Brown University — Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invites applications for a junior scholar in a tenure-track position specializing Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate should have expertise in twentieth century political, social, and cultural studies of Sub-Saharan Africa with a regional rather than a specific country focus. Candidates must have their Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the start date of 1 July 2017.

This position carries the possibility of an additional appointment as a Brown University Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellow, which would support a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship prior the tenure-track assistant professor appointment. The goal of Brown’s Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early career development of scholars from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.

Candidates must hold a PhD in their respective field at time of appointment and will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as conduct research in their area.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference.

All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/35415. Complete applications received by October 15, 2016, will be given full consideration.


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