Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Film, Media and Visual Studies - The University of Delaware
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media and visual studies from an Africana/ African American Studies perspective and be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.
The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, and Art History. They must also demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.
Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2018.
The start date for this position is September 1, 2018.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Tiffany M. Gill, Search Committee Chair,
. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the Interfolio.®
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
About the University
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (
) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Title IX institution which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at
. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program
Applications are now being accepted through December 8, 2017 11:59 PM EST for the Fall 2017 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.
Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are posted on the
. Selection decisions will be made in
; project visits can begin as early as
May 1, 2018
and must be completed by
August 31, 2019
For more information, please register for one of the How to Apply Webinars on
to learn more. After the webinars, we will post a recoding on our
African host institutions can request that the scholar participate in projects in curriculum co-development, collaborative research and/or graduate student teaching and mentoring. The following
types of fellowships
- All-Discipline Fellowships
Open to Project Requests from all disciplines.
- Thematic Fellowships
In each competition cycle, the CADFP will offer fellowships focused on priority areas. Themes for the Fall 2017 competition are:
- Health sciences and well-being
- Climate change, resilience and adaptation
- Multi-Institutional FellowshipsWith this type of fellowship, fellows can visit multiple institutions. Hosting institutions must collaborate on a single Project Request. Project Requests are specifically encouraged that demonstrate a collaboration between established and newer universities. Collaborations between universities and research organizations are also an option with the multi-institutional Fellowship. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to apply for the multi-institutional fellowship.
- Cohort Fellowships
Two or more Fellows collaborate on a single project. Please contact email@example.com if you plan to apply for this type of Fellowship.
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.
Projects can be conducted in the African host country for 21-90 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
and our communities on
provides additional information regarding the program.
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
The Power of International Education
Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, College of William and Mary
The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program at William & Mary seek applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in African American and African diaspora literatures, with specialization in African American literature and culture of the nineteenth century and earlier. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. In addition to developing new courses in African American and African diaspora literatures and culture for both the Department of English and the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach early Black literature courses for the Department of English. For the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach an interdisciplinary Africana Methodologies course, Introduction to Africana Studies and Introduction to African American Studies.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies or a related field at the time of appointment (
August 10, 2018
). Undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research, teaching interests, and a 25-page writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date,
October 26, 2017
. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
Chair, English Department
Chancellor Professor of English
College of William & Mary
Department of English
PO Box 8795
Office hours Fall 2017: W 3-4, Th 2-3