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Weclome! This page is for Afro jobs that are NOT literature. Good luck to everyone!

See African American 2012 for literature jobs.

See also: American Studies 2012 & US History 2011-12

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2012 JobsEdit

Arizona State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in history, to begin Fall 2012, in the field of slavery, Afro-Atlantic history, and/or the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Period of research: between 1500 and 1900. We are especially interested in candidates in history and related fields whose research focuses on the Atlantic slave trade and have geographical expertise in one or more of the following regions: North or South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
  • Please reference position #9928 in your application. Search deadline: November 21, or if not filled, every Monday thereafter until search is closed. Please visit our website at http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/. Preliminary screenings will be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago.
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2011-12 & African/Middle East History 2011-12

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College Edit

  • Full-time, multi-year faculty position
  • Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.
  • More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/
  • Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

College of CharlestonEdit

  • Assistant Professor in African American Studies at the College of Charleston.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science discipline, and will teach exclusively in African American Studies. Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will be given to applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to the contemporary African American experience: gender and sexuality, marriage and family, urbanization/gentrification, or public policy. The teaching load is 3/3; demonstrated teaching ability and an active research agenda is required. A Ph.D. by August 2012 is required.
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by October 10, 2011 to: Dr. Conseula Francis, English Department, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012
    • Request for phone interview 11/9 X2
    • Notified by friend that he received an on-campus interview 12/5
    • invited for campus interview
    • job offer made and accepted 3/1

College of William and Mary - African American History/StudiesEdit

  • The History Department and American Studies Program at The College of William & Mary invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2012 in African American history with preference for a research specialization in the period from Emancipation through the twentieth century. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will teach two courses per term with the load divided evenly between the Department of History and the American Studies Program. The ability to teach American history and both semesters of the African American history survey as well as introductory courses in American Studies is required; previous teaching experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will instruct and advise both undergraduate and graduate students; he or she will be conversant in canonical and recent scholarship in both American Studies and African American history and in the interplay between the two. Involvement in the College's Africana Studies Program will be encouraged.
  • Review of credentials will begin on October 1, 2011. To apply, submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references via William & Mary’s online recruitment system at http://jobs.wm.edu. The College of William & Mary is an EO/AA employer.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2012 & US History 2011-12

College of Wooster - VAPEdit

  • The Departments of English and History at The College of Wooster invite applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in 19th and 20th-century African, African Diaspora, or African American Studies, beginning August 2012. The position will have a 3-3 teaching load, contributing courses in the Departments of History and English and courses cross-listed in the Department of Africana Studies. Interdisciplinary training and experience teaching writing required. PhD preferred; advanced ABD will be considered.
  • Please send letter of interest, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of History, The College of Wooster. Additional evidence of research and teaching interests is welcome. Review of materials will begin January 6, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of application materials (in pdf format) required. Inquiries and electronic submissions can be sent to Natalie McCoy (nmccoy@wooster.edu).
  • Also posted at African American Literature (2012)

Columbia University - Race and PhilosophyEdit

  • The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University invite applications for a joint position, rank open (tenure-track or tenured), beginning July 2012. AOS: Race and Philosophy, broadly construed so as to include e.g. issues in Political Theory, Ethics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Science. AOC: open. The responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching (2 courses per semester), research, and institutional service. Ph.D. by June 30, 2012.
  • For more information and to apply, please visit our online site at: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55490.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2011. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Cornell UniversityEdit

