Orange Alert

1-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level

Posted on: May 18, 2016

The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time, 1-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2016. Required qualifications include a PhD in African American Studies or within a Social Science discipline (history, political science, sociology) with an emphasis in African American Studies; demonstrated excellence in teaching, and commitment to participating in a thriving interdisciplinary African American Studies Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester, one which includes Research Methods in African American Studies course in the Fall. Other courses are assigned by the department based on student demand, along with successful candidate’s expertise. The current undergraduate curriculum (available on our website) offers courses in African, Caribbean, and African American History, African and African American Politics, and Black Sociology.

Go to, complete online application and attach cover letter which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references by June 13, 2016. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype by the end of June.

Information on the Department of African American Studies is on the Department's website. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kishi Animashaun Ducre,

Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.