28 Jan 2014
January 28, 2014

Faculty Positions Announcement for Fall 2014-2015 Academic Year

January 28, 2014

The African American Studies Department is searching to fill 2 full-time, Non-Tenure Track faculty lines for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The application deadline is February 15, 2014.

1. African Cultural History and Literature

(Non-Tenure Track Position)

  • Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional) in African American Studies at Temple University
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science discipline, and will teach exclusively in African American Studies. The preferred area of specialization is African literary theory, oral traditions, and narrative practices. The applicant should be knowledgeable of important African philosophers and writers and have the ability to teach their works effectively demonstrating any continuities in the African Diaspora.  Courses could include both undergraduate and graduate classes. The teaching load is 4/4. Although this is largely a teaching position the applicant should demonstrate an active research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department. A Ph.D. is required.  Salary negotiable. Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.
  • Temple is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by February 15, 2014 to: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Temple University, 1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122 or to: Stephanie.tschanz@temple.edu.

2. Contemporary African American Culture

(Non-Tenure Track Position)

  • Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional) in African American Studies at Temple University
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science discipline, or will have teaching experience in the field consistent with the position in African American culture. The applicant should be willing to teach exclusively in African American Studies. The preferred area of specialization is Contemporary African American Culture, with a specialization in Hip Hop, Rap, and Afrocentric Spoken Word theory and practice. The applicant should be conversant with the variety of musical and Hip Hop traditions in the African American community. The teaching load is 4/4. Although this is largely a teaching position the applicant should demonstrate an interest in creating a research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department. A Ph.D. is required.  Salary negotiable. Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Temple is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by February 15, 2014 to: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Temple University, 1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122 or to: Stephanie.tschanz@temple.edu.