Postdoctoral Research Associate, African Humanities

Princeton, NJ
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), in collaboration with the Departments of African American Studies (DAAS) and English at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position (up to 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) or an associate research scholar position (more than 3 years beyond the Ph.D.) for the 2018-19 year (beginning September 1, 2018) from scholars working in any field of the humanities dealing with Africa or the African diaspora. Consideration will be given to candidates working in all disciplines in the humanities broadly defined, including anthropology, art and archeology, comparative literature, English, film and video history, literatures in other languages, music, philosophy, religion, and women and gender studies. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The successful candidate will be involved in the organization and activities of the African Humanities Colloquium and may teach one course per year if mutually agreed, with sufficient course enrollments, and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, the candidate would hold the additional title of Lecturer. Eligible candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The research associate or associate research scholar will also receive a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience, modest research and travel fund, and will be eligible for University benefits. To apply, please link to Applications should include: (1) cover letter with title and summary (200 words) of proposed research project; (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words), including detailed description of project, timetable, and explicit goals; (3) selected bibliography; (4) curriculum vitae and list of publications; (5) sample chapter of the dissertation or other recent work; (6) a suggested syllabus for a course; and (7) three references from individuals who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty. Application Deadline: January 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Awards will be announced by March 31, 2018. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Tim Waldron at