University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until Filled
Date Posted February 14, 2014

Job Description: The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the field of African Politics. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collegial department with an active Ph.D. program and historic strengths in comparative politics of Africa. We invite applications from scholars with a demonstrated record of rigorous field research and scholarship, as well as excellence in teaching. We particularly seek candidates who can contribute immediately to the training of graduate students in comparative politics/Africa. Success in, or significant promise of, securing external grant funding is also highly desirable. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in related field and a record of teaching and research on Africa as well as an ability to contribute thematically to the comparative politics subfield. Current areas of interest within the department include: religion and politics, democratization, ethnicity, state-building, political conflict, comparative institutions and elections. We are open to a wide diversity of methodological approaches as well as a range of thematic and sub- regional specializations in Africa. The ideal applicant will also demonstrate an interest in program building and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students across disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates who can engage with the broader Africanist community on campus. This search is being conducted simultaneously with two senior-level searches in the field of Public Health and Social Change in Africa, and together these hires are intended to deepen the University of Floridalong history of internationally recognized excellence in African Studies. The University is home to one of the nationleading Centers for African Studies, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program. Active interdisciplinary research programs in African Studies include, among others: environmental studies and conservation, health, fine and performing arts, agriculture, development, Muslim societies, languages and linguistics, migration, gender, and social change.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in related field.
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