The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who works at the interface of Africana Studies and environmental justice. The position is to be housed at Pitzer College and the successful candidate will be a member of the Africana Studies field group at Pitzer. We seek a colleague whose scholarship involves primarily quantitative behavioral research aimed at understanding individual and collective perceptions, decisions, and behaviors as they pertain to human ecology, human institutions, sustainability, climate change, or adaptation.
We seek a scholar who will contribute to the department’s mission of examining, through various academic disciplines, the knowledges, and experiences of people of African heritage worldwide. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching and show evidence of a productive program of scholarly research. The candidate is expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate setting.
The teaching load for this position is 5 courses annually and will include courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, plus contribute to teaching a rotating schedule of Africana Studies core courses in the major at Pitzer College. These are: Introduction to Africana Studies, Research Methods in Africana Studies, and/or Senior Seminar.
The Ph.D. should be expected by the time the successful candidate starts at Pitzer. PhD open but preference may be given to those with degrees or certifications in Africana Studies or related fields. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.
Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant this position is in Africana Studies at Pitzer College (PZ) as core faculty of the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies (IDAS).
Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24956 by October 15, 2023:
- A letter of application inclusive of a research statement
- three letters of recommendation
- curriculum vitae
- a teaching philosophy statement
- a 500-750 word diversity statement
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Compensation range: $88,000 – $92,000
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Pitzer College is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, tuition exchange program participation and more.
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