Postdoctoral Research Associate African Humanities Colloquium

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts, Music, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Humanities, Classics, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Human Development & Family Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Recreation & Leisure Studies
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The African Humanities Colloquium at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral, or more senior research associate, for the 2022-2023 academic year. Consideration will be given to scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Scholars of all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, drama and performance, sexuality studies, digital humanities, environmental humanities, religion, and women and gender studies will be considered. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may be asked to teach one course per year. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to advise students in their area of expertise or related areas. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank. Any teaching role is contingent on sufficient course enrollment and prior approval from the Dean of the Faculty. Appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on performance and availability of funding. Applicants must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. degree is required. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide the Fellow with a research fund in the amount of $3,000 per year and office space. The start date of the position could be on or about fall 2022, depending on University travel restrictions and the ability for us to welcome you to campus. Applicants must apply online at The following application items are required and should be uploaded by the applicant: * Cover letter * Curriculum vitae * Dissertation abstract * Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic * Research proposal * One course proposal * Details of prior courses taught and evaluation results if available * Document confirming your completion of all requirements for the PhD degree * Names and email addresses for three references, who will be automatically invited to upload their confidential letter of recommendation to the online portal once the application has been submitted For fullest consideration applicants should apply by January 15, 2022. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only final candidates will be contacted. Further information about the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium can be found at Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Tim Waldron at The position is subject to the University's background check policy.


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