Preeminence Initiative & Political Science Searches in African Studies

Published: February 18th, 2014

Category: News

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The University of Florida has announced searches for three new faculty in African Studies.

As part of the university’s Preeminence Initiative, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks to hire two senior scholars doing interdisciplinary work in the general area of “Public Health and Social Change in Africa.” The appointments would be based in one or more of the main social science departments in the College: Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology. Candidates should demonstrate an interest and ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries.

In addition, the Department of Political Science is searching to fill an African Politics position at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The successful candidate should be able to contribute immediately to the training of graduate students and have a record of teaching and research on Africa as well as an ability to contribute thematically to the comparative politics subfield.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to one of the nation’s leading Centers for African Studies, with over 130 affiliated teaching and research faculty who span a wide range of fields and departments throughout the University of Florida. The Center is a Title VI National Resource Center, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program. The hiring of three senior scholars in the field of African Studies represents a significant commitment by the University of Florida to maintain a position of leadership in the study of Africa globally and in the United States.

Public Health and Social Change in Africa (Associate/Full Prof):

Comparative Politics/Africa (rank open):

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