Opportunities

Positions at Princeton University

 Applications for the lecturer position have ended.

 

African American Literature and Culture, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Anticipated start date, September 1, 2017

Princeton University’s Departments of African American Studies and English invite applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in African American and diasporic literature and culture of the long 19th century (c.1789-1914). Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Department of African American Studies and the Department of English.

Please apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. For full consideration, please submit your application by November 25, 2016.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

 

Black Atlantic/Caribbean History, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Anticipated start date, September 1, 2017  

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from junior scholars focusing on the history of the Caribbean or greater Black Atlantic world. The time period and areas of specialization are open; however, we welcome applications from candidates focusing on Hispanophone, Francophone, or Lusophone regions and/or taking comparative approaches.

Candidates should be prepared to offer both undergraduate lecture courses and more specialized upper-level seminars. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, abstract of dissertation or book, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Review of files will begin November 7, 2016 and will continue until the search has been closed.

Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency

A New Performance Residency that addresses Slavery, Justice and Freedom

Led by the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University

The 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of justice.

The artists-in-residence should pay particular attention to the history of the slave trade and its legacies on the Eastern seaboard of the United States through performances that may include dance, theatre, performance art, or spoken word. The residency will enable selected artists to develop works that engage the public history of slavery and bridge or incorporate systemic and inherited connections with contemporary issues of injustice.

Selected artists will convene at The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in October 2016 for three days of workshops, meetings, and studio development. During the Brown University Commencement Week (May 21-27, 2017), these chosen artists will present their finished works.

Selected artists must identify a partner non-profit institution in their home city that is interested in the local longevity of the project and can provide support to the selected BSR Artist(s). This support may include rehearsal space and other project development needs between the Fall 2016 and the Spring 2017. Partner institutions will be credited in all residency printed and digital materials.

Application requirements | Deadline for applications is 8/14/2016


2017-18 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship
‘Crime and Punishment in American History’ 

Led by Elizabeth Hinton (History and African and African American Studies) and Lisa McGirr (History)
Harvard University

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for American history, invites applications for a workshop on the history of crime and punishment in the Americas from the colonial period to the recent past. We will convene scholars in the social sciences and humanities conducting original research on the development of the penal regimes in the Western Hemisphere from a local, regional, national and global perspective. Topics considered include the history of prisons, prison labor, ideas and knowledge production about crime and punishment, criminal law, extra-legal forms of punishment such as lynching, the rise and decline of the Southern convict lease system, progressive era penal knowledge and reform, the role of institutionalized punishment in state and empire building, the criminalization of alcohol and drug use, policing and surveillance, social movements and issues of prisoners’ rights, the death penalty, and the rise of mass incarceration since the 1970s. In the United States, the criminal justice system and the racial discrepancies within it have become an all too pressing social problem and incarceration a default public policy. We see this as a moment to bring together innovative scholarship that approaches these issues from a historical perspective. We hope to include scholars at all stages of their careers and from several disciplinary frameworks, and to balance micro-historical and social history approaches with broadly conceived topics of wide chronological scope.

Application requirements | Deadline for applications is 12/12/2016