AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2021-2022 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details

 


Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (Deadline: November 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Executive Director-Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OI) in Williamsburg, Virginia, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, to be filled on July 1, 2022.

The executive director is the chief administrative officer of the OI. OI programs include publication of the William and Mary Quarterly; publication of books and documentary volumes; postdoctoral fellowships; graduate-level training in historical editing; and conferences and seminars. William & Mary, which shares in its governance, assisted by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council, sponsor the Omohundro Institute. The executive director, who reports to the university’s Presidential Liaison for Strategic Cultural Partnerships, works with a nineteen-member staff, plus research fellows in residence and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, with support from members of the Board of Directors and the Council, to administer OI operations and conduct all OI scholarly programs and fund-raising activities. Qualifications of the executive director include a doctorate in an appropriate field; a record of scholarly accomplishment; and experience in an academic institution, learned society, or other historical organization, or a manifest aptitude for such duties. Depending on qualifications, the executive director may be appointed to a concurrent tenured position on the faculty of William & Mary with some teaching responsibilities or to an administrative appointment with affiliate faculty status. The executive director will have access to a team of colleagues leading other prominent university units including the Muscarelle Museum of Art, James Monroe’s Highland, and the Bray School Lab.

We seek an energetic leader with a collaborative spirit who will excel at connecting with individuals and partner organizations to advance the OI’s mission. We envision an executive director who will continue to expand and enhance our reputation as an engine for innovative scholarship, public-facing history, and the expansion of the field of Vast Early America.

The position is a twelve-month appointment. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications should include a letter discussing scholarly research, leadership experience as it relates to the OI, and a statement outlining engagement with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; a resume; and names and addresses (including email contact information) of three references should be submitted via William & Mary’s online recruitment system at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/44315.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.


Mississippi State University (Deadline: November 20, 2021)

Job Ad–20th Century United States Religious History-Assistant Professor

The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 20th Century United States Religious History, beginning August 16, 2022. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s vibrant intellectual life is especially favored.

A Ph.D. in history with a specialty in 20th Century United States Religion at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact. Applications will be scrutinized after November 20.

Contact aimarcus@history.msstate.edu with any questions.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


Penn State University (Deadline: November 22, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar of African, African American and Diaspora Studies

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2022. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal for a second year. During their residency, scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities in the first year and will teach one course in the second year. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers.

Education and Experience:

Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to mailto:africanacenterla.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to mailto:africanacenterla.psu.edu. Apply online at https://hr.psu.edu/careers.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2497073


Dartmouth College (Deadline: November 30, 2021)

Job Ad–Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth will be accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2022 to the end of Spring 2024. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021. 

We seek candidates for placement in the Department of Religion (with preferred specialization in Afro-Caribbean religions, Latin American religions, and/or Mayan/Aztec religion).  Please note that the deadline for applying for placement in the Department of Religion has been extended from the original deadline of September 15 to the new deadline of November 30. https://apply.interfolio.com/91826

The application period for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program (with preferred specialization in the literature, art history/visual culture studies, film, religion, or music of China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia) closed on September 15.  Applications for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program received after September 15 will not be accepted.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

Deadlines:

The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships for placement in the Department of Religion and the the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program began on Monday, August 9, 2021 and closed on September 15.  The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships in the Department of Religion opened again on October 11, 2021, and will close on Tuesday, November 30.  Applications for the 2022-2024 fellowship in the Department of Religion must be received via Interfolio on or before November 30, 2021.

Applications for Mellon Fellowships are to be submitted via Interfolio.  Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Materials to be submitted by the deadline include the application and all required documents listed in Interfolio. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

Application requirements include a completed application form; three confidential letters of reference; a CV; academic transcripts, and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the candidacy.

All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by November 30, 2021, at 12 midnight EST.

Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before the deadline, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time. We will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.


Northeastern University (Deadline: November 30, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor – Religion in the United States

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Religion in the United States, with teaching competency that includes Christianity, new religious movements, or Indigenous religions.

The person filling this position will contribute to the department’s critical and comparative approach to lived religion and teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as introductory courses in religious studies. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program and a demonstrated commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching. Candidates whose work focuses on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or Asian religious communities and have expertise in critical methodologies (including, but not limited to critical approaches to race, ethnicity, colonialism and decoloniality, and/or gender and sexualities) are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates whose research builds on existing university and department strengths in the environment, ethics, healthcare, social justice, technology, and/or digital humanities.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by the appointment start date is required.

Additional Information:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), research statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Department Chair, r.sandler@northestern.edu. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.


University of South Carolina (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Director, African American Studies Program (Full or Associate Professor/Open Field)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African American Studies Program to begin August 16, 2022. We seek a dynamic scholar and visionary leader with a Ph.D. in any field related to African American Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Full or Associate Professor, tenurable in a department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The African American Studies Program (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/afra/) is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that centers the academic study of Black experiences, histories, and cultures. Now in its 50th year on campus, the program offers a B.A. degree and an undergraduate minor, as well as cross-listed courses available to undergraduate and graduate students. The curriculum is led by award-winning core faculty with coursework across the humanities and social sciences, including specializations in African American literature, poetry, and comics, Black activism and political thought, music, modern dance, criminal justice, psychology, and anthropology. In addition, the program houses the Institute for African American Research, which facilitates scholarly initiatives and supports the intellectual life at the University.

The Director provides academic and administrative leadership within African American Studies. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly achievement and teaching excellence commensurate with appointment as a tenured professor. Qualifications should include administrative expertise and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students, consistent with the expectations and mission of a Research 1 University. The successful candidate will share the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Director will work alongside a team of committed faculty and staff to continue to build the African American Studies curriculum, to connect our students with experiential learning opportunities and internships, and to strengthen our collaborations with campus and community partners. The Director will also have the opportunity to expand the program’s mission as it seeks departmental status and prepares to launch the next 50 years at UofSC as a tenure-granting unit.

Applications and Nominations: All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s employment system: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/107036. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and contact information for a minimum of three references. References will only be contacted for candidates on the short list. Review of applicants will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and any questions about the search should be sent to Dr. Tracey Weldon at WELDONT@mailbox.sc.edu, with the subject line “AFAM search”.


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor-Black Feminist Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of African American & African Studies (AA&AS) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Black feminist literary and cultural studies to begin Fall 2022 (August 29, 2022), pending budgetary and administrative approval. Expertise in digital and/or public humanities is especially welcome.

The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year. The appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and university policy.

The ideal candidate must be broadly trained in the field of African American literature and demonstrate a robust commitment to charting a Black feminist humanistic inquiry. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research is engaged with approaches to Black feminist aesthetic practices, literary traditions, and expressive cultures that reimagine the humanities. Candidates with abilities to draw connections between continental Africans and Africans in the diaspora through the integration of the study of arts and the humanities are desirable as well.

