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Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E006:African American Studies & Res
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Literature - African-American
    History - African American
    History - African
    History - Art
    African American Studies

The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are inaugurating an interdisciplinary major with a significant new investment by the College of Arts and Sciences, and support from other colleges and programs in the University, and we are recruiting several faculty for this growing program. We are searching broadly for scholars whose research and teaching will complement our faculty, add breadth and richness to our new major, while also contributing to their home department. We also seek specialists whose research (or creative activity) is focused on Africa, African Americans, and/or the African Diaspora, in disciplines that include the arts (including visual arts, performing arts, dance, theater, and music), the humanities (including history and particularly west African history), art history, musicology, performance studies, language and literature, film studies, digital studies, philosophy, and religious studies), the social sciences (including anthropology, sociology, psychology, and geography) and fields of business (including global finance, economics of inequality, management, and marketing). The appointment would be in the home department and home college of the successful candidate, and teaching and service would be allocated between AAAS and that home department. Candidates who have successfully developed curricula for new programs, and who have worked within interdisciplinary contexts, are especially urged to apply.

A Ph.D. or equivalent must have been awarded at the time of appointment. Please submit, along with application:

  • A letter of application
  • A current CV
  • A teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 1)
  • Either an article-length writing sample or a documentation of a sample of work from your portfolio (depending upon your discipline). Please upload under Writing Sample.
  • A one to two page reflection on commitment, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (please upload under
    Specific Request 2). As a program and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
  • Contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information will be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and continues until the positions are filled.

This position is one of two being hired for African American and Africana Studies. It is recommended that, if submitting an application for this position, that candidates also submit their application materials for the second posting, found

Candidates may direct questions to Search Committee Chair Dr. Anastasia Curwood at

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