University of Southern Mississippi — Cluster Hire in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to make a cluster hire in diversity, equity, and inclusion, for which we invite applications for faculty positions in three areas: interdisciplinary studies & leadership, sociology, and creative writing. The University of Southern Mississippi maintains a proud tradition as one of the most representative and diverse public institutions of higher education in the state. As part of this initiative, we seek applicants who demonstrate expertise in issues of race, racial inequality, race and social justice, race and intersectionality, the African diaspora, and/or African American Studies as related to their disciplines. Applicants are asked to comment in their application letters on how their work contributes to one or more of these areas. This initiative reflects a broader commitment to diversify the teaching, research, and creative activities of the College; promote a culture of equity and inclusion throughout the campus, community, and region; and support efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, students, and staff. Faculty who are hired through this initiative will serve as members of their home schools, potentially affiliate with the Center for Black Studies, and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and student mentoring.

For information about the Center for Black Studies, visit https://www.usm.edu/black-studies/index.php. For detailed position descriptions, please visit https://jobs.usm.edu and search for Requisitions 1693, 1663, and 1706.

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