AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Mohammad Nasir Abubakar is the Hausa Language Teaching Assistant from Nigeria. He received his BA from Usmanu Dan-Fodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria in English Education. He is an English language teacher at Farfaru Technical College, Sokoto, Nigeria. He is currently at Penn on a nine-month Fulbright scholarship program (FLTAs).
PHILADELPHIA & SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS
REFUGEES CHAD/NIGERIA BORDER
Camden Graduate History presents a research seminar by Shobana Shankar (Lafayette College) entitled, "Covering our Nakedness, Coming of Age: Initiation Rituals, Young Refugees and Party Politics across the Chad/Nigeria Border in the 1960s and 1790s." The talk will take place on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 3:30pm in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge, 311 N. 5th St., Camden, NJ.
WAR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Rutgers University Center for African Studies African Immigrants Organize Series proudly presents a talk by Mkoko Boseka (Congo Regional Director, Evangelical Friends International and Alternatives to Violence Project, Facilitator) entitled, "Trauma, Healing, and Reconciliation in the DRC". The talk will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 4:30pm in the Civic Square Building Room 170, New Brunswick.
WHARTON AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM
The annual Wharton African Business Forum (WABF) of the University of Pennsylvania will take place Saturday, November 10th, 2007, at John Huntsman Hall on Penn campus. The theme for the conference is "Africa Rising: The New Dawn of Trade and Investment." For more information, please visit: http://www.whartonglobal.com/africa/index.html
GROWING APART: OIL, POLITICS, AND ECONOMIC CHANGE IN INDONESIA AND NIGERIA
The Africa and Asia Programs of the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to invite you to a book launch with Peter Lewis, author of Growing Apart: Oil, Politics, and Economic Change in Indonesia and Nigeria. The talk will take place on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 2:00 pm in the 6th Floor Auditorium of the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building. One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
ZIMBABWE: AN UPDATE FROM THE GROUND
You are cordially invited to attend a program on "Zimbabwe: An Update from the Ground", co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Open Society Institute. The talk will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 10:00 am in the 4th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building. One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
EXAMINING ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO PEACE AND CONFLICT IN SUDAN: THE UN
ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME'S POST-CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
In the first formal presentation of this report in the United States, Ibrahim Thiaw, director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation at UNEP, and Andrew Morton, UNEP's Sudan program manager, will discuss the major conclusions and recommendations from the study, with a special focus on links between the environment, conflict, and development. The presentation will take place on September 21, 2007 at 10:00 am in the 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC. More information on the assessment can be found at http://www.unep.org/sudan/. If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The live webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download.
AFRICA IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM K-12
The Local Arrangements Committee of the 50th Anniversary African Studies
Association Annual Meeting is proud to organize a Teachers Workshop on
"Africa in the School Curriculum K-12" on Friday, October 19, 2007, 8:30am
to 5:00pm, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue and 82nd Street, in
the Borough of Manhattan, New York City. The workshop proceedings on October
19th will include the official ceremony of the ASA Children's Africana Book
Award to take place in the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm. Information about the workshop,
including the registration/application form for teachers, is available on
the Internet at:
Sponsored by the African Studies Program and College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University, this conference commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of decolonization in Africa, starting with Ghana, and working up to 1960. It initiates an extended conversation around the theme "Perspectives on African Decolonization" by staging a series of academic conferences at Ohio University to commemorate these significant moments in African history and to reflect upon the legacies of fifty years of "independence" in Africa. For more information, contact Nick Creary, Bentley Annex 451, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, Phone: 740-593-4355, Fax: 740-593-0259 Email: email@example.com
Plan to attend this symposium and learn more about the life and work of Stephen Biko and the legacy he left behind. Persons who are interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 14. Thirty years ago civil rights activist Stephen Biko was murdered in South Africa. It has been said that his death brought global attention to the cruel and harsh realities of Apartheid as a system of government. As founder and martyr of the Black Consciousness movement in South Africa, Biko played an instrumental role in dismantling the system of apartheid in South Africa. He urged South Africa's blacks to fight for their empowerment, submitting that South Africa was the birthright of blacks.
The ASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding during the 50th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The ASA was founded in the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, New York, March 22-24, 1957. The annual meeting theme is "21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights." For more information, visit http://www.africanstudies.org.
