The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media and visual studies from an Africana/ African American Studies perspective and be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.
The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, and Art History. They must also demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.
Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2018.
The start date for this position is September 1, 2018.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Tiffany M. Gill, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the Interfolio.®
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About the University
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu).
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Title IX institution which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.