Assistant or Associate Professor in Francophone Africa
and/or the Francophone African Diaspora

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Geography, Anthropology; Sociology; or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.as.uky.edu/).

Area of geographic specialization is open, but we encourage candidates with interests in West Africa and the Caribbean (Afro-Caribbean). French proficiency required.  We seek candidates whose research center the Black experience in areas such as Africana Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Colonial and/or Postcolonial literature, Educational Studies and Literary Studies.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. This hire is part of a multi-year cluster hire in AAAS, which recently introduced a new major. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department; contribution to the mission of the home department, and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/253062. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) a research statement (upload under Specific Request 1); 4) one writing sample; 5) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi; and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 2); and 6) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 3): The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. 

Review of applications begins November 22, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bertin M. Louis, Jr at Bertin.Louis@uky.edu.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking Africa and/or the African Diaspora 

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking Africa and/or the African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Hispanic Studies; History; Geography, Anthropology; or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.as.uky.edu/).

We seek candidates who center the Black experience in areas such as Cultural Studies, Colonial and/or Postcolonial Studies, Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Historical Studies, and/or Visual Culture to complement faculty strengths and classroom offerings in both AAAS and the tenure-home department. Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency is required. 

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. This hire is part of a multi-year cluster hire in AAAS, which recently introduced a new major. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department, and working with faculty to maintain the African American and Africana Studies program. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/253050. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) a research statement (upload under Specific Request 1); 4) one writing sample; 5) a teaching portfolio which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi; and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 2); and 6) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 3): The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications begins 15 November 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Steve Davis, srda227@g.uky.edu.

Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and African American and Africana Studies Program

The Program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seek applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor who will actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs and the research profiles of both units. We seek to hire a scholar in the area of Women of Color Feminism/Critical Race Theory, with an emphasis on Black Feminisms. Possible sub-specialties might include—but are not limited to—areas such as diasporas, environmental justice, migration studies, indigenous feminisms, transnational feminist studies, hip hop feminism, and decolonial methodologies within black studies.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020. We encourage candidates with a PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, and/or related fields. The successful candidate will teach in African American and Africana Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies; GWS will be the successful candidate’s tenure home. Expectations for teaching include required core courses in the undergraduate curriculum of GWS and AAAS, and graduate curriculum in GWS. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service.

Interested applicants should apply online at xxx. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests that shows strong engagement with both GWS and AAAS, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one publication or professional paper (upload as Specific Request 1), and 4) diversity statement (in one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity; upload as Specific Request 2), and 5) names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019 and position will remain open until filled.

Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Justice

The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in social science approaches to Environmental Justice to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline-specific to include the departments of Anthropology, Geography, Sociology or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.as.uky.edu/).

We seek candidates who center Black perspectives and experiences in areas such as environmental racism, (feminist) political ecology, racialized landscapes, cultural memory, community response to disaster and disaster recovery, critical development studies, conservation, climate justice, land rights and territorial politics, political activism, and/or social justice. Applicants who include community engagement, participatory research or other qualitative approaches in their research programs are especially welcome. Area of geographic specialization is open.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department; contribution to the mission of the home department, and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/254938. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) one writing sample; 4) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 1); and 5) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 2): The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. 

Review of applications begins December 1, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Lisa Cliggett,lisa.cliggett@uky.edu.  

Assistant Professor of Musicology/ Ethnomusicology

The Program in African American and Africana Studies and the Division of Musicology/Ethnomusicology in the School of Music invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a specialization in the music and/or the expressive culture of Africa and/or the African Diaspora, to begin August 2020.

The area of research specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work is engaged with 20th and 21st century music and methodologies, and who have experience teaching in some combination of the following: jazz, popular music and/or dance, the expressive cultures of Africa and/or the African Diaspora, and core classes in African American and/or Africana Studies. We seek interdisciplinary candidates whose research centers on the Black experience in fields such as African American Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Colonial and/or Postcolonial Studies, Performance Studies, Gender Studies, and Sound and Visual Studies. PhD is required, or to be completed by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching the equivalent of four courses per year in AAAS and the School of Music; contributing to the mission of the School of Music; and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the School of Music. Both units are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. While this is a shared position, the AAAS is not a tenure-granting program so the successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the School of Music. The criteria for evaluation, promotion, and tenure reviews are specifically defined in the Evidences for the Evaluation of Faculty in Cases of Promotion and Tenure https://www.uky.edu/universitysenate/college-fine-arts-rules and are based the University of Kentucky Administrative Regulationshttps://www.uky.edu/regs/administrative-regulations-ar. Please refer to these documents for full details on promotion and tenure criteria.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/257243. When prompted in the employment system, applicants will submit the following materials: current CV highlighting all teaching, research, and experience; cover letter; writing sample; teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 1); and diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 2). The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Please also include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. These references should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching ability and/or research potential. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applicants will begin on January 6, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Assistant Professor Donna Kwon at donna.kwon@uky.edu. For more information about the School of Music, please visit our website: https://finearts.uky.edu/music

 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

 

Posted November 26, 2019