RELIGION IN AFRICA, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, UK, APRIL 9-10, 2008
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10, 2007
The Centre of African Studies, the University of Edinburgh and The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research invite submissions for a conference entitled "Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State: Development and Politics from Below." This conference aims to understand the role of religion within development and politics and develop our understanding of the role and position of religious organizations and actors within more traditional conceptualizations of public action and its relationship to the state in Africa. For more information, see http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk
FROM AFRICA TO THE BALKANS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, APRIL 24-25, 2008.
The Italian Academy at Columbia University will host an international conference on April 24 and 25, 2008, aiming at initiating a new, integrated approach to the history of fascist Italy's expansionism, in relation to Mediterranean and African studies. Pannels include: Theories and Practices of Violence; Social Behavior and Cultural Hybridization; Material Culture; The Built Environment: Formulations of Modern Spaces. We invite proposals from the fields of history, art and architectural history, anthropology, sociology, political science, cultural studies and the museum studies. A paper abstract (500 words) and a short bio should be sent by September 30, 2007. Organizers: Jennie Hirsh, assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Maryland Institute College of Art; and Lidia Santarelli, assistant professor/faculty fellow of European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University. Contact e-mail: email@example.com
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 23
DECEMBER 9, 2007)
The African Diaspora Film Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of the Black experience through the presentation of over 70 films. Filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, and educators of diverse ethnic groups, nationalities, and backgrounds highlight and discuss the multifaceted lives of people of African descent from North and Sub Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe. For more details, see the festival website: (www.NYADFF.org).
34TH ANNUAL AFRICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION, WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY,
APRIL 22-27, 2008.
PANEL: AFRICAN WOMEN IN SEMBENE'S VISUAL IMAGININGS
Ousmane Sembene, the acknowledged father of African cinema, uses literary and cinematic arts to raise controversial issues about inherited power and privilege in neocolonial African. His films might be called visual imaginings which interrogate and often re-situate the power paradigms of gender and tradition and call upon his audience to reassess the role of the African woman in the restructuring and transformation of the contemporary African state. This panel, which is being organized for the 34th annual conference of the African Literature Association taking place at Western Illinois University (from April 22 to 27, 2008) seeks proposals that address the many faces of African feminism in Sembene's literature and films.Please send 200-word abstracts to Prof. Joyce Hope Scott, Jscott@wheelock.edu
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE JOURNAL OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES
NEW DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2008.
This edition offers scholars, theorists, researchers, and practitioners opportunities to reassess, contest, and/or elaborate notions/theories of Black Spirituality. Topics/themes/rubrics to be addressed will include, but are not limited to: The role of the Black American Church in the Information Age (mega-churches; civil rights, American politics); The role(s) of African Initiated Churches (AICs) in modern African politics; African immigrants and spiritual expression (USA, Canada, Europe, etc.); Comparative Religion and the Black experience; Black/African Secret Societies; Black/African Ways of Knowing; Islam, African-Americans, and Africans; Blacks/Africans and Eastern Religions and Spirituality; The Spirituality of Black/African women: Africa and the Diasporas; Black/African Spirituality and methods/modes of conflict resolution
Black Sexuality and Religion in Modern Society; The Black/African Family as a Spiritual Unit: Lessons for the world Art, Language, Voice, and Literature: Expressions of the Black; Spiritual experience (this section could include artwork, poetry, short essays/testimonial?...); Time, History in Black/African Spirituality. All manuscripts must be original (hence, not under consideration at any other journal) and submitted in MS word format via firstname.lastname@example.org. The entire work should not exceed twenty double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and scholarly citation (MLA style); articles in languages other than English will be considered, however they must also be presented in English, and all submissions must list the author's current affiliation and contact points (e-mail address, etc.). Please address manuscripts to: 'BioDun J. Ogundayo, Ph.D.,University of Pittsburgh,300 Campus Drive, BRADFORD, PA 16701.
NEW, EMERGENT, OR ALTERNATIVE EXPRESSIONS OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY, A SPECIAL
EDITION OF NOVA RELIGIO: THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND EMERGENT RELIGIONS. DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2008.
