August 17, 2015
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CODESRIA | Support program of the African Diaspora to African Universities

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), announces the launch of a new initiative to strengthen relations between / the academic / the African / as in the diaspora and African universities: Support the African Diaspora African Universities (African Diaspora Support to African Universities).
This initiative seeks to mobilize African scholars and academics in the diaspora to contribute to the strengthening of African universities, the nurturing of new generations of scholars / as in Africa in a culture of excellence, and the revitalization of Social Sciences, of higher education studies and the humanities. The specific objectives of the initiative include the strengthening of doctoral programs and curricula in the social sciences and humanities; contribute to filling gaps and deal with shortage of teaching and mentoring young scholars / the Social Sciences in Africa, and the strengthening of relations between the academic and Africans in the Diaspora and academic institutions where they / are based and the African universities.
The initiative aims to address the lack of qualified staff and the senior academic ability to supervise PhD in African universities by mobilizing the academic diaspora to support universities in Africa through the following strategies:   
  • The organization of joint supervision of masters and doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences;
  • To facilitate the assessment and curriculum development in the humanities and social sciences;
  • Organization of sharing relevant search scripts, and the introduction of new teaching methods;
  • Enabling / the academic / the Diaspora to take short-term teaching appointments in African universities as part of their sabbatical leave;
  • Creation of mentors Academy / as to assist / the academic / the beginning their careers in African universities through research and joint publications;
  • Enable / the academic / the Diaspora and African scholars and scholars / as to serve as external examiners in university departments;
  • Enable / the academic / the diaspora to serve as directors and advisors / as across networks of research and training that will hold CODESRIA as part of the proposed initiative;
  • The organization of training seminars and sharing experience for advisors / the PhD and summer courses for PhD students and post-doctoral and academic / the advanced / the early career;
  • The launch of an academic exchange program, through which CODESRIA will facilitate the reception of teachers / researchers and the visitors / the African / as academics / the Diaspora, and the hosting academic / the diaspora for African universities.
The initiative will be organized around the following activities:  
  • Scholarships teachers / the visitors: academic / the Diaspora will visit African universities for durations ranging from 15 day stay for three months; African universities of welcome will provide accommodation, or help them renting apartments at reasonable prices;
  • Evaluation and curriculum development;
  • modules sharing courses and relevant literature;
  • Mentoring and co-supervision of students / the PhD (Faculty of Mentors);
  • Summer Institutes;
  • advanced workshops for doctoral advisors based in African universities;
  • Project joint research on the Diaspora and the links with the diaspora (including scoping studies and a review of current policies and structures for the governance and management of connections between African institutions and the Diaspora);
  • Publications.

The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the financiers core CODESRIA. African universities interested in hosting scholars / the African / as in the diaspora, and to participate in the program in other ways; and / the students / the Africans willing to contribute to the success of the initiative are invited to contact the CODESRIA at:
African Diaspora Support to African Universities
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X channel IV
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221338259822 / 23
Fax: +221338241289




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It is with great pleasure that we announce the Job call to "IX Human Mobility Seminar and First International Seminar on Migration and African Diasporas", which will take place on 17 and 18 September 2015 at the International University of Lusophone African-Brazilian ( UNILAB), on campus Freedom, City of Redemption-CE.

Forwarded as an annex, information on the event: Folder with the presentation and programming, the Menu and the Working Groups.

Best regards,

Ercílio Langa

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The Impact of Diasporas Event

Data: 17 de Setembro

Local: Royal Geographical Society London

Descrição: The Oxford Diasporas Programme at the University of Ox-ford and the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme at the University of Leicester are hosting this Impact of Diasporas event. The event is the culmination and conclusion of two innovative, multidis-ciplinary five-year research programmes, generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust. It will showcase the work of these two programmes and celebrate their achievemen

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Ercílio Langa

Tenure-Track Position at the Assistant Professor Level in African American History -
University of California, Riverside

African American History: The Department of History at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in African American history through the nineteenth century, especially as it relates to the African American experience during and immediately after slavery. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in African American and nineteenth century U.S. History.

Appointment begins on July 1, 2016, with salary commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a relevant field; documented research record and strong agenda for future research; evidence of teaching excellence and mentoring experience. We welcome candidates who also participate in the dissemination of historical knowledge to broader publics via diverse channels. UC-Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Procedure: Applicants must use UCR's online portal,, to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and writing sample. Evidence of teaching and mentoring should be submitted if available. Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Clifford Trafzer, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, Riverside, at Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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