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Africana Studies: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Studies
Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 03/02/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

The Africana Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College seeks an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Studies for the academic year 2021-2022 beginning August 1, 2021. The fellowship is renewable for a second year. This is a combined teaching and research fellowship, with the expectation that the fellow will teach two courses each year, one per semester. Candidates must have a terminal degree in the humanities or the humanistic social sciences by the fellowship start date.

The Africana Studies Program values a range of research and course foci, including forced or choiced migration, liberation, political economy and globalization, anti-Black racism, institutional power, oppression and resistance, heritage, joy, and celebration. We seek a scholar whose work is fundamentally interdisciplinary, who can teach undergraduate courses with potential focal areas such as criminology, visual culture, gender and sexuality, and/or the histories of global Black activism and social movements, and incorporates research methods with participatory community-based approaches. We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of research might include Black social/political movements; community-organized activism against structural oppression; place-based study of criminology and the impact of institutional injustice on marginalized and minoritized communities; queer theory; the impact of African traditions on diasporic popular culture, and exploring race, transnational intellectual circuits, and imperialism through digital history.

To apply for this fellowship, please submit: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy*; a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion*; a sample syllabus, or course proposal in your area of expertise via Interfolio at: . The search committee will request two letters of recommendation from finalists to be submitted via Interfolio, after an interview invitation has been extended. The search committee will begin reading applications March 15, 2021. Applications received by March 31, 2021 will receive full consideration.

*This information can be conveyed in media other than a written format if you prefer.

Recognizing health and safety concerns during this time, the activities for this search will be conducted virtually/remotely. Bryn Mawr College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates/employees of all physical abilities.

An informal information session will be hosted on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 pm ET for applicants to learn more about Africana Studies at Bryn Mawr College and to ask questions about the fellowship. Zoom information will be shared upon completing the registration form, here .

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