Part-Time Faculty – Pan Africanism

Syracuse, New York, United States

Job description

Job #: 073579

Location: Sims Hall

Pay Range: $6,000 per course

FLSA Status: Exempt

HoursAs determined by department/chair

Job Type: Part-time

Rank: PTI/Adjunct

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: UA

Job DescriptionThe Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for Spring 2018 semester.

AAS 312- “Pan Africanism” (3 credits) a non-tenure track, adjunct PTI position. Meets Monday/Wednesday 5:15pm – 6:35pm

Pan Africanism studies the impact of Pan African thought and action in the 20th Century. The course is focused on social movements and ideas reflected in the Pan African movement in the continent and the African Diaspora.

African American Studies and Political Science. Background in International Relations doctoral training preferred.

Appointment will begin one week before the start of classes January 9, 2018 and end May 9, 2018. The first day of class will begin January 16, 2018.

QualificationsA doctorate (or ABD) required. Black Studies and African International relations doctoral training preferred.

Job Specific QualificationsWe are especially interested in candidates who have the ability to teach:

AAS 312 – Pan Africanism

The teaching load will be one course in the spring semester only.

ResponsibilitiesRequired to maintain regular office hours

Presenting Instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.

Submitting completed mid-semester grade reports and final grades according to University regulations.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

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How to apply

Apply onlineFor full consideration please submit a resume/CV, cover letter and an other document.

Message to ApplicantsQuestions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Herbert Ruffin II, email:

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