Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The African and African American Studies Program at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The African and African American Studies Program is a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We seek outstanding scholars with expertise in African and African American Studies. The research emphasis of applicants should be appropriate for an appointment in one of the academic departments in the college such as Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, or Psychology. This position is expected to maintain a nationally visible, active program of scholarship in his/her areas of specialization and teach courses in the Program and in the tenure-home Department.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 31,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,000 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of nearly 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see

Required Qualifications
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August 16, 2014.
In addition, applicants for an Associate Professor appointment must meet university standards for appointment at this rank, including a substantial record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching in African or African American Studies at the collegiate level
Research interests/expertise that complement and build on research strengths in the African and African American Studies Program, tenure home department and Iowa State University

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
4) Statement of Teaching philosophy and Research interests
5) Teaching Evaluation Summaries - Attach as "Other Document(s)"
6) List of African American Studies related courses taken and taught (as applicable) - Attach as "Other Document(s)"

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Amy Slagell (, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, or Tunde Adeleke (, Director, African and African American Studies Program.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Review of applications will begin November 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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