University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Department Of Ethnic Studies, African American Studies Specialist. Review of Material Begins January 10th 2017
Assistant Professor, African American Studies, position #82681, 9-month
appointment, permanent, tenure-track, general funds, full time in the Dept.
of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa to begin August 1, 2017,
pending position clearance and availability of funds.
Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies on African American
history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in
African American communities in the continental United States and Hawaiʻi;
race theory; contemporary African diasporas in comparative perspective;
popular culture, and other courses as needed. Advise and mentor undergraduate
students. Develop and sustain community-based partnerships. Seek extramural
funding. The successful candidate shall maintain an active program of
research and scholarly publication that integrates innovative theoretical
analyses with empirical work, and contribute to the Oceanic focus of the
Ethnic Studies Department and the University’s excellence in Hawaiian,
Asian, and Pacific studies. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned PhD degree in ethnic studies, social sciences
or humanities by July 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct
research on African American history and contemporary social, cultural,
economic and political issues in African American communities. Evidence of
excellent research and writing productivity; involvement in African American
communities; and mentorship of undergraduate students with diverse
backgrounds and experiences. Ability to contribute to the Oceanic focus of
the Ethnic Studies Department. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse
Desirable Qualifications: Strong track record of university-level teaching,
and publication related to African American history and contemporary issues,
race theory, the African diaspora, and Black popular culture. Evidence of
commitment to research and teaching on racialization and Blackness in
Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To Apply: Please visit this website here and upload a cover letter
indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; a
curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly work (no more than 8,000 words); and
official transcripts (copies are acceptable; however, official transcripts
will be required upon hire). Arrange to have three position-specific letters
of recommendation from academics addressed to: Monisha Das Gupta, Chair,
Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, George Hall
301, 2560 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 and emailed to eschair_at_hawaii.edu.
Application materials will not be returned.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin January 10, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by that
date will be given priority. The University of Hawaiʻi is an Equal
Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.