Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies Full-Time Lecturer in African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania: School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Open Date: Mar 03, 2022


The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of a non-tenure full-time lecturer in African Studies. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated track record of teaching and/or research on Africa from one or more disciplinary perspectives, including history, political science, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

Duties include (1) serving as the faculty lead for Lauder Africa Initiatives; (2) teaching classes and modules on modern or contemporary Africa; (3) serving as academic advisor for students in Lauder’s Africa Program; (4) managing and administering the annual Lauder Africa Futures Conference; (5) advising students on Africa-focused research projects; and (6) managing and administering summer immersions in Africa and other study trips. The successful candidate will be required to take on additional short-term summer Africa travel assignments in the first two years of the position.

The Lauder program is highly team-oriented, valuing interdisciplinary scholarship, collaboration, and collegiality. We are committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community that strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities.

Minimum requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of work experience in an Africa-related position, and at least one academic year of teaching experience at the university level. Experience with students enrolled in a professional master’s program is strongly preferred. Advanced proficiency in a language besides English is desirable. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and sample syllabi of recent courses, if available. A list of references will be required of final round candidates.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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