[URBANTH-L] ANN: Postdoctoral Fellowship on African Diaspora (Johns Hopkins)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Apr 11 11:45:30 EDT 2008

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies Postdoctoral 
Deadline: April 21st

The Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in 
conjunction with the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is pleased 
to announce a one year postdoctoral fellowship in humanities and social 
science research focusing on the African Diaspora.

Scholars specializing on Africa, U.S.-based, African American topics, and 
the Black experience in other parts of the globe are encouraged to apply. 
The field of specialization is open, although priority will be given to 
applicants in History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, 
Anthropology, Philosophy, Economics, Comparative Literature, History of 
Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, Political Science, and 

The fellowship is open to junior scholars who have received their Ph.D. no 
earlier than June 30th, 2004. The one-year appointment in the Center for 
Africana Studies begins on July 1, 2008 and carries a stipend of $46,000 
plus medical benefits and up to $1,500 for relocation exp enses. Depending 
upon the successful applicant's field, efforts will be made to pair the 
scholar with an appropriate senior faculty mentor affiliated with the Center 
for Africana Studies.

The fellow will pursue his/her own research, teach one undergraduate course 
in either the Fall or Spring semester in their area of specialty, give a 
public presentation, coordinate the Africana Studies Critical Thought 
Collective Reading Group, and submit a report on their activities at the end 
of the year to the Center's director.

Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, a sample of 
scholarly writing, a project proposal, and three (3) letters of reference, 
including one from the dissertation advisor. Project proposals should 
clearly discuss the applicant's plans for the fellowship year, as well as 
his/her research. The proposal should not exceed five (5) double-spaced 

Send to Dr. Ben Vinson III, African Diaspora Postdoctoral Fellowship in 
Africana Studies, Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 
3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. All materials must be 
received by April 21st. No e-mail applications will be accepted . Women and 
minorities are urged to apply. AA/EEO.

Dr. Ben Vinson III, African Diaspora Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana 
Studies Center for Africana Studies
Greenhouse 118
Johns Hopkins University,
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Email: bvinson2 at jhu.edu 

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