  • The Africana Studies & Research Center at Cornell University is engaged in an exciting process of enhancing its faculty. We expect to make 3 new hires in 2011-12 with appointments beginning on July 1, 2012, and at least 2 additional hires in the next couple of years.
  • Cornell University’s Africana Center invites applications for 3 tenured or advanced tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas: Race and Inequality; African Diasporas, including but not limited to Afro-Asians, Afro-Europeans, and Afro-Latinos; Gender, LGBT, and Sexuality Studies; and Black Political Thought . However, exceptional candidates in all areas pertaining to the field of Africana Studies are invited to apply. Candidates must have an established record of excellence in scholarship, teaching and collegial service. We are particularly interested in applicants who have administrative experience and leadership skills and are committed to advancing the field of Africana Studies. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • The Africana Studies & Research Center embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.
  • Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
  • Information about the Africana Studies & Research Center appears at http://asrc.cornell.edu
  • Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2011.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this? Any MLA interviews scheduled?
    • I called ASRC and the woman who answered had no idea what I was talking about. She asked me to call again later. I did and she then told me that the job application was online and the process was open, leading me to assume that the search is still on but who knows. There were already red flags and this did not help. 1/26/12
    • Campus interviews are in process. 2/1/12.

George Washington UniversityEdit

  • The History Department and the Africana Studies Program of the George Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in history, to begin Fall 2012, in the field of Afro-Atlantic history, the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Period of research should fall between 1500 and 1900.
  • We are especially interested in candidates in history and related fields whose research focuses on the world created by the Atlantic slave trade and geographical expertise in one or more of the following regions: North or South America, the Caribbean and West Africa. Teaching would include an introduction to the Black Atlantic and more specialized graduate and undergraduate courses related to individual research interests. Interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational approaches are welcome.
  • How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Afro-Atlantic Search, Department of History, 801 22nd Street NW (Suite 335), The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. We will interview at the AHA Convention.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2011-12 & World/Global History 2011-12
  • Any news anyone? 3/1/12.
  • What ever happened with this position? Is it filled? Just a wall of silence from GW.
  • Two offers extended and accepted mid-March.
  • Thanks and congratulations! And when you move up to the SC rung, would you be kind enough to remind your colleagues of the importance of sending out official rejections? I am sure GW's requests for diversity info. were all answered promptly...

Gettysburg College - Africana Studies (Assistant Professor, Caribbean Studies, Tenure Track Position)Edit

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=43652

The Africana Studies Program at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship, to begin fall of 2012 in the field of Caribbean Studies. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in a field of social science with a focus on the Caribbean. Of particular interest are candidates who can also contribute to at least one of the following departments: Sociology, Anthropology, Public Policy, Globalization Studies, Latin American Studies, Health Sciences, Environmental Studies, or Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Caribbean Studies and more specialized undergraduate courses related to individual research interests, contributing to the first-year seminar program, advising major, minor, and undecided students, and participating in the Africana Studies Program. Interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational approaches are welcome. Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social science field in hand by August 1, 2012. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with publications and undergraduate teaching experience.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Jennifer Bloomquist, Coordinator, Africana Studies Program, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg PA 17325. The Africana Studies Program will begin reviewing applications on November 1, and continue until an appointment is made.

  • 3/24/12 Rejection letter received. "We received extraordinarily high number of applications..."??
  • Any one else applied for this post?
  • x1
  • Inside/preferred candidate?
  • Offer made?

Grand Valley State UniversityEdit

  • Assistant Professor, African American Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in African American Studies and develop new courses relating to his/her interests. Candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and service. Ordinarily, tenure track faculty members teach three courses a semester.
  • Applicants with a secondary specialization in a humanities or social science discipline such as African American history, African Diaspora studies, African history, American studies, art history, economics, fine arts, global studies, race and ethnic studies, philosophy, social psychology, sociology or political science are particularly desirable.
  • The interdisciplinary African/African American Studies program in The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African American Studies. The program is interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Ph.D. required by August 2012 for appointment as assistant professor.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Click "Apply to this Positing". Include a letter addressing qualifications, teaching philosophy, research agenda and service, along with a curriculum vitae including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic references. Three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Veta Tucker, Search Committee Chair, Area Studies, GVSU, 1 Campus Drive - 101 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401-9403. If you have questions, please contact the office at 616-331-8110. Visit our website at www.gvsu.edu/aaas .
    • Phone Interview Request: 11/29, ditto
    • Yes but it seems they are still accepting applications . . .
    • any word?
    • Invited for campus visit: 1/9
    • May have a VAP situation.
    • Offer made.

