Director, Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA)

The IAAA Director is a 9-month faculty position that includes teaching responsibilities. This position can be held by either a TT or NTT Faculty member. The IAAA Director works with the Chair, faculty and students to maintain the necessary research infrastructure to advance the research mission of the Department. The Director serves as a liaison with other educational bodies both at Kent State and beyond, and may oversee publication of The African American Monograph Series and KITABU, the IAAA newsletter.  The Director oversees management of the Henry Dumas Memorial Library, which houses materials related to the Pan-African experience and coordinates the Biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference.  S/he is expected to manage the IAAA budget, report at regular unit meetings, and submit annual reports. The Director receives up to 9 credit hours teaching release per academic year unless there are dire and/or extenuating circumstances or  with permission from the Dean.