Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities

Columbia University

United States

August 20, 2021

Description

Posting Details Job Requisition Number 00002503

Field(s) of Specialization Position Title Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities Department African American and African Diaspora Studies Division African American and African Diaspora Studies Location Morningside Summary Description

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University seeks candidates for the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities. Candidates should be eminent artist-critics (writers, musician/composers, or visual artists) whose ground-breaking work crosses geographic, generic, and disciplinary boundaries. The holder of this Professorship will be an internationally renowned person with a reputation for intellectual and artistic excellence. Although the chairholder will be tenured in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, the chairholder will have created a body of creative and critical work that appeals across disciplines and divisions. We are especially interested in artists whose work explores the histories, cultures and stories of the African Diaspora. We prefer candidates with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Arts and Sciences degree programs (rather than conservatory or MFA programs) or candidates who are willing to do so.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a work sample. The search committee will begin reviewing applications July 1, 2021, and will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates, who through their teaching, research, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veteran employer.

Minimum Degree Required

Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D., a record of scholarly publications, and proven teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications Additional Information RAPS posting date 02/25/2021 Search Closing Date Special Instructions to the Applicant

All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials into RAPS: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references for three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample/work sample (which may be a link for access). RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three (3) reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily.

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022 EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Review Begins 07/01/2021 Quick Link https: // pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7177

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Writing Sample/Publication 1
  • Optional Documents

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