Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, seeks a senior level scholar with experience in or leading programs in African, African American, or Africana Studies, to join the faculty of the African American Studies Program, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, as its next full time Program Director, beginning July, 2018. The African American Studies Program at Saint Louis University has a long history, being founded in 1974 as the Afro American Studies Institute, and later named as an academic program in 1994, initially offering a certificate in African American Studies. Currently, the program offers both a major and a minor, and is seeking transition from a program to a department. As an interdisciplinary program, current faculty hold appointments in the departments of communication, fine and performing arts, history, psychology, English, and political science. Information about the program can be found at http://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/africanamerican-studies/.
The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarship and research (area of specialization open), along with administrative experience, evidence of academic leadership and curricular development, student mentoring and advocacy experience. Until the program finalizes its promotion and tenure criteria, the director position will be tenured in an appropriate disciplinary home within the college, with tenure transferring to African American Studies upon tenure criteria approval. Additional qualifications include: 1) a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; 2) record of scholarly achievement sufficient to warrant tenure and rank of at least Associate Professor; 3) experience in teaching first generation college students is also desirable.
Applications must be made on the university job application site, https://jobs.slu.edu; include a CV and cover letter. Inquiries about the position, as well as submission of application materials, including a current CV and a letter of application, should be sent via email to Dr. Karla Scott (email@example.com) and Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Screening of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.