AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2022-2023 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details


Freedom on the Move, Cornell University (Deadline: March 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Associate with Freedom on the Move

Freedom on the Move, a multi-institution digital history project based at Cornell, seeks a two-year postdoctoral associate to join a team that is building a free and open digital archive of all extant North American “runaway slave” ads. A successful candidate will bring subject-relevant expertise in areas such as the history of marronage, Black resistance, freedom-seeking, and/or racialized policing. Research methodologies may include humanistic approaches to GIS (Geographic Information Systems); digital humanities, or other relevant approaches.

Working with FOTM leadership, the post-doc will contribute to the continued growth of the project. In addition, the post-doc will be expected to: 1) advance their research program; 2) teach one class per academic year in a relevant discipline, and 3) help manage and mentor graduate students working for FOTM.

Responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.

This is a full-time, 12-month academic position which is eligible for reappointment and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position starts at the beginning of academic year 2023-2023 (July 1, 2023.)

AJO Link:

Candidates should submit the following materials for consideration via AJO by March 15, 2023 for full consideration.

Contact :

Michael D. Williamson
Phone: 607.255.6737

Brown University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Editor with Brown University Digital Publications

Brown University Library seeks to hire a creative, highly organized, and enthusiastic individual for the new position of Assistant Editor, Brown University Digital Publications. Widely recognized as accessible, intentional, and inclusive, Brown University Digital Publications — launched with generous support from the Mellon Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities — is helping to set the standards for the future of scholarship in the digital age. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, expanding program committed to integrating diversity, equity, and social justice into the practice and production of digital publications for both scholarly audiences and the wider public. Landmark publications include Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary (University of Virginia Press, 2020), recipient of the 2022 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Creativity in Digital History by the American Historical Association; Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report with Commentary on Context and Impact (2021); Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World (Stanford University Press, 2022); A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (MIT Press, 2022); and the 13-volume series Race & … in America. Thirteen other works are currently in development and represent a broad disciplinary range. BUDP also partners with the MIT Press to produce On Seeing, a multimodal book series exploring understudied questions at the intersection of visual culture and subjects such as race, care, decolonization, privilege, and precarity.

The Assistant Editor will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to develop complex born-digital scholarship intended for publication with leading academic presses. In close collaboration with the Director, the Assistant Editor will play a key role in supporting humanities scholars in the creation of new scholarly forms that present research and advance arguments in ways not achievable in a conventional print format, whether through multimedia enhancements or interactive engagement with research materials. The Assistant Editor will help conceptualize, research, and administer multimodal monograph projects by building rapport and working effectively with a wide range of collaborators, including but not limited to Brown faculty researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, designers and technological developers, and university press staff. The Assistant Editor will contribute to the acquisitions process, undertake developmental editing, and copyediting as needed, manage timelines and budgets, and assist in the preparation of archival and multimedia assets for individual projects while working on multiple projects simultaneously. The Assistant Editor will take a proactive, critically engaged approach to digital content development, continuously looking for ways to support underrepresented voices and perspectives. The Assistant Editor will help administer national training workshops such as Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps, an NEH Institute on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; and will participate in relevant meetings and events across and beyond the Brown campus.

The Assistant Editor will report to the Director of Brown University Digital Publications, part of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship at the University Library. The position is hybrid eligible (up to 3 days remote).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities or humanistic social sciences discipline; advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of digital project management and/or scholarly editorial experience
  • ​​Excellent copyediting skills, familiarity with style guides (CMOS preferred), and a firm grasp of rules of grammar and style; experience working for a publisher or for an academic journal preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with one or more digital publishing platforms, such as Fulcrum, Manifold, PubPub, Scalar, or WordPress, preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with exceptional interpersonal abilities
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to set priorities, juggle competing demands, and meet deadlines
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated interest in communicating humanities scholarship to non-specialist audiences

For full description and to apply:

Brooklyn College, CUNY (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Asian Peoples in Diaspora (History)

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of History, with a research and teaching focus on the History of Asian Peoples in Diaspora, and a particular attention to the Americas. An interest in and background for teaching courses concerning Islamic religious belief and practice would be welcome but is not required.

The Department welcomes all interdisciplinary and methodological approaches and chronological and geographical specializations.

This line will support the College’s Black, Race, Ethnic, Disability, and LGBTQ Studies initiative and has a starting date in August 2023.

The Department encourages applications from underrepresented populations. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach both foundational as well as advanced courses on the historical and present-day realities of members of the Asian diaspora at the BA and MA levels.
  • Participate in the development of an Asian American Studies program at Brooklyn College.
  • Teach courses that are part of CUNY’s Pathways general education curriculum. (

The teaching responsibility is 6 courses a year, though new faculty receive reassigned time for scholarly work. Experience and excellence in online teaching is preferred. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.



  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history or in any related field by the time of appointment from an accredited institution
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses is required
  • Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online


  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (whether as primary instructor or teaching assistant) and plans to continue pedagogical development
  • An active research agenda
  • Fluency in relevant research languages
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students from diverse, minoritized, and marginalized communities

How to Apply

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Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  1. A letter of application, not to exceed three pages, that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts
  4. Detailed descriptions of or syllabi for proposed courses (Please include one survey and one specialized course)
  5. A one or two-page statement of teaching philosophy
  6. Contact information for 3 references. Reference letters and writing samples will be requested at a later stage of the search process.

Review of applications to begin December 19, 2022 and will continue until filed.

University of Chicago (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History

The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences ( This is a full-time teaching position offering opportunities for both classroom teaching and mentoring students on research projects. This instructorship is renewable annually to a maximum term of three years, beginning September 1, 2023.

MAPSS is a one-year program providing students with a foundation in graduate-level interdisciplinary social science research. Students concentrate in psychology, economics, anthropology, history, political science, sociology, or in interdisciplinary research, and work directly with UChicago faculty on an original MA thesis project. MAPSS is highly selective for admission and recruits talented students from across the United States and around the world. Approximately 35% go on to elite Ph.D. programs after they graduate, while the majority pursue research-oriented careers with the help of an in-house Career Service team. Students are selected from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and research trajectories, and help to make the Division of the Social Sciences a more diverse and vibrant intellectual community.

The Earl S. Johnson Instructor will annually teach four courses, including one section of the MAPSS core course “Perspectives in Social Science Analysis,” at least one graduate seminar introducing an important research methodology in history, and other courses oriented toward MA and/or undergraduate students, according to program need.

In addition to teaching, the Earl S. Johnson Instructor will annually mentor a group of 18-22 students concentrating in history or a related field and serve as second reader on their MA theses; advise a limited number of theses as the primary reader; lead an MA Proposal Workshop; hold weekly office hours; hire and manage teaching assistants; contribute to program admissions, staff hiring, and student recruitment; attend staff meetings; support students in their applications to doctoral programs; and participate on decision-making committees (e.g. student prizes).

The position includes support for professional development, including funds to attend conferences and workshops, as well as mentoring from senior members of the MAPSS instructional team. The position also offers opportunities to participate in the intellectual life of the University.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history prior the start date. Prior teaching experience in history or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

The following materials must be submitted through Interfolio at 1) a cover letter, outlining the applicant’s prior training and research experience in history, their prior teaching or mentoring experience, and their suggested course offerings; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an article-length writing sample; 4) three letters of reference; 5) at least one course syllabus designed by the candidate, and 6) course evaluations or other evidence of past excellence in teaching or mentoring.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

The College of William & Mary (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer of Critical Digital Race Studies

The programs of Africana Studies and American Studies at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invite applications for a two-year, non-tenure track lecturer instructional position that will begin August 10, 2023. The appointment may be renewable contingent on a successful performance review, department/program needs, and availability of funds.