Harvard University - African American historyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor or untenured associate in departments of history and African and African American studies
  • Applications due October 31, 2011
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
    • References contacted for letters of rec. 9/6 X1
    • any updates on this?
    • any word? 12/21
    • administrator said search committee is still reviewing applications 12/22
    • any updates? (1/13/12)
    • Does anyone know whether or not Harvard will be making a subsequent hire in African American History for 2013? It seems like they will need to do so especially with Vincent Brown's departure.
    • Vincent Brown is returning to Harvard next year and I am not sure how this will impact the search. (1/23)
    • Have job talks been scheduled? (1/27)
    • Candidates invited to campus as of last week of January 2012.

Metro State College of DenverEdit

  • The Department of African and African American Studies of Metropolitan State College of Denver invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position, beginning Fall 2012. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in African Studies or African American Studies with a concentration in the social sciences or a doctorate/terminal degree in a related social science field with a formal concentration in or significant research and teaching in African American Studies. Candidates with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate courses on Continental Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes (4 courses, 12 hours per semester), to advise students, to demonstrate scholarly activities, and to serve on department and College-wide committees as needed. Candidates also will be expected to teach a range of courses that focus on Continental Africa, as well as Introduction to African American Studies. The appointee must also demonstrate a record of community activities and a record of successful experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underserved students, including students of color.
  • A doctorate in African or African American Studies or a doctorate in a related field in the social sciences with a strong emphasis in African American Studies.
  • At least five years teaching experience in the field of African or African American Studies at an urban college campus, as well as a demonstrated appreciation (through teaching or research) for the significance of gender in the global African experience.
  • IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, http://www.mscdjobs.com. For your file to be considered complete you must submit all required documents including copies of transcripts, a list of references, a copy of your course syllabi, and, if applicable, one complete semester's student ratings to the search committee. If you are unable to attach copies of transcripts or other documents to your electronic application, please submit to (mail address): African and African American Studies, Search Committee, CB 41, PO Box 173362, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3362. Fax:303-556-3178 E-mail:dvelarde@mscd.edu
  • Deadline: 12/19

Mississippi State University - Joint African American Studies/Social Science Position Edit

  • African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University in conjunction with the departments of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Political Science, Psychology (Social), and Sociology, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning on August 16, 2012. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interdisciplinary background and expertise in African American Studies. A robust research and publications agenda and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students are also preferred. Completion of the Ph.D. in one of the social sciences, the tenure department, is required by the time of appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2012.
  • Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Stephen Middleton, Chair, African American Studies Search Committee, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 846, Mississippi State, MS 39762-0846. You may also email your application (pdf format only) to <ljh154@msstate.edu>. MSU is an AA/EEO employer. A personal data information form must be completed and submitted for this position on http://jobs.msstate.edu .
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2011-2012
  • rejection letter received 2/18

New York University - Clinical Assistant Professor of African American and/or Afro- Caribbean StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor of African American and/or Afro- Caribbean Studies to teach core courses and design civic engagement initiatives in New York City or at other sites. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2012, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The position is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track appointment. The appointee will teach at the undergraduate and Master’s level, and will play a role in shaping Africana and American Studies at NYU.
  • Formed in 2004, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis houses undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, and Metropolitan Studies. The Department is committed to incorporating non-classroom learning experiences—including community-based research, service-learning, field projects and other kinds of civic engagement—into its curriculum and general education.
  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, and demonstrate experience in teaching, scholarship, and innovation beyond the university setting.
  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae with names of three referees. Application materials must be submitted electronically.
  • To apply, follow this link:www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50979
  • NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posting Date: 09-23-2011. Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    • Anyone know anything about this job?
    • Skype interviews scheduled, 12/7

