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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2022. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any time period, whose research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. The successful candidate will offer the introductory African American Studies course, along with upper-level courses, structured by interdisciplinary Africana Studies methodologies.


This position forms part of a College-wide cluster hire on inequality. The primary teaching, research, and service responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate home department, as determined by their academic background.


Minimum qualifications for the position include: a PhD in a relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences by start of instruction; a robust research agenda or evidence of dynamic scholarship potential; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.


For further information on our programs, see https://africana.okstate.edu; and https://cas.okstate.edu/. We strive to create an intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, and encourage candidates to discuss their own approach to these goals. For information about diversity at OSU see https://diversity.okstate.edu and https://osuledgers.okstate.edu/. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15th. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled.

Application materials should include: a cv; cover letter; research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information of three references. Candidates can apply through Interfolio search 93468: http://apply.interfolio.com/93468


This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Erica Townsend

Contact Address : 213 Social Sciences Building/First Floor Admin Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078/Tulsa, OK 74106

Contact Email : etowns@okstate.edu

Contact Phone : 405-744-5569

Instructions : This is an interdiscplinary position. The candidate's home department can be in any of the 24 academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences including Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Application Deadline : 11/1/2021

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