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Job Title: Assistant Professor African/African American Diaspora-Black Health Disparities
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Organization: Xavier University of Louisiana
Posted: 1/13/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Education
Industry: Public/Private For Profit
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Orleans ,  LA    USA
Position Description: Xavier University of Louisiana, a Catholic and Historically Black University, seeks to hire a tenure-track, full-time, assistant professor in the African American and African Cultural Studies (AAADCS) for the 2022-23 academic year beginning August 2022. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary field ranging from humanities and social sciences discipline. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on racial disparities in health care, health outcomes, and life expectancy, and/or address the historical, social, political, and economic experiences of persons of color within health and medicine. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree is required by May 2022.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include teaching survey courses and developing courses within the area(s) of specialization suitable for undergraduates. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in:

pandemics mental or physical health outcomes and life expectancy public health and police-associated violence interactions with medical care providers reproductive justice the social construction of medical knowledge and expertise medical ethics insurance coverage and health-care access the environment (water and sanitation) the criminalization of drug addiction and the War on Drugs marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies medical diagnoses/misdiagnoses The program is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a with an interdisciplinary field emphasis in any area of health and medicine. Strong commitment to teaching 4-4 teaching load. Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes Demonstrated a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are essential. Established record of research productivity that complements AAADCS research. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Preferred Qualifications:

Successful experience teaching undergraduate courses in history focused on the intersections of race, class, gender and political history. Experience with work that embraces interdisciplinary themes, public-facing scholarship, and/or digital humanities. Successful experience teaching to a diverse student body and knowledge of effective strategies (e.g. culturally responsive or inclusive pedagogy, awareness of issues that may affect the success of minoritized students) supporting underrepresented groups Awareness of pedagogical best practices and ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining knowledge in this area.

Organization Description: About our Department and the Position

The African-American and African Diaspora Cultural Studies program is a new major program designed to provide a holistic approach to undergraduate-level training in African-American studies. The program offers potential students a comprehensive foundation in multiple interdisciplinary fields focused on the African-American experience in in the global world. The program will be housed in the History department.

Closing Date: 4/13/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir,  Assistant Professor African/African American Diaspora-Black Health Disparities
Contact Location: 1 Drexel Drive Box 147
Box 147
New Orleans    LA  70125
United States
Contact Location: 1 Drexel Drive Box 147
  Box 147
  New Orleans    LA  70125
  United States
Contact Phone: 5045205274 
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How to Apply: How to Apply-Required Documentation:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to Please submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter that addresses the candidates qualifications for the position, research agenda, and teaching interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement or philosophy; 4) works-in-progress indicative of the strength and breadth of the candidate’s scholarship relevant to this position; 5) the names of three individuals who may be contacted to provide letters of reference after an initial dossier screening. Please contact Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The African American and African Cultural Studies (AAADCS) Program is especially interested in exceptionally well qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received before February 1, 2022 are assured consideration.

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