Penn StateEdit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor in African American Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in its new Department of African American Studies. The position is to be filled at the rank of assistant or beginning associate professor, effective July 1, 2012. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience or potential, and scholarly credentials commensurate with a tenure-stream appointment at a major research university. While we welcome applications from scholars across all the relevant areas of specialization and competence, we particularly encourage applications from scholars with research emphases in feminist theory and in humanistic disciplines like history, comparative literature, philosophy, and English. Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Electronic submission is preferred. If you cannot submit electronically, applications can be mailed to Marie Carlson, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by December 1, 2011, will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. For additional information, contact Marie Carlson at mdc16@psu.edu. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
  • Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
  • Department Website: http://aaas.la.psu.edu/
    • Anyone heard anything about this job? Do we know if they are planning to interview at MLA? <---I've heard nothing, plus most MLA interviews are scheduled by now.(12/27)
    • I also haven't heard anything but given the proposal to divide the Department of African and African American Studies into two units, perhaps they are going to wait until the spring?
    • The department divided back in Spring 2011 so it should not influence this search. I think they are down to three faculty, after a recent resignation, with an interim chair at this point. (1/23/12)
    • They have invited 3 finalists to campus. (1/12)
    • Suspended search (4/25)

Princeton UniversityEdit

  • Princeton University's Department of English and the Center for African American Studies invite applications from scholars specializing in twentieth-century African American literature and culture. We particularly seek applications at the assistant professor level, though recently tenured associate professors may also apply.
  • Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three recommenders, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages) and a statement of teaching philosophy. For full consideration, please submit your application by November 15, 2011. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
  • We are interested in candidates pursuing research and teaching in literary history, with particular emphasis on comparative race and ethnicity, queer theory and/or critical gender studies, diaspora studies, transnational and/or post colonial studies, or poetics and/or modernism. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research.
  • Also posted in African American Literature 2012.

Santa Clara University -- African American StudiesEdit

  • Anyone know what happened with this search?
    • Received rejection letter by mail 11/14.
  • No rejection, no request for add'l material. Anyone else not heard anything either way?
    • Offer made. 12/8.
    • A postdoc at Santa Clara was offered the position

Spelman CollegeEdit

  • Assistant Professor, African Diaspora and World Program
  • Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the scholarly environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, aid in curriculum development, provide service to the department / program and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.
  • The African Diaspora and the World Program invites applications for a tenure-track position in African Diaspora Studies, starting August 2012. Candidates should have proven experience in teaching at the college or university level. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of current trends in the field of African Diaspora studies and should have a record of active engagement in scholarship in the field of African Diaspora studies.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies or in a related interdisciplinary and/or disciplinary field, with the main focus on the African Diaspora. Native or near-native fluency in English is required for the position.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately. All submissions must be postmarked no later than November 11, 2011. Interviews will be scheduled at any of these sites - Association for the Study for the Worldwide African Diaspora, African Studies Association, and Modern Languages Association.
  • Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please send: a letter of application, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of scholarly, creative or research interest. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Official copies of graduate transcripts required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier service. Send all information to: Spelman College, Provost Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. For email correspondence, send to: provostoffice@spelman.edu.
  • Acknowledgment received 12/5.
    • MLA interview request 12/7 (X2) 12/8 (X1)
    • Any campus visits?
    • Invited to campus 2/16
    • to the poster invited to campus, do you mind sharing your discipline/field?
    • any news on this one? has an offer been made?
    • Received a letter saying candidate has accepted the position (4/23)

