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Director, Center of Pan-African Culture
Pan-African Studies - Kent Campus

Position Number: 989157
Home Organization: Pan-African Studies - Kent Campus:100160
Campus: Kent Campus
Contract: Length 12 month
Pay Grade: 07-AA
Salary: $53,762-$71,441
Position Category: Unclassified
Job Open Date: 10/21/2015
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Work Schedule: The position does require night and weekend hours.
Basic Function: To direct all operational, administrative, instructional, and financial activities of a designated academic program or student service function.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Develop and market designated academic program or student service function
  • Oversee university-designated program budget
  • Develop and/or revise program policies and procedures
  • Identify and secure program funding opportunities
  • Establish objectives and develop strategies for achieving objectives
  • Evaluate and implement changes to programs
  • Serve as liaison to various constituent groups relative to program activities
  • Serve on various University committees
  • Teach up to three 3-hour courses (or equivalent) per academic year if responsible for an academic program
  • May provide leadership of a small department, unit, or major function and/or provide direct supervision over administrative/professional employees
  • Perform related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in a relevant field and four to five years of relevant experience; eligible individuals must meet the required criteria for adjunct/part-time faculty status.

Desirable Qualifications: Not applicable.

Knowledge Of:
  • Personal computer applications
  • Budgeting
  • Strategic Planning
Skill In:
  • Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Ability To:
  • Provide leadership and direction.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Physical Requirements
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Additional Information
  • Assist Department of Pan-African Studies Chair in establishing and implementing The Center of Pan-African Culture's (CPAC) goals, objectives and strategies.
  • Oversee and supervise CPAC operations, including but not limited to scheduling and facilities management, supervising assigned staff and/or student personnel, event summary, tracking and assessment for all programs under purview.
  • Raise the visibility of CPAC resources and promote collaborative development to address issues of inclusion that arise for students on campus; liaise with existing student organizations, campus operations and services to enhance services/support.
  • Act as a resource to address student success; interface and partner with various units including the University College, the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives that are focused on student success and retention.
  • Coordinate programming on/off campus for alumni and community members.
  • Collaborate with Black United Students (BUS) and other student organizations to support the intellectual, cultural and social efforts of students
  • Manage the promotion and marketing process for CPAC programs.
  • Contribute written materials about planned events to be published through electronic newsletters, direct email, print brochures and invitations.
  • Responsible for measures of success, outcomes, follow-ups.
  • Develop and prepare yearly reports.  
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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AADS Dissertation Fellowship

DEADLINE: 15 January 2016 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Boston College's African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition.  Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply.  We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trend within the field.

This 2016/2017 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.

The fellow will have full access to BC's seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections.  Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies.  The fellow can also benefit from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs-both of which are completely voluntary-as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Applications must include: 1) a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist the applicant in achieving future professional goals, 2) a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample, 3) a CV, and 4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.  Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

Submit all application materials - including letters of recommendation - by Friday, 15 January 2016 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio at

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups and individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Department Chair Position - Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University

The new Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of associate or full professor with the possibility of hiring with tenure and will begin in August of 2016. The Africana Studies major and program at Bucknell University is a new academic program, and we are in search of an individual with the creativity, energy, vision, and expertise to actualize all of its many potentialities.

The area of Africana specialization is open to candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and/or an interdisciplinary field. The successful applicant will possess a Ph.d or MFA in an area of Africana Studies (specifically or broadly-defined) and will possess a distinguished artistic or scholarly record of professional activity. Although the position is truly undefined in terms of discipline, we have particular needs in post-reconstruction African American history, arts disciplines, and African-American political thought.

The successful candidate will evidence superior communication skills and preference will be given to candidates who have administrative experience and have successfully mentored faculty and students. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary faculty and to recruit and work with a diverse student population.

We are especially interested in candidates who have the experience and expertise to design and teach two of the major's core courses, Introduction to Africana Studies and Approaches to Africana Studies. The latter is potentially a team-taught course. Application materials must include a cover letter that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness and administrative experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three potential references. Finalists for this position who wish to be considered for tenure upon appointment will be asked to submit a tenure dossier.

Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee.

Special Intructions for Applicants:
  1. Go to You will be directed to Interfolio's Apply page for Bucknell University.
  2. Click APPLY NOW (below the Application Instruction section).
  3. Follow directions to create a free Interfolio account (standard fee will not apply).
Questions about the search and the names and contact information of nominees should be directed to Professor Carmen Gillespie, Chair, Search Committee via email at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers professional programs in engineering, education, management, and music. Located in Lewisburg Borough in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

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