University of Wisconsin - Madison, African Cultural Studies
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of African Cultural Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor|
The Department of African Cultural Studies (ACS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with deep expertise in the cultural study of Southern Africa. We will consider applicants with extensive fieldwork experience in any country in Southern Africa, strong knowledge of a Southern African language, and substantial evidence of a commitment to interdisciplinary humanities-focused Africanist scholarship. We especially encourage applications from scholars working in queer studies, performance studies, visual culture, and/or cultural approaches to migration. We will give preference to applicants whose expertise does not overlap significantly with our existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will offer courses in cultural expression, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory courses in African expressive cultures, and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty rank.
The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The successful candidate will offer courses in cultural expression, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory courses in African expressive cultures, and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty rank. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include undergraduate and graduate courses, at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in the candidate's field of specialization. Teaching will also involve mentoring of MA and PhD student research and directing dissertations.
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. in African Cultural Studies or related field
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Assistant professor candidates must show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential and must be willing to teach upper and lower-level courses on a regular basis. Associate and full professor candidates must in addition to the above have a distinguished record of research.
Instructions to Applicants:
Interested candidates will find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL #100820), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae that includes names and contact information for three references, and a diversity statement of 1-2 pages. Reference letters will be requested only of short-listed candidates. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Sunday, December 1, 2019.
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies