AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 20, 2004
December 9, 2004
************************************************************ CONFERENCES ************************************************************
CONFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN ARTS: THE ARTS AS STRATEGY
FOR DEVELOPMENT, THE AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE, Abraka, Nigeria (November 13-16,
CONFERENCE: 2ND INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE-COMMUNICATION-CULTURE
CONFERENCE, Beja, Portugal (November 24-27, 2004) The theme of this conference is "Knowledge and Power: History, Geography, Representation, Identity in Post-Colonial Studies." A year after Edward Said's death this conference will address some of the issues he developed in his work. For more information, contact: Adelaide Meira Serras (firstname.lastname@example.org), Luí Leal de Faria (email@example.com) or Teresa Malafaia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CONFERENCE: ORALITY AND NEW DIMENSIONS OF ORALITY: INTERSECTIONS IN THEORIES
AND MATERIALS IN AFRICAN STUDIES, Leiden, Netherlands (November 26-27, 2004) The keynote speaker will be Professor Karin Barber. For more information, contact: Daniela Merolla at D.Morolla@let.leidenuniv.nl
CONFERENCE: TEN YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF SOUTH
AFRICA'S TRANSITION, University of Cape Town, South Africa
(November 26-28, 2004)
CONFERENCE: AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA & THE PACIFIC 27TH
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Perth, Australia (November 26-28, 2004) The conference title is "African Renewal, African Renaissance': New Perspectives on Africa's Past and Africa's Present." For more information, contact: email@example.com or visit: http://sponsored.uwa.edu.au/afsaap2004.
CONFERENCE: FLOWS FROM THE PAST: A TRANS-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON THE
HISTORY OF WATER IN AFRICA, Vereeniging, South Africa (December 8 - 11, 2004) The objective of this conference is to start exploring, under the auspices of the IWHA, the potential for a comprehensive project on the history of water on the African continent. For more information, contact: Ms.Petra Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CONFERENCE: DEFINING SECURITY IN AN INSECURE WORLD: RADICALISM,
TERRORISM, AND STATE RESPONSES, West Virginia, USA (March 3-5, 2005) The History Department of West Virginia University will host its bi-annual Rush Holt History Conference. The topic is "Defining Security in an Insecure World: Radicalism, Terrorism, and State Responses." It is the goal of this conference to shed light on and give historical context to the current climate of insecurity and radicalism in the world. For more information, visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=138222
CONFERENCE: RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRITAIN AND
IRELAND, Manchester University, England (April 9, 2005) Papers on any aspect of African archaeology are welcome. For more information, contact: Sarah Croucher at email@example.com.
CONFERENCE: THE EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY
TAUGHT LANGUAGES, THE YEAR OF LANGUAGES: EXPANDING THE PRESENCE OF LESS
CONFERENCE: AEGIS EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN STUDIES,
London, England (June 29-July 3, 2005)
CONFERENCE: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES,
Cambridge, England (August 2-5, 2005)
*********************************************************** CALL FOR PAPERS ***********************************************************
CALL FOR PAPERS: BEYOND IMPERIAL CENTRE AND COLONIAL PERIPHERY,
RECONNECTING THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL, Cambridge, England (March 11-12, 2005)
CALL FOR PAPERS: PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES AND GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY:
ETHICS, THEORY AND PRACTICE, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South
Africa (July 14-16, 2005)
CALL FOR PAPERS: CANDADIAN ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDIES ANNUAL
CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE UNITED STATES AND
WEST AFRICA, Arlington, Texas, USA (April 28-30,2005). *The submission deadline is December 31,2004. This is a three-day conference on historical and contemporary relations between the United States and West Africa. For more information, contact: Dr. Alusine Jalloh at Jalloh@uta.edu.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: GLOBALIZATION, EMPIRE, AND
IMPERIALISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
(Early June, 2005)
CALL FOR PAPERS: SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE WORLD: THE LOCAL, THE REGIONAL,
AND THE GLOBAL IN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE, Cape Town, South Africa
(June 26-29, 2005).
CALL FOR PAPERS: REACHING THE MARGINS: THE COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL
LIVES OF THE BOOK, 1765-2005, London, England (NOvember 3-5, 2005) *The submission deadline is March 1, 2005. The Colonial and Postcolonial Book History research groups on the Open University, in association with the Institute of English Studies (University of London), invite papers for this international conference. Primary focus will be on Asia, Africa, and Australiasia. Highlighted themes will include: Publsihing and the colonial system; publishing Commonwealth literature; missionary publishing houses; censorship and copyright; distribution and the transportation network; Imperial archives and current research; ect. For more information, visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE,
SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE WORLD, THE LOCAL, THE REGIONAL AND THE GLOBAL IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Cape Town, South Africa (June 26-29, 2005) Any proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are invited, but the Society is especially interested in those that relate to themes in the history of the southern African region. The Society, which may change its name to the Southern African Historical Society next year, wishes to highlight debates on such topics as liberation struggles and the limits of liberation history and heritage post-colonial and post-nationalist historiographies new methodologies for teaching and researching history in the 21st century, including the use of film and video and digitisation. For more information, visit: http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/history/sahs.
CALL FOR PAPERS: MIDDLE PASSAGE: THE OCEANIC VOYAGE AS SOCIAL PROCESS,
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: ENCYLOPEDIA OF GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE UNITED STATES
Berkshire Publishing Group and CQ Press are preparing the Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on the United States for publication in June 2005. The encyclopedia will explore the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The editor is searching for African scholars to contribute articles on the African nations that are still unassigned. The articles will include historical coverage as well as a contemporary analysis of that nation's relations with the United States. The unassigned nations in Africa are: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, and Tunisia. For more information, contact: Karen Advokaat at Berkshire Publishing Group at email@example.com.
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
FELLOWSHIP: CADBURY FELLOWSHIP AT THE CENTRE FOR WEST AFRICAN STUDIES,
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMIGHAM
FELLOWSHIP: 2004 - 2005 FELLOWSHIPS FOR THREATENED SCHOLARS
*Winter deadline is January 1, 2005.
COMPETITION: AFRICAN DREAMS ESSAY COMPETITION ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
FELLOWSHIP: HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS,
SCHOLARSHIP: IAJ- STEVE BIKO SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) announces the Steve Biko scholarships for African journalists which are meant to honour the memory of Steve Biko, as activist and writer. This scholarship programme aims to help develop a democratic culture of vigorous and independent journalism in Africa and to foster a stronger working relationship among African journalists. For more information, visit: www.thusanang.org.za/index.php?.
FELLOWSHIP: THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
FELLOWSHIP: FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL POST-BACCALAUREATE
FELLOWSHIP: ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS
These fellowships support scholars and writers engaged in research on global social and cultural issues relating to diversity, sustainability, and civil society. For more information, visit: http://www.rockfound.org
FELLOWSHIP: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES POST-DOCTORAL
AND JUNIOR FACULTY FELLOWSHIP
FELLOWSHIP: IHR MELLON FELLOWSHIPS FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES
These fellowships are administered by the Institute of Historical Research at
the University of London and are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The fellowships are intended to help students registered as doctoral candidates
at a North American university to work in original source materials in the
humanities in the United Kingdom.There are two types of fellowship, the
Pre-Dissertation fellowship programme and the Dissertation fellowship
GRANT: CODESRIA-THESIS WRITING GRANTS
Grants are for African professionals and graduate students registered in African universities. For more information, visit: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/codesria/grants99.html.
