Job Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a renewable position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American Studies, African American Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Legal Studies Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and/or Sociology.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the UF African American Studies Program and will have a 100% appointment in the program. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach at least one of our required courses – Introduction to African American Studies, Key Issues in Black Atlantic Thought, and/or African American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar. We are also seeking someone with a willingness to teach online courses, an active research agenda, and a desire to contribute to the scholarly development of the program.

Established in 1969, the African American Studies Program offers a major and minor. This interdisciplinary program offers a diverse array of courses. Currently, over 100 students are majoring in African American Studies at the University of Florida. More information about the program can be found at: The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from women and minorities. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, (3) a writing sample, and (4) teaching evaluations if available. Applicants will provide names/emails of referees and the application system will send automated emails to referees requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 9, 2017 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The position will remain open until filled. The position starts in August 2017. Questions may be directed to Dr. I. Kendi at

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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