Program in Africana Studies Director
Job no: 493658
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Program in Africana Studies, created in 1970 as the Black Studies Center, is seeking a Director. The Director will be responsible and accountable for developing a new strategic vision for the Africana Studies Program at Seton Hall University. The Director will be a contract faculty member resident in the College of Arts and Sciences. This is a 12-month appointment in one of the college’s departments (specialization open). The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the chair of the home department, will annually evaluate the performance of the Director. Job responsibilities are detailed below. Seton Hall University is a Catholic university, and employees are expected to support its mission.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for developing a strategic vision for the Program in Africana Studies at Seton Hall, as well as serving as the chief administrator of the program and teaching in his/her area of specialization. In light of the duties enumerated below, the teaching load will be three courses per year. In order to fulfill the recruiting and programming need, the job will requirement commitments that may entail weekend and evening work.
- By January, 2020, draft a strategic plan for Africana Studies with specific enrollment targets. These targets can be used to develop the subsequent hiring plan, which may include tenure-track, contract, faculty associate, or lecturer positions. This plan should differentiate Seton Hall from competitor programs in order to attract students and scholars;
- By June, 2020, review the curriculum and learning outcomes in the context of a comprehensive assessment plan;
- By December, 2020, develop and implement a plan for longitudinal research on the success of the program’s graduates;
- Develop articulation agreement with other institutions, including community colleges and graduate programs;
- Recruit students at Open Houses, campus-wide “Major Days,” using Social Media, visiting Core classes, visiting high schools, etc.;
- Develop a social media presence for the program;
- Prepare the Annual Report;
- Hire and supervising adjunct instructors consistent with the faculty guide;
- Design the course schedule, in accordance with the faculty guide;
- Advise students in course selection and career planning;
- Work with chairpersons to staff courses essential to the program;
- Work with the Vice President of Student Affairs and affiliated campus organizations;
- Organize academic and co-curricular programming (lectures, screenings, social events);
- Build community within the major;
- Reach out the local community in the Oranges, Maplewood, Newark, etc. to provide network, mentoring, and service-learning opportunities;
- Implement a professional development for adjunct instructors and affiliated faculty;
- By June, 2020, develop an internship program in collaboration with Career Services;
- Engage in alumni outreach and fundraising to support the program, including grant and foundation applications.
- A PhD in Africana (African-American) Studies or a relevant field in the Humanities or Social Sciences;
- A record of scholarly publication;
- Demonstrated excellence as a teacher and advisor;
- Demonstrated experience in program building and assessment;
- Strong communication skills (including experience with social media, etc.);
- A strong commitment to multi-cultural education and exclusivity.
- General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Application deadline: April 15, 2019
- Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and the names of three persons who can provide professional references.
Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.
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