Qualifications 

Required qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in English, Literature, African American Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related field is required to be completed by the start date of the appointment.
  • In addition to a record of interdisciplinary scholarship, the candidate must have evidence of teaching excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education and demonstrated commitments to enriching the understanding of aesthetics and expressive cultures in the African diaspora and Black social life through collaborative and community-engaged work.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

How to Apply 

Applications must be submitted online.

  • Select the link to access our careers site: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343890 Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
  • To be considered for this position, please click “Apply” and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and can be attached after submission of the application by exiting and re-entering the Job Center, accessing your “My Job Applications” page (in the top list of hyperlinks), and uploading documents there.

The following documents must be attached to your online application: (1) A cover letter and (2) A curriculum vitae, (3) One article-length writing sample or the equivalent; (4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy to show evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) Brief statement about public and/or digital humanities; and (6) two sample syllabi.

In addition to the required documents submitted through the U of M employment system, applicants are also asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed separately to aaashire@umn.edu.

Applications are considered complete when all materials, including letters of recommendation, have been received. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date.

Review of applications will begin 01 November, 2021, and continue until the search is concluded. Applications received by 01 December, 2021, have the best chance of being fully considered.

For questions about the position, please contact the Department of African American & African Studies at aaashire@umn.edu.


Wake Forest University (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Position in Mid-19th Century United States History

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of History is seeking applications for one tenure-track position in mid 19th century United States history with a focus in the eras of Civil War and Reconstruction, at the assistant professor level, beginning July 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates who have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The teaching portfolio for this position includes the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction as well as courses related to the candidate’s research interest. The teaching of an introductory-level world history course is also required; an example of such classes can be found here.  We expect candidates will have a Ph.D. in history in hand by July 2022. The department has 18 tenured faculty and the program offers an undergraduate major and minor in history and places a high degree of importance on mentorship of undergraduate research. More information about the department is available at https://history.wfu.edu/.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5400 undergraduates and 3400 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following in the indicated order: (1) a cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community; (2) a CV with contact information for three professional references;  (3) a teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context; (4) a research statement describing plans and potential impact of scholarly pursuits; and (5) copies of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment). References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with their prior approval. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Coates (Associate Professor of History and search committee chair, coatesba@wfu.edu).


University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose research focuses broadly on Africa and the African Diaspora, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the African subcontinent. Special consideration will be given applicants whose research is interdisciplinary in perspective. Research Associates receive funding for two years (beginning August 1, 2022 and ending July 31, 2024). In addition to research, post-doctoral associates will teach one course each year of the residency. The appointment carries the title of Research Associate and Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $47,500, plus full-time benefits and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by July 2022 and have received their PhD no earlier than 2015.

Research Associates must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period and are expected to participate in a series of workshops throughout the academic year. They may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the fellowship period without the Director’s approval.

For additional information about eligibility, guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Post-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/fellowship-postdoc.

TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs. Enter requisition number R0029530 and complete the application:

*** Note: All documents MUST be submitted/uploaded in the resume box.***

***Note: Applications missing any required documents will not be considered.***

***To lessen the chance of encountering technical difficulties, we strongly encourage you to submit your application well in advance of the deadline. We regret that we are unable to accept any applications after that point.***

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

  • C.V/Resume (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_CV)
  • Cover Letter (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_COVER LETTER)
  • Project Description (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE1Project title
    • Abstract or short description of project (should not exceed 50 words)
    • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages)
  • Bibliography and Syllabus (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE2)
    • Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages)
    • Syllabus for a previously taught or prospective course
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on December 1, 2021.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Robert Vinson, Professor & Chair of Carter G Woodson IAAS at rtv4a@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, nr7f@virginia.edu.


University of Alabama (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Study of Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights

The University of Alabama is accepting applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Study of Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights. The position will be housed within the Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences. Initial research will focus on the study of slavery and its legacies at The University of Alabama. The position is renewable and may be eligible for transition to a tenure-track post. Persons with terminal degrees and research interests in related fields should apply to the address below.

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Study of Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights at the University of Alabama. Working closely with the Research Group of the Faculty Task Force on the History of Slavery, Race, and Civil Rights, the selected applicant will research the role of slavery and its legacies at The University of Alabama. This work may include: deep scholarly research using manuscript collections; presenting research at conferences and symposia; organization of an on-campus scholarly symposium; co-authoring a report on the findings of the research group; considering additional ways the University’s landscape could commemorate university history; creating permanent museum, library, and/or digital exhibitions on slavery and civil rights at The University; and more.

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in a research area or areas relevant to this project. The position will be housed within the department of the candidate’s discipline. The department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations with the goal of transitioning a successful candidate into a tenure-track position. Established by the Provost, this position was created as the result of a 2018 Faculty Senate resolution calling for research and dissemination of the history of the University from its slave past to its continued trajectory toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive scholarly environment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that describes their interest and experience in the study of slavery, race, and civil rights. In addition, applicants should include a brief (750-word) statement explaining how they might tackle documenting the University’s role in slavery and its institutional legacies. Please also provide a current C.V. and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference and a writing sample will be requested from finalists for the position after initial review.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from candidates with research interests in History, African American Studies, Gender and Race Studies, American Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or related fields. A joint appointment across departments is possible. The minimum requirement at the time of the appointment is a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field of research represented within the College of Arts & Sciences. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal and/or promotion contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. Standard university hiring practices will govern the process of transitioning Postdoctoral Research Associate into tenure-track professor position. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021.

https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/post-doc-visiting-scientist-postdoctoral-research-associate-in-the-study-of-slavery-race-and-civil-rights-514485-tuscaloosa-alabama-united-states


University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital studies (African American Studies)

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia has launched a multiyear faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African and African-American Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of  underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).

The University of Virginia’s Department of Media Studies and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies invite applications for a joint appointment as an assistant or associate professor who specializes in digital media and whose research is grounded in African-American Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research explores digital media infrastructures, big data, algorithmic platforms, modes of digital representation, and other such areas, particularly as they relate to issues of inequality and anti-Blackness. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Media Studies, African-American Studies, or a related field, show a strong record of publication or a clear potential for such (in accordance with stage of career), and have an active research program. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and a willingness to contribute to the scholarly life of the Departments of Media Studies and African-American and African Studies.

Application review will begin December 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins in the fall semester of 2022. Applicants must have received their PhD by time of appointment.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  search for requisition #R0030247, complete the application, and attach the following:

***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***

  1. Cover letter of application describing (1) areas of research and teaching interest (2) potential research collaborations; (3) your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work. (not to exceed three single spaced pages).
  2. C.V. with contact information for three references.

** Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. **

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Jack Hamilton at jackhamilton@virginia.edu. Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.


