- Assistant Professor of French and African Studies (The Pennsylvania State University)
The Department of French and Francophone Studies and the African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor position in 20th- and 21st-century African Francophone Cultural Studies. Engagement with theoretical approaches to social change and gender studies are desirable. Candidates must have a strong research record and agenda, successful teaching experience at all levels, and native or near-native language competency in both French and English. Start date is August 2014 and the teaching load is two courses per semester.
Applications received by November 1, 2013, will be considered for MLA interviews; those arriving later will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Submit a cover letter, c.v., and dossier (or contact information for 3 references). If unable to submit electronically, please contact Bonnie Rossman at email@example.com Employment will require successful completion of background check (s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
- Full-time lecturer (The Program in Comparative Literature and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis)
The Program in Comparative Literature and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis seek a full-time lecturer with a specialty in classical literature, academic background in comparative literature and bona fides in literary theory. PhD in hand in Classics or Comparative Literature. Latin or Greek and one other foreign language required, with 9 mos. (2 semesters) of experience in foreign language teaching. The position carries a full-time teaching load, with responsibilities for advising and research mentoring. Teaching duties will regularly include introductory courses in Classical to Renaissance Literature and Comparative Literature, with some language teaching and some additional upper-level courses. The ability to teach courses in Scriptures and Cultural Traditions or the Intellectual History of Sex and Gender is required. The person appointed will have an important role in sustaining two undergraduate programs central to the study of the Humanities at Washington University. Please submit a CV, 15-25 page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. The deadline is Monday, November 11, 2013. The position will begin in the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, mail them to The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Washington University, Campus Box 1029, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Online document handlers may also be used.
Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and other members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.
- Black Comparative Literature (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
The Department of Africana Studies, in affiliation with the Department of English, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites application for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, for scholars with expertise in Black Comparative Literature (i.e., Black American, Anglophone or Francophone African, Caribbean, or African Diaspora), to begin August 2014. The teaching load is five courses a year and four out of the five courses will be taught in Africana Studies (the home Department). The successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course each year in the Department of English. We are searching for an excellent teacher and a productive researcher whose interests include a comparative examination of literary traditions within and across African American, African, and Afro-Caribbean communities; of black literary criticism; of post-colonial theory; and of transnational circulations of black diasporic culture, performance writing, and poetics. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research, in advising individualized undergraduate research projects, in offering writing intensive (or WID) courses, and in advancing the field(s) of Africana Studies, Black Literature, and/or Comparative Literature. Moreover, the candidate will be expected to teach our undergraduate introductory course in Africana Studies and to work with the Center for Africana Research, an interdisciplinary research unit housed in the Department of Africana Studies dedicated to addressing the ways in which race, ethnicity, and culture impact communities of African descent within and beyond the continent of Africa. UMBC is a nationally recognized leader in research and teaching innovation and highly values undergraduate teaching, research, and mentoring. The suburban campus is located just south of Baltimore and provides close proximity to the research, cultural, policy, and public service resources within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.
Please note: Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2013. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in African American/Africana/Black Literary Studies, or Comparative and English Literature by the time of appointment.
To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter of interest describing their teaching experience and research agenda, a current curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and teaching evaluations. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately with the candidate’s name in the subject heading. Materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Tyson King-Meadows, Search Committee Chair, Department of Africana Studies, at email@example.com. Questions should be directed to the same email address. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
- The Classics in Contemporary Perspectives Initiative at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship from scholars who work on the Ancient world from an interdisciplinary and contemporary perspective. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research interests intersect with projects and topics in ongoing CCP research and teaching. Examples include but are not limited to: democratic theory and practice; the reception of classical texts; democracy-building and citizenship in transitional societies; rhetorical invention and discourses of ethical life; Ancient philosophy and philosophy of science.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as Politics, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Classics, History, Philosophy, or another related discipline. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in research and teaching, a record of communicating research results via publications and/or professional presentations, and be willing and able to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching.
This nine month, full time, position will be available starting August 16, 2014 and ending May 15, 2015. Salary is $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience.
For full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2014. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Jill Frank, Director, Classics in Contemporary Perspectives, Department of Political Science, Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.