University of Cape Town, School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities
Lecturer: African Studies
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University of Cape Town
School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities
Lecturer: African Studies
The African Studies Section in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, is seeking to make an appointment at the Lecturer level in African Studies.
African Studies is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit located in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics. The unit is staffed by the faculty with a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who work collectively as an interdisciplinary team. It offers a full graduate programme and also teaches some courses at the undergraduate level. The faculty works jointly in some research areas and also pursue projects, which draw on their individual disciplinary backgrounds. African Studies works in close collaboration with the Centre for African Studies, and with other departments at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It also works closely with the African Studies Gallery, which is a project of the Centre for African Studies. Existing teaching strengths and research directions include:
· African and African diasporic critical and intellectual traditions
· Postcolonial and decolonial theory
· Questions of public culture, heritage and memory
· Questions of archive and curation
· Questions of African literature and culture
· Agrarian Studies and questions of land reform and redistribution
In seeking to make an appointment to the academic staff of the unit we are looking for a scholar who will strengthen and complement existing teaching directions in the unit, as well as offer new avenues of exploration. Duties will include convening the undergraduate course “Culture, Identity and Globalisation in Africa”, and team-teaching on the graduate courses: “Intellectuals of the African Liberation”, “Problematising the Study of Africa”, and “The African Studies Archive”. The first of these examines the canon of anti-colonial and anti-racist thinkers and writers. The second sets out to re-think and re-frame a set of disciplinary projects in and on Africa. The third opens questions of archive, curation and creative practice. A linking concern is an interest in questions of knowledge production, and the desire to re-think an inherited set of disciplinary frames and an inherited architecture of knowledge. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the programming and management of the African Studies Gallery.
Applicants need to be comfortable locating their practice in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environment. They should be in possession of a PhD, and should have an established track record of published and/or curated work. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and experience in supervision is recommended. A willingness to contribute to teaching in other units in the School will be a positive recommendation. Above all, applicants need to show how their work links to the key concerns and interests of the African Studies Unit, and how this will strengthen and develop a shared intellectual project.
The annual remuneration package including benefits for 2012 is R427 311. Salaries for 2013 are currently under review.
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form(HR201), and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “Lecturer: African Studies” followed by the reference number to: Mrs Celeste Booysen, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa.
Telephone:+27 21 650 2220;
Faculty website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za
The application form can be downloaded at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc
An application that does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Reference number for this position:SR407/12
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2012
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies