The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida,College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for fourfull-time, tenure track, nine-month appointment, at the Assistantor Associate level and one position in ArtificialIntelligence/Critical Race and Digital Studies, at the AssistantProfessor level, in African American Studies as part of anationally-focused cluster hire, to begin August 16, 2021. The fivenew faculty members will play a central role in moving the currentprogram in African American Studies towards departmental status. Weare, therefore, seeking candidates who have experience incurriculum and departmental development. The African AmericanStudies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in researchthat is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’sintellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests ofour undergraduate students. While the field is open, preferencewill be given to scholars with research and teaching expertise inthe following areas: Economics of Racial Inequality, HealthDisparities, Carceral Studies, and Black Cultural Studies (sport ormusic).The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, andstrategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as wellas the local and national community. Core strategic prioritiesinclude: Cover letterCurrent curriculum vitaeStatement of research interests/plansStatement of teaching interests/philosophySample publicationThe names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who cancomment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for aposition at the rank of Associate Professor, the potential refereesmust be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on quality ofresearch, teaching, engagement and/or service. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, andcontinue until all five positions are filled. All candidates foremployment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includesa review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification ofeducation.Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair,Steering Committee, at [email protected] selected candidates will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .As articulated in the goals of the university, the college valuesfaculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching,and service. The University of Florida is an Equal OpportunityInstitution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusivefaculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from otherunder-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Theselection process will be conducted in accordance with theprovisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and PublicRecords Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per falland two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory andadvanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experientiallearning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoringundergraduate research and experience in developing a department.Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications andexperience, and includes a full benefits package. More informationabout the African American Studies Program can be found at http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/[email protected] Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or a terminaldegree in a related field. The successful applicant willdemonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’smission and values. We are particularly interested in candidateswho combine rigorous and original scholarship, with communityengagement.For full consideration, applications must be submitted online athttp://apply.interfolio.com/82852and must include: Research that examines the African American experience in atransnational context from a broad base of disciplinarytheories;Community-based outreach and learning; andTeaching and skills development that introduces students fromall disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history,critical theory, and professional development.