Pennsylvania State University, African Studies Program
Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in African Studies (non-tenure track) with social or environmental sciences with an emphasis on an African region
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
PSU Search #38521
TWO-YEAR VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN STUDIES
The African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in African Studies (non-tenure track). We seek candidates with a proven record of research in environment and development in Africa, a record of excellence in teaching, a strong evidence of interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to African Studies, and who will contribute to the development of the African Studies Program.
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in the social or environmental sciences with an emphasis on an African region or set of countries by August 2013. The teaching load is three courses per semester and the ideal candidate should be comfortable teaching across the disciplines, primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses include African Environments, Introduction to Contemporary Africa, and Environment and Poverty in Africa. The ideal candidate should be able and willing to teach other topics in the African Studies curriculum, which cover an undergraduate BA (major and minor) and graduate courses in a new dual-title doctoral degree, currently with the Departments of Comparative Literature, Geography, and Political Science.
The African Studies Program (http://afr.la.psu.edu/) is home to a very diverse and active faculty who teach, conduct research, and publish in the areas of African history, politics, culture, economics, geography, linguistics, and health.
The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in the fall 2013. Applications received by March 18, 2013 will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a recent publication or writing sample to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to the Search Committee Chair, African Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. 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.
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies