December 18, 2015
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Director, Haitian Studies Institute (Associate/Full Professor) - Africana Studies
Brooklyn College

Job Vacancy Notice
Job Title: Director, Haitian Studies Institute (Associate/Full Professor) - Africana Studies
Job ID: 14046
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College seeks to hire the Founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute, located at Brooklyn College, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in Haitian Studies and other areas of the candidate's specialty. The Haitian Studies Institute will be a world-class research unit of CUNY and will be dedicated to a three-fold mission to:
  1. Contribute to the construction and dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of Haitian studies through interdisciplinary research
  2. Facilitate collaboration among scholars, intellectuals, teachers and professors, students, and public agencies conducting research about and/or serving Haitian and other diasporic populations
  3. Engage in policy analysis and research in order to better understand and shape policy and programs that impact the Haitian and Haitian-American communities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and a record of publication in the social sciences, e.g., sociology, political science, international relations or a related interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate for Director will be a nationally recognized scholar whose research focuses on Haiti and its diasporas. The candidate should have a history of leadership and engagement in the community, as well as in academic programming. Successful fund-raising, whether through grants, corporate sponsors, government agencies, or NGO's will be part of the Director's portfolio and should be a part of the candidate's professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who are trilingual in Haitian KreyĆ²l, English and French.

Commensurate with education and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now" at To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Applicants should upload a letter of application describing research and professional interests, goals for the position, a published writing sample, curriculum vitae, and a sample grant proposal in doc, pdf or rtf format.

STEP TWO - Go to All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders as described below. Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) recommenders. The online system will automatically send your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Review of applications to begin December 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interest that focus on the cultures, histories, and literatures of the African diaspora in South America, Central America, or the Hispanophone Caribbean. We seek candidates who can compliment the Department's interdisciplinary strengths and contribute to the existing emphasis on the global black experience in the Americas. Theoretical attention to questions of race, gender and sexuality is strongly encouraged.

To apply, please submit through interfolio, 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article); 4) description of possible courses and/or sample syllabi; 5) and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five years. The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies, with the possibility of cross-listing with relevant units across campus (Hispanic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, History, Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies). The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and will be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. The Center will provide an interdisciplinary and vibrant scholarly environment where Brown faculty affiliated with the Center engage each other's research and develop innovative collaborations.

Additional Salary Information: an increase to $63,907 in the second year, plus a research budget of $2000 per year.

Assistant Professor of Dance
Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty

Position Number: 002284
Working Title: Assistant Professor of Dance
Classification Title: 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College: Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department: Dance
Position Designation: Faculty
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months per year: 9

Primary Purpose of Department     
Our mission is to contribute innovation and leadership to the field through creative/scholarly research, teaching, service, and community engagement. Through comprehensive, innovative courses we provide our diverse student body with an exemplary liberal arts education grounded in dance as a cultural practice, art form, and interdisciplinary subject. We embrace and celebrate dance as a way of learning about ourselves and the world around us. Committed to access, equity, and inclusion, our program develops artists, educators, scholars, and arts-literate citizens who can thrive in an increasingly complex global environment and make sustained contributions to their communities.

Vacancy Open to
All Candidates

Description of Work     
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.

Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development - Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.

Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities - All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.

Service to University, the Public, and the Profession - All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities     
The faculty of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte seek a colleague who demonstrates
  • broad knowledge of contemporary African diaspora dance practices;
  • inspiring teaching in African diasporic dance forms as expressed in the Americas. These must include a modern/ contemporary dance style such as Dunham Technique or Umfundalai, and vernacular jazz/ hiphop and might include tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin movement vocabularies;
  • strong commitment to and skills in community engagement; interest in developing community alliances and internships for students;
  • the ability to create and/or stage dances for concert presentation using African diasporic forms; and
  • commitment to and experience in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting.
Additional skills
Successful candidates might also demonstrate
  • the ability to teach courses in other areas, including additional movement techniques or styles, improvisation, somatic practices, Laban Movement Analysis, or lecture courses in general education/ liberal studies initiatives and, potentially, special topics or honors courses.

As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate must:
  • maintain successful teaching and creative/research activities with continued engagement in the profession;
  • participate in curriculum development, faculty governance and the administrative life of the department, COA+A, the university, and in Charlotte-based communities;
  • demonstrate commitment to collaboration and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and
  • be reviewed annually; along with third year reappointment review and sixth year tenure/promotion review.
Minimum Experience/Education     
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience     
Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in dance or related field; professional experience as a performer, choreographer, and /or community arts worker; established research agenda with the promise of national and international distinction; and four years of teaching at the university level.

