University of Pennsylvania, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies
Lecturer, African Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of a non-tenure full-time lecturer in African Studies. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated track record of teaching and/or research on Africa from one or more disciplinary perspectives, including history, political science, sociology, economics, and anthropology.
Duties include (1) serving as the faculty lead for Lauder Africa Initiatives; (2) teaching classes and modules on modern or contemporary Africa; (3) serving as academic advisor for students in Lauder’s Africa Program; (4) managing and administering the annual Lauder Africa Futures Conference; (5) advising students on Africa-focused research projects; and (6) managing and administering summer immersions in Africa and other study trips. The successful candidate will be required to take on additional short-term summer Africa travel assignments in the first two years of the position.
The Lauder program is highly team-oriented, valuing interdisciplinary scholarship, collaboration, and collegiality. We are committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community that strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities.
Minimum requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of work experience in an Africa-related position, and at least one academic year of teaching experience at the university level. Experience with students enrolled in a professional master’s program is strongly preferred. Advanced proficiency in a language besides English is desirable. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and sample syllabi of recent courses, if available. A list of references will be required of final round candidates.
We will begin reviewing applications on April 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Eileen M. Doherty-Sil
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
Political History / Studies