University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Pre-doctoral Fellow

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose research focuses broadly on Africa and the African Diaspora, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the African subcontinent. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research is interdisciplinary in perspective. The two-year fellowship carries an annual stipend of $24,000, plus health insurance and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August 1, 2022. Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the same year.

Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period and are expected to participate in a series of workshops throughout the academic year. They may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the fellowship period without the Director’s approval.

For additional information about eligibility, guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Pre-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/fellowship-about.

TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs. Enter requisition number R0029534 and complete the application:

*** Note: All documents MUST BE submitted/uploaded in the resume Box.***

***Note: Applications missing any required documents will not be considered.***

***To lessen the chance of encountering technical difficulties, we strongly encourage you to submit your application well in advance of the deadline. We regret that we are unable to accept any applications after that point.***

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

  • C.V/Resume (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_CV)
  • Cover Letter (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_COVER LETTER)
  • Project Description (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE1)
    • Project title
    • Abstract or short description of project (should not exceed 50 words)
    • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages)
  • Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages) (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE2)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately as PDFs to: Pre-doc-2022-recommendations@collab.its.virginia.edu.

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on December 1, 2021.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Robert Vinson, Professor & Chair of Carter G Woodson IAAS at rtv4a@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, nr7f@virginia.edu.


Virginia Tech (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor of Construction

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) is seeking applicants for up to three tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor positions, whose teaching and research interests align with the School’s goals and the trajectory of a thriving industry. Recent initiatives at Virginia Tech include a campus-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities as well as a focus on Industry 4.0 for Construction. Such initiatives endorse a wide range of research foci, including:

  • Researching intelligent, adaptable, and sustainable, human-centric technologies for the built environment
  • Exploring the tools of analysis, representation, design, construction and evaluation directed towards new construction or adaptive re-use and performance improvement of existing structures.
  • Innovating autonomous systems and robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, 3-D printed structures, human-centered infrastructure systems, additive manufacturing, Internet-of-Things, wireless and cyber security.
  • Advancing digital design and construction, human-technology interaction, robotics, semi- or autonomous systems, mixed-reality technologies, building performance, facility and energy management, building systems and controls that will support a more sustainable, resilient, and energy neutral built environment

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in construction or a closely related discipline by appointment start date.

Applicant must demonstrate a high potential (Assistant Level) or established ability (Associate Level) to effectively:

  • develop and maintain a nationally recognized research program.
  • to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • work with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Applicants for the Associate Professor rank are expected to have a strong record of publications and externally-funded research, or are leaders in their teaching and/or service achievements.

Preferred Qualifications

State-of-the-art facilities are being constructed to support teaching and research within the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. It is therefore preferred that the candidate has teaching, research, and/or industry experience with one or more of the technical areas listed above.

An individual with a demonstrated potential (for the Assistant Professor rank) or proven record (for the Associate Professor rank) of interdisciplinary collaboration, and who shares our core values of inclusion, safety, service and experiential learning, is also preferred.

Application Materials 

Candidates must apply online at Jobs | jobs | Virginia Tech (vt.edu) and provide:

  • current Curriculum Vita
    • a 2-page application letter including teaching and research statements
    • a list of three professional references with their contact information

All documents must be submitted electronically as PDF files through the application portal.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Tanyel Bulbul (tanyel@vt.edu), chair of the search committee. Review date begins December 1st.


George Washington University (Deadline: December 3, 2021)

Job Ad–Director of Africana Studies

The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) seeks a distinguished scholar at the rank of full or advanced associate professor to work as director of the Africana Studies Program (https://africanastudies.columbian.gwu.edu/) beginning Fall 2022. We encourage applicants from various Africana related fields, whose work  focuses on the interdisciplinary study of African-descended people, processes of racialization, or resistance in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, the Atlantic World, the Pacific World, and/or Africa itself. The director will have a tenured appointment in the Columbian College department most commensurate with their established scholarly profile.  The new director will have an opportunity to build the visibility and impact of Africana Studies at GW, as the College has planned new investments in the program. This position is part of the college’s wider inclusive excellence initiative that includes authorized searches across programs during the 2021-2022 academic year to support our inclusive curriculum, inclusive pedagogy, and to increase diversity in the faculty.

The Africana Studies Program, housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at GW, uses a global, cross-disciplinary approach to examine the historical, cultural, economic and political legacies of the largest forced migration in human history. The program includes an interdisciplinary group of approximately 30 affiliate faculty members from multiple departments and programs. The program is supported by an active multiracial student population and a range of student organizations, including the Black Student Union and its affiliate organizations. Our location in the nation’s capital affords easy access to important political and cultural institutions including the White House, the U.S. Congress, the Library of Congress, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and several of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington, DC is not only the nation’s capital but also a cultural center and dynamic city with rich Black cultural, social, and political opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:

The director will teach in the program, advise undergraduate students, lead curriculum development, pursue growth in enrollment, work with diverse affiliate faculty across the college and university to grow interdisciplinary teaching and research, manage the program budget, and cultivate and carry out programming for faculty and students to promote the program and build community.

Basic Qualifications:

A PhD in any field of social science or the humanities; a record that qualifies the candidate for appointment as a full professor or advanced associate professor at GW; a strong record of published scholarship in the study of African-descended peoples and/or processes of racialization and/or social, political, or cultural resistance to imperialism/white supremacy; evidence of successful teaching; and administrative experience in a university setting.

Salary and Benefits: In recognition of the broad responsibilities of the position, the Director will have a reduced course load of 1-1. The position’s salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87756 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of no more than 3 pages detailing the candidate’s vision for an interdisciplinary Africana Studies program. The names of at least three references should be uploaded along with the application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date.  Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent pending budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background check.


University of Massachusetts Amherst (Deadline: December 6, 2021)

Job Ad–Associate or Full Professor/Department Chair

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a dynamic senior scholar to lead its W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and develop its future planning and direction. Founded in 1970, it is one of the oldest, comprehensive degree-granting Black Studies departments in the country.

The duties of the chair include developing and implementing academic and scholarly activities for the department, planning finances and budgets, and supervising faculty, staff, and students in the department. In dialogue with colleagues and stakeholders across the university, the chair will implement the department’s strategic vision.

The chair will promote excellence in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The chair’s responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction and advising of students, and other aspects of the daily operation of the department.

Applications are invited from candidates in any disciplinary tradition whose teaching and research demonstrate a commitment to Africana Studies as an interdisciplinary enterprise and a vision that holistically embraces the experiences of peoples of African descent with emphasis on Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Requirements

Candidates should (1) have earned a doctoral degree, (2) be a tenured associate or full professor with credentials and experience that are appropriate for a senior level appointment at UMass, (3) have administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair, (4) have a commitment to the education of the department’s diverse student population, and (5) have a strong interest in community engagement. A record of success in securing program-related funding is highly desirable.

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest including your vision for the department, a curriculum vitae, a statement of your current research plan, and a list of three references with full contact information.
  • Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 6, 2021 to ensure full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.

