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Portland State University
Chair, Black Studies Program


Qualifications: Doctorate and a record of effective teaching, scholarly research and community involvement with a focus on the Black experience are required. The candidate must be able to instruct courses focused on the African American and/or African experiences drawing on the history and traditions of the Black Studies and Africana Studies disciplines. Candidates with strong credentials in the areas of local, national and diasporic history are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience and expertise in the traditional disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are also welcome to apply if their background is appropriately linked to a focus on the Black and/or African experiences. All candidates should be comfortable and competent working within a framework of interdisciplinary assignments and responsibilities.


Demonstrated success and ability in obtaining funded research as well as scholarly publications commensurate with rank are expected. Evidence of excellent classroom teaching and effective interactions with students is advantageous. The candidate is expected to be qualified to assume the administrative and management responsibilities of the Chair of the Black Studies Department. The Department expects that the successful candidate will assume the chair role immediately or soon after hire. Appointment may include tenure or credit towards tenure depending on experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities/Duties  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track position (associate, full professor) for appointment in the Department of Black Studies beginning September 1, 2015.


Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty are expected to provide classroom instruction; engage in research activities, including the pursuit of grants and external funding; the publication and/or dissemination of scholarly and research based knowledge; advise students; participate in department and university governance through committee work and related activities; participate in community involvement activities that support the goals and objectives of the Black Studies Department.


The Department of Black Studies has embarked on its fifth decade of community and University service and offers a major, a minor and a certificate in Black Studies. An interdisciplinary academic unit within the PSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the department is housed in the School of Gender, Race and Nations. The department is devoted to the generation of knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of Africans and their descendants in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. The department is the oldest Black Studies program in the Pacific Northwest and the only program in the state of Oregon that offers a degree in Black Studies. Departmental objectives are to provide comprehensive learning programs, community-based learning and service, and an overall heightened awareness about multicultural, diversity, racial and gender issues.

Application Procedures  Complete the on-line application and include a statement of interest; a curriculum vitae; three writing samples (optional); and provide the names and email addresses of individuals (minimum of 3 - maximum of 5) who have agreed to serve as references.


Review of applications will begin May 14, 2015 and continue until finalists are identified.



Other Information  The starting annual salary rate for this position will be commensurate with experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Application Deadline  9/1/2015


Purdue University

Department Head: Sociology

Qualifications:  The Department of Sociology seeks a Department Head to further develop the strengths of a dynamic department through effective management, leadership, and a shared vision of the Department's future.   Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology and a distinguished record of research and publication suitable for an appointment as a full professor with tenure in Sociology and leadership/administrative ability.  Areas of specialty are open.   A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities/Duties  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.  Purdue's Department of Sociology offers degrees at the BA, MS, and PhD levels, and its faculty have a range of research and teaching specializations (see http://www.cla.purdue.edu/sociology).

Application Procedures  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016, for an initial period of five years and is renewable.  The Department Head is appointed by and reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining research interests, a vita, and a statement of approach to administration and departmental leadership to:  R. Douglas Hurt, Chair, Head Search Advisory Committee, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.  Electronic submissions in Word or .pdf files may be emailed to socsearch@purdue.edu. Names of references will be requested from finalists. 

Review of applicants will begin on October 2, 2015, but applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Other Information  Purdue offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.  The university is located in an affordable greater metropolitan area of approximately 200,000, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago. 

Application Deadline:  Open until filled


International Journal of Africana Studies
The International Journal of Africana Studies welcomes essays presenting original scholarship that systematically examines aspects of the past and present experiences, characteristics, achievements, issues, and concerns of people of African descent worldwide. Each submission must be saved as a Microsoft Word file and sent electronically, as an attachment, to IJAS@ncbsonline.org. An essay also may be sent via postal mail to Bertis English, Editor, International Journal of Africana Studies, 210 G. W. Trenholm Hall, Alabama State University, 915 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, USA. However, the service of an outside peer reviewer will not be secured until the editor receives the electronic submission. A hard copy not accepted for publication will be returned to its author only if a self-addressed and properly stamped envelope is provided in the original parcel.

Potential articles should be doubled spaced and not exceed thirty pages including footnotes, tables, and references. Each author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, rank or title, institution or organization, electronic-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a title or cover page. No identifying information of an author should appear anywhere else on a manuscript. The Turabian approach to citing sources, as presented in the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (2010), is preferred. However, an author may use the current scheme of the Modern Language Association or the American Psychological Association. All footnotes must be textual rather than composed using the automatic-footnoting feature of Microsoft. Use Times New Roman, Calibri or Courier font and apply one-inch margins to the whole document. Pictures, maps, and other illustrations should not be embedded in the main text. Work published previously or that is being considered for publication in another journal, book, or online will not be accepted. Any other editorial matter should be addressed to the editor: Benglish@alasu.edu or 334.229.4368.

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