************************************************************ COURSES & PROGRAMS ************************************************************
PROGRAM: HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWS PROGRAM, ANGOLA AND MOZAMBIQUE
*Application deadlline is November 20, 2004. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (the Justice Initiative) are pleased to invite applications for the Human Rights Fellows Program for the 2005-2007 session. The Fellows Program is 20 months in duration and involves both academic study and practical experience in human rights/public interest advocacy. Up to six human rights lawyers and activists from Angola and Mozambique will be selected to participate. Candidates must be nominated by human rights NGOs based in Angola or Mozambique. For more information, visit: http://www.justiceinitiative.org/db/resource2?res_id=102233
COURSE: CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION TRAINING FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS & PROGRAMME
MANAGERS (November 15th - 19th 2004)
COURSE: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA, DISTANCE LEARNING
This program will explore the problem of inadequate or even distorted international coverage of crises and conflicts in areas poorly understood by Western journalists. It also will consider whether this unfortunate situation can be improved in the future. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=25501
PROGRAM: BRITISH COUNCIL SOUTH AFRICA INTERACTION PROGRAMME
The British Council South Africa invites applicants to join 'InterAction,' a Pan African programme focusing on leadership development, transformation and empowerment. Successful participants will be part of a community from 19 African countries, attending a one-week training and networking event in another African country, before joining a wider Pan African Conference network. For more information, visit: http://www.thusanang.org.za/
PROGRAM: CODESRIA RESEARCH AND POLICY DIALOGUE PROGRAMME
COURSE: MANGO FINANCE TRAINING
Mango provides financial management services to relief and development organisations. The link below contains information on venues and dates for Mango training for September 2004 to January 2005. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=24249
COURSE: TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY (TPU) NEW SEMESTER
Transcend Peace University is the world's first global peace university for policy makers, practitioners, scholars, students, UN staff and others working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, post-war reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation, development, human rights, and other related fields. The link below contains information about the university's September Semester 2004. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=24250
DISCUSSION GROUP: ICASA 2005 YOUTH E-CONSULTATION, AIDS AND DEVELOPEMENT
The International conference on AIDS and STI in Africa (ICASA) is a gathering place for leaders across various sectors in Africa to discuss HIV/AIDS and its effects on Africa's development. The XIV edition of ICASA is billed for Abuja in December 2005. The e-consultation began October 2 and will end November 2, 2004. To join the discussion, send a blank email to youthaticasa2005- firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: email@example.com
************************************************************ ACADEMIC JOBS ************************************************************
PROFESSOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR AFROAMERICAN AND AFRICAN
STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
*Review of applications will begin immediately Candidates must be able to teach both survey courses in world history and specialized courses in one or more of the following areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit: www.gsw.edu.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, AGNES-SCOTT COLLEGE
*Review of applications will begin September 30th, 2004. The department seeks a cultural anthropologist with expertise in Africa, Latin America or Caribbean societies. For more information, contact: Yvonne D. Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit: www.agnesscott.edu.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, WILLAMETTE COLLEGE
*Review of applications will begin November 1, 2004. The department seeks an assistant professor whose research focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora, with expertise in critical medical anthropology and/or globalization/political economy. For more information, visit: www.willamette.edu/cla/anthro/.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION, COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE
*Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004. A successful candidate will be able to teach western and world civilizations as well as upper level government and history courses. A specialization in Africa, Asia or Europe is preferred. For more information, visit: www.colby-sawyer.edu.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES,
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, KENYON COLLEGE
*Submission deadline is November 15, 2004. The English Department seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in postcolonial literature and theory, with an emphasis on Anglophone literatures of Africa and the African diaspora, the Caribbean, or South Asia. For more information, contact: Sergei-Lobanov- Rostovsky, Chair, Department of English, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY, APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
*Review of applications will begin November 15, 2004. The field of specialization in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred. The candidate will teach African History survey, World Civilizations, and courses in speciality. For more information, contact: Dr. Michael L. Krenn, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, COLORADO SCHOOL OF
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FRENCH, DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN,
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND WOMEN'S STUDIES, DENISON
