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Assistant Professor in African and African American Studies, Duke University

The Department of African and African American Studies at Duke seeks an Africanist whose work is in any of the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Historical Sociology; including but not limited to research in the areas of Material Cultural Studies; Migration Studies; Development. Focus on sub-Saharan with a preference for East Africa. 

Applicants must demonstrate a strong research concentration in African Studies, and be conversant with current methodological and theoretical issues. 

Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be submitted by  November 1, 2016 , to the automated job application service, . All applications received by  November 1, 2016 , will be guaranteed consideration. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

African American Literature and Culture, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Anticipated start date, September 1, 2017

Princeton University's Departments of African American Studies and English invite applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in African American and diasporic literature and culture of the long 19th century (c.1789-1914). Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Department of African American Studies and the Department of English.

Please apply online at: with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. For full consideration, please submit your application by November 25, 2016.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity 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. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Part-Time Lecturer to Teach Course in African American Literature - The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach our  core survey course in African American literature. This position requires specialization in African American  literature - Harlem Renaissance to the present. The appointment would be from February 1, 2017 - July 1,  2017.

An advanced degree is required. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching  interest, and the names and contact information for three references. Due to the volume of applications, only  candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time.

Applications received by October 15 will be given priority consideration. Applicants must apply online at

  Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for  employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,  disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Professor & Director-African American Studies - Northeastern University

Position Title: Professor & Director-African American Studies
Requisition Number: FTFR000848
Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-Time: Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Tenure Status: Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date: 09/14/2016

The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seek nominations and applications from leading scholars for the position of Director of the African American Studies Program, with an expected start date of Fall 2017. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership. We are looking for candidates whose work bridges disciplinary, geographic, and cultural divisions in the historic and contemporary African Diaspora as well as in the African American experience understood in a hemispheric and transnational context. The candidate's fields of expertise should be anchored in the Humanities or Social Sciences although joint appointments with other fields are possible. The African American Studies program crosses departmental and college boundaries, and the director of African American Studies reports to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The director will support the University's commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as the department's vision of the transformative power of culture as an instrument for social change and innovation. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

The Department has 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 7 affiliated faculty members. Several faculty members hold joint appointments in other academic units including the English Department, the Gender Studies program, the History Department, the International Affairs program, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies includes majors and minors in African Studies, African American Studies, American Sign Language, Film and International Cultures, Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish and several combined majors. The Department supports seven student organizations and many faculty-led study abroad programs.

A PhD or its equivalent is required. A joint appointment within an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible.

Additional Information
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest, a research statement, a teaching statement, a sample publication along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. 

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click "Apply to this job." Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Chair of the African American Studies Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Articles/Published Texts 1

2016 Global Media Competition on "Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration"

ILO launches a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.
The objective of the competition is to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration by encouraging professional journalists to produce written articles or videos/multimedia that while not overlooking the negative aspects (e.g. often a hard reality of exploitation and violation of human and labour rights), also show the positive results of fair labour migration governance, and highlight and highlight key aspects of migration (e.g. recruitment) as well as the positive contribution of migrant workers to countries of origin, transit and destination.

This second global media competition "Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration" is organized by the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, Solidarity Center, Human Rights Watch, and Migrant Forum in Asia. 

The competition starts on 14 September 2016 and closes on 31 October 2016. Professional journalists are invited to submit one piece of their work to one of the two following categories:
  • written articles (online or print articles)
  • videos/multimedia
Articles should not exceed 2000 and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 5 minutes. Submissions must have been created and published between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2016 to qualify.

The submitted entries should cover labour migration-related issues. Refugees and displaced persons, where they are employed as workers outside their own countries, are considered migrant workers. As such, submissions covering international migrant workers and refugees (participating in labour markets outside their own countries) will be accepted.


Two winners will be selected in each category; and each winner will receive a prize of $1000. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism. 


To enter the competition, please fill in the online entry form before 31 October 2016(latest 23:59, Central European Time). Entries are accepted in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Entries in other languages will be accepted provided that the applicant presents a faithful translation in one of the three languages mentioned above. Winners will be officially announced on 18 December to mark International Migrants Day. For further enquiries, please contact: 

Judgement Criteria

A panel of 5 distinguished judges will evaluate the top ten entries from each of the two categories: written articles and videos/multimedia. The decision of the ILO and judges on all matters relating to the contest is final, and no correspondence will be entered into at any stage. The ILO encourages balanced entries that cover different aspects of labour migration and reflect views of various concerned parties: migrant workers, employers, government and trade unions. In addition to ensuring that competition submissions are aligned with the basic ethics of journalism, all submissions will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • Contributes to a better understanding of migration for employment purposes, and of migrants and refugees' situation in the labour market;
  • Portrays a balanced opinion in reflecting the views of various stakeholders (migrant workers, governments, employers and trade unions);
  • Presents creative solutions to overcome labour protection and labour market integration challenges (e.g. if possible comparing the situation before and after the introduction of new legislation, a new migration policy, a bilateral labour agreement, etc.);
  • Helps combat stereotypes, xenophobia or discrimination in the labour market;
  • Addresses new labour migration perspectives (e.g. Fair recruitment).


  • Gathers material using first hand sources;
  • Includes an English, French or Spanish translation which must be faithful to the original meaning if parts of the submitted entry are in another language;
  • Protects vulnerable groups, sources and other sensitive components of the story by not providing unnecessary information that could risk harming them (including visual identities, names, locations etc.);
  • Uses a rights-based terminology.

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