MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 12/02/08
Thursday, December 4, 2008
"Presentation of a compendium of Summer 2008 Research Experiences, African Studies Center
Brown Bag talk with several MSU Advanced Graduate Students from various disciplines, 12:00
noon, Room 201 International Center.
2009 Graduate Student Paper Prize
The African Studies Association Board of Directors
instituted the Graduate Student Paper Prize in 2001 to
recognize the best paper presented by a graduate student
during an Annual Meeting.
All papers presented by graduate students at the 51st
Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL are eligible for the 2009
Graduate Student Paper Prize, which will be awarded at
the 52nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA,
November 19-22 2009. The editors of the African
Studies Review will coordinate an expedited peer review
process for the prize-winning paper. Assuming that the
reviewers recommend publication and that any
recommended revisions are received in a timely manner,
the African Studies Review will publish the paper in the
April issue in the following year after the prize is
To apply for this award graduate students must submit
their paper with a letter of recommendation from their
advisor on or before January 15, 2009 to Kristina Carle,
Program Manager, Publications and Information at
Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative - Awards
Higher Education for Development (HED), in
cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID), anticipates making up to 20
awards of $50,000 to plan for long-term higher
education partnerships between African and U.S.
institutions. These awards are intended to support
planning for long-term partnerships to strengthen the
capacity of African higher education institutions in the
areas of (1) agriculture, environment and natural
resources, (2) health, (3) science and technology, (4)
engineering, (5) education and teacher
training/preparation, and (6) business, management and
economics. They are also intended to increase the
engagement of U.S. higher education institutions in Sub-
Saharan Africa. This competition grew out of a broad,
collaborative effort between a number of higher
education associations and other organizations involved
in the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative.
For details about applying for this competitive award,
please go to http://www.hedprogram.org/ and click on
Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants.
Applications are due February 2, 2009, 5:00 p.m. ET.
Medical Anthropology-Bioethics - Michigan State U.
The Department of Anthropology and the Center for
Ethics and the Humanities in the Life Sciences, College
of Human Medicine (CHM) invite applications for a
joint tenure-track position in medical anthropology at
the assistant professor level to commence August 16,
2009. This position will be 60% Anthropology, 40%
Bioethics. Candidates must be committed to
undergraduate, graduate and health professional
education, and display evidence of excellence in
research. Desired expertise includes but is not limited to:
health disparities, critical studies of biomedicine and the
health sciences, ethnomedicine, political economies of
health and health care ethics. Geographic focus should
contribute to current areas of departmental strength,
including Africa, Asia, Latin America and North
America. The successful candidate will be expected to
conduct externally funded research. Those with prior
experience on a medical school faculty are especially
encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in anthropology is
required by date of appointment.
Due December 10, 2008. Late submissions will be
considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified
by the deadline. MSU is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving
excellence through cultural diversity. The university
actively encourages applications and/or nominations of
women, persons of color, veterans and person with
disabilities. Please send a letter of application, CV,
writing samples and names of three references, to:
Anthropology-Bioethics Search Committee, Department
of Anthropology, Michigan State University, 354 Baker
Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824.
This is the final bulletin of the semester.
The next bulletin will be January 13, 2009.
Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.