Assistant Professor

University of Kansas


African/African Amer Research

Place Overview

The Division of African & African-American Research (AAAS), in collaboration with the Kansas African Research Middle (KASC) on the College of Kansas (KU), seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialty in Islamic Research in Africa to construct upon our: 1) long-standing analysis experience on the intersection of Islamic Research and African Research,  2) dedication towards high quality undergraduate and graduate instructing and coaching in African Research, together with the Arabic and Islamic Research focus of the AAAS main, and three) help for sustainable connections with African and US Nice Plains communities. The profitable candidate will conduct analysis and prepare college students within the research of Islamic tradition and societies from the African standpoint. The search committee actively encourages purposes from members of teams underrepresented in greater schooling.

The candidate’s residence division will likely be African & African-American Research, however shut collaboration with the Kansas African Research Middle and participation in that Middle’s actions are anticipated. KASC is a Title VI Nationwide Useful resource Middle for African Research with over 30 core college members and 70 affiliated college and employees throughout the Lawrence campus. As with all college members of the division, the profitable candidate will turn out to be a member of KASC.  The candidate will likely be anticipated to be an lively participant within the mental and pedagogical lifetime of the division and to offer service to the division, KASC, the College, and the career. The potential begin date of this place is August 18, 2024.

The College of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive college with a $ 1.4 billion endowment and a college of two,600. Present enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with college students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states; 20.6% of KU college students are members of minority teams. The 1 ,000-acre principal campus is in Lawrence, a group of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas Metropolis. Lawrence has a vigorous downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its native authorities has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its inhabitants. Lawrence additionally provides quite a few sports activities and leisure alternatives, native outlets, and a variety of fine eating places.

The College of Kansas values candidates who’ve expertise working with college students from various backgrounds and possess a robust dedication to enhancing entry to greater schooling for traditionally under-represented minorities.  Variety, fairness inclusion, and belonging are an necessary a part of our tradition and college strategic plan.  Purposes from members of underrepresented teams are inspired, noting the worth that variations deliver to our group, college students, employees, college, and group.  The profitable candidate should be eligible to work within the U.S. by the efficient date of the appointment.

Job Description

Analysis (40%):
The profitable candidate will conduct analysis associated to Islamic Research in Africa and different areas of experience that complement present strengths within the division. All college members are anticipated to develop and preserve an lively and productive analysis program past the extent of the Ph.D. dissertation.

Educating (40%):
The profitable candidate is predicted to: 1) educate 4 programs to undergraduate and graduate college students per educational yr within the African & African-American Research division; programs could also be cross-listed or cross-referenced with different departments; 2) develop curricular applications (e.g. programs) associated to Islamic Research in Africa and associated fields; and three) advise undergraduate and graduate college students.

Service (20%):
All college members are anticipated to take part in applicable skilled and departmental actions, similar to attending program conferences, finishing up program committee assignments, attending nationwide conferences or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for analysis journals and grant proposals. Service to the Faculty and College can be anticipated, and to the higher career at massive.

College Code:
All college members are anticipated to conform absolutely with the College Code of Rights, Duties, and Conduct, at present viewable at 

Required {Qualifications}

  • Ph.D. in African Research or a associated humanities area, or associated self-discipline by the beginning date of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated expertise to develop and educate programs successfully in African Research and Islamic Research in Africa.
  • Demonstrated potential to have interaction in scholarship, and/or the inventive arts associated to African Research and Islamic Research in Africa.
  • Demonstrated willingness to have interaction in collegial {and professional} service.
  • Demonstrated data of an African language taught in AAAS and related to KASC.

Contact Info to Candidates

For full info and to use on-line, go to .  Candidates ought to submit: (a) a letter of curiosity, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) statements of instructing and analysis expertise and philosophies, and (d) the names and e mail addresses of three skilled references.
Along with the supplies above, studying about every applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of range is a vital a part of KU’s mission. Because of this, candidates will likely be offered the next query on the time of software:

  • Describe your experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds and clarify how these experiences mirror your commitments to range, fairness, and inclusion (DEI).

Evaluate of candidates will start on January 15, 2024, and proceed till the place is crammed. 

Extra Candidate Instruction

For details about the place, please contact:
Search Committee Chair – Dr. Peter Ukpokodu at ([email protected] ) or
Division Chair – Dr. Shawn Leigh Alexander ([email protected] )        

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College of Kansas Lawrence Campus


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