Penn State University (PA)- 1-year post-doc scholarship in African, African-American studies.

What: Postdoc Scholar, Africana Research Center. The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies.

During their residency, scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, though they may request a teaching assignment. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

When and where: beginning July 1, 2018. Africana Research Center, College of the Liberal Arts, University Park Campus, Penn State University.

Deadline: open until filled (review begins on November 15).

How to apply: apply online here. Submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

Other info/Link: job reference: 73561

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