Chair, Boston University

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies Program, beginning July 1, 2017. This search is pending final budgetary approval. This will be a joint appointment at the tenured full professor level with the candidate’s disciplinary home in any of the departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. For a list of departments, please visit We are looking for an established colleague with leadership capacity and an outstanding record of teaching and research on the experiences of African Americans and/or African-descended peoples in the Americas. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Initial applications should be submitted to and include 1. A cover letter addressed to Professor Anita Patterson, Chair of the Search Committee, describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience and 2. A curriculum vitae. References and letters may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.