ECAS Conference CFP open

ECAS 2019. Africa: Connections and Disruptions Edinburgh, June 11-14 2019

The Call for papers is now open and closes at 11pm (CET) on 21st January.

ECAS 2019 invited panel proposals addressing the theme of Africa: Connections and Disruptions. 250 such panels have been selected representing all disciplines and methodological approaches of the social sciences and humanities.

Before you propose a paper or roundtable contribution, please read the theme of the congress and then browse the list of panels.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in African Art History, tenure-accruing, University of Florida

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida seeks an Assistant Professor in African Art History for a tenure-accruing faculty position with an expected start date of August 16, 2019.  The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced courses in the field of specialty and (as needed) an introductory survey and/or general education courses; supervise MA and PhD students; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.
Please see the full position description, including minimum requirements, preferred qualifications, and application instructions at: .
To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 28, 2018.
The faculty member will be an affiliate of the University of Florida’s Center for African Studies (CAS) who participates in CAS activities and fosters connections between the School of Art + Art History and CAS. UF is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premier institutions for the study of Africa through its Center for African Studies. Art History faculty have been important contributors to the Center’s mission through research, undergraduate teaching, the training of graduate students, frequent sponsorship of lectures and seminars by visiting scholars, membership in the editorial consortium for the journal African Arts, and collaboration on national and international exhibitions produced in conjunction with UF’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. African art is one of the collecting focuses of the museum with a curator dedicated to the field who is an affiliate of CAS.
The Center for African Studies is a Title VI National Resource Center that promotes excellence in teaching and research on Africa in all the disciplines at UF. More than 100 affiliate faculty teach courses in languages, the humanities, the social sciences, agriculture, business, engineering, education, arts, environmental studies and conservation, journalism, and law. CAS disseminates knowledge about Africa to the wider community, develops links with individuals and institutions on the African continent, awards Foreign Languages and Area Studies grants in six African languages, sponsors national and international lectures and an annual African Studies conference, and offers residencies for scholars from African institutions. The George A. Smathers Libraries support this work through a dedicated Africanist librarian and special collections.
Nominations and inquiries may be sent to:
Dr. Elizabeth Ross
Chair, Assistant Professor in African Art History Search

Job announcement: tenure-track Assistant Professor position, San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University, School of Art seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in art history with a specialization in the visual culture of African and/or the Americas (South, Central, the Caribbean, and Mexico) and their diasporas in any era from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present. Position begins August 2019.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. required. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Position description available at Application review begins December 1, 2018 and continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Art to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi; names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF, labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name_Application.

Submit all materials online to by December 1, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please email with any questions.

Job Announcement: Director of the West African Research Association, US Office

The West African Research Association is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, independent individual to serve as Director of the Association, to be based at Boston University’s African Studies offices. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week).

The desirable candidate will have strong leadership skills and is expected to assume a leading role for the Association through interaction with the WARA Executive Committee, the Board, and the general membership. The Director will have overall responsibility for financial and administrative operations, and work directly with the WARA part-time bookkeeper and the WARA accounting service. The WARA Director’s post requires some representational and diplomatic skills, as well as proficient writing ability. The post requires competence in French speaking and reading. Digital literacy and strong interpersonal skills are critical.

WARA is a dynamic association with a membership base of scholars and institutions whose work centers on West Africa and its diasporas. Founded in 1989, WARA’s mission is to promote research and scholarly exchange between West African and U.S. scholars and institutions through its online scholar network, research fellowships, conferences, and publications. The WARA research center in Dakar, Senegal – the West African Research Center (WARC) – is a major vehicle of scholar networking and apprenticeship, and the incoming Director is expected to work closely with the WARC Director and staff to achieve programmatic goals and in fulfilling organizational reporting requirements for our donors. WARA is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and/or execution of daily financial transactions and record keeping
  • Assist in preparation of budgets, budget reports
  • Taking a lead role in the preparation of report narratives and proposals
  • Interface with Title VI African Studies programs
  • Interface with African Studies Center at Boston U and CAORC in particular
  • In conjunction with the Board, carry out and sustain fundraising initiatives
  • Event planning and organization; such as Board meetings, WARA conference participation, and collaborative initiatives
  • Maintain and support WARA membership via web maintenance, direct mailings, email correspondence and other vehicles of communication
  • Maintain and support WARA social media presence (FB, twitter, Instagram)
  • With Board committee participation, administer and oversee fellowship
  • programs including the review and selection of applications

Applications calendar and Start Date:

The position of Director is open to interested candidates until November 5, 2018. Interviews will take place in November. Candidates will be interviewed in person at the African Studies Association annual meeting in Atlanta and via skype. It is expected that the Director assume duties on January 3, although some flexibility is possible for a starting date.

Desired candidate profile:

The ideal candidate will have significant Africa experience and demonstrate a professional/ research engagement with intellectual and development topics and concerns of the West Africa region. A PhD is strongly preferred but ABD or Masters level candidates are welcome to apply. The candidate should be a U.S. citizen or green card holder. Excellent English writing ability and proficiency in French are necessary for success in this position. Speaking and reading of Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic is a plus but not required.

In order to apply, please send a cover letter of interest along with a CV/resume and the names of three references with their email addresses and phone numbers to .

The West African Research Association does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Art History, Tenure Track, Department of Art and Music at Simmons University

The Department of Art and Music at Simmons University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History to begin July 1, 2019. We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, an interest in creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University.

The primary area and period of expertise is open, but should complement, rather than duplicate, existing departmental strengths in American and Latin American art. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory surveys of European and non-Western art alongside more advanced electives. They will also periodically develop and teach first and second-year general education courses based on their interests. We welcome applications from scholars whose work addresses interactions between different regions and cultures, and whose courses will contribute to a diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum.

We seek an educator with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse, with regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Interest in teaching undergraduate non-majors as well as majors, fostering relationships within the region’s rich cultural community, and using the City of Boston as a classroom is essential.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester (six per year), advising and mentoring students, developing and maintaining a strong record of scholarship, participating in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college and university committees. Applicants should have a Ph.D., at least three years of undergraduate teaching experience, and a well-defined research agenda.

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities.

The Department of Art and Music, housed within the newly-inaugurated Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, includes majors in art history, studio art, arts administration, and music. Located within the department, the Trustman Art Gallery hosts six exhibitions by professional artists and one student show each academic year, as well as gallery conversations led by faculty from across the university. The Art and Music Department curates and oversees the Simmons University Art Collection, which is installed throughout the college and provides unique pre-professional opportunities for student art history research and student/faculty collaborations.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 750 words), brief descriptions of two courses you would like to develop (no more than 200 words each), three syllabi from courses you have taught, to include one European and one non-Western topic, two examples of recent scholarship, published or not, and three letters of reference. Letters of reference should be submitted directly to

All documents should be uploaded in the Resume/CV section on the ‘My Experience’ page of the electronic application. Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

further information:—Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor-of-Art-History–Tenure-Track_R05005