Director of African American Studies Program Sought

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Director of the African American Studies Program, Mississippi State University.  The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the Director of the African American Studies Program. 

We seek a candidate who can lead faculty from multiple disciplines in offering an interdisciplinary minor in African American Studies.  In addition to building the minor, successful candidates will lead faculty in curriculum development, cultivate and carry out events and yearly programming for students and faculty, complete programmatic assessments, work with faculty across campus to grow interdisciplinary research and teaching, and work with the Dean's Office to promote the African American Studies program. Candidates will also be involved in hiring core faculty members for the program and will work with their faculty to recruit affiliates throughout the university.

Primary consideration will be given to candidates who have a tenured home in a Humanities, Social Science, or related field and who have experience working in or with African American Studies programs.  Additionally, candidates must have a successful record of scholarship related to the study of African or African American culture, history, or other relevant research and must be willing to teach one course per semester within the African American Studies minor.  We seek a tenured professor for this position but advanced associates with tenure may be considered. The salary will be competitive.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution with approximately 22,000 students.  To apply, upload a curriculum vitae, application letter, and a list of online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu. Position is open until filled but initial review of application will begin November 15th, 2017. 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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