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Job Announcement : Assistant or Associate Professor

Assistant or Associate Professor in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is in the second year of a multi-year hiring plan to build a more inclusive curriculum, diversify our faculty, support our Program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS), and to contribute to our new undergraduate major in that program. Faculty will have tenure homes in departments relevant to their training and research focus and will actively help build and support the AAAS program. Last year we hired seven new faculty and this year we plan to hire additional faculty in diaspora studies, black feminisms, environmental justice, ethnomusicology, and the economics of inequality. This ad is explicitly a call for applications for a position in Francophone Africa and/or the African Diaspora.

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of : Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures ; History ; Geography, Anthropology ; Sociology ; or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area of geographic specialization is open, but we encourage candidates with interests in West Africa and the Caribbean (Afro-Caribbean). French proficiency required. We seek candidates whose research center the Black experience in areas such as Africana Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Colonial and/or Postcolonial literature, Educational Studies and Literary Studies. Review of applications begins November 22, 2019.

Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bertin M. Louis, Jr at Bertin.Louis@uky.edu.

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