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Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies
University of Notre Dame

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2024
Title Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies
University University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, United States
Department Africana Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Literature - African-American
    History - African American
    History - African
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
    African American Studies

Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies

Location: Notre Dame, IN
Open Date: Feb 05, 2024

Description: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies. This is a renewable-term hire intended to be a career position with the opportunity for advancement in rank going forward.

Exceptional candidates should hold a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in African American Studies, Africana Studies, African Diaspora Studies, or in History, English, Political Science, Sociology, or other Liberal Arts fields, with a certificate in African American, Africana, or African Diaspora, and should have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. The teaching load will be three courses per semester, plus service as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The DUS/Teaching Faculty role is an integral part of the day-to-day function of the department. Thus, the DUS/Teaching Faculty must be able to offer administrative leadership of the undergraduate programming of the department and teaching of the Introduction to Africana Studies course (as well as courses that reflect the applicant's research and teaching interests). Additionally, the responsibilities for this position require course planning and organization, collaboration and communication with other DUSs in the College of Arts and Letters, and cross-listing courses taught by affiliated faculty who support the Africana Studies curriculum. Equally as important, the DUS will offer advising and mentoring oversights of Africana Studies undergraduate students. So too, the DUS will be expected to pursue a research agenda. We are seeking an innovative teacher with demonstrated experience and ideas in program building.

An international Catholic research university 90 miles from Chicago, the University of Notre Dame is a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The University supports the needs of dual-career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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