COLLEGE: WILLIAM J. MAXWELLCOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT:AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES & LEE HAGAN AFRICANA STUDIES CENTER
POSITION: DUAL TENURE- TRACK APPOINTMENT IN AFRICAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES & DIRECTOR, LEE HAGAN AFRICANA STUDIES CENTER
JOB SUMMARY:The African & African-American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment as assistant, associate, or full professor commencing in September 2020 to teach at New Jersey City University (NJCU) William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences. This position is a dual-appointment in African & African-American Studies and the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The successful applicant will be required to teach both basic and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, candidates will be expected to develop new programs and course offerings at the undergraduate level for the African & African-American Studies Program, and maintain an active and sustained scholarly research agenda in one’s respective field. Candidates with expertise in African-American Studies, African Studies, and the African Diaspora are preferred and encouraged to apply.
As a shared appointment in African & African-American Studies and the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center, the finalist will have proven university leadership experience in administering an Africana Studies Center or related department. The mission of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center is to promote academic excellence and social responsibility among faculty, students, and the surrounding community about issues relevant to the empowerment of people from Africa and across the African Diaspora. Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President, the Director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center will be responsible for the following, among other duties to be determined by the Provost and Senior Vice President: 1) Provide leadership in carrying out the mission, meeting the goals of the Center and creating a strategic plan in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan; 2) Conduct regular program evaluations and coordinate the Center’s objectives with the goals of the Division of Academic Affairs and the University; and 3) Develop collaborative partnerships with experts in the knowledge, practice, and policy of multiculturalism, identity, and diversity. The Director of the Center is expected to do the following as part of his/her duties and responsibilities: a) Establish, design, and implement innovative educational initiatives that will positively impact students and the University at large; b) Design and implement community programs; c) Serve as a resource person for students, faculty, staff, and the community; d) Participate in Divisional and University-wide student recruitment and retention initiatives; and e) Attract external resources through planning and fundraising, working closely with the Office of University Advancement. Additionally, the finalist should have substantive executive, operational, and financial management experience with strong organizational and project management skills.
EDUCATION:Candidates should have an earned doctorate in African Studies, African-American Studies, or a related field, with a concentration or extensive work in the history of the African Diaspora.
EXPERIENCE:Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda that would involve undergraduate and graduate students at an urban comprehensive university
REQUIRED: Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three professional references.In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and community service might support our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
CONSIDERATION:Review of applications will begin immediately.
New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.
Cut-Off Date for Filing Applications: December 4, 2019
About New Jersey City University
The New Jersey City University mission is to provide a diverse population with an excellent university education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socio-economic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.
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