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Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Tenure-Track

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Position Overview

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2022.  A PhD is preferred, but the successful candidate must have expertise in Africana Studies. The ideal candidate is expected to develop and teach courses on African American and African diaspora political and social movements and also have expertise to teach Africana theory and research method courses. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester and engage in scholarship, teaching, community outreach, and external grant writing. Depending on the successful candidate’s area of expertise, collaboration with colleagues in other departments (Sociology, History, Political Science and Women and Gender Studies) is a possibility.


The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution, committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty.  The University has an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and is in the process of forming an LGBTQ Faculty Association. It has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The University is located in a vibrant city with an active arts scene, national sports teams, and other opportunities for a satisfying work-life balance.


The Department of Africana Studies (AFST) is an interdisciplinary program, and one of 22 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, Online Minor in Africana Studies, as well as an undergraduate certificate in African Studies, Minority Health, and Global Health. The department currently has six full-time faculty, and eight affiliate faculty. Please visit our website www.arsci.uc.edu/africana_studies to find out more about the Department of Africana Studies.

Minimum Requirements

Must have obtained a Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in Africana Studies or a closely related field. Expertise in Africana Studies is required.

Application Process

In addition to the application, you must provide a cover letter describing interest in the position, teaching philosophy and experience, research interests and commitment to diversity. A current copy of your curriculum vitae, including courses taught; contact information for four (4) references are also required. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items. Letters of recommendation will be requested from short list finalists only.


Review of applications will begin approximately November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be evaluated on commitment and contributions to diversity, as well as their application for the University’s culture of inclusion and equity.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72565


Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Tenure-Track

Date:  Oct 21, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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