Department of Pan-African Studies Faculty Recruitment Announcement

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is seeking candidates for tenure-track position at the assistant/associate level effective October 30, 2014.   Strong consideration will be given to applicants whose primary area of expertise is in Critical Race Theory and/or Africana Public Policy, with secondary areas open. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise on issues affecting Africa and the African Diaspora, particularly as they relate to health, education and immigration. The Department is especially interested in applicants whose secondary areas align with its existing or emerging strengths, including but not limited to Community Activism and Organizing, Gender, Race and Sex, Government and Social Systems, and the Sociology of Health. All members of the Department teach upper level courses in their areas of expertise and introductory courses, which make significant contribution to the College of Arts and Sciences Core Educational Requirements.

The candidate should demonstrate a well developed and vibrant research program, a strong publication record, grant writing strength and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate levels. A Ph.D. is required, with preference for that degree being in Africana Studies or related field.

The Department holds the Institute of African American Affairs, the Center of Pan-African Culture, the African Community Theatre and the Uumbaji Gallery, all of which offer opportunities for collaborative community research and mentoring/professional development.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two writing samples, instructional materials such as course syllabi, and three letters of reference to or to:

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Pan-African Studies

Kent State University

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, Ohio


Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's Faculty.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:43 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:20 AM
Department of Pan-African Studies