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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer

Interdisciplinary Studies

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
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The interdisciplinary program in Africana Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Critical Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, Non-Tenure, Lecturer position in the Africana Studies Program with a 9 month academic appointment beginning the Fall 2020 semester. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses per semester (fall and spring), including two sections of Introduction to Africana Studies, which explores Africa’s foundational relationship to and connections with its diaspora in the USA, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and two additional courses in their specialty areas. The successful candidate will be expected to adhere to core curriculum requirements and other curricular expectations when teaching courses with these designations. This position is predominantly a teaching role, with minimal service and no research expectations.

The Africana Studies Program is part of Interdisciplinary Critical Studies unit, which is comprised of Africana Studies, Film Studies, Latino/a and Mexican American Studies, Religious Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. Africana Studies is a diverse, intellectual community dedicated to the study of an interdisciplinary perspective on the historical, social, and cultural experiences and contributions of people of Africa and of African descent. The Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M offers a rich network of scholars in multiple disciplines, including English, International Studies, Hispanic Studies, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, History, and Sociology. The program offers a minor in Africana Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies.      




Applicants should provide evidence of teaching experience and have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Africana Studies or a closely-related discipline (such as African American or Africana literature, history, anthropology, sociology, performance studies, political science, or psychology) by the start of the position, September 1, 2020. 


Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online via http://apply.interfolio.com/69931. Applicants must include electronic copies of a letter of application, a current CV, a transcript, and contact information for three references  

Review of applications will begin 11/15/2019 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or similar online video conference.

Point of contact is:

Annette Jackson

Administrative Coordinator

Africana Studies

E-mail address: annettej@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.