Lecturer in African and African American Studies



Job description

Job Number: R0007194

The Department of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University seeks an instructor for the AAAS/HIS 131a African Americans and Health -or- AAAS/HIS 154b Race, Science, and Society, 4-credits course in Spring 2023.

AAAS/HIS 131a examines the history of African American health, from the medical treatment of enslaved Africans during the transatlantic slave trade to the contemporary experiences of black Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics and themes to be explored include: plantation medicine, folk healing, midwifery, medical experimentation, epidemics, institution-building, and black women’s health activism.

AAAS/HIS 154b traces scientific concepts of race from the 18th century to today, interrogating their uses and transformations over time. It explores how science has defined race, how people have challenged such conceptions, and alternate ways for understanding human difference.

The class will meet in person, day or evening times could be available.

Candidates with a PhD or who are ABD, and who have teaching experience in African and African American Studies will be given  preference.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter detailing which course you are best prepared to teach along with your proposed approach to the course. Please also provide a CV and names and contact information for two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 509.

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