Bucknell University: Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair of the Africana Studies program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies and/or post-colonial studies who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field that contributes to African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino/a, and/or African-American studies, received no earlier than May 2012 and no later than August 15, 2017. Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 2017-19 includes an annual salary of $50,000, employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and housing.

The successful candidate will have:

To complete your application, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page description of the research project proposed for the fellowship years, a description of the undergraduate courses you would like to teach, a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Intefolio ByCommittee via apply.interfolio.com/35703. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017.

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last updated 2-Oct-2016