will support the University’s commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as the department’s vision of the transformative power of culture as an instrument for social change and innovation. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to Northeastern University education. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

The Department has 18 faculty members and 25 affiliated faculty members. Several faculty members hold joint appointments in other academic units  including the English Department, the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program, the History Department, the International Affairs Program, Philosophy & Religion Department, the Political Science Department, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, the Integrated Initiative for Global Health, the Center for Health Policy and Law and the World Languages Center. The Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies includes majors and minors in African Studies, African American Studies, American Sign Language, Film and International Cultures, Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish and several combined majors. The Department also launched a new combined major in History, Culture & Law. The Department supports several student organizations and many faculty-led study abroad programs.

 

 

Qualifications:

A PhD is required in African American Studies, Africana Studies, or a related field.

 


Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

Salary Grade:

 FAC

Additional Information:

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, research statement, teaching statement, diversity, equity & inclusion statement, and sample publication along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-p and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Chair of the Africana Studies Search Committee, at a.barreto@northeastern.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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