A special edition of Nova Religio will be dedicated to the theme of the changing nature of African Christianity. English-language articles of original research are invited on any expression of African Christianity that may be defined as new, emergent, or alternative. Submissions are invited across disciplines. The guest editor of this edition of Nova Religio is Dr. Joel E. Tishken. He may be contacted at email@example.com. Paper submissions via email will be due to Dr. Tishken by April 1, 2008. The preferred length of articles is around 8,000 words including endnotes. The maximum length for a submitted paper can be 10,000 words including endnotes. Submission of photographs or other graphics is encouraged when they can substantively enhance an article. Accepted manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., rev., sections 15.1 to 15.426) and should be submitted according to these style guidelines. All references should be in endnotes, numbered throughout the manuscript with the auto-numbering feature of the word processing program. The paper should be sent via email saved in a MS Word or rich text format file. Photographs should be sent as jpg files.
CHINA IN AFRICA: A MOMENT OF "SECOND IMPERIALISM" OR PROGRESSIVE
PARTNERSHIP. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2008.
We seek for publication theoretical and empirical papers on the nature, impact, and trajectory of Chinese economic, political, and social activities in Africa, written from multidisciplinary perspectives, including history, economics, political science, sociology, media and communication, and cultural studies. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: Comparative theoretical essays that locate Chinese involvement in Africa as a moment of "Second Imperialism"; Changing trends: China and Africa from the late 19th century to the present; China and the forces of globalization in Africa; Critical assessment of Chinese foreign and economic policies toward African states; African initiatives and responses to the Chinese presence in Africa; African and/or non-African media and the constructions of the Chinese in Africa; Specific Chinese projects on the continent and their effects; Chinese culture and language in Africa; The implications of Chinese quest for raw materials in Africa; China and the Darfur conflict etc; Responses of Western governments etc. to Chinese expansionism in Africa. The deadline for submitting abstracts of approximately 300 words is November 15, 2007; and the deadline for the submission of completed essays is March 31, 2008. Please, note that arrangements are in the pipeline for a conference and you may be invited to present your submitted paper(s) at the conference. Please, address all submissions and queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
THE ERSKINE A. PETERS DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
The fellowship period extends from August to May and carries a stipend of $25,000 plus a $2000 research budget. The fellowship has two overall goals: (1) to enable outstanding African American doctoral candidates at the ABD level to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation, and (2) to provide opportunities for African American scholars to experience life at the University of Notre Dame, a major Catholic research institution. The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Interested candidates for the academic year 2008-2009 should view the Erskine A. Peters Fellowship information at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ and follow the online application instructions. Additional information about the fellowship program may be obtained by contacting the Department of Africana Studies. Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2007. Questions may be directed to: Tiwanna DeMoss, Program Coordinator. Application materials may be directed to: Dr. Richard Pierce and Members of the Selection Committee. Department of Africana Studies, 327 O'Shaughnessy Hall University of Notre Dame. Phone: (574)631-5628, Fax: (574)631-3587
DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites applications to its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program for fellowships in 2008-2009. Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. For further details, please visit www.ned.org. For instructions on how to apply, see www.ned.org/forum/R-FApplication.pdf or visit www.ned.org/forum/reagan-fascell.html. Applications for fellowships in 2008-2009 must be received no later than November 1, 2007.
DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN AFRICA
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in 2008 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Individual awards will be approximately $20,000. For more detailed information on application procedures and eligibility requirements, visit the IDRF website at (www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf) or contact program staff at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FREDERICK BURKHARDT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND RELATED SOCIAL
SCIENCES, INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCE STUDY, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
In the 2008-2009 academic year, the Institute will again take part in a program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies: the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships. These fellowships support more adventurous, more wide-ranging and longer-term patterns of research than are current in the humanities and related social sciences. Depending on the availability of funds, ACLS will provide funding for up to eleven recently tenured faculty, most of whom will spend a year at one of several residential research centers, including the Institute for Advanced Study. A scholar applying in the current competition must normally have begun his/her tenured contract at a U.S. institution no earlier than the fall 2003 semester or quarter. Applicants must submit a research plan typically covering a three to five year period, during which time one year could be spent as a Member at the Institute, either in the School of Historical Studies or the School of Social Science. Qualified candidates who would like to apply for affiliation with either School of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of this program should visit the ACLS website (www.acls.org) for a more detailed description of the terms of the fellowship and information about how to apply. Applications for this program must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by October 3, 2007. OFA is accessible at http://ofa.acls.org or through the ACLS website.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE STUDY
The Gilman International Scholarship will award 820 scholarships of up to $5,000 this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad are now eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. 25 Critical Need Language Supplements will be offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients during the 2007-2008 academic year. Apply through the following site: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/apply/spring.html. The student online application deadline is October 9, 2007.
