Assistant Professor of Africana Studies/History

Utica College

Utica, NY

ID: 7072639
Posted: November 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The History Department at Utica College invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor of History with a primary focus in the Afro-Latinx experience. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in their primary field of research in both the Africana Studies Program and History Program.

Location Utica, NY
Application Deadline
*Full consideration by*:
Open Until Filled Yes
Major Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses that contribute to the curriculum in the new Africana Studies program and in the History Program. Annual teaching load will include four courses per semester, including two 100-level courses in the Core curriculum and two upper level courses in the majors. Successful candidates will also be expected to pursue opportunities in both professional/research development as well as meet expectations regarding service to the college, department, and larger community.

Driving Responsibilities
Education Required
Certification Required
Education & Experience Qualifications
Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered upon evidence of near completion of degree. Candidates’ degrees will be in History with primary research area grounded in the Afro-Latinx experience in Latin American with complementary fields that can contribute to Africana Studies.

Minimum Skills/Abilities
The successful candidate should have evidence of strong teaching experience, particularly as it relates to teaching a diverse student body. Candidates should also show evidence of an active research agenda.

Applicant Documents Instructions
For consideration, candidates must submit the following:
1) a cover letter describing teaching qualifications and research agenda;
2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) a brief reflective statement about the types of courses you could teach and how 100-level courses might contribute to different disciplines; and
4) a reflective statement about teaching and working with a diverse student body.

This last statement should be submitted in the required applicant document area titled “diversity statement.” Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, when teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

Reference letters will be solicited
EEO/AA Statement
Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the
diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex,
pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status,
disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence
victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or
federal law.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of
experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society,
history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by
virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability,
religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well
as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the
world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in
a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of
human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals,
taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our
commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with
others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore
who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without
prejudice. The Utica College Mission and Values Statement includes a
commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and
experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of
expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive,
independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for
college study to veterans returning from the second world war. More than
seventy years since veterans returned from WWII, this tradition of serving
veterans is still held in high regard here at UC, and we are proud to
welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and
professional staff.


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