Special Notes to Applicants     
For priority consideration, applicants should apply by Jan 15, 2016. Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

Application Materials
Electronic Application: Position 002284
  1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests
US Mail: Department of Dance, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
  1. Official transcript of highest degree
  2. Three original confidential letters addressing teaching and potential for this specific position (attention Karen W. Hubbard, Search Chair)
Please direct electronic inquiries to Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts+Architecture website:

The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Job Open Date

Open Until Filled

Proposed Hire Date

Contact Information     
Department of Dance
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

Please direct electronic inquiries to For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts+Architecture website:

Call for papers
Appealing Because He is Appalling:
Erotic racisms, colonialism, masculinities and patriarchies

edited by
Tamari Kitossa, PhD
Sociology, Brock University

Posted: December, 2015

In describing the "political-technology of the body", Foucault asserts "...the body is
directly involved in a political field; power relations have an immediate hold upon it; they invest it, mark it, train it, torture it, force it carry out tasks, to perform ceremonies, to emit signs". What then of colonialist, racist and patriarchal regimes in which, as Frantz Fanon notes in Black Skin, White Masks, the material and symbolic force of political authority is manifested through the historico-cultural and psycho-sexual drama of erotic racism? Rooted in Frantz Fanon and James Baldwin's accounts of racist regimes and the colonized man's body as an object of sexual fantasy and living nightmare, essays in this collection examine how, through the process of sexualized racialization, the bodies of colonized and negatively raced men are objects upon whose topography ruling patriarchal regimes literally and symbolically play out life and death hegemonic dramas. The analysis and descriptiveness of each original essay is expected to be an act of resistance that challenge capitalism, hegemonic masculinities, heteronormativity, racial logics and patriarchalism toward visions of justice. Authors are encouraged to situate themselves in the work.

Drawn from disciplines relevant to the study of post/colonialism, capitalism, embodiment, epigenics, medicine, masculinities, nationalism, patriarchies, sexualities, racism(s) and trauma topics relevant to the theme of 'appealing and appalling' may include but are not limited to:

the erotic racism of 'crimigration'; race and rape in the national imaginaries; popular culture, desire, moral panic and negatively raced masculinities; aboriginal/indigenous; whiteness and the transformation of subordinate to hegemonic masculinities; race, religion, theology and the body of the male raced Other; colonialism and collective feminization of the male raced Other; gay and transgender bodies 'of colour' as desirable and dangerous; HIV/AIDS and 'unruly' masculinities; war, genocide, erotic racism and subordinated masculinities; literature, memory and constructions of racially subordinated masculinities; modern day lynchings, extra-judicial killings and sexual racism; feminine neutralization and murdering the Black and indigenous female body; slavery, race, masculinities and homosexuality.

Submission guidelines:
  • 250 word abstract
  • 50 word biography
  • Abstract deadline: Extended January 10, 2016
  • accepted proposals notified January 15, 2016
  • APA style, end notes, author is responsible for copyright clearance for images, New Webster's World Dictionary
  • Chapter of up to 8,000 words in English, acceptance subject to review
  • Completed papers due May 1, 2016
  • Expected publication 2017
With the subject heading 'Appealing and Appalling', please submit to:

East African Development Bank (EADB)
Math, Science, Technology and Engineering University Scholarship Program for Teachers and Lecturers

East African Development Bank (EADB) has launched the EADB Math, Science, Technology and Engineering University Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Africa-America Institute. Scholarships will be available to teachers and lecturers with a bachelor's degree in math, science, technology and engineering with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in those fields in the United States at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City.

Eligible Criteria
| Applicants must be:
  • A university graduate with a bachelor's degree with First Class/Upper Second Honours in Mathematics, Sciences or Engineering
  • Under 40 years of age and a citizen of the EADB Member States: Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
  • Experienced Teachers and Lecturers of tertiary institutions, polytechnics with at least 3 years full-time teaching experience
  • Working in full-time public, government owned institutions
  • Committed to returning to their home country to teach in a public government owned institution
  • Diligent in successfully completing the application process by the allotted deadlines at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology

This fully funded scholarship will provide full tuition, room and living expenses within a stipulated budget. Application deadline is January 25, 2016

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