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN HISTORY
Applications are invited for a limited term Assistant Professorship in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University, with a specialization in African History. The contract is for eight months beginning on 1 January 2008. Simon Fraser University operates a trimester system with semesters of thirteen weeks in length. The appointed candidate will teach two courses in the Spring semester and two courses in the Summer semester. Preferred qualifications include a completed PhD and university teaching experience.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, in electronic form if possible, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Dr. John Craig, Chair, Department of History, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada, Email: email@example.com. Closing date: 10 October 2007
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SUB-SAHARAN
The California State Polytechnic University invites applications for a tenure-track position with a starting date of September 2008. The primary duties is teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Sub-Saharan Africa, and lower-division surveys of US or World history. The minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. in History or a closely related field from an accredited university by July 2008; university teaching experience; evidence of scholarly engagement and promise; demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; this must include a statement of their teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment with examples of past experiences; a curriculum vitae; three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference (the department will contact the referees); names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 additional references; a completed application form; a transcript showing highest degree earned. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2007. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to: Mahmood Ibrahim (Attn: Africa Search), History Department. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS: OPEN RANK PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN STUDIES
The University of California, Davis invites applications for the position of Professor (Open rank), in African Studies, to begin July 1, 2008. Candidates should have earned Ph.D. in African Studies or a social science discipline with emphasis on Africa by June 30, 2007. We are especially interested in candidates working in areas of applied social science such as public policy and governance, law, religion, public health, immigration, development studies, and international relations. Applicants may possess expertise and/or training in any of a broad range of allied disciplinary areas (e.g. Law, Religion, History, Sociology, Economics, Population Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, and International Relations). Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses with cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions of the contemporary African experience as their focus. The successful appointee is expected to demonstrate academic commitment through excellence in teaching and outstanding research progress. In order to be considered for appointment at the Associate or Professor rank, an applicant's record of scholarship must meet the standards for tenure at the University of California. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, description of research interests, a 20- to 30-page writing sample from recent research (published or under contract with a publisher), copies of syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries from 3 recent courses, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates should submit application packet to Professor Milmon Harrison,
Chair Search Committee, African American and African Studies Program, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, 2201 Hart Hall, Davis, California 95616. Review of applications begins on September 24, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of California, Davis, and the African American and African Studies Program are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer. Visit our home page at http://aas.ucdavis.edu/ .
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN HISTORY
The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for an assistant professorship in African history, to begin in the fall of 2008. All periods and specialization in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding West Africa and Francophone Africa are welcome. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in African history. Applicants should send a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, chapter-length writing sample and three letters of recommendation to the African History Search Committee, Department of History, Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., MC 2527, New York NY 10027. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15th; to receive full consideration they must be received by November 15th. The Ph.D. must be completed by July 2008. Applications from scholars trained or working on the African continent are welcome. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. As one of the largest and most dynamic departments of its kind in the country, we offer the undergraduate major and minor and a Master of Arts degree as well as a community extension center that serves as the outreach arm of the department. The successful candidate will be a full professor or an associate professor who is eligible for promotion to full rank at OSU upon appointment, has had administrative experience, and can demonstrate commitment to and experience in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. We welcome applications from individuals in all disciplines, but we are especially interested in applicants with a specialization in African and/or African American women's studies. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Professor Ted McDaniel, Chair, Search Committee, Department of African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 486 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Although the screening of applications will begin November 1, we will continue until a new chair is named. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. http://aaas.osu.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology of Health & Development in Africa. All searches are at the rank of Assistant Professor unless otherwise noted. In searches for Assistant Professors, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may, in some cases, be considered. Candidates must present evidence of scholarly or creative productivity and must show evidence of dedication to effective teaching. Expected start date: August 18, 2008. Ph.D. or terminal degree is expected by start date of appointment. Preferred candidates would contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a diversity of scholarly approaches. For a complete position announcement and requirements, please refer to the CLA&S Web site at www.clas.ku.edu Or, you may contact the department of interest through the KU Directory Assistance (785) 864-2700, or email email@example.com; Erin Spiridigliozzi, Asst. Dean, CLAS, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm. 200 Strong Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. FAX: (785) 864-5331.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: PROFESSORSHIP COMPARATIVE POLITICS
