POSTDOC: Yale, African Studies

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:

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: 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: