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LOCATION: The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University, Michigan

DEPARTMENT: Area and Global Studies

TITLE: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American Studies and Digital Studies

JOB DESCRIPTION: Area and Global Studies, an academic unit in The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University, invites applications for a full time, jointly appointed, tenure-track assistant professorship in African American Studies (2/3) and Digital Studies (1/3). We seek highly qualified candidates who will contribute to the growth of these programs and enhance the intellectual diversity of the unit by complementing existing expertise in the unit. Areas of expertise could include: global black experience; African American social thought; contemporary black/African American social movements; black women’s culture and communities; black feminist thought; race and/or ethnicity; inequality, immigration, health, art and material expressions, criminal justice, public and social policy as they are relevant to Black/African American Studies; digital cultures and identities; social media and communication. The successful applicant must be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.


  • Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field by August 6, 2018
  • Ability to complement existing expertise in the unit
  • Academic qualifications necessary to teach core courses in African American Studies and GVSU Digital Studies program.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching about the African American and black experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a wide range of digital technologies or cultures for example in the use of social media.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly/creative achievement in an appropriate area.


  • Ability to contribute to an additional existing interdisciplinary program within the college, particularly Human Rights, Middle East
  • Studies, East Asian Studies, Global Studies and Social Impact, or Latin American and Latino/a Studies.
  • Demonstrated local, national or international engagement with the African American and/or black experience.
  • Experience teaching interdisciplinary courses that use technology in innovative ways.
    Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced level courses in African American Studies (AAA) and Digital Studies (DS) and develop new courses relating to their interests. In a typical academic year, the successful candidate will teach four courses in AAA and two courses in DS. Faculty members are required to demonstrate excellence in teaching, maintain an active research agenda and show service to the programs, department, college, and university community. Ordinarily, tenure-track faculty members teach three courses a semester.

Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits package

How to apply: Apply on line at Include a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, separate teaching and research statement not to exceed two pages each along with curriculum vitae including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three academic references. A writing sample of research and syllabi of courses taught should also be uploaded with the other materials to the job site.

Three letters of reference should be sent directly by mail to:

Dr. Steeve Buckridge
Director and Search Committee Chair
Area and Global Studies
101 LOH, Allendale, MI 49401-9403

For any questions contact the Area and Global Studies office at 616-331-8110. Please visit our website for more information at

Deadline Date: All application materials must be received by mid-night, January 2, 2018. Appointment begins August 2018.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan 49401

For more information about Grand Valley State University, see our website at

In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
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LOCATION: University of Pittsburgh

DEPARTMENT: Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology

TITLE: Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global

JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology centered on Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global, beginning in August 2018. We welcome applicants who will advance educational and research initiatives related to human rights in urban contexts. We especially are interested in applications from scholars whose research and practice contribute to comparative understandings of urban politics and conflicts, appreciation of how global forces shape local conflicts and urban political processes, and innovations in teaching and community-based research and learning that enhance the intellectual and cultural diversity of student experiences. Particular research areas may include, for instance, urban politics and conflicts, racial and economic dynamics in urban politics and resource allocation, cultural dimensions of cities and urban struggles, globalization and urban sustainability/ resilience. Scholars with a degree in sociology, urban studies, or related disciplines that have strong sociological foundations are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have rich opportunities for multidisciplinary engagement through Pitt’s Humanities Center, World History Center, Global Studies Center, Urban Studies Program, and its multidisciplinary Human Rights Working Group.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018. Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, visit:

APPLYING: To be considered, please submit by February 16, 2018, via

  • curriculum vitae;
  • dissertation table of contents;
  • two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship;
  • two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • 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;
  • one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices;
  • one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and
  • email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by February 23, 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

LOCATION: University of California, Santa Barbara

DEPARTMENT: Global Studies

TITLE: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Conflict and Violence

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor whose work focuses on issues of global conflict and violence, beginning July 1, 2018.

Apply by November 1, 2017 for primary consideration.

We seek a scholar with a broad historical and/or theoretical background who can analyze complex issues of conflict and violence in contexts that characterize the 21st century. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in several of the following areas: conflict over religion, ideology, ethnicity, environmental degradation and natural resources, state violence, terrorism, mercenaries and non-state actors, genocide, and regional or civil wars.

This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment. Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, teaching philosophy and experience, and any relevant work in grants and administration. Application materials should also include your curriculum vitae, one writing sample (25-30 pages max), and sample syllabi. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted via UCSB’s Recruit website at:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Visit our website at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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