The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics, with specialization in comparative political development and sub-Saharan Africa, at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, to begin in August, 2008. Competencies in ethnic politics and in the problems confronting "failed states" and conflict and post-conflict societies are especially desired and will complement the department's existing strength and reputation in International Studies. This search is being conducted as part of an effort to expand African Studies; other searches are being conducted for new faculty positions in the College of Education and the Arnold School of Public Health. The Department will consider an appointment with tenure at the Associate rank for candidates with outstanding records of publications and pedagogy. For full consideration at either rank, applications must be received by October 31, 2007. Send vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and samples of published or unpublished research to: African Politics Search, Department of Political Science, Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES
The Africana Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track position in religion with interests in media and society studies and within the context of Africa and the African Diaspora. The position is open as to rank, starting in September 2008. We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should have an active, theoretically-based research agenda, a strong publication record, and a record of superior performance in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach at both the introductory and advanced levels. Our teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a description of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE: AFRICANA STUDIES FACULTY
Williams College invites applications for a position in Africana Studies to begin in the fall of 2008. Candidates at all levels are invited to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field in the social sciences, arts and humanities, or in African-American, African, or Caribbean Studies. The candidate should have a strong interest in teaching on the undergraduate level, a record of research and scholarship, and familiarity with the various developments in the African Diaspora curricula. The candidate should also have a strong desire to assume and exercise program leadership to ensure a model best suited for this campus. Candidates should submit cover letter, c.v., and dossier, including at least three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2007 and continue until the search is completed. Send application materials to: Linda Saharczewski Africana Studies Program Stetson Hall Williams College Williamstown, MA 01267
UCLA: PART-TIME SWAHILI AND ISIZULU INSTRUCTORS
The UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center seeks part-time instructors in Swahili and IsiZulu for the 2007-08 Academic Year (24 September 2007 - 13 June 2008). Classes meet 4 - 5 hours per week; instructors will be paid on an hourly basis for teaching, lesson planning, writing exams and quizzes, grading student work, and meeting with the African Languages Coordinator, up to 20 hours per week. Applicants should have teaching experience and a degree in a relevant discipline. (M.A. or other advanced degree preferred.) Experience with university students in the United States is a plus. Candidates should speak Swahili or IsiZulu at the Superior proficiency level or beyond, and also have strong English skills. Positions are open until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vita and two letters of recommendation to: Dr. Katrina Daly Thompson, African Languages Coordinator, UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, 10244 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310, Fax: (310) 206-2250, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN HISTORY
The History Department at St. Lawrence University seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant professor position in African history starting in the fall semester of 2008. The candidate must be an Africanist willing to teach a range of courses in terms of time
period, regions, and themes from the introductory through the senior research seminar levels. Regional specialization open, but preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in Islamic Africa and Africa in a global context. Candidates willing to develop courses in global history are especially encouraged. Also, must be willing to contribute to sustaining our interdisciplinary African Studies Program with its established study abroad opportunities in Kenya and Senegal. Applicants with completed PhD preferred. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of
recommendation to Search Chair, Department of History, St. Lawrence University. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2007. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the AHA.
MEDICAL CARE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (MCDI)
MCDI seeks qualified health professionals for its HIV, AIDS and Child Survival community projects in Ilembe District, KwaZulu Natal. Overall project goals are to build capacity among community-based health providers, including government health facility staff, community healthworkers, home-based carers, traditional healers, as well as members of the general community. Required: A qualification in any health field with experience in community health strongly preferred; Project management skills preferred: workplan development, time and task management planning, report writing; experience in data collection and reporting; monitoring and evaluation background a plus; Experience working with KwaZulu Natal Department of Health (KZN DoH), and training in KZN DoH protocols for PMTCT, VCT, TB, ART and Community and Household IMCI; Good computer skills - Microsoft Word, Excel; Valid 08 drivers license; isiZulu speaking. One-year contract with option to renew. Eligible candidates will fax their CVs to MCDI at 031 202 7264 or email them to email@example.com. Closing date: 30 September 2007. No telephone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
AGENDA FEMINIST MEDIA
We currently have a vacancy for a FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR / BOOKKEEPER to join us in November 2007. Applicants should submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of qualifications and three traceable references for the attention of Michelle Odayan: Director@agenda.org.za Fax 031 -3047018. Phone 031 - 3047001.Closing date: 25 September 2007.
