Florida State University — Teaching Faculty, African American Studies Program

The African American Studies Program at Florida State University invites applications for a permanent 9-month, non-tenure track Specialized Teaching Faculty I position, effective August 2023. We are looking for a scholar with a passion for teaching and the ability to help us expand our department’s course offerings in exciting new ways. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses. We are open to a broad range of research specializations that center the Black experience. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute courses to one or more of the following broad areas: African diaspora studies, inequality and social justice, memory and history, theories of racism and oppression, research methods, school inequalities, the criminal justice system, and applied skills. In addition to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, the position will entail service to the African American Studies Program through curriculum development, participation in committees, and the provision of leadership for program activities and some student clubs (e.g., Student outreach, Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society, AFA internship program, etc.).

Basic Minimum Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. requirements by the date of hire.

Applicants are encouraged to read about the department’s course offerings. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant teaching experience and interests for future course development, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio with evidence of instructional effectiveness over the past 2 years and examples of 1 or 2 syllabi, a one-page statement indicating commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit these materials to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs [Job ID #54096] by February 13, 2023. The three individuals indicated as references will be contacted directly by FSU. Letters of reference will be due by February 24, 2023. Questions may be directed to Dr. Katrinell M. Davis (search committee chair) at Katrinell.Davis@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is committed to diversity and inclusion (diversity.fsu.edu). The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy seeks individuals dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to equity and inclusiveness, reflective of the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace.

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