The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year (with the possibility of renewal), full-time, appointment -stream (non-tenure-stream) postdoctoral fellowship centered on African Studies, beginning August 2022. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Center for African Studies and housed in one of four disciplinary departments/programs within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences: Department of Political Science, Department of Africana Studies, Department of Music, and/or the Urban Studies Program. We welcome applicants who can situate their research (and proposed teaching) within African Studies more broadly. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work explores contemporary African politics, African music, Africana Studies, or urban studies (urban infrastructures, informal settlement governance, city visioning for developing African cities).
The successful applicant will teach two courses during the academic year; they will also participate in campus-wide programming examining issues of faculty diversity. They will also be encouraged to workshop and present their work in the relevant department/program as well as more broadly through other University channels.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by May 15, 2022. Individuals who completed all such requirements before May 1, 2019, are ineligible.
To be considered, please submit by April 15, 2022 a cover letter which includes an outline of your research interests and how you would realize those during the term of the fellowship; a curriculum vita; a dissertation table of contents; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; representative teaching evaluations; a one-to-two page diversity statement discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course related to your interests; and email contacts for three recommenders.
Salary is $50,000 and will include a variety of fringe benefits as well as a small research fund.
Questions can be directed to: John Stoner, Ph.D., Executive Director of Academic Affairs, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh,, +1-412-648-7360.
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