JOB: Lecturer or Assistant Professor at Mount Allison University

Posted on Jan 8, 2020

The Department of English Literatures at Mount Allison University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track probationary position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor (subject to budgetary approval) in the subject area of Literatures of Africa and the African Diaspora. This subject area can include literatures of continental Africa, the Caribbean and island nations, and of the African diaspora in North America, Europe, and around the world. This area of expertise should be situated within the larger fields of post-colonial, global, and world literature in English. Candidates are sought with one or more intersecting areas of secondary expertise (parenthetical lists are examples only, and no single candidate is expected to engage every example): • Contemporary literary forms (for example: digital literature, graphic novels, zines, multimedia texts, spoken word, rap/hip-hop) • Literary approaches to contemporary popular culture (for example: gaming, film, television, and video, digital cultural platforms, social media studies, popular music, performance art) • Interdisciplinary literary studies (for example: literature and science studies, feminist literary analysis, digital humanities, literature and environmental studies) In their cover letters candidates should describe their specific expertise profile in relation to their research and teaching backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a balance between research and teaching, as Mount Allison University places a high value on both research and teaching and providing research opportunities for undergraduate students. Mount Allison University is a top-ranked undergraduate university in Canada that prioritizes engaged and creative undergraduate teaching. Candidates are asked to include a Teaching Proposal of up to 1000 words that describes their plan to develop courses and course materials within the Mount Allison Department of English Literatures. Candidates are encouraged to look at the current offerings in the list of Department Courses link, but to also reimagine new courses and approaches to teaching that will support the ongoing decolonization and diversification of our current program. Faculty in the department are expected to teach first- and second-year introductory courses in literature, as well as third- and fourth-year courses on specific subjects in English literature. Candidates should describe how their teaching will engage multiple levels of university teaching, with details concerning specific themes, texts, and pedagogical methods. Candidates should connect their teaching proposal to one or more of the following teaching approaches or pedagogical theories: • Interdisciplinary teaching practice • Indigenous/ decolonized/ anti-racist teaching and learning • Experiential learning • Learning competencies and skill development • Creative practice/ research-creation pedagogies Please do not send Teaching Portfolios or Statements of Teaching Philosophy. Qualified candidates will have a complete PhD in English Literature or another field directly related to the described position. The Department of English Literatures seeks to reverse the historic under-representation of equity-seeking groups...

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JOB: Francophone Postdoc, Bridge to the Faculty – University of Illinois at Chicago

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bridge to the Faculty – Francophone Literature and Culture (Job ID #125392) Department: LAS/French & Francophone Studies Category: Postdoc Res Assoc Location: Chicago Close Date: 12/15/2019 Apply Here Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bridge to the Faculty – Francophone Literature and Culture The Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of Francophone Studies, with a specialization in the literatures and cultures of North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa or the Caribbean, as part of UIC’s Bridge to the Faculty program. This new postdoctoral program is designed to recruit scholars with the goal of transitioning them to faculty members after two years. Successful post-docs will have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC as well as diversify our faculty. Postdocs will participate in a mentoring experience, with the opportunity to meet other postdocs and faculty through the Diverse Faculty Learning Community (Office of Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs). The Bridge to the Faculty Program is funded by the Chancellor’s Office and administered through the Office of the Provost. The Department of French and Francophone Studies is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to working in a wide range of fields, including literary studies, theater and performance studies, poetics, religious studies, law and literature, and film studies. Faculty members have exceptional research and teaching opportunities as a result of collaborations and affiliations with other units in the College, UIC’s Institute for the Humanities, and the many cultural institutions in Chicago, a vibrant global city with numerous French-speaking diaspora populations. The Department serves a diverse student body and offers two bachelor’s degrees (in French and in the Teaching of French) and a master’s degree in French and Francophone literature and culture. Duties: Teaching one course per academic year, advising MA students, and pursuing an active research agenda. Qualifications: Candidate must have a native or near-native command of French. Demonstrable commitment to both teaching and scholarship is required. Candidate must have received a PhD in an appropriate field no earlier than 2016. ABD may be considered. Candidate must have (no exceptions) a PhD in hand by the start date of the position - August 16, 2020.   Applicants must submit the following materials: A cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the Postdoctoral position, the French department, and UIC. The University of Illinois is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. A full curriculum vitae. A writing sample in French or in English of a standard article length (no more than...

