African American Studies Program, Boston University

Position ID:BU-AFAM-PROF [#4292]
Position Title: Professor
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Social Work
Romance Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
History of Art
African American Studies
Environmental Science
Appl Deadline:2015/10/01 (posted 2014/08/04, listed until 2016/03/31)
Position Description:    

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, with a joint appointment at the tenured professor level in any of the disciplines of Anthropology, Biology, Earth & Environment, Economics, English, History of Art & Architecture, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Romance Studies, Sociology, or Social Work, beginning July 1, 2016. We are looking for an established colleague with leadership capacity and an outstanding record of teaching and research on the African American experience in the contemporary period.

Candidates with complementary interests in and appreciation for the international and comparative dimensions of African American life are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization within disciplines are open. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Initial applications should be submitted at and include 1) a cover letter addressed to Professor John Thornton, Chair of the Search Committee, which includes descriptions of your teaching and research interests and professional experience, and 2) a curriculum vitae. References and letters may be requested later. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

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