September 20, 2013
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Africana Studies Director Position
Mellon Scholars Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Africana Studies Director Position

The Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico seeks a Director with a starting date of August 2014. This is a full-time position with a tenure home in the relevant discipline and a joint appointment in Africana Studies. Minimum qualifications: terminal degree, able to be immediately tenured in a UNM Department, scholarship and service in Africana Studies or related field/discipline with a focus on the Africana diaspora. Preference for candidates who have strong administrative, budgetary, and leadership experience, some fundraising and/or grant writing experience, and a record of community service and outreach with broadly diverse students and communities or demonstrated potential for such work.

The successful candidate will direct Africana Studies as well as teach courses in his or her specialization. He or she will assist the faculty in growing the Program's academic status and profile, especially in Africana critical theory, oversee the curricular, administrative, budgetary, and advising duties of the Program, and support and expand the cultural, community service, and outreach programs of the Program.

For best consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2013; however the position will remain open until filled. To apply please access the University of New Mexico's online application system at and apply for posting [Associate Professor/Full Professor-INSERT #]. Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to "Special Instructions to Applicants." The application will consist of:
  1. Cover letter: a signed letter of application describing qualifications, including a statement on how the candidate will provide leadership within Africana Studies as it seeks to grow its academic status and profile
  2. CV: a current curriculum vitae (with a contact email)
  3. List of references: full contact information for the candidate's three (3) references. Note that we will only contact references for those candidates chosen as finalists.
Please note that you must complete the application IN FULL with ATTACHMENTS before you SUBMIT.

Questions can be addressed to Stephen Bishop, Africana Studies Program, MSC 06 3730, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. E-mail contact: The University of New Mexico, near the Rocky Mountains in the beautiful Southwest, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Mellon Scholars Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia's Program in African American History (PAAH), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce a new Mellon Scholars Program of fellowships, internships, and workshop for 2014-2015. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.

The following Mellon Scholars Fellowships will be offered for 2014-2015:
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships, with a stipend of $50,000 for the academic year, or $25,000 for one semester. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2014; application deadline November 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation Fellowships, with a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year, or $12,500 for one semester. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2014.
  • Short-term Fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015; application deadline March 1, 2014.
The Mellon Scholars Internship Program is a four-week summer program (June 2 to June 27, 2014). Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and will receive a $1,500 stipend and an allowance for room, board, and travel to and from Philadelphia; application deadline March 1, 2014.

The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop is a one-week professional development program (June 16 to June 20, 2014). Workshop participants will be recent college graduates or students in their first years of graduate study and will receive an allowance of up to $1,200 to cover the cost of travel, room, and board; application deadline March 1, 2014.

For more information about PAAH's Mellon Scholars Program and application guidelines, visit or contact Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at


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