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Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
not specified
Date posted
Aug 5, 2022

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Brown University’s Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in regions of Africa that are south of the Sahara. The successful candidate should have expertise in twentieth century political, social, and/or cultural studies with a regional rather than a specific country focus and must have their Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the start date of July 1, 2023.

Though the field of expertise is open, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Africana Studies, or a relevant humanities or social science field. The successful candidate should be willing to collaborate with colleagues across campus whose teaching and research focus on Africa.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, please also incorporate a statement addressing diversity and inclusion in your letter; syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages), and three letters of reference by October 15, 2022 via Interfolio @

Brown University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups. In your diversity statement, please address how your past and present work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how you intend to continue your commitment to diversity in future work. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, and community engagement.

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