Instructional Assistant Professor in African American Studies & Gender Studies (Sarah Isom Ctr)

Position Description

Online Instructional Assistant Professor in African American Studies and Gender Studies

The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the African American Studies Programs at the University of Mississippi invite applications for an Online Instructional Assistant Professor (IAP) position in African American Studies and Gender Studies beginning Spring of 2019. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load, teaching two online courses for the Gender Studies Program and two online courses for the African American Studies Program each semester.
Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching specialization draw on theories, methods, and approaches in gender and African American studies. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; or a related field at the time of appointment.¬ Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2018.¬ 
About the Position
In addition to established course offerings in the Gender Studies and African American Studies Programs, the IAP is expected to develop courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the programs, advise students, serve on academic committees, and participate in the broader scholarly community.
The position is primarily focused on teaching, although research and service to the profession is encouraged. The position includes a promotion ladder. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Retirement and health benefits are offered. The position does not require physical residence at the Oxford campus, but we do ask online faculty to come to Oxford, Mississippi, for the annual Isom Student Gender Conference in March and for any major African American symposium.

Rank and Salary

The positions will be at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor; the teaching load is four courses per semester. The position includes a promotion ladder; the position is primarily focused on teaching, though research is encouraged.¬  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The job includes retirement and health benefits. The position does not require physical residence at the Oxford campus, but we do ask online faculty to come to Oxford for our annual Isom Student Gender Conference in March.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type:¬ Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality; African American Studies; or a related field.

  • A background and research specialization in some combination of women, gender, sexuality, trans , and/or queer studies; critical race theory; intersectional and/or Black feminisms; and/or race and ethnicity studies.

  • A record of teaching and scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment.

  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and teaching high-quality and engaging online learning courses.

  • Strong commitment to excellent teaching, a commitment to innovation, and demonstrated excellence in the use of online technology.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference. Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.


Please have recommenders mail or email letters of recommendation confidentially to:

Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott, Chair IAP Search

University of Mississippi

African American Studies Program

Longstreet 314

P O Box 1848

University, MS¬  38677-1848


About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For," is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns." With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi's Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the "Cultural Mecca of the South", creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford's rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Cond√ Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information

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