Postdoctoral Associate for the Center for African Studies and Master of Sustainable Development Practice

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Humanities

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Center for African Studies and Master of Sustainable Development Practice Program (MDP) seek a Post-Doctoral Associate for a 2-2 teaching assignment to join the MDP faculty. The Post-Doctoral Associate will also advise MDP students and conduct her/his own research. This is a one-year position beginning August 16, 2024. 

In Fall 2024 semester, the Post-Doctoral Associate will teach the core MDP course Development Theory and Practice AND co-teach the core MDP course Conservation and Development Practicum.

In Spring 2025 semester, the Post-Doctoral Associate will teach the core MDP course Foundations of Economic Development in Africa and Latin America OR the elective MDP course Gender and Empowerment in Development AND co-teach the core MDP course Design and Methods for Sustainable Development Practice. In addition, the Post-Doctoral Associate will advise students.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings) and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs, including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree program. 

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in appropriate Social Science discipline such as Economics, Sociology, Geography, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, or Development Studies is required as well as demonstrated knowledge of and skills in methods of development research and practice. Training and field experience in African Studies is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at An international degree must be verified through before acceptance.

The Center for African Studies is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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