University of Virginia (Deadline: December 12, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of English & African American and African Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Department of English at the University of Virginia invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2022, at the assistant professor rank, in Anglophone literatures of Africa & the African Diaspora, including but not limited to any of the following areas of concentration: continental African literatures, black Caribbean literatures, U.S. African American literature, black British, and black Canadian literature.

Candidates must have Ph.D in hand by May 30, 2022. The successful candidate will show a strong record of interdisciplinary research in African and African Diaspora studies, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service to the Department, to the University, and to the profession.

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2021

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for posting #R0030176, complete the application, and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Sample article or chapter, not to exceed 30 pages in length
  4. Contact information for three references.

Please note that ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED IN THE “RESUME” BOX. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.

Questions about this position should be directed to Stephen Arata, chair of the search committee, at sda2e@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.


Emory University (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Emory University Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emory University (Atlanta, GA), invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to support an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar entitled “Visions of Slavery: Histories, Memories, and Mobilizations of Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic” scheduled for the 2022-23 academic year.

The seminar working group will be led by Professors Mariana Candido (History), Adriana Chira (History), Bayo Holsey (Anthropology), Walter C. Rucker (African American Studies & History), Dianne Stewart (Religion & African American Studies), and Meina Yates-Richard (African American Studies & English) and they will facilitate periodic research workshops, public lectures and symposia, and other events exploring the manifold ways slavery in the Black Atlantic has been archived, interpreted, memorialized, mobilized, and resisted. Through comparative and interdisciplinary lenses, they will seek to assess historical and contemporary forms of “unfreedom”—the various modes of forced labor inclusive of, and extending beyond, chattel slavery, such as peonage, indentured and debt servitude, convict leasing and prison labor, child labor, and sexual exploitation.

The Mellon Sawyer fellowship is a nine-month appointment from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and includes stipend, health benefits, moving expenses, and a research budget. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Emory University and will be hosted by the Department of African American Studies. The range of duties for the successful candidate will include:

  • engaging, as an active discussion participant and interlocutor, in all seminar workshops, the two public-facing events, and related activities during the 2022-23 academic year
  • conducting research on a topic related to the seminar’s theme
  • workshopping an article or book chapter in progress for one of the seminar sessions
  • coordinating Sawyer Seminar events
  • assisting with curating the seminar website and composing social media content

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences received no earlier than 2017.
  • evidence of current or future scholarly productivity and evidence of research that connects to the themes of the Sawyer Seminar

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a CV; a cover letter; a statement of research describing how the current project connects to histories, memories, or mobilizations of slavery in the Black Atlantic; a 20–25-page writing sample; and the names and contact information of two references. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/95981. Inquiries can be directed to: Professor Walter C. Rucker, wrucker@emory.edu.


Georgia Southern University (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), African American History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) of African American History, with a preference for a research and teaching focus on Low Country/Gullah Geechee history. The home campus for this position will be the Savannah campus.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the tenure-track Assistant Professor position requires a 3-3 teaching load with an expectation of research and service. In particular, this position will serve as the point person for the department’s commitment to the Telfair Museums’ Legacy of Slavery in Savannah project. The position is a tenure track academic year position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in African American History, by August 1, 2022.
  • Demonstrated interest in and record of success in community engagement.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching and research focus in Low Country/Gullah Geechee history.
  • Record of teaching African American and U.S. history courses at the college level.
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins December 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Kwaku Nti, Search Chair, Search 67856
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: historysearch@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-344-2763


University of Virginia (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure/Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Black diasporas in the Américas

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia has launched a multiyear faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African and African-American Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of  underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia invite applications for a position at the Associate Professor rank in the field of Black diasporas in the Américas (Afro Latinx and/or Afro Latin American studies), with a start date of Fall 2022. Applications from advanced Assistant Professors (at least 3 years beyond PhD) are also welcomed. We are seeking candidates studying Black diasporic cultures in the Américas using a broad variety of approaches.

Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field (such as Spanish, Black studies, English, Latinx studies, Latin American studies, Ethnic studies, American studies, Performance studies, History, Media studies, or Comparative Literature) by the time of appointment, and candidates will be assessed based on their demonstrated record and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. We seek candidates at an advanced stage in their career development who are able to support our departments in administrative leadership roles and graduate mentorship. Native, heritage, or near-native command of Spanish and English is required. We welcome colleagues with the ability to research and teach in multiple languages of the Américas.

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with students and faculty in other departments, units, and research initiatives, such as the graduate certificates and fellowships in American Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities and Environmental Justice, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Race and Inequality in Higher Education, as well as the various humanities labs and working groups housed in the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures.

Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0030201, complete the application, and attach the following:

***Please note all required documents must be uploaded in the Resume box.***

  1. Cover letter (2 pages) addressing areas of research, teaching experience, and potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia
  2. CV addressing research, teaching, and service record
  3. Inclusive excellence statement (1 page) that addresses the applicant’s demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
  4. The names and contact information for three references

Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials, such as a writing sample, if selected to participate further in the recruitment process.

***Only applications that contain all required documents will receive consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Anne Garland Mahler at agmahler@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.


Appalachian State University (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for the position of Department Chair. This is a tenured 9-month position with 12-month duties to begin July 1, 2022. Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline that is suitable for tenure in the Department and currently hold tenured Associate or Full Professor rank. Areas of research specialization are open. Qualified candidates should have administrative and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary context; a demonstrated commitment to non-hierarchical leadership and shared governance; a capacity for innovation and collaboration, especially among different academic disciplines; an active record of interdisciplinary and creative scholarship; and a proven dedication to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a future-oriented vision that includes:
    • Supporting all faculty within the Department.
    • Recognizing all 4 Department programs: Appalachian Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; Global Studies; and Interdisciplinary Studies—and the Department’s living-learning community: Watauga Residential College.
    • Advocating for the Department at all levels of the campus community.
    • Recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Teach one course each semester.
  • Participate in the development of University policies and be responsible for their communication and implementation at the Department level.
  • Communicate the needs of the Department—personnel, space, fiscal—to the appropriate administrative units.
  • Represent the Department in the University, community, appropriate external agencies, and meetings of learned and professional societies.
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment, appointment, and retention of faculty members.
  • Arrange effective and equitable distribution of faculty responsibilities, including teaching duties and committee assignments.
  • Evaluate and counsel faculty members concerning the performance of their duties.
  • Encourage and mentor teaching, scholarly activity, and professional development.
  • Initiate, in consultation with the appropriate faculty committee recommendations, appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal in accordance with University and College policy.
  • Endeavor to maintain faculty morale by reducing, resolving, or preventing conflicts.
  • Make salary recommendations in accordance with University and College guidelines.
  • Organize and coordinate the departmental faculty and staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, standards, and programs.
  • Manage departmental resources, including the budget, in accordance with College and University guidelines.
  • Supervise the departmental support staff.

