University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of African Languages and Literature
Assistant Professor in African Languages and Literature, Specialization in African Cultures
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|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
Assistant Professorship in African Languages and Literature
Specialization in African Cultures
The Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialty in one or more of the following areas of scholarship as they relate to the study of expressive forms of African cultures: performance studies, visual cultures, and sound studies. The ideal candidate will be grounded in the theories, histories, and practices of his or her field(s) but will be able to work across one or more of the areas above. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in an African language and who possess a working knowledge of at least one European language of Africa other than English. Criteria for selection include the strength of the candidate’s training, potential contribution to the department’s priority interest in the study of African cultures, and evidence of commitment to research and teaching.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conduct research in his/her area of specialization. S/he will be a vital member of the Department of African languages and literature, a top tier African Studies Program, and a vibrant African Diaspora research circle. Minimum qualifications: PhD in one or more areas delineated above by the time of appointment in August 2013. The salary for the position will be based on the individual's qualifications and experience and will be competitive.
Please send a cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 15-25 page writing sample, and names and e-mail addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://go.wisc.edu/7rao9a. Materials may also be sent as e-mail attachments to Professor Aliko Songolo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of African Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than January 20, 2013.
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Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. The University of Wisconsin-Madison promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
With any questions, please contact Professor Aliko Songolo at email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies