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Assistant Professor of Art History: Art of Africa and the African Diaspora, Rutgers University-Newark

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is seeking a tenure-track Art Historian specializing in the Art of Africa and the African Diaspora, although outstanding candidates with expertise in Latin American/Pre-Columbian Art or Asian/SE Asian Art may be considered. The position is part of an Art History program within a department that also includes undergraduate programs in Art, Graphic Design, Journalism, Music, Theater, and Video Production, as well as a graduate program in Jazz Studies.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in African/African diasporic visual cultures, as well as other art history courses that support the curriculum. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the Department and across the campus. Candidates must: be dedicated to providing quality instruction; contribute to the department's multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University. Responsibilities also include undergraduate advising/mentoring, as well as departmental and university service with a willingness to take on administrative responsibility.

Requirements: Candidates must have: a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

How to Apply: Use the online application portal below to submit: a letter of application addressing qualifications for this position; C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research goals; names and email addresses of three references

Review of applications begins immediately; on-line application portal closes January 15, 2018. Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

York University (Toronto) - Tenure-Track Job in US History with Specialization in Black History

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/ Field: U.S. History Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department: History
Affiliation/ Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Department of History
The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2018. The position is in the field of U.S. History with specialization in Black History since 1900. Required qualifications include a completed PhD in History or a related discipline, and an ongoing program of research in the area of specialization. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in U.S. history at all levels and to make a major contribution to the Graduate Program in History. The successful candidate is encouraged to join York University's Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Thabit Abdullah, Chair, Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Email: chairhis@yorku.ca - (Subject line: "U.S. Black History since 1900").

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posting End Date: November 15, 2017

Call For Proposal: Black Communities Conference

Organizers of Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration seek proposals for its event that will take place on April 23-25, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. Hosted by units at UNC-Chapel Hill, the conference will facilitate community-engaged research devoted to settlements, neighborhoods and collectives with populations of African descent. Conference participants, including community members, faculty and students, and others, will exchange and learn about their respective expert knowledge and interests concerning black community life. They will also explore research partnerships.
Proposals for papers, panel presentations, workshops, working groups and roundtable discussions are due by November 14, 2017.  For more information see the call for proposals and the conference website.

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