Brown University, Africana Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interest that focus on the cultures, histories, and literatures of the African diaspora in South America, Central America, or the Hispanophone Caribbean. We seek candidates who can compliment the Department’s interdisciplinary strengths and contribute to the existing emphasis on the global black experience in the Americas. Theoretical attention to questions of race, gender and sexuality is strongly encouraged.
Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five years. The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly promise and will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester on an agreed topic in Africana Studies, with the possibility of cross-listing with relevant units across campus (Hispanic Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, History, Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies). The fellow will be located in the Department of Africana Studies and will be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. The Center will provide an interdisciplinary and vibrant scholarly environment where Brown faculty affiliated with the Center engage each other’s research and develop innovative collaborations.
Fellow will receive a stipend of $61,500 with an increase of $63,907 in the second year, plus a research budget of $2000 per year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit through interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/32988: 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample (dissertation chapter or published article); 4) description of possible courses and/or sample syllabi; 5) and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies