Academic Professional Associate and Assistant Director – University of Georgia

Academic Professional Associate and Assistant Director- African Studies Institute

The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia ( invites applications for the position of Academic Professional Associate and Assistant Director, to begin August 1, 2023. This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track faculty position with administrative and instructional duties.

Academic Professional and Assistant Director Responsibilities:

  • Teach a 2/2 course load in African Studies
  • Serve as coordinator for the Institute’s academic programs
  • Plan and execute academic, administrative and social events
  • Develop long-term plans and fundraising strategies for the Institute
  • Serve as the Institute’s coordinator for all international working relationships
  • Assist the African Studies Director in the daily administration of the Institute.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in African Studies or a related field with an emphasis on Africa.
  • Prior instruction of at least two university courses.
  • Record of performing at least one year of organization planning.
  • Grant writing or grant management skills.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and methods (800 words maximum)
  • Statement of administrative philosophy and vision for the Institute’s development (800 words max, upload into the section labeled “Other Documents #1”)
  • Contact information (name and email) for three references who can address the qualifications indicated above. We will request reference letters later in the search process. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching and administrative experience.


All application materials must be submitted electronically at Complete Applications received by January 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Timothy Cleaveland, at

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons
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