October 5, 2016
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Field of African Literature with Expertise in Postcolonial Literature and Theory - New York University 

New York University seeks to appoint an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the field of African literature with expertise in postcolonial literature and theory effective September 1, 2017, pending final administrative and budgetary approval.  Expertise in African diasporic literature and/or knowledge of literatures in African languages would be welcome.The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2017.  The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education.  Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU.  Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three referees, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the "Employment" link on the NYU Department of English web site:  http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on October 21st.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read
http://as.nyu.edu/page/diversityinitiative. EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies - Bucknell University

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair of the Africana Studies program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies and/or post-colonial studies who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field that contributes to African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino/a, and/or African-American studies, received no earlier than May 2012 and no later than August 15, 2017. Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 2017-19 includes an annual salary of $50,000, employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and housing.

The successful candidate will have:  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities.
  • Skill in and interest in teaching and advising students and interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • An ability to manage autonomously.
  • High degree of creativity and vision, as well as an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to solve problems strategically, and success in managing multiple projects.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for supporting the mission of a liberal arts institution through programmatic endeavors in Africana Studies.

To complete your application, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page description of the research project proposed for the fellowship years, a description of the undergraduate courses you would like to teach, a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Intefolio ByCommittee via http://apply.interfolio.com/35703. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017.

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Assistant Professor - Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies (School of Arts and Humanities) in Bronx, New York

The Lehman College campus is located in the Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 classes) per year, and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Founded as the Department of Puerto Rican Studies in 1968, the Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies department is one of the oldest ethnic studies departments in the nation and houses a diverse faculty from multiple disciplines, regional interests and academic specializations.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Ph.D. degree in areas described below, or equivalent, is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in the social sciences, arts, humanities or another relevant field, with a specialization in Latin American, Caribbean and/or Latino Studies; a demonstrated record of teaching ability; and an active and innovative research agenda for a strong publication record. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective student-centered instructional strategies, and an openness to teaching online or hybrid courses.

Discipline and regional focus are open, but the department has particular interest in interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in topics related to gender and sexualities, indigenous communities, and the Southern Cone or Mesoamerica.

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule (see link to salary schedule: http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/cuny-salary-schedule).

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Candidates should provide a CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of references, and a statement of scholarly interests. Letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who pass to the second stage of consideration.

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu."

The review of CVs will begin November 18, 2016 and continue until a candidate has been identified.

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location:  Lehman College
Job Title:  Assistant Professor - Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies (School of Arts and Humanities)
Job ID:  15599
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Regular

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