logo
Job Details
Assistant Professor - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
12/23/2019
01/24/2020
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, full-time, tenure track, beginning August 2020.

Teach and develop African American Studies courses
Teach courses in a secondary area that complements the School of Cultural and Critical Studies offerings (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory)
Contribute to the Ph.D. degree in American Culture Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies through teaching graduate courses and serving on thesis/dissertation committees
Develop and implement a research agenda that leads to academic publications
Provide service to university and profession
Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field (for example, African American Studies, American Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020)
Research focus or teaching experience in African American studies 
Experience teaching at collegiate level
Evidence of research productivity in African American Studies (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, 2 or more regional or national conference presentations)
 
Preferred Qualifications 
Research or teaching expertise in one of the following areas: social justice/activism, African American Studies in transnational context, Afro-Latinx Studies, digital humanities/social media, or critical race theory
University teaching experience as instructor of record
Peer-reviewed publication(s) in African American Studies.

Credentials Required for Application
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education; 4) journal-length example of scholarly work; 5) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 6) transcript showing highest degree earned, and 7) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.  

For further information, please contact Dr. Angela Nelson (anelson@bgsu.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Susana Peña (susanap@bgsu.edu), Director, School of Cultural and Critical Studies. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.  Official transcripts showing highest degree earned are also required.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020

Information about the University and Program:
The Department of Ethnic Studies explores the ways in which racial and ethnic identities, social relations, cultures, and geographical spaces have been shaped over time. Focusing on the institutions and political/economic/social processes that have staged race at the center of the nation’s histories, Ethnic Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the significance of race and ethnicity in contemporary US society. The Department of Ethnic Studies offers a graduate certificate in ethnic studies, undergraduate major and minor degrees in ethnic studies, and a Latino/a studies minor degree. It also contributes to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in American Culture Studies with regular offerings of interdisciplinary graduate seminars.
 
The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU’s  interdisciplinary School of Cultural and Critical Studies which also includes the Department of Popular Culture, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and American Culture Studies Program. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school and to teach at the
undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Additional information about the School is available at: www.bgsu.edu/sccs.

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Largest of the collegiate organizations of BGSU, the College of Arts and Sciences includes nineteen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas.  The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, languages, sciences and mathematics and social sciences.  

BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from countries outside the United States. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

Short Ad as posted in external sites
Department of Ethnic Studies and School for Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University (Main Campus).
 
Department of Ethnic Studies and School for Cultural and Critical Studies invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American Studies. Start date is August 2020. 
Primary Responsibilities 
Teach and develop African American Studies courses
Teach courses in a secondary area that complements the School of Cultural and Critical Studies offerings (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, or interdisciplinary theory)
Contribute to the Ph.D. degree in American Culture Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies through teaching graduate courses and serving on thesis/dissertation committees
Develop and implement a research agenda that leads to academic publications
Provide service to university and profession
 
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies  or a related field (for example, African American Studies, American Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020)
Research focus or teaching experience in African American studies 
Experience teaching at collegiate level
Evidence of research productivity in African American Studies (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, 2 or more regional or national conference presentations)
 
Preferred Qualifications 
Research or teaching expertise in one of the following areas: social justice/activism, African American Studies in transnational context, Afro-Latinx Studies, digital humanities/social media, or critical race theory
University teaching experience as instructor of record
Peer-reviewed publication(s) in African American Studies.
 
To Appy: 
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education; 4) journal-length example of scholarly work; 5) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 6) transcript showing highest degree earned, and 7) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.  
 
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. A background check and official transcripts are required for employment.
 
Application Deadline: January 24, 2020.
 
BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
PhD or terminal degree
Academic Year
Salary
Full Time
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae