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Position Announcements

See below for new positions offered at various institutions around the Country. To list a new position for your Insitution, please click here. Institutions that are members of NCBS list for free. All others require a $150 fee for each position listed. 

Check back frequently for New Positions.

Associate Professor/Professor of Ethnic Studies or African American Studies

Ethnic Studies
Northern Arizona University

The Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University invites applications for Associate Professor or Professor of Ethnic Studies with an expertise in African American Studies, and academic leadership potential to begin August 2019.

Areas of research are open, but could include queer Black studies, Black feminisms, Black Cinema, Black social movements, the Black Southwest, Black geographies, Black popular culture, Hip Hop, and/or Blackness and Indigeneity. The position includes teaching introductory African American Studies courses, as well as advanced courses in the applicant's area of expertise.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2019

Open Rank Professor, Strategic Communication/Public Relations

University of Oklahoma
Department: Journalism and Mass Communication

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position in Public Relations with a focus in consumer culture, beginning Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. A Ph.D. in Communication, Mass Communication or a related field is required by the time of appointment; ABDs will be considered. Professional experience in public relations or a related field is desired.

The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level classes and develop and deliver courses in the areas of economic, political, social issues and trends, and diversity and social inclusion in professional public relations practice. The candidate will also teach core and elective courses in the curriculum including public relations research, contemporary problems in public relations, public relations campaigns, cross-cultural public relations, event planning and fundraising, or consumer culture courses (e.g., entertainment, fashion, or lifestyle public relations) and other areas commensurate with his or her particular expertise.

Application Deadline:  Review begins March 15, 2019

Conrad J. Bergendoff Visiting Fellow

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department: Religion

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Conrad J. Bergendoff visiting Fellow in the Religion Department for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We seek a creative and reflective teacher enthusiastic about serving general education students enrolled in courses that fulfill the College's "Reasoned Examination of Faith" (REF) requirement.

The Bergendoff Fellow will be expected to participate in programs designed to help new faculty develop their pedagogical skills. The Fellow will also be expected to make at least one on-campus presentation of scholarly work or pedagogical innovation. Term of appointment: one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on staffing needs, demonstrated excellence in the classroom, and funding. Health insurance, professional meeting allowance and other benefits provided.

Application Deadline:  April 26, 2019

Tenure-Track, Open Rank

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department:  Kinesiology and Human Wellness

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track, Open-Rank position to lead our new Kinesiology and Human Wellness Program, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.  The new kinesiology program will build upon the college's renowned and rigorous programs in the sciences, public health and pre-health and contribute to developing one of the most comprehensive approaches to academic health and wellness programs at a small liberal arts college.

Applicants should be interested in teaching a broad range of undergraduate Kinesiology courses. Projected teaching responsibilities include Intro to Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, senior capstone (Senior Inquiry), and one or more new courses in Behavior and Exercise, Social Issues in Human Wellness, Exercise Evaluation and Prescription, and/or other specialty of the candidate.

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2019

Business Administration (Generalist): Visiting Assistant Professor

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department: Business Administration

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Business Administration (Generalist) beginning in August of the 2019-20 academic year, with possible renewal.  To support our robust and growing program we encourage applicants with multi-disciplinary teaching experience and interests to apply as the sections available are varied. Based on expertise and experience, the position could include any combination of: Strategy, MIS, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Introductory Marketing, Introductory Finance, Business Communication, and Statistics.

Application Deadline: 
April 12, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department: Psychology & Neuroscience

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year, with possible annual renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement.  Our department seeks a candidate with expertise in clinical/counseling psychology. Primary teaching responsibilities include several courses annually in Psychopathology and Clinical & Counseling Psychology. In addition, the candidate should have a willingness to teach supporting courses in the major (e.g., Intro, Statistics, or Research Methods) and/or first-year courses in the General Education program.

Application Deadline:
  April 26, 2019

Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies

University of Louisville
Pan-African Studies Department Position

Candidates must have research interests in the various social science discourses on how race/ethnicity, social class, gender and culture affects education at all levels of society. Candidates with proficiency in quantitative and qualitative analysis will be favored.


Application Deadline:  February 15, 2019 and until position is filled

Full-time Lecturer

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Africana Studies Program (AFST) in the College of Arts and Sciences

The Africana Studies Program (AFST) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( ) invites applications for a full-time lecturer to teach Introduction to African American Studies and/or Introduction to African Studies beginning fall 2019. Appointment(s) will be full-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

Review of applications begin:  February 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies

University of Missouri - St. Louis
English Department

The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in African American studies, to begin in August 2019. The department seeks a scholar-teacher focused on African American literature. In addition to this primary focus, we encourage intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to content and methods, and we welcome commitments to gender studies, queer studies, and transatlantic or global studies. Additional possible areas of expertise may include (but are not limited to): literatures of the African diaspora, ethnic literatures of the Americas, African American rhetorics, new media studies, hip hop studies, and digital humanities.


Application Deadline:  January 17, 2019

Africana Studies / Political Science, Visiting Professor, 1-year

The College of Wooster
Department of Africana Studies and Political Science

The Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at The College of Wooster seek to fill a one-year visiting position at the level of Assistant Professor divided between Africana Studies (2/3rds) and Political Science (1/3rd), beginning in the fall of 2019. Broad training in Africana Studies and Political Science, with a focus on African politics, is required. 

Applications received by January 31, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Faculty Position - Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor

Kent State University
Department of Pan-African Studies

As part of Kent State University's interdisciplinary Global Understanding Research Initiative, the Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position beginning Fall 2019.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-Track Position in African American Studies

Texas Christian University
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies in African American Studies

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions: one in African American Studies and one in U.S. Latina/o Studies. One of the two appointments can be made at the Associate level; the other will be an Assistant Professor. Both will begin in fall 2019.


Application Deadline: 10/15/2018
Do not post after: 4/1/2019

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Department of Africana Studies
3514 French Hall West
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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