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Department Chair, Africana Studies

The University of Notre Dame seeks a senior scholar in Africana Studies or Africana-related fields to serve as Chair of the department, beginning Fall, 2022. The Department of Africana Studies, established in 2005, is an interdisciplinary department devoted to the study of the histories, politics, and cultures of peoples of African descent across the diaspora. The department includes faculty with joint appointments in a variety of relevant disciplines and offers a major, minor and supplementary major. The department boasts an excellent record of placing it's students in a variety of postgraduate programs and careers, including law, medicine, and business, as well as graduate study in history, education, and anthropology in leading universities, nationally and internationally.

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Assistant Professor, Historian of Slavery

The Department of Africana Studies announces a search for a historian of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, beginning Fall 2022. The position will at the assistant professor level with the tenure home in Africana Studies and a joint appointment in Notre Dame’s new Initiative on Race and Resilience. We are especially interested in scholars who use a comparative and transnational approach to engage issues of movement of enslaved Africans and their descendants, the intersection of race and gender, resistance movements, religion and ritual, political and communal organization, cultural formation, and the complex relationship between slavery and freedom in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In addition to being well-grounded in historical methodology, we expect candidates to have a deep investment in interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration.

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Assistant Professor, Critical Race Studies and Black Film

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) and the Initiative on Race and Resilience (IRR) at the University of Notre Dame are seeking a candidate for a joint appointment as tenure-track assistant professor in critical race studies and Black film with a starting date of August 2022. Candidates must specialize in critical race studies and Black cinema, either as a theorist or historian.  Candidates will be expected to maintain a tenurable book-based research profile and teach a 2-2 load consisting of a mixture of electives in their areas of research and at least two of the required courses in the film concentration. Secondary interests in global majority cinemas or sports media are welcome, but not required.  FTT will be the tenure home for the candidate. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the IRR and its relationship with other units in the College of Arts and Letters.

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