This is a non-tenured, year-to-year appointment within the Department of Pan-African Studies for a beginning to mid-career scholar whose primary activity is research. His or her research should offer significant contributions to the stated research purpose and goals of the department in particular and to the Pan-African Studies discipline in general. This appointment is competitive and depends on FAC recommendations as well as Chairperson’s sign-off. Other special institutes or programs may be initiated by the Department for a professional scholar whose primary duty is research. He or she is also expected to deliver lectures.