University of Missouri-Columbia - Open RankEdit

  • Open rank, tenure-track professorship in African American history to begin in the fall of 2012.
  • The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. All periods and specializations are welcome. A strong research program and a commitment to teaching on the undergraduate and graduate level are required. The teaching load is two three-credit courses per semester.
  • Please submit letter of application describing research and teaching interests, and c.v. online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic . These items should be attached in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of the application system.
  • Three reference letters are required and may be sent electronically to lockwoodm@missouri.edu or in hard copy to African American History Search Committee, University of Missouri, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-7500.
  • Application deadline: November 21, 2011 Web page: http://www.missouri.edu/. 
Web page: http://history.missouri.edu/. 
Web page: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/.
  • E-mail: lockwoodm@missouri.edu
  • Two offers extended

University of Nebraska, Omaha - Black StudiesEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Black Studies, Specialist in African Studies preferred. Tenure track appointment at University of Nebraska at Omaha, full-time, available August 13, 2012. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will develop new courses, teach general survey courses as well as his/her specialty and have an interest in developing and maintaining academic research, publication, and community outreach. A review of all applications will begin November 1, 2011.
  • Apply for this position at http://www.unomaha.edu - click on Employment and then Current Jobs Openings-Apply (in red). Cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of references must be attached to the electronic application. Send sample of written work, any available evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Black Studies, ASH 184 University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0041. AA/EOE.
    • Phone Interview Arranged, 1/20
    • Phone interview arranged 1/23

University of South Maine - African-American History and PoliticsEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in African-American History and Politics
  • Review will begin August 31, 2011
  • Start date fall 2012
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
    • Is this the same position as the one a few years ago that was canceled?
    • Offer made and accepted 3/1

University of Texas, Austin - TT Asst. Medical Anthropology/African Studies - Jan. 15Edit

  • Medical Anthropology: University of Texas at Austin - Faculty Recruitment. Job Information. Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track. Job Rank: Rank Open. Job ID: (0) 11111600001. College: Liberal Arts. College URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/ Department/Unit: Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Department/Unit URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/aads/
  • Field of Specialization: Science and Medicine within the Social Sciences, with a preference for African Studies. Job Description: The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured), with a background in Science and Medicine within the Social Sciences and with a preference for a specialization in Africa, to start Fall 2012. We are seeking outstanding scholars with a strong background in Science and Medicine (public health, medical anthropology, pharmacy, bioethics, history of race in science and medicine) within the Social Sciences (Economics, Education, Environment, Geography, Law, Medicine, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology), with a preference for specialists in African Studies. We are especially interested in outstanding candidates who focus on critical theories in an intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, and social class.
  • Review of applications begins January 15, 2012, until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2011-2012 & Bioethics & Medical Humanities 2011-2012

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Institute for Ethnic and Racial StudiesEdit

  • The Institute for Ethnic and Racial Studies (ERS) is seeking an interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching is focused on African Americans to fill a new tenure-track position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR beginning August, 2012. All requirements for the PhD, including dissertation, must be completed before the starting date of the position. Applications are encouraged from individuals with degrees in the social sciences or humanities with minors, certificates, or specialization in African American Studies.
  • Application packages must be submitted electronically and should include only: (1) a cover letter addressing teaching experience, areas of teaching interest, and scholarly interests; (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for 3 references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Initial review of applications will begin November 21, 2011. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Carol K. Oyster, Director of ERS, at coyster@uwlax.edu. For additional information about this position and to apply, visit https://employment.uwlax.edu. UW-L is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Carol Oyster (coyster@uwlax.edu) if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
    • Rejection Letter via email 11/30
    • Have interviews been scheduled?
    • does anyone know what's going on with this search? Has it been cancelled?

Vanderbilt University - Mellon Postdoc, "The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World.”Edit

  • One year residential research postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar interested in participating in a broadly interdisciplinary seminar funded by the Mellon Foundation’s prestigious Sawyer Seminar program and entitled “The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World.” The postdoctoral fellowship pays a stipend of $50,000 and offers additional benefits. The seminar is co-directed by Vanderbilt University faculty members Richard Blackett (history), Teresa Goddu (English), and Jane Landers (history).
  • Applications must be submitted by January 16, 2012. For more information, see our website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center.
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

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