Requisition Number: 0904894

Department: 62010302-HR-UF PREEMINENCE

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: As part of the University of Florida's "Preeminence Initiative," the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track nine-month positions at the rank of associate or full professor in history or the social sciences with a focus on public health and social change in Africa. Scholarly topics of interest include, but are not limited to health policy and institutions, demography, migration, environmental change, war and conflict, political and/or cultural change, economic development, political economy of health and healthcare, globalization, or other major aspects of social change and transition in Africa. We are interested in how such phenomena affect health conditions and/or how health affects these processes of change. These hires are part of a new initiative intended to extend the University of Florida's long history of internationally recognized excellence in African Studies. We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of rigorous field research and scholarship, a record of external grant funding, and excellence in teaching (especially the training of graduate students) across a broad range of topics and regions. Candidates also should demonstrate an interest in program building and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The College is home to one of the nation's leading Centers for African Studies which is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program. The Center supports research, graduate and undergraduate education, outreach, and the development of international linkages. It has over 100 affiliated teaching and research faculty in a wide variety of fields, including languages and linguistics, the humanities, the social sciences, global health, environmental studies and conservation, fine arts and music, agriculture, business, engineering, education, journalism, and law. The appointments will be made in the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with tenure in the department. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is UF's largest college and the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law ( are prospective home departments, although other departmental affiliations in CLAS are possible. All of these departments have MA and PhD training programs with faculty who employ diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies. Social science and history faculty in CLAS frequently work collaboratively across disciplinary and regional boundaries and are active in research and practice in many regions and countries across Africa. There are also opportunities for collaboration with faculty at the University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions, the College of Medicine, and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Minimum Requirements: This position require a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law, or any related field.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should apply through the University of Florida's GatorJobs on-line applicant tracking system at and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Review of applications will begin December 15, and continue until the positions have been filled. This search is part of a cluster of strategic hires in history and social science in Africa at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV's and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at