ENGENDERHEALTH, PROGRAM SUPPORT LEADER, AFRICA - NEW YORK, NY DEADLINE:
OCTOBER 1, 2007
The Program Support Leader (PSL) for Africa provides facilitative supervision and support to Country Program Managers and/or Project Directors, including developing and overseeing long-range strategies and programs for assigned countries and projects in the region The Africa PSL's key role is to serve as the locus of capacity and implementation support for the Country Program Director/Project Director to enable the country program to better meet its goals, objectives and deliverables in the service of EngenderHealth's mission. For more information please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/234451-240
FREEDOM HOUSE, PROGRAM OFFICER, AFRICA PROGRAMS - WASHINGTON DC. DEADLINE:
NOVEMBER 11, 2007
Freedom House seeks a Program Officer for its Africa programs at its headquarters in Washington DC. The tasks of the Program Officer will include, but are not limited to backstopping and management of current projects, program design and implementation, fundraising and budget development including researching of new funding, project, or advocacy opportunities, and maintenance of up-to-date program information. Some travel to Africa may be required. For more information, please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/241300-119
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, INFORMATION OFFICER,
We are currently looking for a professionally qualified librarian based in London to join a team of six specialist Information Officers in our Information Resources Programme. You require experience of working with databases, spreadsheets, library management software and be able to monitor and report expenditure. You will also have the ability to maintain records accurately coupled with the experience of working in a fast paced busy team with often conflicting demands. You will possess excellent communication skills. For more information, please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/239289-12
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE, PROGRAM OFFICER,VOLUNTEER CORPS, AFRICA - NEW
American Jewish World Service's Service Department is seeking a Program Officer, Volunteer Corps to join a team of professionals who are instrumental in sending Jewish volunteers on assignments in the developing world. The Program Officer will be dedicated to the concept of service and will have an understanding of the developing world. He/she will bring to this position a strong commitment to detail, execution, and customer service. Reporting to the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for the programmatic aspects of the cycle of recruiting, selecting, preparing, placing and debriefing volunteers. In addition, he/she will assist volunteers in adjusting to their assignments and to their host countries as well as develop relationships with community based organizations in developing countries which serve as our partners for placing volunteers. For more information, please visit http://www.idealist.org/en/job/239793-120
PAMBAZUKA NEWS 319: PAN AFRICANISM AND THE ZIMBABWE CRISIS
Pambazuka News is the authoritative pan African electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on politics and current affairs, development, human rights, refugees, gender issues and culture in Africa. To view online, go to http://www.pambazuka.org/
OBSERVATORY OF CULTURAL POLICIES IN AFRICA NEWSLETTER
OCPA NEWS, NO. 188
The PDF version is available at
SIYAKHULA - COMMUNITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting our popular and practical Community Project Management programme in three different centres in South Africa in the months to come. Venue Dates: Johannesburg 22 - 26 October 2007; Cape Town 12 - 16 November 2007; Durban 12 - 16 November 2007. To reserve your place and to obtain more information please do not hesitate to contact, Mothusi Ndlovu, Tel: 011 886 2647, Fax: 011 7891269 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Sithembele Mangqangwana, email@example.com. To discover more about the organisation and the all of the programmes that we offer please visit our website www.siyakhula.org.za.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER (NCLRC): THE LANGUAGE RESOURCE
A bi-monthly webzine of NCLRC, providing practical teaching strategies, share insight from research, and announce professional development opportunities for elementary, secondary and post-secondary foreign language educators. The newsletters and archives can be viewed at the following website http://nclrc.org/readings/newsletter.html
VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA
Volunteer in Africa is an organization dedicated to disseminating information on volunteer programs in Africa. They organize a wide range of volunteering, internship and cultural exchange in Ghana. For more information, visit http://www.volunteeringinafrica.org
AFRICAN COLOURS, ONLINE RESOURCE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
African Colours, online since July 2000, is a portal for Contemporary Art, as well as a dynamic force to link artists from different parts of the world so that they can share their ideas and culture and achieve a common goal. To make a contribution, you can send your news and editorials to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.africancolours.net/
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM
This site has a collection of tips, samples, and links to help students. The IIS site also includes funding opportunities for Africans and Foreign Nationals. For more information, visit http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/RADW/index.html
AFRICAN JOURNALS ONLINE (AJOL)
AJOL is being re-launched on its own website. It provides free access to tables of contents and abstracts for over 175 journals published on the continent, and also provides a number of additional facilities. AJOL offers a document delivery service, and full (improved) searching and browsing facilities, as well as a new Email alert function. The service remains free to both users and participating journals (with charges only for document delivery requests from outside developing countries). For more information, visit http://www.ajol.info
ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVE LIFE IN THE AMERICAS: A VISUAL RECORD
This searchable collection contains about 1,100 images, including many historical drawings and maps on Africa. For more information, visit http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/
CODESRIA RESEARCH AND POLICY DIALOGUE PROGRAMME
The program theme is: The Social Sciences and HIV/AIDS, A Political Economy of Patient Welfare and Rights. The initiative is being undertaken as part of a broader project of interventions which will involve the fostering of a networked community of African researchers with the required competence and interest in the field of health studies. Within this framework, it is envisaged that a range of research, training and dissemination activities will be carried out and several policy dialogues organized. The research and policy dialogue components of the program will be spread over the period 2003 to 2005. For more information, visit http://www.codesria.org
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Current funding opportunities relevant to researchers and research
institutes working on development issues in low and middle income countries
are available through the Global Development Network. For more information,
HEALTH AND DISEASES IN AFRICA: A COMPREHENSIVE ON-LINE RESOURCE ON HEALTH IN
The objective of this on-line resource is to provide researchers, students, and the general public with resources that are integral to understanding health concerns in Africa. This is accomplished by harvesting information from existing websites and information providers. Links to and information on a wide array of health-related initiatives, facilities, and opportunities on Africa are provided. To access this on-line resource, visit http://www.africa.upenn.edu/health/. For more information, contact Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar (email@example.com)
ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS WEBSITE AT EMORY UNIVERSITY
This site contains valuable content for scholars, activists, and media. Content includes bibliographies on rights, profiles and contact details for rights organizations in a range of countries, training materials, rights databases, and profiles of scholars and experts in various fields relating to Islam and human rights. All of this content is searchable through a Google-powered search engine. For more information, visit http://www.law.emory.edu/IHR/,
ONLINE FORUM: WOMEN IN AFRICA
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is hosting a four month-long online forums beginning November 2005 on its website "Women in World History" (http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/). The forum will give world history teachers the chance to talk about ways to teach issues surrounding women and gender in African history. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/forum.html
PAMBAZUKA: A WEEKLY ELECTRONIC FORUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA
Also announcements for jobs in Africa are posted on this resource. For more information, visit http://www.pambazuka.org/
The USAID HIV/AIDS E-Newsletter provides monthly updates on USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS and partner activities to prevent and mitigate HIV/AIDS across the developing world. The newsletter reflects activities exclusively to USAID and its implementing partners. For more information, visit http://www.synergyaids.com/newsletter.asp
AFRICA: HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE LAUNCHED
The Communication Initiative has introduced its revamped database of global
media coverage on human rights issues. This feature is part of the
Communication Initiative's Human Rights Window. It allows for a one-stop
search related to media coverage for each individual article in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Articles from over 200 developing
country newspapers and 10 leading global newspapers are featured in the
database. For more information, visit
JOURNAL OF PAN AFRICAN STUDIES ON-LINE EDITION LAUNCHED
The Journal of Pan African Studies will be published on-line four times a year (March, June, September and December) by Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Press in association with the California Institute of Pan African Studies. The journal seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion on the full dynamics of the African world community experience. The journal is accepting articles for its first peer reviewed open access on-line edition in March 2006. The deadline for the March 2006 issue is February 11, 2006. For more information, contact Itibari M. Zulu (email@example.com)
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ON-LINE:
South African History Online (SAHO) is a non-partisan people's history project. It was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization, to promote research; to popularize South African history and to address the biased way in which the history and cultural heritage of Black South Africans has been represented in our educational and heritage institutions. Includes lesson plans and other classroom material.
H-AFRICA ONLINE DISCUSSION NETWORK:
An international scholarly online discussion list on African culture and the African past. H-Africa encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography. H-Africa is especially interested in the teaching of history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. In addition, H-Africa publishes course materials, announcements of conferences and fellowships, book reviews, and the H-Net jobguide. H-Africa is also non-partisan and will not publish calls for political action. Visit [http://www.h-net.org/~africa] for more information.
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