2017-18 African Humanities Program Competition


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for:
 Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda
 Early-career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa

The 2017-18 African Humanities Program Competition is now open! More info and application materials can be found here: http://www.acls.org/programs/ahp/.

This will be the last competitions of the ten-year program supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Apply now!

Deadline for applications is: November 2, 2017

Job Opening: Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Black Studies Program. The successful candidate will be a senior faculty at the rank of associate or full professor. A complete job description may be found at: http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/7101.

Assistant Professor in Gender and Diversity, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Radboud University, at Nijmegen, The Netherlands invites applications for an Assistant Professor position for a five-year period in the field of Gender and Diversity in the Social Sciences.

Three 4 year PhD positions within the project “Mobility trajectories of young lives: Life chances of transnational youth in Global South and North (MO-TRAYL)”


Applications are invited for three 4 year PhD positions within the project “Mobility trajectories of young lives: Life chances of transnational youth in Global South and North (MO-TRAYL)”. The project is funded by the European Research Council (Consolidator Grant), awarded to the principal investigator, Valentina Mazzucato.

Research project
Mobility patterns of young people of migrant background are not well understood, in part because young people have been assumed to have similar patterns to their parents, or to have no mobility by having been ‘left behind’. The Mobility trajectories of young lives (MO-TRAYL) project seeks to break open these assumptions by studying in detail the mobility trajectories of youth of migrant background. In specific it asks how young people’s life-chances, defined as their educational performance, psychological well-being and transitions into adulthood, are impacted by the way they move between their or their parents’ country of origin and the country where they reside. This will be investigated in 4 case study countries, with the interest of understanding how mobility and life chances are intertwined in diverse educational systems and under different migration regimes. The project focuses on youth of Ghanaian background in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Ghana.
A team of researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds will investigate this question through the use of a comparative, mixed-method research design that combines ethnographic fieldwork (PhDs) and survey research (Post-doc). By specifically tracing youth mobility trajectories, the resulting different family compositions along the way, and how both affect life chances within different institutional contexts, the MO-TRAYL project aims to re-conceptualize youth mobility and family and add a longitudinal dimension to the study of migration and life chance outcomes.

Starting date: 1 March 2017 (or thereabout)

Inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Valentina Mazzucato: v.mazzucato@maastrichtuniversity.nl

For more information about the research project and about the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development see: https://macimide.maastrichtuniversity.nl/mo-trayl/

For more information about the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research programme of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, see: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/globalisation-transnationalism-and-development

2 PhD Positions and 1 Faculty Position at University of Groningen

PhD scholarship in Theology and Religious Studies: Comparative Studies of Religion
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PhD scholarship in Faculty Theology and Religious Studies: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Origins
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Assistant/Associate Professor Religion, Law and Human Rights (1.0 ate)
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