Assistant Professor, African Diaspora/Latin American Studies at UNC Charlotte

*The University of North Carolina at Charlotte*

*Department of Africana Studies*

*Assistant Professor, African Diaspora/Latin American Studies:*

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position with specialization in the field of African Diaspora in Latin
America to begin August 2012. The position is open to all disciplines in
the humanities and social sciences. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D.
at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for
professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate
commitment to promote diversity and community engagement as a value in the
department and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Desired qualifications
include interest in environment, health and/or digital humanities.

This hire is one of two new positions in the Africana Studies Department
and the Department of History, as part of an initiative to enhance the
study of Latin America and the African Diaspora in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences. The College currently houses and supports two scholarly
associations dedicated to the study of Latin America: the Southeastern
Council of Latin American Studies, and the Conference on Latin American

The successful candidate will have his/her tenure home in the Africana
Studies Department. He/she will teach undergraduate and graduate level
courses in both Africana Studies and Latin American Studies, including
courses in his/her* *area of research. He/she is expected to maintain
regular high-quality publication, seek external funding, advice students,
and contribute to the governance of the department and the university. The
Africana Studies Department is an interdisciplinary academic unit focusing
on the study of Africa and the global African Diaspora with emphasis on
culture, history, social policy, and entrepreneurship. More information
about the department can be found at

Screening of applications will begin December 11, 2011 and will continue
until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at (position #1501) and should include a cover letter,
CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Three letters of
recommendation should be mailed separately to Chair, African Diaspora in
Latin America Search Committee, Department of Africana Studies, UNC
Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the
department chair, Professor Akin Ogundiran at ogundiran @ or to the
search committee chair at africana_studies @

The University of North Carolina UNC Charlotte is an urban research
university, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and an
ADVANCE Institution.