Position: African Diaspora Heritage Studies

North Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African Diaspora Heritage Studies to begin August 2014. This position will be an appointment in at least one but no more than two departments, based on the candidate’s areas of expertise: English; History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Sociology and Anthropology; and Visual Arts.

 Duties include interdisciplinary teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, service on departmental and college committees, and research productivity.

 Minimum Requirements: PhD in relevant field with a specialization in African Diaspora and in heritage, postcolonial, or religious studies; evidence of effective teaching at the college level; effective oral and written communication skills; evidence of an interdisciplinary research and teaching agenda.

 Preferred Qualifications: We seek a dynamic colleague to support the college’s interdisciplinary mission. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in 3 or more of the following areas, in alphabetical order: 1) arts and visual expression; 2) critical race, ethnicity, gender, identity, or sexuality studies; 3) cultural studies or historiography; 4) heritage or museum studies; 5) memory studies; 6) new media or digital humanities; 7) qualitative research methods; 8) religion or ritual/religious arts; 9) social justice studies; 10) world or postcolonial literatures.

 Additional preferred qualifications are an ability to teach introductory and core courses within the discipline of degree and a commitment to diversity, community outreach, research collaboration, and grant acquisition.

 Materials Required: 2-3 page cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualification for the position; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three academic referees. Applications are to be completed online: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4326

 For questions about the position, contact search committee chairs Joy Sather-Wagstaff (joy.sather-wagstaff@ndsu.edu) or Verena Theile (verena.theile@ndsu.edu). Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

 North Dakota State University is an NSF ADVANCE, a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution, and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented minorities.

 This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements.

 Fargo-Moorhead is a diverse community, with an excellent unemployment rate, a diverse workforce, reasonable housing costs, and outstanding educational opportunities. Fargo has a high quality of life for a low cost of living. For more information: http://www.fmwfchamber.com/

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