POSTDOC: Yale, African Studies

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies (Social Sciences and Humanities) Council on African Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University for AY2017-2018 and AY2018-2019, commencing on July 1, 2017. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary Africa, in the social sciences or humanities. All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one African language and fluency in English, and must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral associate will spend 75% of their time pursuing his/her own research and teaching one course each academic year related to his/her interests, and 25% of their time curating the programmatic/scholarly activities of the Yale Africa Initiative. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus, and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; and letters of recommendation from two academic references. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000, health insurance, and other benefits afforded to post-doctoral associates at Yale: http://your.yale.edu/work-yale/benefits/my-benefits-yale/postdoctoral-associate-benefits. We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on November 15, 2016 and continuing until the selections are final. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome. All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/38069. Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below. George Joseph, Deputy Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA. Email:...

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POSTDOC: Emory, African Studies

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

The Institute of African Studies invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship.  We welcome applicants from all disciplines, with preference given to scholars whose research and teaching coincides with the Institute faculty’s current interests in history, anthropology, art history, literature, gender, political culture and economy, and development.  Eligible applicants will complete their Ph.D. by August 2017 or have received their degree within the previous two years.  Fellows will offer four courses yearly and are expected to participate fully in the Institute’s activities.  Please send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Clifton Crais, Director, Institute of African Studies, 221 Bowden Hall, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322.  Review of applications will begin November 14, with on campus interviews in February.  Informal interviews will take place at the African Studies Association meetings this December.  Applicants should also consult http://www.ias.emory.edu/home/.  Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each...

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JOB: Assistant Professor, French, Arizona State University

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

Assistant Professor, French (Job# 11700) Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Contemporary Francophone Literature and Culture. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research publishable in top-tier journals, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of classroom settings (on-ground, online, hybrid), and participate in service to the university and profession appropriate with rank. Required Qualifications By time of appointment, Ph.D. in French or a related field with a specialization in modern/contemporary Francophone literature/culture of Africa or the Caribbean  Native or near-native proficiency in French and English Evidence of effective teaching Desired Qualifications Publication record in Francophone literature and culture  Secondary specialization or focus in translation/translation theory Ability to leverage commonly-available technologies, including course management systems, digital media, and other tools as appropriate to deliver course content, facilitate student interaction and production, and assess student outcomes Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities To apply Please submit electronically to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8146 the following materials:1) a current CV; 2) a cover letter addressing research, teaching philosophy, and how your research informs your teaching, and how your experience fits the qualifications above; 3) two recent sets of teaching evaluations; 4) the names, positions, and contact information (including email addresses) for three references, who may be contacted by academicjobsonline at a later stage in the search. Initial deadline is November 18, 2016; if not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html Questions? For questions about the application process, please contact Clyde Jose at (480) 967-4276 or...

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JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

Department of French and Francophone Studies at Macalester College is hiring for a position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, renewable up to three years. Candidates should have primary expertise in sub-Saharan Francophone literatures and cultures (from West Africa to Central Africa), and should be able to teach French language from beginning to advanced levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to make their fields of expertise relevant to undergraduate students in a liberal arts environment and who have a strong teaching record. Please circulate this message to any qualified candidates you might know, at your institution or elsewhere. Applications for the position can be submitted at the following...

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JOB: Middle East and North Africa Specialist in French Department at Hamilton College

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

The French Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2017.  The specialty for this position is Transnational France with a preferred focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) diaspora, from a literary, anthropological, sociological and/or historical approach.  Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. by the time of appointment are preferred.  Superior fluency in French and demonstrated experience and excellence in language teaching is required, as the majority of courses are taught in French, and the position includes language instruction.  The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.  The new faculty will join the rotating directorship of the Hamilton in France program in Paris; therefore, candidates should address engagement and experience in study abroad in their letter.  Participation in the growing Middle East and World Islamic Studies program is expected. Hamilton is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience in working with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and the excellence of the community through their research, teaching and engagement.  A separate statement is required as part of this application. Candidates should submit materials:  letter of intent; résumé; separate statement on teaching both language and upper-level courses; separate statement on contribution to diversity; and three confidential letters of recommendation, via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/37444.  Questions may be directed to Professor Martine Guyot-Bender, Search Committee Chair, at mguyotb@hamilton.edu.  Our review of applications will begin on October 20, 2016. Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at http://bit.ly/1tAtCaB (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to...

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JOB: African Literature at NYU

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

New York University seeks to appoint an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the field of African literature with expertise in postcolonial literature and theory effective 09/01/2017, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. Expertise in British, global Anglophone, and/or African diasporic literature and knowledge of literatures in languages other than English would be welcome. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU. Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three referees, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on October 21st. The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative. EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender...

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