The Department of African Cultural Studies seeks a postdoctoral fellow for academic year 2023-2024 to pursue research in African Cultural Studies with a focus on francophone West Africa, the Maghreb, and/or Caribbean.
This is a one-year teaching fellowship open to individuals who will have been awarded a Ph.D. in African Cultural Studies or related field by August 21, 2023. Applicants who have not yet been awarded the degree but will have degree in hand by August 21, 2023, must submit a letter from their department chair confirming that the degree is expected by the start date of the fellowship.
The selection committee particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose scholarship is driven by innovative, interdisciplinary ways of thinking. The department is especially interested in scholars working on the problem of francophone cultural production in colonial and postcolonial African contexts.
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $47,476 minimum
Appointment Start Date: August 21, 2023
Appointment End Date: May 19, 2024
– Required PhD in African Cultural Studies or related field
– Knowledge of French and/or a West African language is highly desirable.
The fellow will be responsible for teaching one course per semester in African Cultural Studies, either team-taught or self-designed. Course selection will be in consultation with the department. In addition, the fellow may take on some informal advising in their specialty or related research areas. The fellow is also expected to conduct scholarly research.
The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a diverse, welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
How to Apply
Interested candidates and should submit 1) a cover letter describing general research and career interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one representative published manuscript from your previous work or dissertation chapter; 4) a diversity statement; and 5) a list of three professional reference with contact information electronically to Bill Bach, ACS Department Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:59pm on May 12, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants with questions may contact the ACS Department Chair, Professor Luís Madureira, email@example.com.