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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122928
Title: Professor
Functional Title: Professor
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: BSOS-African American Studies
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The African-American Studies Department at the University of Maryland has been authorized to recruit a tenured full or advanced associate professor with a Ph.D. in economics, political science or closely related discipline who is engaged in a program of research related to politics, economic development, health or education in African-American and or Black communities. Successful candidates will have expertise in quantitative analysis to address questions that have relevance for public policy or programs addressing issues such as poverty reduction, health or educational disparities and family life. Candidates should have a record of grant support, be willing to contribute to program development and be interested in teaching about the application of research to public policy or social change. Applications from candidates conducting comparative or cross national research will also be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have a distinguished record of research and excellent teaching; a record of external grant support; evidence of institutional service, and evidence of collaboration with state and federal agencies, foundations, and other non-governmental organizations. The minimum qualifications for applicants at the rank of associate or full professor are a PhD in political science, economics or a closely related discipline, (2) an established program of research on politics, economic development, education or family life in the Black community, (3)expertise in quantitative analyses, and (4)experience and skill working with large, multilevel data sets.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Application process: Review of applications will begin September 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration applications should be received no later than September 30, 2017. Applications must include 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a statement of research interests and plans; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests; 4) two writing samples; and, 5) the names, titles and contact information of three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded in separate PDF formatted documents at No materials other than what is asked for should be included with the application. The committee will contact applicants before soliciting letters of recommendation. Questions pertaining to the above may be directed to the search committee coordinator, Ms. Marci Deloatch, via email at, or via phone at 301-405-1167.

Posting Date: 04/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/30/2017
Physical Demands

Walking to classes across campus.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. Writing Sample 1
  6. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents

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