The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2017.

A Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with a specialization in African American Studies from an accredited institution is required for the position. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and publications focus on African American Politics and Social Thought, Critical Race Theory, or Race and American Society.

Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per academic year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda.

Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

SIGS is a new academic unit, composed of the former Department of Government and International Affairs ( and the Department of Africana Studies ( It also contains the Institute on Black Life ( and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (

Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).

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Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success. All documents must be combined and uploaded as one file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to or in hard copy to:

Jennifer Vincent, Academic Services Administrator
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Vincent at, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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