October 13, 2016
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Tenured Associate Professor Position at UPenn

Pre-colonial African History: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of pre-colonial West Africa at the rank of tenured associate professor with a preference for applicants whose work has a comparative perspective and/or engages with transregional or global scholarship. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarly production, evidence of outstanding teaching and mentoring, and a proven ability to contribute to a vibrant, collaborative, and interdisciplinary global black studies graduate and undergraduate program.

Candidates should apply online at  http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1007.
Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research statement. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Lapidus Center Talks @ Noon

Bring your lunch and enjoy exciting talks on works in progress on the slave trade, slavery and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

October 20 - 12pm

Westenley Alcenat, PhD Candidate Columbia, Lapidus Center Fellow

Prince Saunders and African-American Emigration to Haiti: A Transatlantic Career in the Quest for Citizenship, 1815-1826

No significant monographs to date exist on Prince Saunders, an African-American abolitionist whose transatlantic crossings between the United States, England and Haiti, demonstrates that the African-American struggle for citizenship at home have always transcended American borders. Looking at the extensive contribution Saunders made to early antislavery efforts, this talk, following from my research, will speak about how Saunders should be considered among the earliest founders of Black transatlantic abolitionism.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted through  December 8, 2016 11:59 PM EST  for the fall 2016 competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP).
  • Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda can submit a project request online to host a scholar.
  • Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of available candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.  Scholars who have already received a fellowship in the fall 2015 or spring 2016 competitions, are not eligible to participate.
Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are posted on the program website,
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Carnegie-African-Diaspora-Fellows-Program/How-to-Apply . Selection decisions will be made in March 2017; project visits can begin as early as May 1, 2017 and must be completed by August 31, 2017.
For more information, please register for our webinar on  Thursday, October 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM EDT (4:00 PM EAT)  or our webinar on  Friday, October 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM EAT) .  After the webinars, we will post a recoding on our  YouTube Channel .
Activities:  African host institutions can request that the scholar participate projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and/or graduate student mentoring and training. The CADFP Advisory Council seeks applications for innovative projects and specifically encourages projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions or from groups of faculty addressing related topics. The Council also plans to award some fellowships to faculty members who are alumni from the first two years of the program.

Process:  Prospective African host institutions and fellows (scholars) can cooperate in designing a project that the institution submits. An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the program Advisory Council.

Scholars submit their information online for the roster. The Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains and searches the roster for a possible match, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.

Fellowship : Projects can be conducted in the African host country for 14-90 days. For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive:
  • $200/day stipend
  • visa costs
  • limited health insurance coverage
  • round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport.
IIE manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow's meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please visit our  website  and our communities on  Facebook  and  Twitter .  The program flyer provides additional information regarding the program.
Please contact:
Jeremy Coats
Program Officer
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Scholar Exchanges Division
Institute of International Education (IIE)
:   africandiaspora@iie.org

9-Month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida 

The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2017.
A Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with a specialization in African American Studies from an accredited institution is required for the position. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and publications focus on African American Politics and Social Thought, Critical Race Theory, or Race and American Society.
Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per academic year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda.
Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
SIGS is a new academic unit, composed of the former Department of Government and International Affairs ( gia.usf.edu ) and the Department of  Africana Studies ( africanastudies.usf.edu ). It also contains the Institute on Black Life ( ibl.usf.edu ) and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean ( islac.usf.edu ).
Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: employment.usf.edu (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).
Direct link to posting
Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success. All documents must be combined and uploaded as one file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to vincentj@usf.edu) or in hard copy to:
Jennifer Vincent, Academic Services Administrator
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Vincent at vincentj@usf.edu, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Joint One-Year Visiting Assistant Professorship - The Department of Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program at Colby College

The Department of Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program at Colby College  invite applications for a joint one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning September 1,  2017. While the Ph.D. is preferred, a very advanced ABD with highly relevant innovative fieldwork  and extensive teaching experience will be considered. Teaching experience is necessary.

We seek a scholar whose research specialties and teaching experience focus on the African  Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Preference will be given to specialists in the  Caribbean or other African Diaspora communities in North or South America (including Canada).  Absolute preference will be given to specialists in areas outside the United States. The successful  candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociocultural anthropology, and four additional  courses, at least three of which should explore topics in the African Diaspora. Applicants are  encouraged to suggest courses and topics not currently in the African American Studies program  curriculum. Applicants should send a cover letter describing teaching philosophy and research  interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to  apply.interfolio.com/38350 Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is  required.

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings. For more information, please  contact Professor Chandra D. Bhimull or Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Director, African  American Studies, by e-mail: cbhimull@colby.edu or ctgilkes@colby.edu

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment  decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational  objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,  gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national  origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our  educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through  diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with  disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies  with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education  programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX  coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please  visit our website: www.colby.edu

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