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Assistant Professor of Africana Studies - Davidson College

The Africana Studies Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenuretrack assistant professor position in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Africana politics and/or economics, starting July 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can complement our existing strengths in history, sociology, and literature by bringing expertise in the political economy of Africa and/or the African Diaspora. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach the Africana methods course as well as Introduction to Africana Studies. Collaborations with Political Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and/or Philosophy are encouraged, as are cross-listing courses with these areas. We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda, participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives, advise and mentor students, supervise student research, and participate actively in curriculum building.


A Ph.D. (in hand before July 1, 2018) in Africana Studies, Political Science, Economics, and/or Philosophy is preferred although candidates with specializations in additional fields that are underrepresented in our department will also be considered.

Basic Functions:

We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Africana politics and/or economics. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in Africana Studies in one or more of the following areas: electoral politics, political theory, black political economy, development and underdevelopment theory, gerrymandering/gentrification, environmental justice, criminal justice, carceral studies, immigration, colonialism, and/or capitalism and slavery.

The candidate must show clear evidence of an active research agenda, demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, and interest in departmental and college-wide initiatives that promote Africana Studies. Regular teaching load is five courses over two semesters, with four courses in the first year. These include Introduction to Africana Studies, 300- level methods course, and courses in the applicant's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate research projects. The candidate is expected to participate in an active young department with a vision of Africana Studies that celebrates interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship and a transnational and diasporic focus.

Application Procedures:

Deadline for submissions is December 1. All interested applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu. The following materials are required:
  1. Letter of application describing research and teaching interests,
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts (official ones will be required before hire),
  4. Teaching dossier (1-page statement of inclusive pedagogy and 2 sample syllabi)
  5. One sample publication, or article-length manuscript
  6. Names and email addresses for at least three references who are prepared to provide letters of recommendation.
All questions can be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Devyn Spence Benson and Laurian Bowles at africanapoliecon@davidson.edu.

Other Information:

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located 20 miles north of the city of Charlotte. The College has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. 

Faculty Opening - Department of Management Science and Engineering - Stanford University

We invite applications from individuals working at the frontiers of Management Science and Engineering, broadly defined, including candidates from engineering and the mathematical, computational, medical, physical, and behavioral and social sciences.

Appointments are to tenure-line junior faculty positions at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level. Please visit our website for more information about the MS&E Department at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/MSandE/.

An earned PhD, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching are required. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in PhD research.

Applications should include a resume, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Candidates should apply online at:


The review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017. Interviews may begin before the end of the fall term. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2018.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. 

Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Senior level twelve-month appointment beginning  July 1, 2018

Applications are invited from candidates in any disciplinary tradition whose teaching and research demonstrate a commitment to Africana Studies as an interdisciplinary enterprise and a vision that holistically embraces the experiences of peoples of African descent with emphasis on Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Candidates should (1) have a doctoral degree, (2) be a tenured associate or full professor with credentials and experience that are appropriate for a senior level appointment at UNC Charlotte, (3) have administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair, (4) have a commitment to the education of the department's diverse student population, and (5) have a strong interest in community engagement. A record of success in securing program-related funding is highly desirable. 

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

The Department of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte has eight core faculty whose disciplinary affiliations include both the humanities and social sciences; the department also has close curricular and faculty connections with departments and programs across the University. More than 25 faculty in other units are affiliated with the Africana Studies department. The department enjoys a collegial and collaborative culture, and its faculty are committed to advancing scholarship, and serving students and community. The department offers a B.A. in Africana Studies (with an optional Concentration in Health and Environment), a minor in Africana Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/18189
(position number 005161). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest including your vision for the department, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees.  AA/EOE employer: minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are especially encouraged to apply.  Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gregory Weeks at gbweeks@uncc.edu.

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