Pennsylvania State University, African Studies Program
Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Economy of African Development
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
The African Studies Program and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a position in the Political Economy of African Development. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to post- colonial political economy, human rights, health, the environment, extractive industries and energy. This position is part of a college-wide initiative to enhance African Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and strengthening intellectual ties between the Department of Political Science and the newly-created African Studies Program. We expect to make an appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in African Studies and Political Science; and to contribute strongly to the development of the African Studies Program. Candidates should have the potential to publish in high-quality venues and to win external funding, have good teaching credentials, and a mastery of research methods. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 15 2013. Faculty positions at Penn State involve substantial research support; in addition, junior positions offer significant release time.
The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in the fall 2013. Applications received by November 15, 2012, will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Electronic submission strongly preferred. Submit a cover letter explaining your research and teaching experience, current CV, samples of scholarly writing and teaching evaluations (with a key) to: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Candidates with fewer than four years since completion of the Ph.D. should also send an official graduate transcript. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Marie Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, African Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. For additional information contact Marie Carlson at email@example.com. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
contact Marie Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Economic History / Studies