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Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies (EXPIRED)

University of Rochester

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS African & African American Studies
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC African & African American Studies
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Decision Theory
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Rochester, New York, United States
Job description

Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies, University of Rochester, NY, USA

The University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences invites faculty applications for the new Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies (FDI).  (http://www.sas.rochester.edu/aas/index.html.)  We are looking for a dynamic leader who will guide intellectual pursuits and exchange in this field and, with the full support of the College’s administration, enhance the role and status of FDI, leading it to national prominence in research and teaching.

FDI brings together faculty and students from across academic disciplines to engage collaboratively on topics of shared interest in the study of the African diaspora; it is an interdepartmental program offering an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate certificate, and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships.  FDI also contributes greatly to academic programming on campus through lectures, conferences, and a film series.  The new Director will oversee these activities and will be invited to envision and pursue new possibilities for FDI.

The successful candidate will be a tenured Associate or full Professor with a distinguished research profile in this field and excellent administrative and organizational skills; they will be expected to advocate for FDI, and champion African & African American Studies in general, before the College administration and the university community.  The Director will work with School of Arts & Sciences administration and the Office of Advancement to develop additional resources.

The Director will report to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences in consultation with an executive committee of faculty associates; they will also hold a faculty appointment in an associated humanities or social science department in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Candidates should submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A two-to-three-page statement about the role of African & African American Studies in academia in general and in the on-campus life of a university.
  • Names and contact information for three references; these individuals will not be contacted without permission.

Please submit all materials online at www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  For further information, contact the search committee at FDIdirectorsearch2018@rochester.edu.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/posit...
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 10, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Zoe Adams
Contact email
Time created November 16, 2018, 11:48am EST
Scheduled expiry date December 10, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 12, 2018, 12:46am EST
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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