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The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a nine-month Lecturer position in Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, and Cultural Studies starting August 15, 2018. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (position number 005164). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and mentoring principles, sample syllabi, and the name of three referees. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are subject to criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 005164
Working Title Lecturer
Classification Title 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Africana Studies
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Africana Studies Department is to teach and mentor students, discover and disseminate new knowledge, and engage diverse communities on the experiences of African-descended populations; with emphasis on culture, history, social policy, health, social justice, and social responsibility within the liberal arts tradition.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ph.D. is required in any humanities field. Applicants must have scholarly expertise and teaching experience in Africana. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses that focus on Environmental Literature, Black Atlantic Culture, African Cinema, Popular Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America, and courses that support the general education curriculum at UNC Charlotte, especially in critical thinking, writing intensive, and service learning. The teaching load is 4/4.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will also support the service mission of the department, including student advising, faculty governance, and community outreach.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a nine-month Lecturer position in Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, and Cultural Studies starting August 15, 2018. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (position number 005164). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and mentoring principles, sample syllabi, and the name of three referees.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are subject to criminal background check.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  4. Sample Syllabi
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents