Duke University, African and African American Studies

Position ID:Duke-African and African American Studies-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#21121]
Position Title: Faculty - Department of African & African American Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Sociology / Any Area of Inequality
History / African American Women’s and Gender History, pre-1900
Africana Studies / African American Studies
Cultural Studies / Popular Culture and Media
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/02/07, listed until 2022/10/01)
Position Description:    

Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of African & African American Studies (AAAS) at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Spring 2023. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in any social sciences, humanities, or health sciences field.

We are looking for someone whose work is interdisciplinary, whose training includes a global Black, global South perspective, and who can work with students in a variety of areas including literature, history, sociology, psychology, economics, etc. The candidate’s work can be located in any geographic area across the Black diaspora. The candidate should have a strong interest in teaching on the undergraduate level, an emerging record of research and scholarship, and familiarity with the various developments and debates within Black Studies. The candidate will join several colleagues in teaching and researching about the Black experiences in the context of a liberal arts curriculum.

The normal teaching load consists of 2 courses per semester, or 4 per academic year. The candidate will normally teach an introductory course and a senior level capstone course. Other courses offered will draw on the specialty of the candidate. Duke University meets all its legal obligations for non-discrimination and is thoroughly committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a C.V., and a dossier, including the names of three references. Review of applications will begin in Fall 2022 and continue until the search is completed. Please send application materials to William Darity, email: william.darity@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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Contact: William Darity
Email: email
Postal Mail:
1316 Campus Drive
243 Friedl Building
Box 90252
Durham, NC 27708
Web Page: www.aaas.duke.edu