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPEMENT, THE CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT (CLD)
OF THE ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AND ASIAN LANGUAGES AND
LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is November 22, 2004. While positions are open to all specialties, the department is especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests would complement our programs in African American history, gender history, history of the U.S. South, and history of the Atlantic World. For more information, visit: www.fsu.edu.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND WOMEN'S STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FRANCOPHONE STUDIES, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
*SUbmission deadline is November 30, 2004. Successful candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in both French and English. Candidates should demonstarte expertise in the literature, history, and culture of one of four major Francophone areas: West Africa, the Maghreb, the Caribbean, and Quebec, and be prepaired to teach in one other. For more information, contact: John Rauk, Chair, Department of French, Classics, and Italian, 161 Old Horticulture Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1112.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, ANDERSON UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. The history department is looking for applicants whose teaching load would focus on offering surveys of World Civilization and Western Civilization, and upper division courses in Asia, and occasional offerings in Africa and the Middle East. Anderson University is a comprehensive institution affiliated with the Church of God and seeks faculty who possess a maturing Christian faith and are committed to the mission of higher education. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, BOWDOIN COLLEGE
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. Applicants should have expertise in Africa. For more information, visit: www.academic.bowdoin.edu/acadaffairs/recruit/index.shtml.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ANTHROPOLOGY, NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. Applicants should have expertise in the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, contact: Deborah Schecter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH, NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. Applicants should have a specialization in African and Post-colonial literature. For more information, contact: Gary Brodsky, Chairperson, Department of English, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4699.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in International Relations with a focus on conflict studies, with a geographic focus on Africa, Europe or Asia. For more information, contact: Search Committtee, c/o Department Secretary, Department of Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4699.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES,
QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISION
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. The Department of Anthropology, African Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Cultural Diversity in healthcare seek a cultural anthropologist with a specialty on any aspect of health, disease and health care in contemporary Africa, preferably West Africa, and on international health questions emanating from or substantially involving Africa. For more information, contact: Chair, Medical Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 1180 Observatory Drive, 5240 Social Science Building, Madison, WI 53706-1393.
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, WOMEN'S STUDIES, OLD DOMINION UNIVESITY
*Review of applications will begin December 1, 2004. The Women's Studies Department is looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. in a relevant social science or interdisciplinary field and a demonstrated research agenda focused on global women's issues, preferably centering on Africa or Asia. For more information, contact: Dr. Anita Clair Fellman at email@example.com.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN AMERICAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, OHIO STATE
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS, OHIO UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 1, 2004. The linguistics department at Ohio University seeks a candidate with a PhD in African languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, or foreign language education; strong research record in one of the above fields; native or near-native competence in Swahili and/or Hausa or another African language; and experience as a teacher and coordinator of African languages, preferably in the United States. For more information, contact: African Languages Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Gordy Hall 383, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
*Submission deadline is December 10, 2004. The department of history is looking for a candidate with the ability to teach upper division and/or graduate courses in one or more of the following areas is needed: Africa, 19th century Europe, and/or the Middle East. For more information, contact: Ken Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, COMPARATIVE POLITICS,
AND SOCIETIES IN AFRICA, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (JAMES MADISON COLLEGE)
*Submission deadline is December 15, 2004.
James Madison College of Michigan State University seeks a tenure stream
faculty member at the Assistant Professor level with a regional focus on Africa
and expertise in International Political Economy (IPE)/Comparative Politics and
Societies. James Madison College is the administrative home to several
specializations, among them Muslim Studies, to which the successful candidate
may contribute. The successful candidate can also become an affiliated faculty
of the University's well-regarded Center for African Studies; and she/he will
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
*Submission deadline is December 20, 2004.
