Carleton University Assistant Professor of African Studies 2021

The Institute of African Studies (IAS) invites applications from qualified candidates in any of the Social Sciences or History for a tenure-track appointment in African Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1st, 2021.


Carleton University Assistant Professor of African Studies

We are particularly – though not exclusively – interested in candidates with expertise in North Africa, East Africa or the Great Lakes Region. We also seek applications from candidates whose work engages with cutting-edge debates in historiography and political thought on the continent.

Carleton University Assistant Professor of African Studies Eligibility

The position requires a Ph.D. in any of the Social Sciences or History. Evidence of an active commitment to research and the potential to develop an externally funded, high-quality research program is essential. Evidence of excellent teaching potential is required, and interest in developing outstanding teaching in an interdisciplinary context is highly desirable. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment is crucial.

Value of Award: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including large foundational courses. We seek a dynamic and creative colleague to contribute to the development of a collaborative doctoral program. Preferred candidates will complement and/or expand our existing teaching and research strengths, and will contribute to the development of the Institute’s intellectual mission as a national and international intellectual hub for the study of Africa. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to engage in experiential learning (through a study abroad course, for example). The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute effectively to graduate supervision, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and academic self-governance in the Institute. The ideal candidate will bring energy to the development of the Institute’s various activities that extend beyond the classroom, such as engagement with community organizations, the diplomatic corps, governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Duration of Award: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

How to Apply for Carleton University Assistant Professor of African Studies

  • Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file addressed to the Director, Dr. Christine Duff, and sent to: June Payne, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, at [email protected] by September 1st, 2020. Applications should include: 1) a letter of application 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio that contains a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) two scholarly writing samples. The candidate should also include the names of three referees who will be contacted for letters of reference should the candidate be long-listed.
  • Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.
  • Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

For more information, visit the Carleton University Assistant Professor of African Studies.

Application Deadline: Consideration of complete applications will begin September 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled

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