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Open Positions at Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University has two open faculty positions of interest to Caribbeanists: Assistant or Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature and Assistant Professor of World Anglophone Literature. Details about each below.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2017. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Caribbean Anglophone Literature.  FAU is making a cluster of hires in the fields of multicultural and world literatures in an effort to solidify and strengthen our already robust research and course offerings in these areas.

We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.  Ideally, the new hire will also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative and to the College’s new initiative in Atlantic World Studies.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to english@fau.edu, with the subject line “Caribbeanist search.” Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016.  Applications must also be submitted online at http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 991314.  A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the jobs.fau.edu submission.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.  FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant Professor of World Anglophone Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in World Anglophone Literature, to begin August 2017. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests include Asian Anglophone Literature, including Asian-American Literature.  FAU is making a cluster of hires in the fields of multicultural and world literatures in an effort to solidify and strengthen our already robust research and course offerings in these areas.  These hires may also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative.

This position will be located primarily on the Boca Raton campus, along with a minor teaching assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.  The new hire may also contribute to FAU’s Asian Studies Certificate program, which recently was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the university’s Asian studies curriculum.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to english@fau.edu, with the subject line “World Anglophone specialist search.” Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016.  Applications must also be submitted online at http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 990453.  A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the jobs.fau.edu submission.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.  FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

 

Study on Women, Islam, and Caribbean Diaspora

The following is a request for participants who identify as Muslim Latina Women (of Caribbean descent) and/or Muslim South Asian women:

LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS:

My name is Samina Gul Ali and I am looking for any Muslim Latina Women (of Caribbean descent) and/or Muslim South Asian women to fill out a confidential online questionnaire about their experiences with religion and identity. You must be a U.S. citizen to participate in this questionnaire. The questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and will close on September 1st, 2016. The link to the questionnaire is below.

https://umiami.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bCUXrwDa7WUJyyp

I am also looking for any Muslim Latina Women (of Caribbean descent) and/or Muslim South Asian women living in New York City or Miami who would be interested in confidential interviews about their religion, depictions of Islam in American media, and ethnic identity. You must be a U.S. citizen to participate in this study. The interviews will take place at a location of your choosing, and will last approximately one hour. All participants will remain anonymous. Participating in this interview will be a huge help for me to complete my studies. Please contact me via email (sga15@miami.edu) for more information. Thank you!

* This study has been approved by the Human Subjects Review Board and the University of Miami

Fulbright Opportunities in the Caribbean

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

This year, the Fulbright Scholar Program is offering over 60 awards in the Western Hemisphere, including 11 awards to the Caribbean. Opportunities include but are not limited to the following: Continue reading

West Indian Literature Conference (CFP)

***Update: deadline extended***

Archiving Caribbean Literature and Popular Culture

The 35th Annual West Indian Literature Conference
Montego Bay, Jamaica
6-8 October 2016

CFP deadline: Proposals due 30 June 2016 (new deadline) to westindianlitconference@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Caribbean literature and popular culture have benefited from technological innovations that facilitate the production, distribution, and consumption of literary and cultural texts. Critical and scholarly inquiry has been renewed by the expansion of canonical and archival possibilities. Digital archives have been established, such as the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC www.dloc.com) and the Caribbean Film Database. Digital access to Caribbean literary and cultural journals has been extended via mainstream academic databases such as Proquest, Project Muse, and JSTOR, online literary magazines and blogs, and the sale of Caribbean texts through online booksellers. The explosion of social media constitutes a new site of archival production. As the editors of The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature observe, digital technologies enable “the extension of the Caribbean literary archive in both chronological directions at once.” Art forms such as film, theatre, music, dance, and fashion also benefit from this archival expansion. Access to a globalized Caribbean literary and cultural archive also generates new critical, theoretical, practical and ethical questions for critics, historians, and archivists regarding the sites of cultural production, consumption, and interpretation. Continue reading