The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida is searching for a
candidate in the field of African Health and Society. They are particularly
interested in candidates with a research focus on the social impacts of
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NON-WESTERN HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
PROFESSOR, AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The Harvard University Department of African and African American
Studies and the Department of Anthropology invite nominations and
applications for a joint appointment in the social-cultural
anthropology of Africa. The position may be filled at the level of
Assistant, untenured Associate, or tenured full Professor. Nominees
and candidates should demonstrate achievement (or, at the untenured
level, the promise of excellence) in ethnographic field research,
theoretical innovation, and teaching. Topical and regional
specializations are open, but the search committee seeks, among
others, specialists in urban life, the arts and popular culture,
gender and sexuality, transnationalism, mass media, development,
environmental and refugee issues, military conflict, or changing
forms of governmentality in Africa. The appointment will begin on July 1,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, SKIDMORE COLLEGE
The department seeks an assistant professor focusing on the history of the
British Empire iwth the ability to teach coursees in African, Middle Eastern or
India history. For more information, contact: Jennifor Delton, Chair,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AFRICAN HISTORY, OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
The department welcomes applications for all periods and regions of African History, although it is especially interested in scholars of sub-Saharan Africa who possess a secondary field in the diasporic experiences of African peoples. For more information, visit: www.oxy.edu/newfaculty
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seks an assistant professor of Twentieth-Century Postcolonial African Literature. For more information, visit: www.kennesaw.edu/academicaffairs/ads/joblist.htm.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seeks an assistant professor of sub-Saharan African history. For more information, visit: www.kennesaw.edu/academicaffairs/ads/joblist.htm.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HISTORY, BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE
The department seeks an assistant professor of sub-Saharan or South Asian history. Duties include teaching upper-division and graduate courses in sub-Saharan African and/or South Asia and lower-division courses in world history. For more information, visit: www.bridge.edu/HR/JobList/
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH, SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
The department seeks an assistant professor of post-colonial literature outside of the U.S. and Europe with secondary emphasis in 18th and 19th century British literature highly desired. For more information, contact: email@example.com
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ART HISTORY, RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
The department seeks an assistant professor with a specialty in modern and/or
contemporary art and theory. Interests in global/postcolonial art developments
(for example, the arts of africa, Asia, and the African Diaspora) are
************************************************************ NON-ACADEMIC JOBS ************************************************************
AFRICA: CONSULTANT - ADVOCACY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE
PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES OF THE AFRICAN UNION African Women's Development And Communication Network (FEMNET). A consultant is needed with experience in: Gender mainstreaming; the AU and its Specialised mechanisms; advocacy for implementation and monitoring of regional and international human rights conventions on women's rights at African level. For more information, contact: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=25481
AFRICA: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Washington Office On Africa (WOA)'s primary role is to serve as a voice in Washington for its member denominations and faith communities on issues concerning Africa and U.S.-Africa policy. Thus an essential mission of the Executive Director is to brief Africa secretaries and others on critical legislation and policy issues on the Washington agenda and to reflect the views of its sponsoring members in debate. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the programs, services and activities of the Washington Office on Africa (WOA) and WOA/PRI and, with the Board, sets policy, research, legislative priorities and lobbying activity. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=25429
AFRICA: STAFF PERSON, SUDAN FOCAL POINT-AFRICA
The core group of Sudan Focal Point-Africa invites applications from interested candidates for the function as Sudan Focal Point-Africa staff person, with preferred commencement January 2005. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=25428.
CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE OR POINTE NOIRE): SCHOOL LUNCH PROJECT MANAGER
International Partnership For Human Development (IPHD) The applicant will manage the day-to-day activities of the project and ensure commodities are received, transported and stored properly and safely. Select schools and kindergartens for direct feeding and monetization assistance. Assure that an adequate distribution and monitoring system is in place and functioning. Manage monitoring function of Food for Education program. Evaluate projects/activities supported by monetization proceeds. Will draft semi-annual reports for IPHD/HQ. Will provide technical assistance at all levels of the MOE in school lunch program management and project. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEMOCRATIC REPUCLIC OF CONGO: FIELD COORDINATOR
International Rescue Committee. For more information, visit: http://www.fpa.org/jobs_contact2423/jobs_contact_show.htm?doc_id=238558
EAST AFRICA: PROGRAMME MANAGER, CHRISTIAN AID
Christian Aid is seeking applications from individuals to lead the development and management of the organisation's programme in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). You must have at least five years experience of international development work, including project management and have experience of working with a local organisation in the south, ideally in Africa. For more information, visit: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutca/jobs/jds/EAPM.htm
ERITREA: NUTRITION PROGRAMME MANAGER, CONCERN WORLDWIDE
The position holder will be responsible for the management and provision of technical support to Concern's nutrition programme in Eritrea and for the preparation of donor proposals and reports. The successful applicant will have at least three years field experience in managing emergency and on-going nutrition programmes. For more information, visit: http://www.oneworld.net/job/view/10101
MOZAMBIQUE: NUTRITION ADVISOR
Save the Children. For more information, visit: http://www.fpa.org/jobs_contact2423/jobs_contact_show.htm?doc_id=238961
NIGERIA: COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ACTION AID
Action Aid is seeking applications for the position of country director
in its Nigeria programme. The holder will be responsible for managing
and strengthening the organisation's work with marginalised communities
which aim to help advance human rights and social justice. The
successful applicant will have a proven track record in leading
development programmes, advocacy activities, fundraising and
PRINCETON, NJ: COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ALUKA
Aluka is an initiative of Ithaka, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of productive and efficient uses of information technologies for the benefit of worldwide higher education. Aluka's mission is to build and support an inter-connected set of online scholarly resources from various regions of the world, beginning in Africa. This database is organized around themes, including African Cultural Heritage Sites, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa, and African Plants. The Collections Developement Manager will initially manage content developement for the African Cultural Heritage Sites collection. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
SIERRA LEONE: FIELD COORDINATOR, INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
You will be responsible for the supervision of all programs at the
field site and for IRC Sierra Leone's compliance with USAID's grant
regulations and conditions. The successful applicant will have three to
five years experience working overseas in a humanitarian setting and
experience with implementing USAID projects.
For more information, visit:
SOUTH AFRICA: PROGRAMME MANAGER
Social Development (non-profit) Foundation
Opportunity for a pro-active innovator who is passionately committed to
social development. The purpose of this low-profile philanthropic
foundation is to enrich lives within communities through supporting
those who provide resources, services and related research that meet
practical human needs and shift the quality of relationships between
people. For more information, visit:
SOUTH AFRICA: INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY OFFICER
MISA-SA is seeking to employ an Information and Advocacy Officer. The incumbent has to manage the Freedom of Expression and Right to Information Programme. For more information, visit: http://www.africapulse.org.za/index.php?
SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL DIRECTOR
The National Network on Violence Against Women (NNVAW) is a non-profit-organisation (NPO) consisting of member organisations, individuals and government departments around the country. The NNVAW is a leading collaborative organisation in South Africa whose sole aim is to bring together organisations into a collective, to fight and end Violence Against Women (VAW). The NNVAW is inviting a mature, dynamic and experienced person, with sound knowledge and technical skills in fund raising and solid understanding of South African and international NGO environment. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=25332
SUDAN: DEMOCRACY FELLOW
World Learning for International Development. For more information, visit: http://www.fpa.org/jobs_contact2423/jobs_contact_show.htm?doc_id=238974
SUDAN: EMERGENCY HEALTH & NUTRITION CO-ORDINATOR, SAVE THE CHILDREN, UK
