Lecturer in Global African Studies

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7127409 (Ref.No. AHCPR1055)
Posted: March 7, 2023

Job Description

Are you an outstanding academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in the area of Global African Studies? Do you have the ambition and vision to help strengthen our interdisciplinary Centre for African Studies and develop its portfolio of activities? Do you want to work at a University with a vision of world-changing research and globally-relevant student education? 

The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) was founded in 1964 and is one of the most interdisciplinary centres for African Studies in the UK. It brings together a wide range of expertise from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and in recent years it has increasingly engaged with Africa-focused research in Environment, Medicine and Engineering. The Centre also makes an important contribution to student education, diversifying and decolonising the Leeds curriculum by delivering several modules. 

LUCAS aims to be at the heart of the University’s engagement with Africa, in terms of research, education and public engagement. The newly created lectureship in “Global African Studies” is essential to achieving these strategic goals. The lecturer will study Africa as part of the global entanglements (culturally, socially, politically, economically, and/or intellectually) in our contemporary world, and will explore critical issues regarding Africa and its diaspora in their globality, intersectionality, multidimensionality and multi-spatiality. 

We seek to appoint a highly qualified individual with a strong research and teaching profile. We welcome applicants from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. You will be based in one of the Schools in either the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, or the Faculty of Social Sciences, but your main responsibilities will be in LUCAS. You will carry out research, teaching and management within the Centre, School, Faculty and University, and you will expand our teaching portfolio and contribute to innovative academic leadership in the field of Global African Studies. 

With a PhD (or a demonstrably equivalent level of achievement) in African Studies or a related subject area, you will have a commitment to inter- and trans-disciplinarity, and experience of working in interdisciplinary contexts. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Adriaan van Klinken, Director of the Leeds University Centre for African Studies

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 02 March 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 April 2023
Reference:  AHCPR1055

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