We seek an individual with expertise in critical digital race studies. This includes but is not limited to scholarly studies on the ways that race and racism are expressed and experienced on the internet, hate speech and hate groups on the internet, race critical code studies, intersectional analysis of discourse on social media and online interactions, digital ethnography, and progressive digital archive projects.

Applicants are expected to teach introductory courses in Africana Studies and American Studies, and upper-level courses in their area of specialization. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a [3-3] teaching load.

Scholars with all but dissertation status will be considered. That said, a Ph.D., in hand is preferred at the time appointment begins on August 10, 2023. Candidates with degrees in Africana Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Literary Studies, Performance Studies, or Political Science are preferred. Scholars doing work in digital humanities and other relevant fields will also be considered. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests.

You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For priority consideration, submit application materials by the next review date, January 5, 2023. This is a faculty cluster hiring opportunity for multiple positions which will cross-collaborate across designated Arts and Sciences departments; therefore application review will continue on a rolling basis, as needed.

For more information and application instructions see:

Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Just Transformations Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Pennsylvania State University is in its second year of a 3.1-million-dollar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its This grant allows the University to expand existing programs and develop new initiatives focused on Black studies, racial justice, and diversifying academic communities and pipelines. The seeks applications from scholars who wish to advance their research or expand their digital and public-facing scholarship.

Up to six Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available for the 2023-24 Academic year. These are limited-term, one-year appointments from the date of hire with a possibility for renewal.

We seek applicants who have a deep and demonstrated commitment to diversity in the academy whose research also focuses on the consequences of racial inequities, barriers to racial equality, and democratic social change and transformation. Scholars from historically underrepresented racial minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

As Just Transformations postdocs, fellows will identify a department or research center/institute (as detailed below) with which to affiliate. Please indicate your preferred affiliation in the opening lines of your cover letter and provide any additional materials that may be required for consideration, as described below. Postdocs affiliated with a Center will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with a department. Just Transformations postdocs will enjoy the support of the College of the Liberal Arts’ Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship team (including the Initiative’s Digital Liberal Arts Designer) and will have access to advanced training in digital methods as appropriate to their scholarly projects. No teaching responsibilities are required for these fellowships; however, teaching opportunities may be made available if the scholar wishes to pursue them.

Additional Information: Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. Applications should include (1) a cover letter indicating what department, Center, or Institute you seek affiliation/placement with, (2) a CV, (3) contact information for two references, and (4) a letter describing your work, how you would contribute to the goals of the Just Transformations initiative and the Department, Center, or Institute you are seeking to join, and how your participation in this project would further your professional development.

Successful applicants will be distinguished by their scholarly excellence, commitment to social justice research and work, and by how their interests align with those of the Department, Center, or Institute that they become affiliated with, along with its values and mission. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

It is expected that the Postdoctoral Fellows will work at Penn State’s University Park, Pennsylvania, campus for the full academic year and contribute to the Just Transformations Initiative by participating in the intellectual life of the campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to Just Transformations or affiliated Center/Department meetings and discussions.

Apply online at Please note: system limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit. Review of applications will begin after January 9, 2023, and continue until the fellowships are awarded.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at

Wake Forest University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad_Assistant Teaching Professor, African American Studies and the Program for Leadership and Character

The Program in African American Studies and the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University seek an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to become an Assistant Teaching Professor. The Assistant Teaching Professor will join an innovative and interdisciplinary cohort of emerging scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to develop and teach leadership and character-related courses within and across their respective disciplines. This full-time, non-tenure track position with benefits offers an initial two-year appointment with possibility of renewal and promotion on a teaching-centered career path. Because of the teaching-centric nature of the role, responsibilities are divided as 80% teaching and 20% service. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach three courses per semester (a 3:3 load) and contribute to the co-curricular programming of the Program for Leadership and Character and the Program in African American Studies. The Assistant Teaching Professor will benefit from course development workshops and mentoring from faculty in both programs and support for professional and scholarly development.