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JOB: Part-Time Lecturer in French Language, Swarthmore

Posted on Oct 29, 2019

The French and Francophone Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a Lecturer position in French language, beginning Fall 2020. Applicants should have prior university-level French language teaching experience, a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience, native or near native competency in both French and English, ability to incorporate linguistics and /or phonetics into language instruction, classwork in language pedagogy and experience with language teaching technology.QualificationsQualified candidates will have a Masters in French, Linguistics or Language Teaching (FLE/second language acquisition)The successful candidate will teach French language courses and will be responsible for various departmental service duties for a total of 7/8 FTE. The position will begin in the Fall of 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience and is eligible for full-time benefits.We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual, with demonstrated excellent teaching skills, whose responsibilities will include coordinating language courses, team-teaching French language, preparing assignments, assigning and reviewing homework, preparing and proctoring exams, creating technology-based course materials, incorporating linguistics and phonetics, help with departmental placements tests and assessment, organizing cultural events, and attending departmental activities. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of innovative pedagogical activities (e.g., the “flipped classroom model”, or engaged learning). Knowledge of proficiency-based assessment, ACTFL standards and OPI scales, language learning assessment, and proficiency in the use of technologies for the language classroom are required.The successful candidate will teach language courses in French at all levels in a student-centered environment, and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to French language teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.Application InstructionsApplications received by January 15th, 2020 will receive full consideration. Top candidates will be contacted for a video interview. The position will remain open until filled.Please submit a curriculum-vitae, cover letter, teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, teacher evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which address teaching performance, online at: https: interfolioPlease address any questions you may have to Sue McCarthy, Administrative Assistant, smccart1@swarthmore.eduApply at   Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to...

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JOB: Assistant Professor, African Literatures and Intercultural Studies, U of Georgia

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

The Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies (CLIS) and the African Studies Institute (ASI) at the University of Georgia invite applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of African Literatures and Intercultural Studies, with primary specialization in Anglophone Sub-Saharan African Literature. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research and should be able to teach introductory courses in African Literature and African Studies, as well as specialized courses in African Oral Traditions and/or Intercultural Studies both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach African Literature in a global context as well as those with secondary specialization in African cinema, African Diaspora literature and/or African language pedagogy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in one of these areas.   Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, African Studies or a related field by the time of appointment.   Detailed information on the position is available via:...

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JOB: Swarthmore College – Black Studies, Jazz

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Swarthmore CollegeBlack Studies with a concentration in African-American and African-diasporic music cultures, especially jazzThe Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position specializing in African-American and/or African-diasporic musics and their cultures. In addition to applicants with advanced interdisciplinary training in Africana, African American, or Black Studies, we welcome applications from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, and others whose work evinces humanistic approaches to the theories, histories, cultures, and aesthetics of jazz, as well as other black vernacular musics. Because this appointment is in Black Studies, the committee seeks candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach our introductory and capstone courses, along with a broad range of other Black Studies courses reflecting their research interests; we also seek candidates who will contribute to the leadership and future direction of the Program. This appointment will begin on August 15, 2020, with a 2/2 teaching load, a generous leave policy, and a salary commensurate with qualifications.Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that maintains strong working relationships with departments and programs across the College, as well as the Black Cultural Center, the Intercultural Center, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our program, we draw our majors and minors from students whose interests vary by methodology and approach. While there is no requirement to do so, nearly all students take at least one Black Studies course during their time at Swarthmore, demonstrating our significant reach throughout the curriculum and the wider campus community. Located just outside of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College is a highly selective, residential liberal arts college, and the Black Studies program benefits from students who are focused, creative, and socially engaged.QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2020, a broad range of research and teaching interests anchored in Black Studies, and enthusiasm for cross-departmental collaboration. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.Application InstructionsTo apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your research agenda, teaching interests, and other qualifications for the position, along with a current CV and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 4, 2019 will receive our fullest consideration. Please address any inquiries to Dr. Anthony S. Foy (<>).For further information about Swarthmore College, please see

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JOB: Director, African & African American Studies, University of Rochester

Posted on Nov 19, 2018

Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies, University of Rochester, NY, USA The University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences invites faculty applications for the new Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies (FDI).( We are looking for a dynamic leader who will guide intellectual pursuits and exchange in this field and, with the full support of the College’s administration, enhance the role and status of FDI, leading it to national prominence in research and teaching. FDI brings together faculty and students from across academic disciplines to engage collaboratively on topics of shared interest in the study of the African diaspora; it is an interdepartmental program offering an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate certificate, and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships. FDI also contributes greatly to academic programming on campus through lectures, conferences, and a film series. The new Director will oversee these activities and will be invited to envision and pursue new possibilities for FDI. The successful candidate will be a tenured Associate or full Professor with a distinguished research profile in this field and excellent administrative and organizational skills; they will be expected to advocate for FDI, and champion African & African American Studies in general, before the College administration and the university community. The Director will work with School of Arts & Sciences administration and the Office of Advancement to develop additional resources. The Director will report to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences in consultation with an executive committee of faculty associates; they will also hold a faculty appointment in an associated humanities or social science department in the School of Arts & Sciences. Candidates should submit the following application materials: Letter of application Curriculum vitae A two-to-three-page statement about the role of African & African American Studies in academia in general and in the on-campus life of a university. Names and contact information for three references; these individuals will not be contacted without permission. Please submit all materials online at Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact the search committee at The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans /...

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