Executive Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center

American University is pleased to invite applications for a permanent Executive Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and collegial community of scholars, professionals, authors, advocates, activists, organizers, and creators at the University. The Executive Director will continue building a new vision for the Center, and help cohere and amplify the work of other scholars on AU’s campus, while advancing their own scholarly agenda related to antiracist, research, praxis, and/or policy. Research should include an active antiracist agenda, including the study of racial inequalities and racial disparities. The director must be committed to working collaboratively with the Center faculty, fellows, and other partners on campus and in the Washington, D.C. region. Qualified candidates may be eligible for a tenured appointment in an appropriate academic unit with teaching obligations subject to negotiation. The appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Please visit our Human Resources website for the full advertisement and application instructions.

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Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sara Biggs, Special Assistant to the Provost, at sbiggs@american.edu.

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