Georgia State University’s (GSU) Department of African-American Studies (AAS) is pursuing a Lecturer (full-time) to teach courses starting Fall Semester 2019. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in African-American Studies and African-American History. The Lecturer will be required to teach Introduction to African-American History (AAS 1140) and Introduction to African-American Studies (AAS 2010). This hire will also be expected to teach upper-division AAS courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences concentrations in our curriculum. While teaching undergraduates is a priority for this position, the candidate’s research productivity will be considered for possible participation as graduate program faculty. In addition to instruction, service to the department is also expected for this position. Service to the department may include participation in marketing departmental events, curriculum assessment and development, contributing to program administration, mentoring and advising students and/or providing service to community and professional organizations.

The Department at Georgia State University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree that rests upon a broad field of study of the experiences of Black People and all people of African descent. The curriculum of African-American Studies is interdisciplinary and examines the Black experience through a culturally-relevant and social justice perspective in the social sciences and humanities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences with coursework or research in African-American Studies. Graduate training in Africana Studies is preferred, and a Ph.D. is required at the time of hire. Review of applications begins December 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

Please send letter of application, CV, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University, P. O. Box 4109, Atlanta, GA 30302-4109. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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