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Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Pan-African Studies - Kent Campus [100160]

Job Title:

 Faculty Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

The Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position beginning Fall 2019.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

The purpose of this hire is to 1) build upon the department’s existing strengths which include,  but is not limited to Community Activism and Organizing, Gender, Race and Sex, Government and Social Systems and a vibrant Arts and Culture concentration  and 2) to further develop the department’s expertise and scholarly leadership in matters of global importance. The department includes the Institute of African-American Affairs, the Center of Pan-African Culture, the African Community Theatre and the Uumbaji Gallery, all of which offer opportunities for national and international collaboration, community engagement, research and mentoring/professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:


We seek applicants whose primary area of expertise lies in the area of  colonialism and its legacies [systems of governance of formerly enslaved and oppressed populations in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean,  including Indigenous Peoples]. The department is particularly interested in candidates who utilize decolonizing/indigenous research methodologies and pedagogies as well as those who may have expertise in one or more of these fields: Gender Studies, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Legal Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose orientation to teaching and research correspond with our commitment to centering Pan-African and Indigenous thought and practices.


A Ph.D. is required, with preference for that degree being in Africana Studies, African-American Studies or related field.

Associate or Full Professor level applicants must demonstrate a well-developed and vibrant research program, a strong publication record, extramural funding success, and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate levels. Assistant level applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop strong research, publication and teaching records


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, copies of publications/writing samples, teaching evaluations, instructional materials such as course syllabi and three letters of reference to or to:

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Pan-African Studies

Kent State University

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, OH 44240-0001

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities. 


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