College of Arts and Sciences - Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - African American Studies
Posted: October 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) African American Studies Program in the
College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two (2) Non-Tenure Earning (NTE) Assistant Professor positions with promotion opportunities. We are recruiting applications from scholars specializing in African American Studies (Black or Diasporic Studies) or related fields.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in African American Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, English, Public Health, or other related fields. The candidate must have a Ph.D. before the employment start date of August 15, 2024. Qualified applicants must have teaching experience with evidence of effective teaching in African American Studies or a related field. The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will be required to teach the introductory course with additional courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization. Teaching assignments will include general courses in both online and traditional formats. There must be a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be able to assist with advising students, student recruitment, and program development.
The African American Studies Program’s history extends back to the 1970s when the first Black Studies History class was offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2000, a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Studies was approved. The approved Program was unique because it was the only degree-granting African-American Studies Program in Alabama. The African American Studies Program at UAB is currently the only one of two degrees granting AAS Programs in Alabama. Throughout its evolution over the past twenty-three years, the African American Studies Program has been committed to producing scholars and citizens equipped to engage the world and create positive change effectively, critically, and actively. Graduates reflect the remarkable opportunities completing a BA in African American Studies can afford. Program graduates have excelled in careers in many fields, including social and behavioral sciences, medicine, education, and engineering.
The African American Studies Program offers a B.A. degree and academically prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional schools or assume professional positions in related fields. It is an interdisciplinary program with award-winning Instructors that draw on courses from African-American Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, English, and Public Health. Students may pursue an area of emphasis in Minority and Global Public Health/Social Justice, Historical Investigation and Cultural Awareness, or the History and Culture of Afro-Caribbean and Latino People.
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The College of Arts and Sciences includes more than 6,800 students with more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and 300 faculty, many of whom have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching, and service. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 academic departments and six Centers and Institutes. We are a unique destination for those seeking excellence in education, research, teaching, and entrepreneurship.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a Carnegie Research 1-ranked University with approximately 21,000 students and 23,000 faculty and staff. The Times Higher Education ranked UAB as #1 in the United States and #10 worldwide in the 2018 Young University Rankings. Princeton Review has consistently ranked UAB as one of the most diverse universities in the United States. Members of underrepresented groups comprise 38% of the total UAB student body, and students enrolled at UAB represent 95 countries. In 2021, UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 26,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding more than $7.15 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu.
Completed applications must include the following items:
1. Cover letter detailing interest in and qualifications for the position.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy and evidence of effective teaching
4. Contact information for three professional recommendations
The review of applicants will start on December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Please address your cover letter and questions about the position to Dr. Ronald Pitner,
Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, at [email protected].
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect their value for inclusive excellence in both their work and learning environment as well as in their efforts to serve and engage the community.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in African American Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, English, Public Health, or other closely related field. The candidate must have a Ph.D. prior to the appointment. Qualified applicants must have teaching experience with a successful record of effective teaching in African American Studies or a related field.
The ideal candidate will have experience advising students, student recruitment, and program development to assist the Program Director in continued program building.