We welcome candidates with a Ph.D. in African American/Africana Studies or related fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences where the candidate has pursued research and/or teaching on leadership, character, and ethics in the context of African American/Africana studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who can complement and enhance the “Ethics, Politics, and Society” area of emphasis in the African American Studies curriculum and contribute to a new Ethical Inquiry requirement in the College. We are open to a variety of possible courses, including, for example, courses on leadership and character within African American/Africana ethical and political thought, movements for justice and freedom and the role of leadership and character within those movements, and the role of African American/Africana artistic practices and aesthetic theories in shaping novel conceptions of leadership and character. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach other courses in African American Studies. Compelling applicants will demonstrate an openness to critical interdisciplinary engagement and a commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For quick facts about the University, see For more on the Program for Leadership and Character, see For more on African American Studies, see

Please provide a cover letter that speaks to your teaching experience and the courses you would be prepared to design and teach, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that includes a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context, copies of course evaluations (if available), a writing sample (published article or selection from current research project), and a list of five professional references. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates with prior approval. The position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2023. Applications arriving by January 27, 2023, will be given priority consideration.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Corey D. B. Walker at or Dr. Michael Lamb at

University of California, Davis (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenured or Tenure-track position in US African American History

The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in US African American History. Chronological period and specialization are open. This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in US African American History. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and to conduct research in their field of expertise. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research, C.V., a writing sample, teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Optional submissions include additional evidence of teaching expertise (i.e., course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.). Applications will be accepted on-line. Please follow instructions at the recruitment website. Apply at For full consideration applications should be completed by October 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

CONTACT: US African American History Committee Chair, Department of History, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

The Ohio State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Department Chair/Advanced Associate Professor or Professor in African American and African Studies

The Ohio State University seeks a chair who will provide ambitious and innovative leadership for its Department of African American and African Studies. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. The chair will serve as the administrative head of the department, with oversight of faculty, staff, curriculum, budget, and strategic direction. The new chair will lead the way in defining and implementing a vision for the department that emerges from and centers the intellectual, social justice oriented, and pedagogical foundations of the discipline of Black Studies. The successful candidate will provide transparent leadership for the programs the department offers to undergraduate majors and minors, nonmajors, graduate students, and the community, guided by a spirt of engagement, compassion, and care. To this end, the ideal candidate will exhibit a demonstrated record of collaborative leadership and partnership that can help the department build cohesion, achieve institutional change, and further develop strong and sustainable programs that serve a broad variety of constituents on the campus and in the community.

The new chair will lead the faculty and staff in curriculum development, outreach, engagement, operations, and governance. The chair will be an advocate for the department, its faculty, and students, promoting and providing support and mentorship for scholarly activity and advancing the discipline of Black Studies more broadly. The chair should be poised to engage with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to build collaborations with arts and humanities departments and interdisciplinary initiatives across the College of Arts and Sciences and the broader university community, Ohio State’s five regional campuses, as well as with other organizations in Ohio and beyond. The director will work with university and community leaders to maximize the impact of the soon to be newly renovated Community Extension Center, and to maximize the advantages offered by the new general education program.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator and recognized scholar and/or practitioner with expertise in one or more areas of Black Studies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a firm commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have experience with research, educational, and community engagement programs that meet the needs of minoritized or underserved populations.


  • PhD in Black Studies or a related field.
  • National/international record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the position of an advanced Associate Professor or Professor at The Ohio State University, including a record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, and professional service; and evidence of continued excellence in scholarly achievement.
  • Demonstrated and effective leadership and administrative experience in academia, with desired experience in fundraising, budgeting, and management.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrated ability to cultivate positive work relationships with students, colleagues, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in leading change and the ability to work successfully across disciplines within a diverse and complex organization.
  • Experience in graduate education and the ability to support and further develop the Department’s PhD and MA programs.
  • Experience with successful collaborations, for example those with other academic units, community partners, and professional organizations.

Application Instructions:

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A complete application consists of a cover letter in which you address your leadership vision, teaching, and research and/or creative scholarship; a curriculum vitae; and a diversity statement that articulates your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; and contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant’s work as a scholar, teacher, mentor, or leader. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Scott Levi, chair of the search committee, at

University of Florida (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida seeks to develop and emphasize an intellectual focus on Afro Latin American Studies. As part of this commitment, the Center for Latin American Studies ( and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese ( at the University of Florida invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature. Starting Fall 2023, the position will be a joint appointment, with the Center for Latin American Studies serving as its tenure home.

We are interested in applicants with a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, Latin American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, or closely related fields. We especially seek candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise that explores the nexus of race, gender, and intersectionality relative to literature studies. Further, an ideal candidate will demonstrate deep knowledge of the African Diaspora across Latin America and the Caribbean, and their work will address a broad geographic, temporal, and/or theoretical range.

The successful candidate will teach two graduate or undergraduate courses each semester, maintain an active research agenda, recruit and advise graduate students, and provide service to the Center, University, and their respective fields.

Qualifications: Applicants must show evidence of scholarly promise or accomplishment in relevant research areas, a commitment to teaching and student mentoring, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the position start date. Applications received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, Latin American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, or closely related field by the position start date

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 49,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including over 14,500 minority students, and 6,000 international students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at Careers at UF (Job No. 523727) and must include (1) a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for three professional references who will be prompted to submit letters through the online application system.

To apply, visit

University of Pittsburgh (Open)

Job Ad–Associate Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire an Associate Professor with tenure. Minimal qualification is a record of high-quality scholarship and teaching sufficient to qualify for a tenured appointment. We will consider advanced Assistant Professors who are eligible for a tenured appointment, and already tenured Associate Professors. Preferred qualifications include a focus on social movements or political culture, with insights and concerns rooted in the study of Africa/the African Diaspora. We understand this to include scholars who place US dynamics in a global perspective; scholars of the Caribbean, Afro-Latinidad, or Africa; and especially those who have an affinity to the Black sociological tradition, Du Boisian sociology, or Black internationalism. Central substantive expertise might include contemporary or historical struggles. The research agendas and pedagogical practices of the ideal candidate would employ an interdisciplinary perspective on social justice, racism, colonial effects, or access to a broad spectrum of rights.

To apply, please send a cover letter including a description of your research program and pedagogical approaches; cv; diversity statement; and contact information for 3 references, who should be available to be contacted for short-listed candidates. Applications received by October 15 will be assured full consideration.

Applications can be updated at the following website:

If you have questions, please direct them to the search committee: Mohammed Bamyeh (, Joshua Bloom (, and Fernando Tormos-Aponte (

University of Vermont (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-track or Tenured faculty member in African American history

The University of Vermont’s Department of History in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty member in African American history at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor.  Period and area of specialization are open. For Associate level candidates a PhD in history is required.  Assistant Professor candidates should hold a PhD in history or be an advanced ABD in History. Opportunities to participate in a range of interdisciplinary programs exist at the University of Vermont, depending on the successful candidate’s research and teaching interests.

The position will start in Fall of 2023. The successful candidate will possess an ability to develop a vigorous research agenda and to publish in peer-reviewed journals and author historical monographs. The successful applicant may also pursue other forms of scholarship including digital scholarship and public history projects. Engaging classroom practices that excite and inspire students in the study of history, as well as the ability to teach courses at the introductory (including the U.S. survey) and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, are also expected.

Our institution is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The College of Arts & Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence; more information can be found at

Candidates are asked to apply online at   Candidates will be asked to submit the following: a c.v.; the names and emails of three referees (who will be contacted for their letters electronically); a letter of interest that outlines the candidate’s teaching and research interests and experience, including a statement on how the candidate plans to contribute to inclusive excellence at UVM.   Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and sample course syllabi following an initial review of applications. The review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022.  For more information on the position, please visit: where candidates may view the full job ad and apply for the position.

University of Rochester (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American history

The Department of History at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American history to begin July 1, 2023. The department especially encourages applications from scholars with expertise in Public and/or Digital history. The chronological period for this search is open. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The position is part of a School of Arts and Sciences cluster initiative focused on hiring scholars who do path-breaking research in Black Studies. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of History ( In addition, candidates will have numerous opportunities for research and teaching collaborations and interactions with the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

Candidates are expected to teach courses on their research specialization, in addition to the two-part survey course in African American history and to also contribute broadly to the curriculum. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (2:2 load). Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Apply here:


– Ph.D. in History or related field
– ABD candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2023.

For more information about the position or the Department of History, please visit our website ( or contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Pablo Sierra, at

College of the Holy Cross (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Sociology, Race, and the Carceral State

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Sociology, with a focus on racialized aspects of the carceral state, to begin in August 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system including but not limited to policing and surveillance, mass incarceration, historical or contemporary criminalization of racial minorities (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Immigrant, adult and/or juvenile), racialized gender inequalities in criminal justice, and/or criminalization of political activists. We encourage scholars who address these phenomena from a critical race, intersectional, feminist, and/or decolonial perspective to apply.

This position carries a 2-1 teaching load and includes conference travel support, a $2,000 faculty development account to support the fellow’s scholarship, and the opportunity to apply to the Committee on Faculty Scholarship for additional funding. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and either excellence in or potential for, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in Sociology required. Strong preference will be given to those who have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2023. Ph.D. must be completed by start date.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see:, and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous teaching experience or advising diverse students is an asset. For more information, please visit

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early November.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Melissa F. Weiner at

Oklahoma State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any time period, whose research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. The successful candidate will offer the introductory African American Studies course, along with upper-level courses, structured by interdisciplinary Africana Studies methodologies.

The primary teaching, research, and service responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate home department, as determined by their academic background. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities are on the OSU-Stillwater campus; teaching at the OSU-Tulsa campus is also a possibility.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: a PhD in a relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences by start of instruction; a robust research agenda or evidence of dynamic scholarship potential; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

For further information on our programs, see; and We strive to create an intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, and expect candidates to discuss their own approach to these goals. For information about diversity at OSU see and To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1st. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled.

Application materials should include: a cv; cover letter; research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information of three references. Applicants should address their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion within the cover letter, research and teaching statement, via discussion of their skills, experiences and commitment to: teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations, professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity, and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to an increasingly diverse and global society. Candidates can apply through Interfolio search at

Monmouth University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology

Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology. This anticipated opening is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is a two-year initial appointment with the possibility of subsequent multi-year reappointments. Applications received by July 15, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. The search will be open until filled.

This lecturer position carries a 4/4 course load per academic year. Candidates are expected to teach introductory, upper-level, and graduate level courses. Candidates with the ability to teach advanced courses in ethnographic methods, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, and/or food and culture are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our existing graduate and undergraduate programs in anthropology. Geographical and topical areas of specialization are open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, food and culture, or heritage studies. A commitment to de-colonial and anti-racist approaches to the curriculum is highly desirable.

For additional information about the department, please go to: Department offers the BA and MA in Anthropology and prides itself on high quality teaching that prepares students for life and careers beyond Monmouth. We are strongly committed to amplifying the voices of Women, Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and we seek to reflect this in our search.

Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Other Requirements: A doctorate in Anthropology or a related field.

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Posting Date: 07/06/2022

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Hunter College, CUNY (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

The Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for a position at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer specializing in African American History. This is a full-time appointment with a renewable contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service after 5 years. The position will begin August 2022.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies offers students a critical understanding of the political, cultural, social and ideological forces that have shaped the experiences of people of African, Puerto Rican and Latinx diasporas. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission.


