Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies at Princeton University

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies at Princeton University

The Program in African Studies (PAS) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) 
at Princeton University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research positions 
for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Up to two postdoctoral appointments will be made to exceptional recent PhDs in the 
humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary environmental science or engineering, with a focus on African thought,
art, media, population, activism, conservation, economics, urban and rural communities, post-colonialism, and other 
research related to the African continent and its diaspora.  Appointments will be for one year with the possibility 
of renewal for a second year based on performance and availability of funding.  Applicants must have already 
demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching.  This position is open only to scholars 
who earned a PhD after September 30, 2016 and who do not currently hold a tenure-track or permanent academic 

Responsibilities include teaching (one semester-long course each year) and actively participating in research, 
discussions, and scholarly collaborations within PAS and PIIRS.  In addition, the successful candidate may have the 
opportunity to advise students in their area of expertise or related areas.  When teaching, the successful 
candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank.  Any teaching role is contingent on sufficient course enrollment 
and prior approval from the Dean of the Faculty. 

Appointments will be made through the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). In 
addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide a research fund in the amount of $3,000 per year and 
office space.  The start date of the position is anticipated to be for the fall 2022 or spring 2023 semester. 
Applicants must apply online at The following application 
items are required and should be uploaded by the applicant: 

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vitae
* Dissertation abstract
* Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article related to the dissertation topic
* Research proposal
* Two course syllabi
* Details of prior courses taught and evaluation results if available
* Names and email addresses for three references

For fullest consideration applicants should apply by March 1, 2022. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, 
only final candidates will be contacted. Further information about The Program in African Studies can be found at:

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Tim Waldron at 
The position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Requisition No: D-22-PII-00009