The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time tenured position, beginning Fall 2020, at the Associate or Full professorial rank, in African and African Diaspora Studies. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates with research expertise in shifting racial formations in Africa, African Diasporas, and/or “South-South” contexts, linking African diasporic communities in the Global North and the Global South across a range of geographies. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to: how African and Afro-diasporic bodies navigate “anti-black” policies and structures in both Global North and South-South contexts; how these bodies draw on their home countries, extensive diasporic networks, and media technologies to mitigate the effects of global white supremacy; how media technologies are mobilized to shift definitions and meanings of race, nation, Africa, diaspora and South- South; how social media platforms transform the associational circles of migrants, existing conceptions of blackness, and notions of diaspora.
Candidates must have received a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will show a strong record of interdisciplinary research in African and Afro-diasporic studies, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service to the Department, to the University and the profession. Intersectional approaches that engage gender, sexuality or other vectors of difference to these topics are especially welcome.
Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2019
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition #R0011372 complete the application, and attach the following:
1. cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship
4. Contact information for three references.
***Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.***
***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
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