Please also see 2.8 of the Appalachian State Faculty Handbook  (http://facultyhandbook.appstate.edu/)

Evaluation of Applications Begins: 12/15/2021

How to Apply / Contact

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board accessible via https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/30590:

  1. Letter of Application that includes: a. Leadership experience and philosophy; b. Teaching and scholarship experience relevant to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. CV with names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references
  3. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

For questions, please contact Jeanne Dubino (dubinoja@appstate.edu) and Katherine Ledford (ledfordke@appstate.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs.


Princeton University (Deadline: December 19, 2021)

Job Ad–Visiting Research Scholar

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from faculty (particularly those who are pre-tenure with at least one year of teaching experience in your current position) in all disciplines for up to two visiting research scholar positions. In rare cases, independent scholars will also be considered. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2022-2023 to emerging scholars who will devote their residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank.  Ph.D. in relevant discipline required.

Visiting research scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation at the time of appointment. The term for these positions is anticipated to extend from on or about September 1, 2022 until June 1, 2023; a competitive salary will be provided.

A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:

  • the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department;
  • the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department;
  • the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit all of the following information by December 19, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  3. statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project;
  4. uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor);
  5. syllabi for three undergraduate courses

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22962.

For more information or questions, please contact: Jana Johnson, Administrative Coordinator, 609.258.4270, aas21@Princeton.EDU


Washington University in St. Louis (Deadline: January 6, 2022)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associates in Religion and Politics, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2022, and are expected to have completed it no earlier than January 1, 2017. In exceptional cases a qualified applicant who completed the Ph.D. prior to 2017 or who hold a J.D. without a Ph.D. may be considered. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. They will also serve the intellectual life of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics through participation in its biweekly interdisciplinary seminar and events hosted by the Center. Their teaching responsibilities will include:

1) developing one course per year to complement and contribute to the Center’s curricular offerings

2) possibly assisting in one additional course each year (depending on the particular teaching needs of the Center).

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in religious studies, politics, anthropology, law, philosophy, theology, American studies, history, Jewish studies, sociology, or another relevant field. Scholars should be engaged in projects centrally concerned with religion and politics in the United States, historically or in the present day.

Application Instructions: Applicants must send all of the following information as a single pdf file to the Center at rap@wustl.edu:

  1. Cover letter including an overview of the postdoctoral research project
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Relevant writing sample (25-35 pages)
  4. Two undergraduate course proposals (a summary paragraph for each will suffice)

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to rap@wustl.edu.

Applications are due in full by January 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions by March 2, 2022. For more information, contact the Center at (314) 935-9345 or via e-mail at rap@wustl.edu.


University of Southern California (Deadline: January 10, 2022)

Job Ad–USC Berggruen Fellowship

The application cycle is now open for the 2022-23 USC Berggruen Fellowship, a partnership between the Center on Science, Technology and Public Life at USC and the Berggruen Institute. Fellows drawn from a range of academic and professional disciplines will work collaboratively on understanding, anticipating, and addressing major shifts in the world’s fundamental systems. Programmatic areas for research include: the Planetary, Future of Capitalism, and the Future of Democracy. For full descriptions of the programmatic areas and projects, find out more here.

USC Berggruen Fellows can be either academics or non-academics (for whom the fellowship may serve as a retreat from work in industry, government, or the arts) but above all must be committed to intellectual work of the highest quality. Applicants should have a terminal degree or commensurate research expertise in the appropriate field of study. Accepted fellows based outside of Los Angeles will receive financial support for housing and relocation for the fellowship term, in addition to research and living stipends.

All applications must include a full curriculum vitae, project statement (up to 750 words), two reference letters, and a writing sample. All materials must be uploaded via the USC application portal.

The application deadline is January 10, 2022.

For further details and to apply, see the program announcement.

For any questions, contact Emily R. Anderson at stpl@usc.edu.


Princeton University (Deadline: February 1, 2022)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates (within the last four years) in all disciplines for up to two postdoctoral research positions.  These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2022-2023 to emerging scholars who do NOT hold an academic appointment elsewhere, and who will devote their residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer.  Ph.D. in relevant discipline required, with the degree completed no later than Spring 2022 and no earlier than 2019.

Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past four years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2022 until June 1, 2023; a competitive salary will be provided.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.   A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:

  • the significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department;
  • the quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department;
  • the contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit all of the following information by February 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  3. statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project;
  4. uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor);
  5. syllabi for three undergraduate courses

Candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22961.

For more information or questions, please contact: Jana Johnson, Administrative Coordinator, 609.258.4270, aas21@Princeton.EDU


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor-History of slavery in North America

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor who specializes in the history of slavery in North America.

UNC-Chapel Hill has world-class faculty and resources, making it one of the best possible places to study the history of North American Slavery. Wilson Library is one of the most important repositories of Southern and African American History. The Center for the Study of the American South is an innovative leader and cultural hub in Southern Studies. The Institute for African American Research and the Institute for Arts and Humanities contribute to the rich intellectual environment at UNC-Chapel Hill. And Carolina Public Humanities helps carry forth our commitment to serve the public.

The Department of History seeks candidates who can bolster our existing strengths in African American History, United States History, and Southern History. The Department also seeks candidates whose commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service will support a climate of diversity and public engagement.

The teaching load for this position is 2 classes per semester. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in History or a related field in-hand by July 1, 2022.

To apply for this position, please use the following link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/214379  to submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing your research and teaching interests. Review of applications will begin immediately. Those invited to interview in the next round will be asked for additional materials. For inquiries about the position, please email history@unc.edu.


Saint Michael’s College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in U.S. History

The Department of History at Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. History – pre-contact to 1865 (Civil War) beginning AY 2022. We welcome applications from all subfields of U.S. history, but preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on race, gender, and/or public history. Teaching responsibilities will include a general survey in U.S. History – pre-contact to 1865 (Civil War), specialized courses and seminars in the candidate’s areas of specialization and interest, and opportunities to advise theses and independent research. Teaching load is six courses per academic year.

