Africana Studies at University of New Mexico Directorship Position

The Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico seeks a Director
with a starting date of August 2014. This is a full-time position with a
tenure home in the relevant discipline and a joint appointment in Africana
Studies. Minimum qualifications: terminal degree, able to be immediately
tenured in a UNM Department, scholarship and service in Africana Studies or
related field/discipline with a focus on the Africana diaspora. Preference
for candidates who have strong administrative, budgetary, and leadership
experience, some fundraising and/or grant writing experience, and a record of
community service and outreach with broadly diverse students and communities
or demonstrated potential for such work.
The successful candidate will direct Africana Studies as well as teach
courses in his or her specialization. He or she will assist the faculty in
growing the Program’s academic status and profile, especially in Africana
critical theory, oversee the curricular, administrative, budgetary, and
advising duties of the Program, and support and expand the cultural,
community service, and outreach programs of the Program.
For best consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2013;
however the position will remain open until filled. To apply please access
the University of New Mexico’s online application system at and apply for posting [Associate Professor/Full
Professor-INSERT #]. Only applications submitted through this website can be
considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to “Special Instructions
to Applicants.” The application will consist of:
1) Cover letter: a signed letter of application describing qualifications,
including a statement on how the candidate will provide leadership within
Africana Studies as it seeks to grow its academic status and profile
2) CV: a current curriculum vitae (with a contact email)
3) List of references: full contact information for the candidate’s three
(3) references. Note that we will only contact references for those
candidates chosen as finalists.
Please note that you must complete the application IN FULL with ATTACHMENTS
before you SUBMIT.
Questions can be addressed to Stephen Bishop, Africana Studies Program, MSC
06 3730, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. E-mail
contact: sbishop - at The University of New Mexico, near the Rocky
Mountains in the beautiful Southwest, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer and Educator.

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