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Breaking Ground: Black British Writers US Tour at ASWAD 2015
Free and Open to All Conference Registrants
Friday November 6th
Pre-Performance Reception: 6PM North Campus Room 110A
Performance: 7PM North Campus Room 110B and C
Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions presents this very special event featuring some of Britain's most exciting literary talents. At this moment in the twenty-first century,  Breaking Ground represents a thoughtful and imaginative way of presenting a positive Black British experience based on a spirit of collaboration and exchange. The ten tour writers are: Diran Adebayo, Jay Bernard, Bernardine Evaristo, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Colin Grant, Nick Makoha, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Johny Pitts, Roger Robinson and Warsan Shire.
For more information about the Tour: http://www.speaking-volumes.org.uk/


Assistant Professor - Arizona State University

School of Social Transformation (job # 11344)

The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (http://sst/clas/edu/), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor with expertise in research (with quantitative emphasis) and teaching surrounding the causes, consequences of and solutions to structural inequality and discrimination in the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent instruction, conduct research publishable in top-tier academic journals, and participate in service to the university and profession. Anticipated start date is August, 2016.

Desired areas of foci include any of the following: economic justice, poverty, income inequality, or examination of ways that structural inequality affects socio-legal justice for vulnerable populations. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant social science field or related interdisciplinary field (e.g., ethnic studies, gender studies, American studies, justice studies, law and society, etc.) or show evidence that the PhD will be completed by August 1, 2016. All candidates must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Evidence of potential for success in securing external funding is desired. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in quantitative research, those demonstrating a willingness and ability to teach quantitative methods and/or statistics to graduate as well as undergraduate students, and evidence of interest in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2015, and if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. Electronic submission of materials is required. Electronically, send a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, and a curriculum vitae to SSTsearch@asu.edu.  Three letters of reference must also be sent to SSTsearch@asu.edu. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by the law, http://www/asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401http://www.as.edu/titleIX/.

National Call for Applications

The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University - Visiting Fellows Program

The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Visiting Fellows Program provides three fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents each academic year. We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities, the humanistic social sciences and law. We are interested in research projects across the spectrum of the humanities, humanistic social science, and professional disciplines that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2016. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory's Johnson Institute for the academic year 2016-2017. Candidates must hold a Ph. D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2016.

  • Ph.D.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status as of the application deadline.
  • We do not support the completion of doctoral dissertations nor projects in creative writing. Scholars at the level of assistant professors may apply for one grant renewal. When applying for the renewal, scholars will compete for a fellowship among the new pool of applicants.
  • $60,000 for full Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $40,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $30,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • Period of Residency: one academic year
Application deadline

    February 16, 2016

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via the Emory University Careers Site by the application deadline. The job requisition number for the Visiting Fellowship is 56786BR.

To complete the application, you will need to create a candidate profile and submit: a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, Research Proposal (1,000 words), and Sample Course Description (250 words). Documentation should be uploaded as attachments when prompted within the online hiring system. Request three confidential letters of recommendations to be sent on your behalf directly to the JWJI Visiting Fellowship Selection Committee at 2016.applications.jwji@emory.edu. Only electronic references will be reviewed.

Direct Application Link



Contact kali.amen@emory.edu

The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Women's & Gender Studies - Senior Faculty Search

Position Title
Associate/Full Professor - Gender and Sexuality Studies (2016/17)

Position Description We are particularly interested in attracting candidates who will be able to establish a strong research program in the areas of: queer studies, transnational gender/sexualities studies, feminist studies, transgender studies, reproductive health, gendered, classed and/or racial inequities.

Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to submit applications; the successful applicant will hold an appointment in an appropriate university department (e.g., Sociology, American Studies, or Geography and the Environment).  They will also be expected to participate in teaching activities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, to have an active publishing agenda, to attract external funding, and to exhibit a commitment to service to the university, department and center.  Additionally, the hired candidate is expected to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses.

Qualifications A Ph.D., evidence of teaching excellence and a strong research agenda in the applicant's discipline are requirements.

The successful candidate will provide intellectual leadership and vision within the Center for Women's & Gender Studies and should have experience with and commitment to an intellectual community in an interdisciplinary center.  Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

Application Instructions To apply, please submit a letter of interest that includes a description of current and planned research, a curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample, and a list of three professional references via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/32125  Please send questions to: Professor Ben Carrington, Chair of the Search Committee at: bcarrington@austin.utexas.edu  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled; however applications received after November 15, 2015 may not receive full consideration.

Position funding is pending budgetary approval. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.  A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)


Call for Papers: Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc.
81st Annual Conference |Jackson, Mississippi |March 9-12, 2016
Conference Theme: Voices of a Global Black Community: Life in America and Beyond
The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists welcomes the submission of session proposals and paper submissions for its 81st Annual Conference that will be held in Jackson, Mississippi on March 9-12, 2016. Sessions and papers related to the 2016 conference theme are welcome. The theme focuses on the experiences of communities of African descent, in the U.S., the Diaspora, and the continent. Rooted in the social and behavioral sciences, this is a broad, multidisciplinary focus on issues facing a global Black community.
Persons interested in organizing sessions should submit the following information as an attachment in Microsoft Word to the program chair by January 15, 2016. In addition to sessions featuring faculty, ASBS strongly encourages the submission of session and paper proposals featuring and targeting undergraduate and graduate students.
  1. Name of session organizer(s) with affiliation and contact information (email address & telephone number)
  2. Abstract of 200 words or less with title of the session
  3. Names of panelists with email addresses and telephone numbers
  4. Name of the discussant with an email address and telephone number
  5. Indication of technology needs (ex. LCD projector, screen, etc.)
Persons interested in presenting papers should submit the following via electronic mail as an attachment in Microsoft Word to the program by January 15, 2016.
  1. Author(s) name with affiliation and contact information (email address and telephone number)
  2. Abstract of 250 words or less with title of paper
  3. Indication of technology needs (ex. LCD projector, screen, etc.)
  4. Students should indicate their college/university, department, classification, major, research advisor.
Please submit all materials via electronic mail to Dr. Msia Kibona Clark at msia.clark@howard.edu by January 15, 2016. In subject line, indicate the appropriate category: ASBS Professional OR ASBS Graduate OR ASBS Undergraduate.
*This call for papers is for professionals and non-competitive graduate & non-competitive undergraduate students. For consideration in the graduate and undergraduate student competitions please contact us for the call for papers for the graduate and undergraduate student paper competitions.
Professional, Non-Competitive Graduate and Non-Competitive Undergraduate Papers


Journal of Africana Religions Founders Launch New Book Series

Evanston, IL - Pennsylvania State University Press has partnered with the editors of the Journal of Africana Religions , which is co-sponsored by ASWAD, to publish " Africana Religions ," a book series inspired by the journal's vision.

"Like the journal," according to series co-editor Sylvester A. Johnson of Northwestern University, "the book series will emphasize the translocal nature of Africana religions across national, regional, and hemispheric boundaries."

"We want to publish academic monographs in addition to books designed for classroom use about Africana religious experiences, identities, beliefs, aesthetics, ethics, and institutions," said Edward E. Curtis IV, co-editor from the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in Indianapolis. "And we welcome a variety of methods, including archival, theoretical, literary, sociological, and ethnographic approaches.

The series' prestigious editorial board includes Afe Adogame of Princeton Theological Seminary, Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Paul Christopher Johnson of the University of Michigan, Elizabeth PĂ©rez of Dartmouth College, Elisha P. Renne of the University of Michigan, and Judith Weisenfeld of Princeton University.

Potential authors should send 3-5 page proposals outlining the intent of the project, its scope, its relation to other work on the topic, and potential audience. Please include one or two sample chapters if available. The proposal and current CV can be sent to the editors at   series@africanareligions.org .


Lecturer - African Diasporic Dance Forms

Applications are invited for a lecturer position in the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte starting August 15, 2016. This is a nine-month appointment, initially for a two year term, with the possibility of renewal. Duties involve teaching four courses each semester and assigned service responsibilities. This full-time appointee will be reviewed annually and will be required to develop a teaching portfolio and account of service responsibilities. Electronic Application: www.uncc.edu/jobs Position 003749 Please attach the following documents to your electronic submission: 1) Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position 2) Current curriculum vitae 3) Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests Please have the following documents mailed to the attention of: Karen W. Hubbard, Search Chair, Department of Dance, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 1) Official transcript of highest earned degree 2) Three original confidential letters addressing teaching and potential for this specific position Please direct electronic inquiries to kwhubbar@uncc.edu. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts and Architecture website: www.coaa.uncc.edu. 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. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Click here for more information: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/5769


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