Brown University, Department of Africana Studies
Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Africana Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Rhode Island, United States|
The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Gender and Sexuality Studies.
The successful candidate will interrogate Africana literature and other expressive practices about racialized sexual knowledge with a focus on any, or multiple, spaces of Africa and the African Diaspora. Ideally, they will bring a transnational focus to their teaching and research.
The Fellow will be expected to teach one course per semester on topics in Africana Studies related to their position, with the possibility of cross-listing at the Cogut Institute and in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. In addition, they will be expected to attend and participate in weekly fellows seminars at the Cogut Institute, and to present a work-in-progress once during each academic year of their residency.
Scholars must have received their doctoral degrees from institutions other than Brown in the last five (5) years. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in Black literary studies as well as Black feminist and queer epistemologies, queer/quare theory, and/or trans-, genderqueer-, and non-binary studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
This jointly held position in the Department of Africana Studies and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University is effective July 1, 2020. Receipt of the Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. The salary is $61,500 the first year, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application to the Search Committee Chair along with their CV, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, two detailed descriptions of proposed courses (300-500 words each), one or two sample syllabi, a 1-2 page diversity statement, and contact information for three references via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/71248
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2020, and accepted until the position is filled.
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Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality