AF AM Job Openings

Here is a list of job openings for the 2017-2018 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email for more details

Texas Christian University (Review begins on August 15, 2017)

Job Ad – The Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Program

The Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program at Texas Christian University invites applications for our inaugural Associate Director, a permanent, full-time instructional staff position (12-month, not tenure-track).  The Associate Director of Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies supports the Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) program, which seeks to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Teaches one course per semester and helps manage the full range of administrative, financial, fundraising, research, educational, and outreach activities of the program.
  • Supports and helps to develop the mission of CRES by cultivating a network of scholars, students and leaders on and off campus.
  • Serves as ambassador for CRES to students and to other internal and external constituencies in order to raise the academic profile and prestige of the program and to extend its impact throughout the TCU and Fort Worth communities through co-curricular programming and community engagement.

The mission of CRES is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities, experiences, and issues as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. As an academic- and community-oriented program committed to intercultural understanding, advocacy, and action, CRES values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or another terminal degree completed by January 1, 2018, in Ethnic Studies or a similar interdisciplinary field or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to race and ethnicity.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses on race and/or ethnicity at the college level.
  • Experience working within an academic institution, non-profit organization, or public administration, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles.
  • Experience in activism or community engagement.

To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy statement, and a 1-page statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to diversity and inclusion in CRES and at TCU to, or  Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service  All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources or 817-257-7790.  Review of applications begins August 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start is January 2018.

The Southern Foodways Alliance (Review begins on August 21, 2017)

Job Ad- Oral Historian with the Southern Foodways Alliance, University of Mississippi

The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) seeks an Oral Historian to lead the collection and dissemination of SFA’s oral history work. SFA oral histories tell the stories of the men and women across the region and beyond, who make, grow, and serve great Southern Food.  The mission of the SFA is to document, study, and explore the diverse food cultures of the changing American South.  A member-supported organization based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we collect oral histories, produce films and podcasts, publish great writing, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and stage events that serve as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South.

SFA documents stories of the diverse communities throughout the South, and we believe it to be equally important for oral historians to represent that diversity. We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

Incumbents coordinate the daily operations of the Oral History Program for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Incumbents conduct oral history interviews as well as oversee, direct, and/or coordinate administrative, financial, personnel, and general business operations for the Oral History work of SFA while exercising independent judgment and a high degree of discretionary authority. Incumbents also provide technical assistance and research support to identify the needs and available resources related to SFA’s oral history work. The incumbent will supervise contract oral historians and others necessary to the collection, processing, and sharing of oral history interviews. The successful incumbent will be based in Oxford at the SFA offices by will work under limited supervision and travel widely throughout the region.

Job Duties

  • Carry out interviews from start to completion including, but not limited to, archival research, interviewing, editing, following up with interviewees, preparing final interview materials for deposit in the SFA’s collection, and disseminating interview subject matter via social media and other digital platforms.
  • Supervise SFA’s oral history team which includes contract oral historians, transcriptionists, translators, photographers, audio technicians, graphic designers, and others.
  • Work with SFA staff to identify and prioritize oral history topics, themes, and individual interviews to be pursued.
  • Explore and experiment with new technology appropriate for capturing oral histories.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, film and video production, and editing.
  • Maintain a broad network of contacts with professionals engaged in oral history in order to promote professionalism and new ideas.
  • Prepare for and conduct the SFA’s annual oral history workshop.
  • Collaborate with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture to ensure that SFA oral history work is a part of the Center curriculum.
  • Build relationships at UM and at universities across the region and beyond to share, collect, and teach SFA oral history work.
    Work with the UM Library to create and maintain an archive for SFA oral history work.
  • Convene SFA’s Academic Committee on an annual basis.  Use this group as a resource to ensure that SFA’s oral history program is properly grounded in intellectual rigor and best academic practices.
  • Work with SFA staff to disseminate oral histories through various media channels.
  • Present SFA oral history work at SFA symposiums and other conferences.

Please apply here: For questions, please email

California State University, Fullerton (deadline: October 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Critical Prison Studies at Cal State Fullerton

The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in critical prison studies with appointment to begin Fall 2018. CSUF is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Critical Prison Studies is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, cultural studies, and critical race theory. This position is consistent with the interdisciplinary and global initiatives of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a research program engaged with the implications of the carceral state in the United States. A comparative, diasporic, and/or multi-ethnic approach, paying particular attention to the African American experience is welcome. We encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in nature.

The candidate will demonstrate strong competence in such relevant intellectual traditions such as critical race theory, gender/masculinity studies, queer, or other contemporary critical perspectives on state violence and carceral projects.

The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate program in the African American Studies Department through new curriculum development and teaching. Candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the department, such as Introduction to African American Studies, African American Political Thought, African American Politics, and develop courses in their specialization. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality research, leading to peer assessed publications, and outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate level. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, and the College, the University, and the broader community. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, such as collaborating with Project Rebound, a University program dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated students to excel in college.


PhD in Criminal Justice, African American Studies, or a related field. ABD’s may apply must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date. We will also consider candidates with a JD.

Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Application Procedure
A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration.  To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 9785BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications

curriculum vitae

undergraduate and graduate transcripts

research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research

reprints and preprints of publications and presentations

teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries

a student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)

three letters of recommendation (see instructions below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Siobhan Brooks at or call 657-278-3847.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The College of New Jersey (deadline: October 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Criminology at TCNJ

The Department of Criminology and the Department of African American Studies at The College of New Jersey seek a scholar who specializes in Race, Crime and Criminal Justice to fill a tenure track joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Race and Crime, Policing and Communities of Color, Race and the Prison Industrial Complex, the Carceral State, Qualitative Methods, Penology, as well as courses in her/his area of research. Candidate’s field of research must be in Race, Crime and Criminal Justice.

The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Candidates for the position should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and should be able to support campus-wide initiatives including mentored undergraduate research and community engagement. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, although faculty members can submit competitive proposals for course reduction. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a cohort of students.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice or Sociology at the time of the appointment; ABD’s will be considered only if the degree will be granted by the time of appointment. J.D.’s will not meet this requirement. The successful applicant should have teaching experience and a clearly defined research agenda.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program, and to encouraging and engaging highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study). Faculty members also have service responsibilities within the College.

Applicants for the position must submit to the attention of Margaret E. Leigey, Search Committee Co-chair, 1) a cover letter describing qualifications and goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an unofficial transcript from the applicant’s doctoral program, 4) up to two sample publications, 5) a statement of pedagogical philosophy, and 6) teaching evaluations or a summary thereof, if possible. In addition, applicants should ask three references to send a letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the search committee chair and sent directly to; the applicant’s name should be included in the subject line of the e-mail. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2017. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Princeton University (deadline: October 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor of African American Studies and The University Center of Human Values at Princeton University 

The University Center for Human Values and the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invite applications at the assistant professor level from well-qualified individuals for a tenure-track position in theoretical approaches to the study of race. Applicants may be scholars of political theory; political philosophy; the philosophy of race; critical and social theory; applied ethics and ethics of public policy (with application to race); African American studies (with a focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas); or any area of normative inquiry that focuses on the experience of African Americans.  The position involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and would be held jointly in the two units as assistant professor of African American Studies and Human Values.

We ask applicants to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages),  a statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. We aim for an appointment effective September 2018.

Princeton University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Auburn University (Review begins on October 15, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Auburn University

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in African American literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching load for research faculty is normally 2-2, with balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate courses, as well as Auburn’s core curriculum. The successful candidate will help build a strong community of students and scholars in the field. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and innovative teaching and course design are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications include a PhD in English, African American Studies, or an allied field by the August 16, 2018, appointment date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic background in African American literature; a record of publication or scholarship in the field; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field; significant potential for continued successful research, publication, and other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities.

Desired qualifications are a strong record of publication or scholarship in the field and successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level. The field of specialization within African American studies is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with strength in contemporary literature and culture.

Applications will be accepted online at Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three recommenders; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a current research plan. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2017. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paula Backscheider at Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

Baruch College, CUNY (Review begins on October 16, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor – Islamic World History at Baruch College, CUNY 

The Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World to begin August 2018.  Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the Middle East and/or North Africa. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives. Active research, committee participation and service are also expected.

For questions about the search, email


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” through this link

Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter and three letters of reference.

STEP TWO – Go to
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Brandeis University (Review begins on October 16, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor – Politics and African American Studies at Brandeis University

The Department of Politics and the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University invite applications for a full-time, joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in African-American Politics. The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2018.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on African-American politics with an ability to engage in the experiences of other peoples of African descent and other communities of color. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in, for example, one or more of the following areas: campaigns and elections, political behavior, state and local politics, judicial and criminal justice politics and policies, including incarceration related issues, immigration, and public/social policy.

We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science or a Ph.D. in African-American Studies with extensive and broad training in political science. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence to qualify for consideration. The course load is 2/2: one course in AAAS and one course in the Politics Department every semester. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Service expectations will be shared equally between both departments. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference electronically at: First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to: Carina Ray (Interim Chair, AAAS; or Daniel Kryder (Politics;, Co-Chairs, Search Committee on African- American Politics.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

University of Pennsylvania (deadline: October 16, 2017)

Job Ad – Open Rank Professor of West African History at the University of Pennsylvania

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of West Africa at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarship and outstanding teaching and will join a department distinguished by a clear commitment to global black studies as an interdisciplinary endeavor.

Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research statement.  Applications for an Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website.Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Dartmouth College (Review begins on October 20, 2017)

Job Ad – Open Rank Professor of Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies at Dartmouth College

The African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program at Dartmouth College invites applications for an open-rank position in Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies, with a preference for historians and social scientists. The position begins on July 1, 2018. We are interested in innovative scholars whose work interfaces with a variety of geographical regions. Scholars of all ranks will be given equal consideration. We will start to review applications on October 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

AAAS at Dartmouth College originated in 1969, making it one of the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. Faculty are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to understandings of Africa and the African diaspora within a global context. We seek to build AAAS through the addition of cutting-edge scholars who transcend disciplinary boundaries within the College, as well as nationally and internationally.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. The Dartmouth student body is diverse by many measures. We are interested in applicants with a record of and interest in successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, members of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


PhD or ABD (with PhD in hand by July 1, 2018).

Application Instructions

Please provide (1) a letter of application, indicating current research, future research, and teaching philosophy; (2) a current CV with the contact information listed for 3-5 references. Submit materials through the Interfolio dossier service at  Direct any questions to

Northwestern University (deadline: October 27, 2017)

Job Ad- African American Studies at Northwestern University

The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in African American history at the rank of associate professor or full professor, to begin September 1, 2018.

We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African American history post Reconstruction to 1945. The applicant’s area of specialty is open, but historians who work on gender, labor, incarceration, or internationalism are particularly welcome. The appointment will be in the Department of African American Studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a willingness to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in her or his research area in addition to core courses in history, particularly survey courses and courses on research methods. Candidates with administrative and/or leadership experience and a national profile are particularly welcome.

Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link  Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 27, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be sent to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.​

Brown University (Review begins on November 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Open Rank Professor of African American Literature and Culture at Brown University

The Departments of American Studies and English at Brown University anticipate several appointments—rank open—in African American literature and culture. The search is open to all subfields and all periods after 1800, though there is a preference for research expertise that is transnational. For potential assistant professors the Ph.D. must be complete by June 2018.

Application Instructions

For assistant professor, please send letter of application, dossier (c.v. and three letters of recommendation), and dissertation abstract or selected publications. Applications at this rank will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017.

Applications from candidates for associate professor or professor are welcome until the positions are filled; please send letter of application, c.v., and the names of three referees whom the departments may contact directly.

Address applications through Interfolio to: Professor Matthew Pratt Guterl, Chair, African American Search Committee, Department of American Studies, Box 1892, 82 Waterman Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Earlham College (Review begins on November 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Assistant Professor of African History at Earlham College

Earlham College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in African History at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2018.  The Department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence and liberal arts education.  The candidate must be able to make a significant contribution to the college’s interdisciplinary program in African and African American Studies.  Responsibilities include teaching first year intensive writing courses, the African History Sequence (To and Since 1880), and courses in fields of specialization/interests. Ph.D. required.

Applicants should send letter of application detailing teaching and research interests, a 300-500 word statement describing the applicant’s ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse and inclusive institution, c.v., and three letters of reference to Cheri Gaddis, Earlham College Dept. of History, Drawer 141, 801 National Road West, Richmond Indiana 47374, or submit electronically (preferred) to Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).  Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Villanova University (deadline: November 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Department of History at Villanova University

The Department of History at Villanova University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure track position, in African American History to begin August 2018.  Candidates should be able to teach a two semester undergraduate and graduate survey in African American History. The successful applicant will also teach a thematically-based core History course of his/her creation and will be able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in her/his areas of specialization. Teaching load 3-2. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load is continued for another three years.  Ph.D. required at the time the position commences.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AHA annual meeting. Applications must be submitted online at and will include the following: a) Cover letter of interest b) Complete curriculum vitae c) Statement of teaching philosophy d) Dissertation abstract and one article or chapter-length writing sample e) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required if you are chosen for interview f) Contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload their recommendations) Statement of contribution to the university’s mission (finalists only)

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. The university is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region.  Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.For more information please see

Yale University (Review begins on November 1, 2017)

Job Ad – Departments of African American Studies and History at Yale

The Yale University Departments of African American Studies and History intends to make two senior appointments in 20th Century African American History.  Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.  All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidates are found.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (deadline: November 10, 2017)

Job Ad – Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for a tenured position at the rank of full professor as Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science. Subfield and geographic area open. Successful candidate will bean accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching. PhD in History or related field required. Target starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: Letter of application, CV, research statement, teaching materials, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested from referees electronically at a later date. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 10, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For questions and to submit nominations, please contact: Professor Jerry Dávila at

For information about Illinois, visit our webpage at

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Yale University (Review begins on November 15, 2017)

Job Ad – Associate or Full Professor of English and African American Studies at Yale

The Departments of African American Studies and English at Yale University seek to hire a scholar of Anglophone Caribbean literatures in a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, as commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.  The appointment will carry full membership in both departments.  Field specialization may include candidates whose work places Anglophone Caribbean literatures in comparative relation to other Caribbean literatures and cultures, to the broader Black Diaspora, to the US, and/or to other global literary traditions. Duties include teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including service contributions to Yale University’s Joint PhD Program in African American Studies and English.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Please submit a letter of application, your c.v. including a list of referees, a research statement, and a teaching statement addressed to the African American Studies and English Department Joint Search Committee at

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017.