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Faculty (open-rank), History of Health, Disability, and/or Science in Africa
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2023
Title Faculty (open-rank), History of Health, Disability, and/or Science in Africa
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department History
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • History - African
    History - General
    Humanities - General
The Department of History at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-line faculty position in the History of Health, Disability, and/or Science in Africa. All regional specializations and time periods will be considered. Interdisciplinary scholars are welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin February 14, 2023, and continue until appointment is made at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full professor. Salary and compensation will be competitive, commensurate with rank and achievement. A strong scholarly record and commitment to teaching and program building are expected.

We seek a colleague who will help anchor a growing interdisciplinary research focus in Global Health, Disability, Science, and Gender at UB, formally identified as an area of expansion and investment by university leadership. This search is part of a cluster of hires, with the History Department focusing on the intersection of Health, Disability, and/or Science. The successful candidate will join a collegial and energetic department that is already home to active programs in Disability Studies and the medical humanities, as well as faculty focused on the histories of gender, race, and empire. We aim to deepen departmental expertise in decolonial epistemologies; gendered health disparities; Indigenous knowledges and practices; biomedicine and pharmacopeia within south-south exchanges and migrations; lived experiences of poverty, disability, and displacement; and the subaltern politics and social contexts of science.

UB History faculty members are dedicated researchers and teachers eager to work with students in introductory surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty at UB, an R1 University and AAU member institution, include maintaining a strong research program; teaching two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including training graduate students and advising PhD dissertations; and providing service to the Department and University.

We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to the Department and University’s commitment to equity and the inclusion of diverse students and audiences in higher education. We are especially interested in a candidate with experience supporting and mentoring a diverse student body.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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