Requirements

Applicants should have the following:

  • Hold a PhD at the time of appointment
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda
  • Evidence of teaching experience and commitment to incorporating a variety of perspectives and preparing students for working in diverse and inclusive environments

Please be prepared to attach all of the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-2 page statement summarizing how teaching and research addresses diversity and inclusion, and discussing their interest in cultivating equity and diversity in academic communities. Applicants are expected to discuss the following:
    How have you become more aware of issues of cultural, ethnic, or racial difference as well as social inequity in order to be prepared to work in an institution which is committed to fostering and affirming an inclusive multicultural environment? How will you support and contribute to the mission of the College: “to contribute through higher education to the enhancement of the human person and to the advancement of human culture in the light of the Catholic faith”?
  • Names and contact information for 3 references. Reference letters will be requested at a later stage

Review of Applications will begin November 29, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

To apply online, go to: http://egqw.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_13/job/1038/?utm_medium=jobshare


Texas Tech University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director, Texas Tech University Black Cultural Center

Description:

Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large.  Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Develop a strategic plan, goals, processes and procedures for the BCC, co-lead the BCC Advisory Committee, foster a welcoming, inclusive and affirming space for intercultural, belonging and intersectional engagement
  • Create and foster a student-centric model of student leadership development and programming. Lead, coordinate and plan workshops, programs, educational activities, trainings, programs, events, conferences, institutes centering Black diasporic experiences
  • Coordination and manage the operational and facilities of the building to include room reservations, staffing, supplies, art pieces, hours of operation
  • Responsible for referencing information relevant to campus, regional and national data on conditions affecting the Black community, using this information to inform and educate the campus community about issues, and taking appropriate and responsible actions consistent with advocacy and support of a welcoming and affirming campus community for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members.
  • Provide oversight, supervision and engagement of university and community partners for Cultural & Heritage Month and Week Celebrations planning and execution to include: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, HSI Week, Native American/Indigenous Peoples Month, Pride Week, Trans Awareness Week, Trans Day of Remembrance, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Arab Heritage Month, Global Education Week, Deeply Rooted Conversation Series, Veterans & Military Recognition, Interfaith, and other programs and events centering intersecting identities and communities and community building
  • Create, administer, analyze and report center and programmatic data and assessments of unit objectives and outcomes to include but not limited to: ensure compliance with federal, state, university regulations & requirements; prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports to the Senior Director and Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Track program participant engagement, learning outcomes, assessing culture, social media engagement, intercultural learning and communication, along with other data needed to further support unit and university strategic plan
  • Responsible for budget projection and oversight to include but not limited to: analyze, interpret, review of fiscal accounts, develop and write grants, manage fundraising campaigns and preparation of fiscal reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with policy and guidelines at the university
  • Hire, train, lead and supervise a team of professional and student staff to create an inclusive, intersectional and belonging atmosphere for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education, Africana/Black/African American studies, ethnic/racial/women and gender studies, intercultural studies/relations, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience working with minoritized and marginalized students, and/or student groups in a higher education setting to include experience in advising, events, programming, social, cultural, professional and interpersonal development related to: intersectional identity development, culture, diversity, intercultural communication, justice, belonging, servingness, inclusion and equity
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing trainings, workshops, and programs aimed at developing Black identity development, cultural and heritage programming, celebration and intersectional educational experiences
  • Demonstrated experience managing buildings, centers, spaces related to centering diverse student experiences and including the proper management of operational management
  • Demonstrated experience building community relations, partnerships and interacting with a diverse constituency to include but not limited to: community organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking/presentation skills

To Apply: https://apptrkr.com/2512686


Penn State Altoona (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African-American Studies/History

Penn State Altoona invites applicants for a tenure-line Assistant Professorship in African American Studies/History, to begin Fall 2022 (or thereafter, as agreed upon). The successful candidate, whose tenure home will be History, will teach courses in African American History as well as introductory courses in African American Studies. Duties may also include teaching cross-listed courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, other related areas of humanities and/or Communication Arts & Sciences, as deemed appropriate. Faculty are also expected to engage in collaborative and/or community research and perform/participate in relevant service activities.

Requirements: Ph.D. in History, African American Studies, or a related field by the start date.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes three references, a teaching philosophy, and recent student teaching evaluations combined into a single PDF document.

One of the 20 campuses in the Pennsylvania State University system, Penn State Altoona is an undergraduate residential college of nearly 3000 students, located in Central Pennsylvania, within a 2-4-hour drive of several major metro areas, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Penn State Altoona’s classes are small, with a low student/faculty ratio. Within this small college atmosphere, its faculty also have all the recourses of a major research institution at their disposal. The successful candidate will join a community of faculty actively engaged in research, dedicated to undergraduate education, and committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusiveness.

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

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2536565


Cabrini University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
Cabrini University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Philosophy.  The position will begin August 15, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES FOR AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION:
Candidates must have a doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in either Religious Studies or Philosophy (or a closely related area) and be able to teach courses in both areas. Experience teaching a diverse student body and a variety of undergraduate Religious studies and Philosophy courses is preferred. Candidates should also provide a record of scholarly activity, such as presentations at professional conferences and publications. Skills in advising, engaging undergraduates in independent scholarship, serving on departmental and university committees, and developing curriculum are required. The candidate will be expected to contribute primarily to the core curriculum, but oversight of minors in Religious Studies and Philosophy as well as a Religious Studies track within a new Cultural and Language Studies major will be required.  Cabrini is poised to complete and launch a new core curriculum within the next academic year that will include required courses in both Religious Studies (a course focusing on the legacy of Mother Cabrini and the University’s Catholic identity) and Philosophy (a course on “Ethics and the Common Good”).  The selected candidate will play a large role in developing both of these courses. Candidates should also be prepared to teach courses in non-Western cultural, religious, and intellectual traditions (ex. Africana Philosophy, Liberation Theology, etc.).  The University encourages all faculty to teach courses within the Honors program.

THE DEPARTMENT:
As the University’s new major in Cultural and Language Studies will be housed within the Department of History and Political Science, this department will be the home department for this position.  This major will contain tracks within four areas: American Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and Religious Studies.  The selected candidate will play an important role in supporting this new major.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2022.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANTS:
Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until a pool of eligible candidates is identified. To apply, please submit the following: 1) Cover Letter, which addresses the qualifications and other details noted in the position announcement; 2) Curriculum Vita; 3) Teaching Philosophy (one page); 4) Research Statement (one page); and 5) Contact information for three professional references.


University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Search in Social Sciences – Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

Position Description:

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin is conducting an Open Rank search in the Social Sciences area, to begin in the Fall semester of academic year 2022-23. Applicants of any rank working within Social Sciences are invited to apply, and we especially welcome applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for additional consideration to serve as Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA). The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; maintain a strong and productive research program; obtain external grant funds; direct graduate research; exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the department, college, and university.

For tenured candidates whose research would grow the department’s Social Science Cluster and who are also invited to serve as IUPRA director, this will be an administrative faculty position providing leadership to a staff of six full-time employees, including an Associate Director, Assistant Director for Policy Research, Research Associate, Grants and Contracts Specialist, Multimedia Communications Specialist, and Administrative Associate, as well as one or more Postdoctoral Fellows. The IUPRA director will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course each fall and spring semester.

Qualifications:

The selected candidate must have a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field and an established record of scholarship and teaching in any of the disciplines appropriate for a tenure-track, tenured associate, or full professor in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as demonstrated commitments to policy engagement and cross-field collaboration.

