Assistant or Associate Professor of the African Diaspora of Latin America
The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a social scientist whose work focuses on the experiences of people of African descent in Latin America. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and service center on issues such as race, community formation, colonialism, development, human rights, environment justice, social movements, and health. The successful candidate will join a department with a range of multidisciplinary strengths in African American Studies, African Studies, and Caribbean Studies. The most competitive applicants will be those who can help synergize departmental and campus expertise and resources. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate rank. The successful candidate will hold the title of the Anthony Harrington Fellow (assistant professor) or Scholar (associate professor) in Latin American Studies.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary field related to Latin American and African diaspora studies. Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application via the online portal at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/240885. The application review process will begin on November 15, 2022, and the job appointment will start July 1, 2023. The department and university are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, advancing the ideals espoused at https://diversity.unc.edu. The ideal candidate will share in this commitment.
The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies is a transnational program that emphasizes the histories, cultures, cultural linkages, and contemporary sociopolitical and economic realities of Africa and the African Diasporas in the context of a globalizing world. We approach these areas of study from multiple perspectives, and as an interdisciplinary program, our faculty are trained in the fields of anthropology, film, history, international development studies, linguistics, music, and political science. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies and a concentration either in African Studies or African American and Diaspora Studies. The Department also offers a minor in African Studies, a minor in African American and Diaspora Studies, and a minor in Human Development, Sustainability, and Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora. Additionally, the department is presently building a doctoral program in Africana Studies. In collaboration with the UNC African Studies Center, the Department offers language instruction in Swahili, Wolof, and Yoruba.
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