Assistant Professor of African Diaspora Studies (Faculty Announcement) Spelman

Assistant Professor of African Diaspora Studies–SPELMAN COLLEGE  (Atlanta, Georgia)



Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the scholarly environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, aid in curriculum development, provide service to the department / program and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The African Diaspora and the World Program invites applications for a tenure-track position in African Diaspora Studies, starting August 2012. Candidates should have proven experience in teaching at the college or university level. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of current trends in the field of African Diaspora studies and should have a record of active engagement in scholarship in the field of African Diaspora studies.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies or in a related interdisciplinary and/or disciplinary field, with the main focus on the African Diaspora. Nativeor near-native fluency in English is required for the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately. All submissions must be postmarked no later than November 11, 2011. Interviews will be scheduled at any of these sites -Association for the Study for the Worldwide African Diaspora, African Studies
Association, and Modern Languages Association.