Assistant Professor - African American History - Adelphi University
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Monday, June 07, 2021 08:54 AM


Adelphi University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American History to begin August 2021. This full-time, nine-month continuing tenuretrack appointment is housed for review and tenure in the African, Black & Caribbean Studies Program (ABCSP). We seek to recruit a promising scholar-teacher with interdisciplinary training and interests related to Black History and African American Studies. S/he will have primary teaching responsibilities in the ABCSP, which cross-lists some of the courses they will teach with the History Department. Adelphi's 51 year old African, Black & Caribbean Studies Program (ABCSP) is interested in building its strengths in the Africana intellectual traditions and cultural philosophy, history and intersectional methodologies advanced by Black Studies, African American Studies, and Critical Race Studies. As such, we are interested in recruiting a colleague whose teaching and scholarship will contribute to the expansion of interdisciplinarity in the College of Arts & Sciences.



  • The teaching load is 18-credits (3/3) with opportunities for research release.
  • Applicants will teach undergraduate courses including introductory, survey classes, and seminars. Beginning in the Fall, 2021 our new colleague's teaching load will include an annual two-semester rotation of the two-semester cross-listed courses Black History to 1865 and Black History 1865-Present respectively in a fall and spring of each year, and one additional cross-listed course with an historical focus on experiences related to race, such as: The Reconstruction Era; or The Civil Rights Movement; or Race and Law in American History. In addition, our new colleague will teach a section of the Introduction to African American Studies, an interdisciplinary course within the ABCSP. The two remaining courses will reflect the candidate's specialty area of interest in African, Black & Caribbean Studies.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an ongoing record of research with scholarly publications and presentations; attend ABCSP meetings, contribute to service duties within the ABCSP, college, university, and at professional levels, and engage in the mentoring and advising of African, Black & Caribbean Studies Minors.



  • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in African American Studies, Africana Studies, Black Studies, American History or American Studies or related areas with an emphasis on the category and experience of race in the study of American society by the time of appointment. We especially welcome a candidate with grounding in intersectionality, and an interest in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and intellectual collaborations. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated record of commitment to scholarship and university/community service, and to excellence in teaching.
  • We are interested in a candidate's plans for ongoing and future research projects, as we want to foster a junior faculty's professional development and encourage their success.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the University's goal of improving higher education for diverse and underrepresented students. We have a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for faculty appointments share our commitment to educational access, equity, excellence, and diversity.
  • Applicants must include with their materials brief statements on their teaching philosophy as well as on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Also, in these days of grappling with a pandemic, please be advised that teaching requirements may include online distance education.



  • Interested candidates should submit the following materials online at: a letter of application, resume/ curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, an article length writing sample, a statement of commitment to diversity goals (2 page maximum), a copy of the transcript of highest degree earned (official transcript required at time of appointment), and, teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence).
  • Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three academic referees when completing the online faculty application. For matters other than the submission of materials, inquiries may be directed to Dr. Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Director, the Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies, Chair, Search Committee, at [email protected].
  • Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The position is subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Adelphi University, New York is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, doctoral conferring research university, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce that strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. For additional information about Adelphi University, the African, Black & Caribbean Studies Program, please visit our website:



Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

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