Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 20,000 students on two
campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns in America.”
Assistant Teaching Professor (Qualified Rank Faculty, non tenure-track) of African American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, full-time, renewable, academic year, beginning August 2021
Teach and develop African American Studies courses
Teach courses in a secondary area that complements the School of Cultural and Critical Studies offerings (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory, and/or related courses in American Culture Studies, Popular Culture, and/or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Provide service to university and profession
Expected Start Date: August 2021
Salary & Benefits:
Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.
Credentials Required for Application:
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education ; 4) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 5) transcript showing highest degree earned and 6) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit
https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
For additional information, please contact Dr. Angela Nelson ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Susana Peña ([email protected]), Director, School of Cultural and Critical Studies.
BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment. Official transcripts showing highest degree earned are also required.
Information about the University and Program:
The Department of Ethnic Studies explores the ways in which racial and ethnic identities, social relations, cultures, and geographical spaces have been shaped over time. Focusing on the institutions and political/economic/social processes that have staged race at the center of the nation’s histories, Ethnic Studies uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the significance of race and ethnicity in contemporary US society. The Department of Ethnic Studies offers a graduate certificate in ethnic studies, undergraduate major and minor degrees in ethnic studies, and a Latino/a studies minor degree. It also contributes to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in American Culture Studies with regular offerings of interdisciplinary graduate seminars.
The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU’s interdisciplinary School of Cultural and Critical Studies which also includes the Department of Popular Culture, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and American Culture Studies Program. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school. Additional information about the School is available at: www.bgsu.edu/sccs.
The School of Cultural and Critical Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Largest of the collegiate organizations of BGSU, the College of Arts and Sciences includes nineteen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas. The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, languages, sciences and mathematics and social sciences.
BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from countries outside the United States. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourageapplications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age,gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field (for example, African American Studies, American Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2021)
Research focus or teaching experience in African American Studies
Experience teaching at collegiate level
Teaching or research experience in one of the following areas: social justice/activism, African American Studies in transnational context, Afro-Latinx Studies, digital humanities/social media, or critical race theory
Teaching or research experience in a secondary area that complements the School of Cultural and Critical Studies offerings (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory, and/or related courses in American Culture Studies, Popular Culture, and/or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
University teaching experience as instructor of record
Peer-reviewed publication(s) in African American Studies.
About Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.