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: For further questions, contact Kevin Dunn, Co-Chair of Africana Studies, at   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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GRAD STUDENT POSITIONS: African Cultural Studies at UW-Madison

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

The Department of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks excellent applicants for our graduate programs. We are especially interested in minority students with a strong background in African and diaspora studies who are interested in learning interdisciplinary research methods with our diverse and engaging faculty. Teaching assistantships and other funding opportunities are...

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JOB: Instructor of Francophone African Literature & Culture at the University of Chicago

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Instructor of Francophone African Literature & Culture Romance Languages and Literature University of Chicago The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago seeks a specialist in Francophone literature and culture of Africa and the African diaspora of the 20th and 21st centuries for an initial two-year appointment expected to begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Additional expertise in theater and performance, film, Atlantic and/or Caribbean studies, gender studies, and/or post-colonial studies is welcome. The ability to work in languages besides French is highly desirable, as we expect the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty within and beyond our department. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in Romance Languages & Literatures and across the Humanities Division, and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native. Successful candidates will be appointed as Provost Fellows with an initial two-year faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, and will participate in programming designed to help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their two-year term. Candidates are required to have the PhD in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience, by the start of the appointment. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website,, by October 15, 2017. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that addresses current research, future plans for research, teaching experience and philosophy, and planned contributions to intellectual life at the University; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes the applicant's prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service; 4) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 5) three letters of reference. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their...

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JOB: Assistant Professor of French, Lake Forest College

Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Lake Forest College – Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Assistant Professor of French Beginning Fall 2018 Lake Forest College, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in French Language and Literature to begin August 2018. PhD in French (in hand or near completion) required. Candidates should possess outstanding skills in and enthusiasm for teaching all levels of French language, French/Francophone literatures and cultures. Preference given to candidates with expertise in a secondary area such as Arabic, Linguistics, Portuguese, or Spanish. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, French section, focuses on training students to become global citizens through engagement with the diverse literary, cultural and cinematic achievements of the Francophone world. We enable students to interpret historical and current socio-political French-speaking contexts. Our courses often connect with other disciplines such as Business, Cinema Studies, Education, History, Islamic World Studies, International Relations, Linguistics, Music, Print and Digital Publishing, Social Justice, Women’s and Gender Studies. Specific responsibilities include teaching six courses annually at all levels of French language, French/Francophone literatures and cultures; this six course load may include 1-2 courses (or additional independent study direction) in a secondary area of expertise, as needed. Faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures participate in organizing departmental events, collaborate with Off-Campus Programs on study abroad and advise various student organizations such as French Club and Collage magazine. College-wide service is expected after the first year. Experience with college-level language teaching and integration of classroom technology are essential. A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Please send letter of application (including a description of primary and secondary areas of specialization for teaching), CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference (sent directly from referee or link to dossier service) as well as publications or dissertation chapter in French (and/or English where applicable) to the Search Committee. To be ensured full consideration, all materials should be submitted electronically to no later than November 10,...

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JOB: Head of School – Literature, Language and Media, University of the Witwatersrand

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications for the Headship of the School of Literature, Language and Media. The appointment is for a fixed period of five years, though this period may be shortened by mutual agreement to no less than three years. The Head should be available to take up the position as soon as possible, preferably by 01 January 2018. The Head will lead the School in establishing and maintaining a position of excellence. He/She will need vision, strong managerial skills and senior experience within a university. In order to command the respect and confidence of the School, the Head should also have standing as a researcher and an academic or professional. He or she would also be expected to continue to grow the School’s public events profile and support courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition to steering the transformation of the curriculum and staff, it is expected that the incumbent will pay attention to potential areas of growth in the school, promote multilingualism, improve research productivity, and craft strategies for growth in postgraduate student numbers. The School of Literature, Language and Media comprises the disciplines of African Languages, African Literature, Creative Writing, English, French, German, Interdisciplinary Digital Communication Studies, Italian, Journalism & Media Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Portuguese, Publishing Studies, Spanish, South African Sign Language, and Translation & Interpreting. The School has a substantial undergraduate enrolment and provides supervision for an increasing number of postgraduates in a variety of fields. In a context of the growth in South Africa’s links with the rest of the globe, the school is keen to research 21st century perspectives on a transforming world, both African and global. The remuneration will be appropriate to the seniority of the post and will be negotiated on an individual basis. For further information regarding the School, the post and selection procedures, contact Professor Ruksana Osman, Dean, at Tel +27 11 717 4011 or To apply, submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses). 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 profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at Closing date: 15 May 2017 The University reserves the right to verify qualifications and credit...

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POSTDOC: Sexualities and Textualities at Stellenbosch

Posted on Feb 20, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Stellenbosch University, Department of English (R200 000/annum for a 12-month duration, mid 2017 – mid 2018) Host: Professor Sally Ann Murray, Department of English, Stellenbosch University Project Title: Sexualities and Textualities in/relation to Africa Scope of Research: the project hopes to attract a scholar who is interested in expanding the scope of literary analysis into the contentious question of African sexualities in fiction. (Applications from scholars researching African sexuality and embodiment in other genres, eg. life writing, will also be considered, as will applications from those working on this topic in geographical contexts other than the African, but with valuable comparative possibilities.) Overall, accommodating the successful applicant’s own research foci, the goal is to investigate the potential of ‘the literary’ to address both mainstream and marginalised sexualities, destabilise fixed dichotomies and widen the horizons of the social imaginary. Requirements: PhD (must have graduated within the last five years). The Postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to write and submit at least two articles to accredited journals, and to teach one undergraduate course during the duration of the fellowship. An applicant’s doctoral research, and the application proposal, should intersect with the field of study outlined above. The fellowship must be taken up by June 2017. Postdoctoral research fellows are not eligible for employee benefits; they are registered as fellows and their bursaries are awarded tax free. The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2017 Please send your CV and a one-page project proposal to Sally Ann Murray at...

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