Associate/Full Professor - Department of African American and African Studies - University of California, Davis
The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenured position in African American Studies
at the level of Associate or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be
expected to assume responsibilities as Chair of the Department beginning one year after appointment.
Disciplinary field and specialization are open, but interdisciplinary work within the social sciences or
humanities is preferred. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the
Department of African American and African Studies at UC Davis. In order to be considered at the
Associate or Full Professor rank, an applicant's record of scholarship must meet the standards for tenure
at the University of California. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field.
We seek a scholar with an accomplished and innovative publication profile, an excellent record of
teaching, intellectual distinction, and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of African American Studies.
The successful candidate should possess a strong track record of departmental/university service and
collaboration, proven administrative abilities, and successful extramural funding. We are especially
interested in candidates who will provide programmatic leadership in the delivery of our undergraduate
and graduate curricula, who will foster outreach and grant-writing activities to support programmatic
goals, and who are committed to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental
connections to other programs on the campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate
courses with cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions of the contemporary African American
Our program is multidisciplinary, with strengths in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences.
We offer an undergraduate major and minor program as well as a graduate Designated Emphasis with
the Cultural Studies Program. Faculty members are also encouraged to seek affiliation with a number of
graduate groups within the University.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests, a
curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 4 references, two recent course evaluations and a
writing sample (20-30 pp.) from recent research already published or under contract for publication, and a
Statement of Contributions to Diversity to the online application system at
For full consideration applications should be completed by October 2, 2017. The position is open until filled.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of
smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly
prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots
and residential space.
The University of California, Davis, and the Department of African American and African Studies are
interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional
activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University
of California is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer.
UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. See:
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Positions - Department of African American Studies at Princeton University
The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from pre-tenure
scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in all disciplines for two postdoctoral or more senior research positions.
These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2018-2019 to emerging scholars who will devote their
ten-month residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval
of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. PhD in relevant discipline
Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a
seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other
programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a
wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past
five years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from
September 1, 2018 until July 1, 2019; a competitive salary will be provided.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy. A selection committee of Department of
African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:
- the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department;
- the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department;
- the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit all of the following information by November 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.
- a curriculum vitae;
- a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
- a statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project;
- uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor);
- syllabi for three undergraduate courses
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. For more information or questions, please contact:
Jana Johnson, Department Assistant
The Africa America Institute 33rd Annual Awards Gala
September 19, 2017
80 Columbus Circle, New York NY
Spotlight on Ms. Nicole Amarteifio, Creator, Director & Producer An African City Honoree for AAI's 2017 Leadership in African Media & Arts Award
The Africa-America Institute will bestow the 2017 Leadership in African Media & Arts Award to Nicole Amarteifio at the AAI 33rd Annual Awards Gala on September 19th, 2017 in New York City.
Called the Shonda Rhimes of Ghana by Marie Claire, Nicole is redefining the narrative and perceptions of African women, with her popular web-series, An African City. The web-series dubbed Africa's 'Sex and the City' is set in Ghana's capital, Accra, and follows five modern African women who return to the continent after spending much of their adult life abroad.
Ms. Amarteifio is among several other highly acclaimed entrepreneurs cited in The Financial Times 2015 "Top 25 Africans to Watch" list, after a successful launch of the hit web series 'An African City.' The show hit 1 million views within the first several weeks of its release and is considered one of Ghana's most successful YouTube channels.
Earlier in her career Nicole was the first ever social media strategist for the Africa Region at The World Bank
- AAI 2017 National Achievement Award: Accepted by H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, on behalf of the People of the Republic of Ghana
- AAI 2017 Business Leader Award: Jim Ovia, Co-Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank
- AAI 2017 Leadership in African Media & Arts Award: Nicole Amarteifio, Creator, Director and Producer of the critically acclaimed television show, An African City
- AAI 2017 Leadership & Innovation Award: Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer, Uber Technologies, Inc.
- AAI 2017 Distinguished Alumni Tribute