Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor, Comparative African Diaspora Studies

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Ohio State University, The Department of African American and African Studies
Assistant Professor, Comparative African Diaspora Studies

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Ohio, United States
Position: Tenure Track Faculty
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative African Diaspora Studies.
The discipline and sub-specialty are open.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses broad questions of
diasporic ontologies and epistemologies; i.e. What is “diaspora?” How is diaspora experienced
and lived? The successful candidate’s work should employ comparative methodologies, such as
multi-sited ethnography, transnational sociology, comparative literary study, and/or global
histories during and after empire, with a critical focus on gender and sexuality, race and
ethnicity, feminist criticism, trans- and post-nationalism, and/or postcolonial migrations and
exile. The candidate will be expected to teach across the curriculum. Ph.D. is required by the
time of employment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 40 pages,
teaching portfolio and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Professor Ken Goings, Chairperson
Comparative African Diaspora Studies Search Committee
The Department of African American and African Studies
The Ohio State University
486 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012.To build a diverse workforce
Ohio State strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities,
veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

Contact:
Professor Ken Goings, Chairperson
Comparative African Diaspora Studies Search Committee
The Department of African American and African Studies
The Ohio State University
486 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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