Tenured Faculty Position
The African American Studies Department (AASD) in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park has received authorization to search for a senior tenured faculty member at the full or advanced associate professor level. AASD is an interdisciplinary social science department engaged in the study of African American life and is committed to translating scholarship into practice and policy. The department is seeking to strengthen its capacity in the economics or politics of Black communities. However applications will be accepted from scholars involved in research related to health or education. Duties include undergraduate teaching, graduate student mentoring, research and service.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in political science, economics or a closely related discipline, a distinguished program of research employing quantitative methods. The successful candidate will possess a clear and compelling research agenda, a history of external grants, and a record of excellent teaching and institutional service. The University of Maryland is located in Prince George’s County which is the wealthiest predominantly Black county in the country that also has significant pockets of chronic poverty. Associated with the department is the Judge Alexander Williams Center for Education, Justice and Ethics which addresses policy and practices related to issues of ethics in politics and community re-entry of incarcerated persons.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration applications should be received no later than September 30, 2017. Applications must include 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of research interests and plans; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests; 5) two writing samples; and, 6) the names, titles and contact information of three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded in separate, PDF-formatted documents to http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50631