  • Teach several introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies.
  • Teach established course offerings for undergraduate students to fulfill requirements including, Introduction to Africana Studies, a two-semester survey of African American History, with the first semester covering the U.S. American colonial period to the Civil War, and the second semester focusing on 1865 to the present. Pursue professional development to remain current with scholarship in areas of teaching responsibility and contribute to long-term curricular offerings in the department. Advise students and serve on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees as needed.

The position includes a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year (eight 3-credit courses). Allocation for student advising and service may be counted towards the teaching load.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. Applicants must also have a commitment to work in multicultural and urban education settings.


To qualify for this position, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in History, (or a related field such as Africana Studies, African American Studies or American Studies) with a specialization in African American History.

Demonstrated pedagogical success, scholarship or achievement, and an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred: knowledge of the global African diaspora, strong student and peer evaluations, and a record of service, and commitment to mentoring students.


  • Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the five digit Job Opening ID number 23890.
  • Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.
  • Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, Statement of scholarly interests, Names and contact information of 3 references, Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.

CLOSING DATE: Search will remain open until filled.


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University of Delaware (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Film, Media, and Visual Studies & Open Rank Visual and Material Culture Studies, Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies ( in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to make two, tenure-line appointments in the areas of Film, Media, Visual and Material Culture Studies. We will make one hire at the assistant professor rank and one at the associate/full professor rank. The start date for these positions is August 16, 2023.

FILM, MEDIA, AND VISUAL STUDIES: The ideal candidate should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media, visual studies from an Africana/African American Studies perspective.

VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES: The ideal candidate should demonstrate a critical engagement with Visual Studies and Material Culture Studies from an Africana/African American Studies perspective.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, Art History, History, Cultural Studies, and Ethnography. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have their Ph.D. or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2023.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate a strong record of excellence in rigorous research and scholarship and innovative teaching in these areas. The teaching load is two courses per semester and candidates are expected to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.

About Africana Studies: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware is a vehicle for change in Delaware and in the world. Committed to advancing the study of the rich and varied experiences of Black people across the African Diaspora, the department’s mission is to apply the production of knowledge to uplift and empower Africana communities and individuals, and to inspire social change and permanent liberation. The Department has a renowned history in scholarship and teaching and an award-winning faculty. It offers a B.A. and a Minor in Africana Studies and boasts a new graduate program with M.A., B.A./ M.A (eligible for undergraduate AFRA majors and minors) and a graduate certificate. AFRA faculty also support the Community Engagement Initiative and AAPHI (African American Public Humanities Initiative), a graduate initiative serving doctoral students in Art History, English and History.

Together, the Africana Studies faculty at UD cultivate and advance the department’s mission to engage in research that is accessible and relevant to Black communities and to practice teaching that develops deeper and broader understandings of justice and freedom in our society. Our teaching is central to our mission, as Africana faculty view our classrooms as sites of change-making toward more just futures.

Faculty teaching and research interests and student major concentrations intersect the department’s four pillars: Pan-African Consciousness, Public Humanities, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Visual and Material Culture. Africana faculty are able to participate in numerous interdisciplinary research centers at UD, such as the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Center for Material Culture Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, Museum Studies, and Center for History of Architecture and Design.

More information about the Department is available at:

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin September 10, 2022, and the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should upload the following application materials:

  • a letter of application should indicate the specific position applied for and describe the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications
  • a current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • If applying at assistant rank, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio),
  • names and contact information for three professional references

For additional information about the positions, please contact Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, at

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The University of British Columbia (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, History of the Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora, pre-1900

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora, broadly defined, before 1900. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia; to engaging the needs of diverse student populations; and to diversifying what and how we know about the past. Expected start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should have (relative to career stage and field) demonstrated or potential ability to:

  • publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History;
  • teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population;
  • productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.

Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at  Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file):

  • a cover letter or letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, student or peer evaluations of teaching, etc.);
  • a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond;
  • up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters).

Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.

Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon, at  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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