Open Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, The Department of African-American Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment beginning September 1, 2017 at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a specialist in African American Studies and culture with a focus on social scientific approaches to race. The successful candidate will teach six courses and contribute to the undergraduate program including responsibility for introductory courses taught in large lecture format as well as small classes on selected topics. PhD in African-American Studies or a related field is a required qualification. Applications must be submitted online and require the following documents in PDF format: cover letter, CV, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, 2-3 letters of recommendation must be submitted online. Applications will be given primary consideration if received by June 9, 2017. This is a benefits-eligible position. AA/EOE.

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