University of Wisconsin-Madison, African Cultural Studies
Assistant Professor of African Cultural Studies with expertise in ethnomusicology or sound studies.
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
African Cultural Studies (ACS) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in ethnomusicology or sound studies. We are especially interested in scholars with research interests in South Africa, but all areas of the continent will be considered. Ability to conduct research in an African language is required; background in queer studies would be a plus. 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.
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.
Principal duties: 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 at the rank of Assistant Professor. 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 Ethnomusicology or closely related discipline
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The 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.
Instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates will find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL# 241482), 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, December 1, 2021.
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Music and Music History