September 2, 2016
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University of Colorado - Assistant Professor

The Department of English at the University of Colorado Denver is in search of an Assistant Professor of English in Film Studies. This will be a full-time, tenure track position, starting August 21, 2017. We are seeking a candidate with an innovative research agenda and a desire to build CU Denver's Film Studies Program. We especially welcome applications from candidates with one of the following sub-specialties: early cinema, world cinema, or postcolonial/critical race theory. This position will be responsible for a 2-2 teaching load. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in film history, theory, and genre, and to participate in developing the film program in the English Department , which includes a film track for majors and a film minor.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. and promise of substantial publication record
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some teaching experience preferred

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at  Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Sarah Hagelin (, Chair of the Search Committee.

Application Materials Required:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at  CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06490

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Call for Papers - The New York Public Library 
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture, The New York Public is issuing a call for papers for its inaugural conference, "Reckoning With Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement". The conference will be held at the Schomburg Center on November 17 and 18, 2017.
We seek proposals from scholars whose work may throw new light on the history of slavery, the slave trade, and abolition and opposition to slavery, as well as engage with contemporary debates over the legacies of enslavement, reparations, and the significance of popular depictions of slavery in film, television, and digital platforms.
Papers that address current scholarly debates over the political economy of slavery and its relationship to capitalism, the significance of slave resistance, gender, childhood studies, enslavement in transnational contexts, and digital humanities are particularly welcome.
Please email an abstract (250-350 words) and a one-page CV to by January 15, 2017.

Two Fellowships - The New York Public Library

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, offers two long-term fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center's resources.  Fellows will begin residence at the Center on  September 1, 2017 and end on  March 1, 2018. They will receive a $30,000 stipend. Deadline:   December 1, 2016.

The Lapidus Center also offers short-term fellowships. The Fellowship Program is open to doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, independent researchers, and artists studying the slave trade, slavery, abolition, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of one, two, or three months with a stipend of $2,000/month. Deadline:  December 1, 2016.

For more information and to apply, click here 


The Africana Studies Department and the English Department at Davidson College seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in African-American literature or the literature of the African Diaspora. Candidate specialization is not limited to, but might include areas of study such as autobiography, colonialism and postcolonial studies, material culture, performance, and visual culture. We encourage applications that situate African-American literature within national and transnational contexts and with attention to class, gender, sexuality, and/ or disability.

Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and English. The candidate must be able to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in both Africana Studies and English, including literature surveys. Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to African American or African diaspora literature and publish in the field.

Additional responsibilities include academic advising of undergraduates, participation on college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research. The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 1, 2017, in African American/Africana/American Studies or English and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research as well as evidence of demonstrated excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and inclusive pedagogy.

Application requirements include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to African American literature and/or the literature of the African Diaspora. Please also provide a graduate school transcript and names and contact information for three or more references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Do not send letters of reference until requested.

The application deadline is October 3, 2016. For questions about this position or additional information, you may contact Professor Tracey Hucks (Africana Studies) or Professor Shireen Campbell (English) at

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. Consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.

Applications close: 03 OCT 2016 Eastern Standard Time

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