Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Early Career Associate Professor of Latin American History
The Brandeis University Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor of Latin American History. We especially encourage applicants with research expertise in the Caribbean, or in the African Diaspora in any part of Latin America. The successful candidate will teach surveys in colonial and post-independence Latin America as well as classes in her/his areas of specialization, and will also play an important role in the university's interdisciplinary Latin American and Latino Studies Program. S/he must show exceptional scholarly promise and a serious commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment begins Fall 2014; PhD must be in hand by the start of the appointment.
This search is part of an exciting new cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent. We anticipate that this initiative resulting in the hiring of 4-5 new faculty members in various related fields over the next three years.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, and three letters of reference online by November 1, 2013, at AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3113. Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Questions about the search may be addressed to Judy Brown, Latin American History Search, Department of History, MS 036, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02453; email@example.com .
Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University
Brandeis University seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor to be jointly appointed in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the Women's and Gender Studies Program (WGS). The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2014.
We seek candidates whose scholarship addresses issues of race, gender, class and sexuality in relation to people and / or cultures of African descent. While discipline and specialization are open, we strongly encourage candidates with expertise in the social sciences or the creative arts. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, a promising record of publication, and excellent teaching performance.
This search is part of an exciting new cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent. We anticipate this initiative resulting in the hiring of 4-5 new faculty members in various related fields over the next three years.
The full-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load, with the successful candidate teaching introductory and advanced courses in both WGS and AAAS. Service responsibilities will be shared equally between AAAS and WGS. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both AAAS and WGS. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, an article or chapter length writing sample and three letters of reference on Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3100.
Questions about the position can be directed to: Wendy Cadge, Chair, Women's and Gender Studies Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department (email@example.com). Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3)
Theme: "Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization"
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana are pleased to invite you to participate in the Third Biennial Conference, Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3)
Conference Date(s): August 21-23 2014
Conference Site: Beautiful Richmond campus of Kwantlen polytechnic University in British Columbia, Canada.
The 2014 interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for scholars and students from educational institutions from across the globe to share ideas on how to pool resources and to provide a synergy of knowledge, efforts, projects and programs in Africa and throughout the African world community that are designed to develop the
intellectual, social, economic as well as cultural life opportunities of people of African heritage.
The conference will provide a platform to map out development strategies within and outside the frameworks of Africa's development instruments, such as the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Africa Union's Sixth Region Project, which is aimed at integrating people of African descent in the continent's development.
In addition, the conference aims to:
The hope is that the body of knowledge to be mobilized at the conference would be used by various levels of government, NGOs, CSOs in Canada and globally, not only to craft and implement policies relevant to Africa, but also form the basis of mobilizing and generating newer forms knowledge to address the continent's problems.
- engage in a critical inquiry into Pan-Africanism as both an ideology and a project, focusing on exploring and mapping out synergies in the intellectual, political, economic, and cultural realms to develop and strengthen ties between the African continent and the African Diaspora.
- interrogate Pan-Africanism in the 21st century, focusing on its rich and formidable and tortuous history, achievements, shortcomings, and challenges and map out strategies for the future.
- critically examine, present, and mobilize innovative ideas and cutting edge research aimed at mapping out strategies, solutions and trajectories for the future of Africa's socio-economic and political development within the context of the seemingly inexorable globalization process and particularly, against the backdrop of the neo-liberal and neo-conservative agendas.
- provide avenues for the creation and exchange of knowledge, which can then engage and contribute to break the continent's cycle of underdevelopment and to provide the intellectual and practical ground for Africa's Second Liberation, or what some call the "African Renaissance."
The interdisciplinary nature of the conference will facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge across disciplines, helping participants to fill gaps in knowledge, and to borrow and adapt new and different perspectives from colleagues in other disciplines. For both scholars and participants from civil society organizations (CSOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the conference will be an ideal forum for a cross-fertilization of praxis-based knowledge, where theory and practice will inform each other.
With its focus on issues concerning political economic development and underdevelopment, peace and security, governance and democracy, local and global social justice, scholars and activists will find the KNIC3 a welcome opportunity to explore, debate, share views, and even collaborate.
Also, it is hoped that there will be the exploring and mapping out of strategies for meaningful and substantive collaborative projects in the intellectual, political, economic, cultural and technological realms for the benefit of the people of African continent and its Sixth Region. (To continue reading, click here to download the PDF.)
SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN AFRICA: TRADITIONAL, TRANSITIONAL, AND NEW
13th International Conference of Africanists
(Moscow, Russia. May 27-30, 2014)
Third Call for Papers Announcement
On May 27-30, 2014, in Moscow the Research Council for the Problems of Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Development of African Countries and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hold the 13th Conference of Africanists titled Society and Politics in Africa: Traditional, Transitional, and New. The Conference will take place on the premises of the Institute for African Studies and the Institute for Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English.
The Organizing Committee have considered all the panel proposals received by it. The list of accepted proposals can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals (in the form of abstracts within 300 words in Russian or English) is November 1, 2013. The proposals should be sent directly to the respective panel convener(s) who is (are) to inform the applicant about his (her) application's fortune by December 1, 2013 - the date by which the panel conveners are to submit their compiled panels to the Organizing Committee.
The information to be submitted alongside with the paper abstract includes full name, title, position, institutional affiliation, full mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.
However, in case you feel your paper does not fit any particular panel but corresponds to the Conference's general topic, you may submit your proposal to the Organizing Committee by the same date (November 1, 2013) and it will be considered for scheduling for the Free Communication Panel. Besides, if the Organizing Committee finds it reasonable to unite an appropriate number of proposals submitted for the Free Communication Panel into a thematic panel, it may establish such a panel and propose one of its prospective participants to convene it.
The Organizing Committee can be reached by e-mail, at the addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org (for general inquiries on the Conference-related academic matters and proposals for the Free Communication Panel) and email@example.com (for the inquiries regarding technical matters - accommodation, visas, etc.).
The Organizing Committee can assist in booking accommodation, while it is also possible to make an independent reservation in on of Moscow hotels of different class through the Internet on such local sites as http://www.moscow-hotels-russia.com/index.html,
http://www.hotelsrussia.com/, http://www.select-a-room.com/hotels/russia?language=en, or http://all-hotels.ru/index.en.html?kk=0356f80d4e, as well as on global sites like http://www.otel.com/, http://www.booking.com/, etc. Please note that late May is high tourist season in Moscow, so early booking is strongly recommended.
Information regarding the visa application process will be sent to the prospective participants in the beginning of 2014.
The Conference registration fee is $150 ($75 for students) and can be paid not only in dollars, but also in Euros or Russian rubles according to the official exchange rate on the date of registration. The fee is to be paid in cash on site upon arrival. The registration fee includes the visa application support (Official Invitation), the Conference Book of Abstracts, stationary items, coffee-breaks, and reception. The fee for an accompanying person ($ 50) includes the visa application support (Official Invitation) and reception.
The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing interested colleagues with this Announcement. (To continue reading, click here to download the PDF.)