University of Delaware: College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana Studies
Open Rank Position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery
Location: Newark, DE
Open Rank Position: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U. S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system. Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.
The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. There is potential for collaboration with other departments and programs on campus including the Department of History, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Material Culture Studies, in addition to participating in public and digital humanities-centered teaching and research.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2020. In addition, candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.
The start date for this position is August 16, 2020.
Applicants are asked to create and upload a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and the names as well as contact information for three references. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 9, 2019 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]
Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the TalentLink.
About the University
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research.
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The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/