In response to the current humanitarian emergency, the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that health and nutrition systems are implemented and standardised in the region of Eddaein and for supporting SC UK's emergency preparedness and response. To fulfil the role teh applicant must have at least three years of international experience in health and nutrition, preferably gained within the context of an emergency programme. For more information, visit: http://jobsearch.savethechildren.org.uk/viewvacancies.cfm?ID=79749
SUDAN: HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION ADVISER, OXFAM,UK
The position holder will be responsible for leading the ongoing development of a humanitarian protection strategy for Oxfam's response in North Sudan. The successful applicant must have at least three years experience working on issues related to the protection of civilians during conflict and have strong familiarity with international law, namely in the area of refugee and humanitarian law. For more information, visit: http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp? s=QzByEJgTrIUzWwIro&jobid=16796,3445238752&key=2116352&c=711586140223&pa gestamp=setdtwyntsjsaskxyj
TANZANIA: BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
The Communications Specialist will function as the communication advisor, developing innovative and effective behavior change and social marketing approaches for the Tanzania Marketing and Communications: AIDS, Reproductive Health (RH) and Child Survival (CS) Project. He/she will work as part of the overall AED team in Dar Es Salaam and will work closely with Government, NGO and private sector organizations/institutions implementing the communications and marketing aspects of the program. For more information, visit: http://employment.aed.org/openings/international/BCCTanzania.html
UGANDA: HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, OXFAM GB
Oxfam GB Uganda is looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to provide leadership and support to a large humanitarian programme. The applicant does not necessarily have a particular technical background, but he or she must understand the kind of technical support needed to mobilize resources and ensure high quality programmes. In particular, the applicant will consciously consider issues like gender and HIV/AIDS in programming, and be able to take into account the long-term impacts of the work done by OSFAM. For more information, visit: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs/index.htm
UGANDA: STAR ACTION RESEARCH COORDINATOR PAMOJA AFRICA REFLECT NETWORK
The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the implementation of a STAR (dynamic approach to empower communities in the face of HIV/AIDS), a two-year pilot project in Nigeria, Uganda and Mozambique. All candidates must be within the ages of 30 - 42 years old. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.comminit.com/vacancy2039.html.
UK: REFUGEE AND MIGRANTS' RIGHTS COORDINATOR, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International (AI) seeks a Refugee and Migrants' Rights Coordinator to lead our work on behalf of refugees and asylum-seekers, the internally displaced and migrants. You will be the principal legal and policy adviser, taking the lead in developing strategies, plans and actions involving AI's staff and membership. For more information, visit: http://web.amnesty.org/jobs/index/18082004-PEP0402
Stand Up For Africa (SUFA) is a UK-based African-led organisation dedicated to work towards the eradication of poverty and suffering in Africa. SUFA's current area of focus is in the Child Slave Trade (a desperate measure, born out of poverty) in various parts of Africa. The Charity was set up in August 2003. Please find out more about SUFA at www.standupforafrica.org.uk. For more information, visit: http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php?id=24466
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AFRICAN COLOURS, ONLINE RESOURCE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION WORKSHOP PROGRAM
(Resource for funding opportunities)
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). Journals included in AJOL are scholarly in content with peer reviewed articles, and publish a mixture of pure and applied research as well as review papers. The address of the new site is: http://www.ajol.info
ASC WEB DOSSIER ON CONFLICT IN SUDAN: THE CASE OF DAFUR
The Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre Leiden has compiled a web dossier on conflict in Sudan, and especially Darfur, to coincide with a workshop held at the ASC on 10 September 2004. The workshop brought together scholars involved in African Studies and journalists with a special interest in Africa in order to exchange ideas on information gathering and media coverage of African issues, in particular conflicts and war. The current crisis in Darfur was discussed as an example. The dossier aims to give background information on the Darfur crisis within the context of the wider conflict in Sudan. It contains a selection of titles from the ASC library's online catalogue on Darfur, the conflict in Sudan, and media coverage of conflicts in Africa in general, covering monographs as well as articles and chapters from edited works. The dossier further contains an introduction on the Darfur crisis and links to selected web resources. It can be found at our web dossier page, together with earlier dossiers on subjects such as African sport, HIV/AIDS in Africa and Youth in Africa: http://asc.leidenuniv.nl/library/webdossiers/
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 at:
For more information, visit:
PAMBAZUKA: A WEEKLY ELECTRONIC FORUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA
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SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ONLINE NEWSLETTER
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