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Tenure-Track Position in Africana Studies Carleton College

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Africana Studies with a major emphasis on current African American issues, beginning  September 1, 2017 . We plan to hire at the assistant professor level; in extraordinary circumstances we would consider an advanced rank applicant.
This position will be at least 60% in the African and African American Studies Program, and up to 40% in a collaborating disciplinary department. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Africana Studies or in a related social science or humanities field, and should have completed their PhD by  September 1, 2017.
We seek candidates whose main teaching and research areas are in the field of Africana Studies, and who have thorough knowledge of related models-African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, African American Studies. The candidate should be able to teach core courses for the Program's majors and concentrators, have demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of effective pedagogy in the discipline, and show promise to grow into a leadership position.
Visit to complete the online application, including cover letter, job-market paper, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For consideration, all materials must be received by  November 1, but we will begin reviewing files as early as  September 30, 2016. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for further materials. All preliminary interviews will be held by Skype.
We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body, and who will contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Tenure Track Position in Africana Studies at Brown

Position Description
The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invites applications for a junior scholar in  a tenure-track position specializing Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate should have expertise  in twentieth century political, social, and cultural studies of Sub-Saharan Africa with a regional rather than  a specific country focus. Candidates must have their Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the start date of 1  July 2017.

This position carries the possibility of an additional appointment as a Brown University Andrew W. Mellon  Gateway Fellow, which would support a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship prior the tenure-track assistant  professor appointment.  The goal of Brown's Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early  career development of scholars from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a  demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.

Candidates must hold a PhD in their respective field at time of appointment and will be expected to teach  both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as conduct research in their area.

Application instructions
Interested candidates must send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses, a  curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference.

All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio, Complete  applications received by October 15, 2016, will be given full consideration.

Adelphi University Mentoring Conference

Mentors, Students and Faculty Welcome

Friday, August 26, 2016
8:00am - 1:00pm
Ruth Harley University Center, Second Floor
Sponsored by the Collaboration Project

Develop Yourself and Someone Else
As a mentor, you know that regular investment in your own skills, network and practices is what makes you most effective.

Our Mentoring Conference will allow you to:
  • Learn best practices
  • Network with experts
  • Establish program sustainability
RSVP by calling 516.877.3182 or emailing before August 16, 2016.*

* On-site registration is available at the event from 8:00am to 8:30am.

Established in December 2014, the Adelphi University Mentoring Program pairs Adelphi and non-Adelphi employees as mentors to support the academic, social and professional development of undergraduate students - especially students of color who may be the first in their families to attend college - to help ensure their collegiate success.

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