JOB: Visiting Instructor of French and Francophone Studies at Hobart and William Smith

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

Link: http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2018_Visiting_AsstProfessor_French.aspx The French and Francophone Studies Department at Hobart and William Smith invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies to teach French language, culture, and literature classes. The successful candidate will teach courses in 20th-21st Century Literature and/or Film Studies, with preference given to candidates specializing in Francophone Africa. The teaching load for the 2018-2019 academic year will be 3-3, with the possibility of renewal. Advanced language acquisition courses (advanced grammar, conversation, and writing) will represent the bulk of teaching responsibilities, although ability to teach a culture course on Francophone Africa and a course on Francophone literature and/or cinema, with a focus on Francophone Africa is desirable. PhD is preferred but ABDs will be considered. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Native or near native fluency in French and English are required. A demonstrated potential in scholarship and proven record of working with diverse populations are highly desired. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a current CV, a letter of application, concise statements of teaching and research philosophies, and three letters of via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/49017. Additional inquiries may be directed to Professor Courtney Wells at wells@hws.edu<mailto:wells@hws.edu>. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Peggy Ferran (ferran@hws.edu<mailto:ferran@hws.edu>). EOE Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature. Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’...

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JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor-Hamilton College

Posted on Feb 16, 2018

The Literature and Creative Writing Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in one or more of the following areas: Asian-American, African American, African literatures, or literary studies that engage histories of and current issues in social inequality/injustice: e.g., prison writing, disability studies, witness literatures. The teaching load for this position is five courses per year. The appointment begins July 1, 2018; classes start in the last week of August. The Ph.D. must be completed before September 2018. Contact: Vincent O. Odamtten...

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JOB: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

SCHOOL OF LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND MEDIA Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in African Literature The Department of African Literature is seeking to make an appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor to start in 2018. The department offers an undergraduate major in the literatures of Africa and the black diaspora, as well as Honours, MA and PhD degrees. Since its founding 34 years ago, the department has established an international profile as one of the leading centres for postcolonial literary studies. Requirements: Candidates should have experience in teaching the subject at university level, and with an established publication record in African literatures, Black and African intellectual traditions, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies. It is critical that candidates demonstrate an ability to teach two or more African regional literatures. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, qualifications are a PhD, extensive experience in academic management, and a teaching, postgraduate supervision, research, and public profile commensurate with the rank. Applicants for Senior Lecturer must have a PhD and a highly developed record of teaching, postgraduate supervision and research. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to take on senior leadership roles in the department; offer a wide-ranging curriculum across all years of study; supervise postgraduate students; be research-active in areas related to the discipline; participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching; and take part in the intellectual and public life of the School and University. Enquiries Only: Professor Dan Ojwang, e-mail: Dan.Ojwang@wits.ac.za. To Apply: Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses). Applicants must clearly specify on the application form at what level they wish to be appointed. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job” External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits irecruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting the application. The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Closing Date: 31 December...

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JOB: TT Professor, African Cultures and Literatures, Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy. Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field is required. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 27, 2018). Specialization in Comparative Literature or related discipline, with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African literatures and cultures. Knowledge of the history and theory of Comparative Literature and its relation to the history of colonialism is essential. Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in one or more modern European languages as well as one or more modern non-European languages. Scholars whose teaching and research span across literature and film/media, and/or literature and music/sound are also welcome to apply. Faculty in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature are available at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/faculty/tenure/pdf/CLA/7_12CSCL.pdf The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature is a vibrant intellectual community where practices and products of all sorts - musical, urban, literary, cinematic, traditional, global, popular, electronic, and more - are studied critically in relation to their social, historical, and political contexts. Founded in 1992, the department is a site of diverse theoretical, critical, and historical inquiries. Our research extends from global literatures, film, and sound, to the formation of suburbs, the theory of cultural criticism, and practices of the cultural avant-garde both inside and outside the West. The department is organized around two dynamic undergraduate majors and two rigorous, progressive doctoral programs. In one major (CSCL), undergraduates pursue either of two tracks: cultural studies (emphasizing discourse and media) or comparative literature (emphasizing literature and language). The other major, Studies in Cinema and Media Culture (SCMC), addresses cinema as a social institution that is part of a global culture...

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JOB: Dean, College of Arts and Letters – James Madison University

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

James Madison University (JMU) invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) who champions the vital role of the liberal arts and social sciences, by advocating for the essential contributions of the CAL disciplines in promoting knowledge and skills that can be applied in response to the social, political, ethical and environmental challenges facing our region, our nation and our world. Reporting to the Provost, and serving on the senior academic leadership team, the Dean provides academic, intellectual, administrative and budgetary leadership for the College. In collaboration with academic unit heads, the Dean encourages a highly stimulating and creative learning environment for faculty and students, while supporting academic unit autonomy. The Dean champions recruitment, development, inclusion and retention of diverse and highly qualified faculty, students and staff. Working collaboratively with academic units, the Dean develops and leads strategic priorities for the College and its programs. The Dean raises the visibility of the College by representing all its disciplines to internal and external constituents and by advocating for faculty and student interests through advancement and development endeavors. The Dean advances academic unit efforts by supporting faculty research and creative endeavors, various teaching methods, curricular innovations, and other scholarly activities. As a transformative leader, the Dean facilitates innovation, communication and coordination of the College’s initiatives in fulfilling JMU’s vision to be the national model of the engaged university. The College offers high-quality programs of specialized study in the social sciences, humanities and communication including several pre-professional and cross-disciplinary areas. CAL has 260 full-time faculty, 46 staff, 3,200 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students. In line with the university’s commitment to engaged learning and ethical reasoning practices, the College’s array of challenging courses promotes lifelong learning by sharpening analytical abilities, improving communications skills, cultivating facility with written expression, enhancing cultural awareness, intensifying moral and aesthetic sensitivity, and enriching understanding of the way historical contexts inform the production of knowledge. College academic units include Departments of English; Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Justice Studies; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; Sociology and Anthropology; and Schools of Communication Studies; Media Arts and Design; and Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. All academic units actively participate in the university’s General Education program. The College is committed to global engagement including a variety of faculty-led short-term and semester-long study abroad experiences for students. The faculty excels in teaching and values intellectual inquiry, scholarly and peer-reviewed research and creative endeavors. Faculty are committed to providing high impact learning experiences for students framed within a strong liberal arts tradition, creating environments for a rich exchange between faculty and students. JMU seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader who possesses the following required qualifications: Earned...

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JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor - Temporary (Two-Years, Full-Time) Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Department of Africana Studies The Africana Studies Program invites applications for a two-year full-time visiting faculty position in Africana Studies beginning July 1, 2018; Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. The ability to teach Foundations of Africana Studies is required. The primary field within Africana Studies is open, but a graduate degree in Africana/Black Studies is desirable. Successful candidates will also be expected to teach advanced courses on one's field of expertise, a course on Africana Studies methodology, as well as a senior capstone course within African/Africana Studies. The successful candidate's work will be informed by theoretical and historical perspectives on race, reflecting the experiences of Africa, African Americans, and the African Diaspora. The Program values intellectual diversity and supports a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches that help bring people together across disciplines as they address questions of race in its historic and structural forms.   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications received by October 27, 2017 will be given first consideration, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent. Applicants should submit all materials through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/45217. For further questions, contact Kevin Dunn, Co-Chair of Africana Studies, at dunn@hws.edu.   EOE Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature. Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean's offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service...

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