Washington University’s School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Urban Humanities beginning Fall, 2018.  The search is at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor and the appointment will be located in the Department of African and African American Studies. We seek scholars from within a broad range of humanities and humanistic social science disciplines (for example, art history, film and media,  gender and women’s studies, history, languages, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology) with research interests in urbanism, race, and the built environment in Africa and/or the African diaspora (North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia). We are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in or familiarity with architecture, the built environment, and urban design.  The successful applicant will be appointed in the Department of African and African American Studies. PhD in hand (in a relevant humanities or humanistic social science discipline) by August 1, 2018 and evidence of scholarly potential are required.

Through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation’s Architecture, Urbanism and Humanities initiative, Washington University is in the midst of a four-year effort aimed at bringing humanities scholars into productive dialogue with architects, urban designers, and landscape architects. This hire, along with a parallel appointment in Architecture and Urban Design, is aimed at building upon these efforts by forging sustainable and permanent connections between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design.

The successful candidate will teach classes in her/his areas of specialization, assist in the advising of AFAS majors, be active in research and publication, participate in departmental and university service and governance, and contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of African and African American Studies and to the ongoing collaboration between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement detailing their approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments; and three (3) letters of recommendation to [insert]. The committee will review applications until the search is concluded, but applications should be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Requests for additional information may be directed to Tila Neguse, Project Director, The Divided City Initiative at tneguse@wustl.edu or Jean Allman, Director, Center for the Humanities at jallman@wustl.edu.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Posting: https://jobs.wustl.edu/
Job ID: 37381

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