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Center for African and African American Studies

Rice University is seeking a tenured advanced associate or full professor in Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Linguistics, History, English, Visual Arts, Religion, Philosophy, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, or Art History. The successful candidate will additionally serve as Director of the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS), appointment beginning July 1, 2023. The Center for African and African American Studies bridges the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences. CAAAS currently encompasses ten departments and some thirty faculty members. We seek an innovative and capacious scholar, who will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advance the Center’s interdisciplinary research endeavors and continue to expand its new and vibrant curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Center director will also work with the two deans of Humanities and Social Sciences to raise an endowment for faculty chairs, postdoctoral fellowships, and a distinguished lecture series. Read more >