For candidates interested in directing the Institute, a strong record of policy research should be demonstrated especially related to African Americans and African-American communities in the United States; that agenda may attend to racial inequalities and disparities in health, education, political participation, economics, law, criminal justice and/or environmental justice.

Individuals from disciplines within the Social Sciences, Education or Public Policy or representing professions such as Law, Social Work, Medicine, or Psychology are encouraged to apply.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions:

Applications should consist of a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; two representative scholarly publications; a concise statement on administration, research, and teaching; and names and contact information for five references (all in PDF format). Applicants are also encouraged to discuss in their cover letter or a separate statement their past or potential contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Please submit application materials via the following link: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/84932

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Cherise Smith, Search Committee Chair and AADS Department Chair at cherise_smith@austin.utexas.edu.


Georgia Southern University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History. Period and field open within the geographic region of the American South. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History has a reduced course load of 4 classes per academic year, with increased expectations of campus engagement, community outreach, and peer-reviewed publications or Public History equivalents. The position is an academic year (10 month) position, with the possibility for tenure granted at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary is augmented annually with funds for research support, including funding for undergraduate and/or graduate research assistants and travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2022.
  • Significant record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Significant record of campus and community engagement.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Appointment will be at the full professor or associate professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Screening of applications begins November 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. For more information on Georgia Southern University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please see https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/inclusive-excellence/. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Prof. Johnathan O’Neill, Search Chair, Search 67821
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: historysearch2@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-4478


University of Richmond (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Geography and Africana Studies

The School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond (UR) invites applicants for a full time open rank position in the newly inaugurated Africana Studies program and the Geography and Environment department. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. In the School, tenure is a departmental status, and therefore faculty will be appointed in the Geography and Environment Department. The joint appointment position will begin in the fall of 2022. Candidates should have research and teaching expertise in ‘Black Ecologies.’ Demonstrated research and teaching specializations in the interrelationships between race (i.e. blackness), class, gender, geography, and the environment, broadly defined, would be an asset. We are particularly interested in scholars with research and teaching focus in Environmental Justice, Race and Place, Black Urban and/or Feminist Ecologies, Political Geography (e.g., Redlining/Gerrymandering), and/or Black Sustainability Science. We are also open to candidates across the social, environmental, and geo-sciences.

Established in 2021 and part of the part of the University’s emphasis on Inclusive Excellence, the Africana Studies academic program of study is one of several actions the school is taking to foster inclusivity and broaden the range of epistemologies, methodologies, and perspectives from which students learn. Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Utilizing innovative avenues of theoretical and empirical investigation, students explore questions and issues that shape the historical, social, political and cultural constructions and transformations of the African diaspora.

Candidates will be expected to teach interdisciplinary core courses in the Africana Studies program and courses that contribute to Geography and the Environment department’s offerings. This position is part of a cluster hire, and the successful candidate will be among the founding members of the newly formed interdisciplinary Africana Studies program. The candidate should anticipate playing an active role in the program.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu, and should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, and statements on research and teaching. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s philosophy, interest and future development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position might be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.  Questions about the application or materials may be directed to Mary Finley-Brook (mbrook@richmond.edu) in the Department of Geography or Ernest McGowen (emcgowen@richmond.edu) in the Africana Studies Program. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Wesleyan University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Appointment in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the department beginning 1 July 2022. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in Black Ecologies, environmental justice, public policy, and activism.  We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, Environmental Studies, or in other social science fields in which they have a demonstrated record of emphasis in African American topics.  “Ph.D.  must be completed by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses.  Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8167. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them.  Applications received by November 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. Please contact Amy Bello at abello@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women, and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–History of Slavery in the United States, Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies

The Program of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a historian of seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century US slavery. We are especially interested in applicants whose primary research fields are related to slavery and Black life in the antebellum US. Secondary interests might include but are not limited to: Black political thought and philosophy including critical race theory and Black feminisms; educational, economic, legal, political and environmental inequalities/injustices; Black migration/immigration, place or regional studies; Black family and community life; Black Queer or Trans studies; language and translation studies.

To learn more about the Program in African and African American Studies, visit https://aaas.dartmouth.edu/

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (i.e., History, Black Studies, or a closely related field), or be ABD with Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample that demonstrates strong skills in historical and archival methods, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are now being accepted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/93080. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to the search committee chair, Michael Chaney, at Michael.A.Chaney@Dartmouth.edu.


University of Pittsburgh (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Endowed Chair-Associate Professor or Professor (Race, Science, Technology, and Health)

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Africana Studies.  We welcome applications from full professors and advanced associate professors.  Our department is seeking a scholar specializing in the study of race and how it intersects with science, technology, and/or health in Black communities in the United States and/or other countries of Africa or the African diaspora.  This position will begin in Fall 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position will focus on the explicit analyses of race and inequality and their impact on scientific and technological development and/or health outcomes for Black communities from the candidate’s area of expertise. Desirable research and teaching interests will address how social and systemic factors interact to influence Black health across the life course and/or connect social injustice with science and technology.

We favor candidates who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. Applicants should be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred, but we also welcome applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines. The expected position start date is September 1, 2022. This position reflects the department’s strategic investment in expanding our coverage and expertise into crucial areas while also building our faculty for current curricular goals, including a new graduate program. The new hire will join a growing community of scholars with work focused on race at the University of Pittsburgh, including through multi-year initiatives such as the university faculty cluster hire on Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being and the Latinx faculty cluster hire, among others. There are a large number of units for potential collaboration, including the Center on Race and Social Problems, the Center for Urban Education, the Center for Health Equity, the Graduate School of Public Health, Digital Scholarship Services, the Digital Humanities Research at Pitt faculty network, the School of Computing and Information, the University Center for International Studies, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the Center for Ethnic Studies Research, and the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center, among others.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a complete C.V. including list of publications, the names and contact information of three academic referees, and a diversity statement that discusses how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021.

Applicants can apply online at:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21006454&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

Questions can be directed to the Department Coordinator, Ms. Julie Burns at jmb415@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Appointment is pending budgetary approval.


Emory University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open-rank Tenured/Tenure-track position in African American Studies (Race and Education)

The Department of African American Studies at Emory University invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in African American Studies with a focus on race and education. We are particularly interested in scholars working on the anthropology, history, or sociology of African American education who deploy ethnography, archival methods, oral histories, participatory and community-based research, or related qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

The new hire will teach two courses per semester, including departmental surveys, specialized upper-level undergraduate seminars, and graduate courses as the Department plans to expand to offer a Ph.D. beginning in 2023.

Qualifications

All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline/field by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, a CV, a 20–25-page writing sample, the names and contact information of three references, and a list of potential undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/93805. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Professor Walter C. Rucker, wrucker@emory.edu.

Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome nominations of, and applications from, women, members of under-represented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching endeavors.


