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Michigan State University (MSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African Studies Center (ASC). Building on the Center's and the University's significant accomplishments and history of commitment to Africa, the next Director will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership skills needed to further the Center's and the University's role as a dynamic leader in Africa­related international research, teaching and engagement. The position requires policy development and implementation capabilities, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other area studies and international thematic centers in promoting Africa­centered research, education, outreach, and service programs. Special emphasis is placed on playing a lead role in increasing MSU's faculty­led, Africa­related research and engagement efforts.  

Candidates are expected to have an outstanding record of research and scholarship with experience working in and teaching about Africa. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or its equivalent and meet the standards for appointment to the rank of advanced associate or full professor (with tenure) in an academic department or school in one of MSU''s colleges. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated administrative skills and ability to secure external funding from diverse sources. Other desired characteristics include experience with: a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center; establishing and sustaining strategic partnerships with universities and other institutions in Africa; and facilitating and catalyzing programs of collaborative, multi­disciplinary research. In addition to the above qualifications, preference will be given to those speaking an African language.    

The position is posted online at MSU's employment website under posting #9098. All application materials must be uploaded at: The deadline for receipt of complete applications is extended until September 15, 2014. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Posted 07/17/14


The incumbent of this position serves as the Program Management Specialist for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NURNF) in the National Park Service (NPS), Northeast Region and provides technical support and guidance on recognizing and implementing programs and preservation activities pursuant to the NURNF Act of 1998. The Act provides for the National Park Service to identify and recognize the history of the Underground Railroad and its associated sites, facilities and programs. Pursuant to the Act, the incumbent of this position is responsible for developing and implementing the Regional strategic plan for NURNF and for providing leadership, guidance, planning, coordination and review of related services provided by the over 195 NPS and non-NPS members of the NURNF in the Region.

Location: This position is for one vacancy and may be filled at Philadelphia, PA or Cambridge, MD.
Salary Range: $69,497.00 to $95,429.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
Series & Grade: GS-0301-12
Position Information: Full Time - Permanent

Qualifications: U.S. Citizenship Required. Successful Completion of a Probationary Period Required

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Posted 04/30/14


The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science or liberal discipline, and will have teaching experience in the field consistent with the position in African American self-determination organizations and movements, preferably dealing with Afrocentric education. The applicant should be willing to teach exclusively in African American Studies. The preferred areas of specialization are contemporary movements for social justice and educational approaches to the mental liberation of African people.

The applicant should be conversant with Afrocentric theories of knowledge, the current debates surrounding cultural criticism, and African diaspora studies within the context of Pan African education. The teaching load is 4/4. Although this is largely a teaching position the applicant should demonstrate an interest in creating a research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department. A Ph.D. is required. Salary negotiable. Appointment for one year, renewable. Temple University is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by September 15, 2014 to:
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante,
Chair - Department of African American Studies,
Temple University,
1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122

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Posted 06/18/14


Position Description and Duties :
New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college of over 16,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position requires a commitment to teaching, research and other scholarly pursuits, service to the college, and student advisement.

Qualification Requirements:
The African American Studies Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment in African American Studies or the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and with teaching experience at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests in at least two areas of the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses about the African, African American and Caribbean experiences. He or she will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to presentations as well as publications. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to actively participate in departmental and college-wide activities. City Tech offers opportunity for professional development through collaborations with the College?s various programs in Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology and Design and with those of the larger CUNY community.

How To Apply:
Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Please include a research sample with the application.
Requested Items: Cover letter of introduction. Curriculum Vitae. Research Sample.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 4/23/14.

Posted 04/03/14


The Bancroft Library
Hiring range: Academic Coordinator II, Step 1 - 11
$63,012-$101,088 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting January 2015.

Deadline: The initial review date for this position is August 1, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, a chapter-length writing sample, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

For more information, contact:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778

Posted 08/01/14


The Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of African American Studies at The College of New Jersey is seeking a historian of African American women to fill a ten-month, full-time, non-tenure track joint faculty position, starting August 25, 2014. The successful candidate will teach courses such as African American Women's History, African American History before or after 1865 as well a course in her/his area of research. The Women's and Gender Studies Department has a major, a minor, and a graduate certificate and The African American Studies Department has a minor; a proposed major is in progress.

Required: ABD in US History or US/American Studies, evidence of substantial course work and expertise in Women's and Gender Studies, evidence of strong commitment to the education of undergraduates including at least two years experience teaching at the college level in an American college or university Preferred: PH.D. in US History or US/American Studies, graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of interest, and three letters of reference by May 15th to Karen Dubrule, Program Assistant for the Department of African American Studies ( Review of applications will begin immediately until a candidate has been selected.

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Posted 04/30/14


Project Description:
I am looking for students to assist with research for the exhibition catalog for the new Value of Money exhibition, opening in summer 2015. The catalog will reflect the content of the exhibition and expand on some of the key objects and ideas. Applicants should be interested in conducting research on numismatic objects through both published and unpublished sources within the Smithsonian and in other archives and libraries in Washington, D.C. Applicants would also gain experience identifying numismatic objects and facilitating loans and new acquisitions that will be featured in the exhibit and catalog.

Learning objectives:

Research on numismatic objects and their historical contexts
Identifying numismatic objects
The role of a curator in new acquisitions and loans processes
Writing and editing for exhibit publications

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letters to Dr. Ellen Feingold at and cc: me at We would like to receive these by Wed August 27th, 2014

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Posted 08/20/14


Open to current students accepted for enrolment or currently enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree on at least a half time basis and in good standing in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite and reside or attend school within the local commuting area from the duty station of Washington, D.C.

Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies. This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.

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Posted 07/12/14


The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture - a unit of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives - seeks an enthusiastic, highly skilled, and self-directed individual to be the 2014Walter Hill Fellow in Archives. The fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Walter B. Hill: archivist, historian, ASALH executive member and Commissioner on Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Now in its fourth year, this fellowship is designed to encourage and to support the study of the African Americans experience in Maryland and/or to promote the participation by African Americans in the field of archival science.

Under the supervision of the MCAAHC-BDM Director, the Walter Hill Fellow will be responsible for one of two assignments: 1) Curate the "ASLAH Centennial: the MD Chapters" project or the 2) "BDM Born-Digital Photo Archives" project.

Submit letter of interest, CV, copies of graduate school transcripts (unofficial versions OK) and contact information for two professional references to: Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Director, Banneker-Douglas Museum by email:
Deadline: 5:00 p.m, May 28, 2014

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Posted 05/12/14


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

You will assist with the planning, development, and coordination of the public education/outreach programs on the value and protected status of historic resources. Assist with the development of new and creative techniques of communication outreach and its implementation including National Park Service (NPS) approved Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler). Assist with the coordination of education and outreach history programs for the Cultural Resources team.

You will assist with implementing the history components of the National Register programs (National Recreation and Preservation Fund). This includes providing technical assistance for the documentation and listing of Alaska NPS and non-NPS properties on the National Register of Historic Places; historic research and writing, assisting with review of compliance documentation; and with special initiatives.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Janet Clemens at (907)644-3461.

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Posted 07/23/14


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

You will produce National Register nominations for a variety of resources throughout the National Park System in Alaska. Complete primary research and compile existing research and field notes, into a comprehensive history of each site. Identify significant cultural resources, provide a history for interpretation purposed, and provide the historic background information required to complete the National Register Nomination.

Identification and evaluation through field recordation and research of historic structures. You will write architectural and historical data, including physical descriptions, historical narratives, and statements of significance for historic properties to prepare National Register Nominations and/or Historic Structures Reports.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Heather Feil at (907)644-3473.

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Posted 07/23/14

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