Ida B. Wells Visiting Professor

DePaul University in Illinois

Date Posted December 6, 2013
Type Non tenure track

African/Black Diaspora Studies: DePaul University seeks to recruit a one year, non tenure track faculty member to serve as the Ida B. Wells Visiting Professor. The Ida B. Wells Professorship, established in 1999, reflects the University's Vincentian values and its scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, and social justice as well as to the advocacy for the principles that informed Ida B. Wells' (1862-1931) life's work. Wells was an American writer, journalist, activist, and grass roots organizer. She fought systematic inequality, state-sanctioned violence such as lynchings, and poverty on behalf of black people and women. Her work emphasized the need for education and stood on a platform of anti-racist social justice. Ida B. Wells used her pen and her voice to keep issues of injustice in the public domain. The position will be housed in the African and Black Diaspora Studies program. The appointment is for one year. New, mid-career or well-established scholars whose work is interdisciplinary and comparative regarding the field of African and Black Diaspora Studies and draws upon the social sciences are encouraged to apply. Scholars who work in areas such as history, geography, sociology, political science, international relations, and public policy are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants should have a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree in-hand. This position offers the opportunity to focus on one's research and scholarship. The Ida B. Wells Professorship also includes some teaching and work with undergraduate students in the African and Black Diaspora Studies program, engagement with DePaul faculty, as well as public lectures which are designed to serve as catalysts for scholarly dialogue about national and international issues related to social justice and activism. The position also provides opportunities to work with DePaul's many centers, institutes, centers and programs as well as other universities, institutions, cultural centers, and museums in the Chicago area. DePaul University is a private, Catholic institution with a total enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. Its five campuses are located in both urban and suburban areas. The University is strongly committed to providing a comprehensive liberal arts education, and it emphasizes both teaching and research. This appointment will begin September 2014. All applications must be completed on-line and should include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and at least three references along with their contact information. Apply online only: facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51072 Deadline for submissions is December 20, 2013. We expect to make a decision by March 14, 2014. As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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