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The Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Akan/Twi, beginning August, 2004. The preferred areas of specialization include cultural studies, film, folklore, literature, media, drama and performance or other theoretical orientations that articulate verbal and visual culture.

Qualifications include Ph.D. by time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Akan/Twi, and ability to participate actively in the development of a B.A. degree program in African Languages and Literatures. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Akan/Twi language at all levels and courses in his/her areas of specialization. The salary is competitive and will be determined on the basis of the selected candidate’s qualifications.

The Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures administers an unusually large variety of academic programs, and works closely with other campus wide interdisciplinary centers. Six African languages are taught regularly in the department, including three by tenure-track faculty. The department and the Center for African Studies (a Title VI National Resource
Center) have close connections in the areas of African languages, literatures and the humanities in general. The University libraries have an excellent Africana collection. There is a large contingent of Africanist faculty distributed among the various colleges and departments. The selected individual will have ample opportunity to participate in the many facilities and resources available at UF.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, a cv, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, copies of two most recent publications which reflect their specialization, and a chapter of the analytical portion of their dissertations if the Ph.D. degree is relatively recent. The deadline for application is February 28, 2004.

Address applications and enquiries to:
Chair, Akan/Twi Search,
University of Florida,
470 Grinter Hall,
P.O.Box 115565,
Gainesville, FL 32611-5655.

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Leonardo A. Villalón
Director, Center for African Studies
The University of Florida
427 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115560
Gainesville, FL 32611-5560

Tel: 352-392-2187
Fax: 352-392-2435
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