The Program of African Studies and the University Press of Northwestern University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship supported generously by the Mellon Foundation. Applications are invited from Africa-based scholars who have completed their PhDs in African universities within the past five years. The successful applicant will be expected to revise his/her dissertation for publication by the Northwestern University Press subject to positive evaluations through external peer review, teach one course in his/her field of study, and participate in the intellectual life of the Program of African Studies and Northwestern University. Discipline and field are open, and scholars working in the broad area of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa are especially encouraged to apply. The tenure of the fellowship starts from October 1, 2012 and ends June 30, 2013 2011. Amount of the fellowship is $40,000 + benefits. Applicants should send a letter of interest explaining their research and scholarly interests; current curriculum vitae; a five-page description of how they intend to revise their dissertation for publication; a dissertation chapter; and three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from the dissertation advisor. Hard printed copies of the all application materials should be submitted not later than December 31, 2011 to: Gianna F. MosserNorthwestern University Press629 Noyes StreetEvanston, IL 60208, United States Questions and inquiries should be sent to: M. Sani UmarProgram of African Studies,Northwestern University620 Library PlaceEvanston, IL 60208-4110,United States of Americam-umar@northwestern.edu  

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