University of South Carolina (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Search (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Creative Writing/Fiction

University of South Carolina Department of English Language and Literature and African American Studies Program Open Rank Search (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Creative Writing/Fiction. The Department of English and the African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina seeks a fiction writer. This is an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track joint position for a writer with teaching expertise in creative writing and African American literary and/or cultural studies. The successful candidate will contribute meaningfully to our fully funded MFA Program and to our undergraduate degree in African American Studies through courses that build on the hire’s strengths and interests. (The teaching load in English, which will be the tenure home, is typically 2/2.) Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience, but all candidates must have a terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) by time of appointment (August 16, 2022), demonstrated teaching ability, and a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a trade or academic publisher. This is a true open-rank hire, and we encourage writers at any stage of their career to apply.

All applicants must complete an online application at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/105972. Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample of at least 20 pages, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three reviewers (who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation directly). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the search may be directed to the search committee chair, Elise Blackwell at EBLACKWE@mailbox.sc.edu.

The University of South Carolina’s flagship campus in Columbia is a Research 1 University, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 94 public and 37 private institutions of higher education with “very high research activity” and a strong focus on community engagement. The University offers more than 320 degree programs, houses a nationally-ranked library system, and serves a diverse population from across the state and beyond it—with over 35,000 students on the main campus and more than 51,000 students’ system-wide. The city of Columbia, the state capital, is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and is close to mountains and the coast.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize that diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and a continuous process of improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


Purdue University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in East Asian History of Science and Technology

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. Ph.D. in some aspect of the history of science and technology in East Asia, or related fields, required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in East Asian history and the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, environmental legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The East Asian geographic area is open. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Technology, which is open to geographies beyond East Asia. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College: As the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University continues to emerge as a leader in innovative Liberal Arts education and scholarship, it is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for Fall 2022. These searches include teaching responsibilities in our nationally-recognized Cornerstone program that educates students across the university. Collectively, these searches respond to our unique position at Purdue to advance research in our disciplines as they intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Randy Roberts, chair of the search committee, at rroberts@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Medieval History of Science and Religion

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in Medieval History of Science and Religion.  Ph.D. in history required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Medieval World as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position will also teach courses in the College’s general education program, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in the history of Medieval Science and Religion. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Melinda Zook, chair of the search committee, at mzook@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Melinda Zook via email at mzook@purdue.edu.


Purdue University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of Technology

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Technology. Ph.D. in history, science & technology studies, or related fields required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Technology, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The geographic area is open, excluding Asia. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Science and Technology in Asia. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Technology. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Michael G. Smith, chair of the search committee, at mgsmith@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Government. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses the politics of race and ethnicity in any subfield. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting research by underrepresented scholars, and others, with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education.

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusivity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter, including an overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity and inclusivity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship program;
  2. CV;
  3. Dissertation description (maximum two pages single-spaced);
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor.

Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://apply.interfolio.com/95110. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Yusaku Horiuchi (Yusaku.Horiuchi@dartmouth.edu).


University of Florida (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Three Full-Time/Tenure Track positions in African American Studies

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for three full-time, tenure track, nine-month appointments in African American Studies to begin August 16, 2022. One position will be an assistant professor of Critical Race and Digital Studies/Race and Gender Inequity in Artificial Intelligence, and two positions open to applicants at the assistant and associate rank, with research and teaching expertise in African American Studies. While the field is open, preference will be given to scholars with research and teaching expertise in the following areas:  20th Century African American Literature, and 20th Century African American History. The African American Studies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in research that is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’s intellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests of our undergraduate students. The three new faculty members will play a central role in moving the current program in African American Studies towards departmental status. We are, therefore, seeking candidates who have experience in graduate education, curriculum and departmental development

A Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or a terminal degree in a related field. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’s mission and values. For all three positions, we are particularly interested in candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship, with community engagement.

The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, and strategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as well as the local and national community. Core strategic priorities include:

  • Research that examines the African American experience in a transnational context from a broad base of disciplinary theories;
  • Community-based outreach and learning; and
  • Teaching and skills development that introduces students from all disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history, critical theory, and professional development.

Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research and experience in developing a department. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at https://afam.clas.ufl.edu/.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at

https://apply.interfolio.com/82852  and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Sample publication
  • The names and email addresses of three potential referees who can comment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, the potential referees must be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on quality of research, teaching, engagement and/or service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until all three positions are filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. All applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/82852.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair, Steering Committee, at akinyemi@ufl.edu.


Wayne State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Wayne State University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

A Ph.D. conferred in African American Studies or Ethnic Studies is expected by the time of appointment. The department strongly prefers candidates who have a clear and compelling independent research agenda in the social sciences with a primary focus on Africa and/or the Caribbean. Duties include undergraduate teaching, research, and service. The candidate should be prepared to teach the department’s introductory courses along with higher-level electives.

To apply, go to https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp (posting number 045905). An online application is required. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references (names, titles, contact information), a research statement that outlines your current and future research agenda, and a teaching statement including a list of courses taught. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

WSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity) institution and serves more than 27,000 students across 370 academic programs, making it a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor of History

The History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year Assistant Professor of World History, c. 1000-1800 CE. Appointment to begin September 12, 2022. The department seeks candidates engaged in a global comparative history that would expand the department’s course offerings with respect to geography and methodology, with a strong preference for geographical specializations in South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or Mesoamerica. Thematic specializations of particular interest to the department include migration, movements & exchanges, medicine, capitalism, and the law. The successful candidate will have research expertise and the ability to teach upper-division and graduate courses in World History and in other areas related to the candidate’s specialization(s), as well as the ability to teach lower-division general education World History survey courses.

Cal Poly strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This position is part of a college-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to DEI, as well as to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies across the university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the college’s and university’s goals in these areas.

The other searches are for positions in the following disciplines across campus:

  • Rhetoric (Communication Studies)
  • African American Literature (English)
  • Public Policy (Political Science)
  • Counseling/Clinical Psychology with Cultural & Linguistic Competency (Psychology & Child Development
  • International Political Economy (Social Sciences)
  • Feminist/Queer/Trans* Dis/Ability Studies (Women’s, Gender & Queer Studies)
  • Latinx Studies (Ethnic Studies)

To apply, please visit http://jobs.calpoly.edu/, complete a required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #504836. Please attach to your electronic application a cover letter, vita, transcript copy, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample indicative of area of scholarship. In the cover letter, the applicant should also address the feasibility of conducting a research program within the context of a primarily teaching-oriented undergraduate program. Applicants must include a Statement of demonstrated commitment to DEI efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, scholarship and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under ‘other’). Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official sealed transcript showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. The position is open until filled. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: November 5, 2021. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration.


University of Pittsburgh (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Andrew W. Mellon Chair (History of Art and Architecture Department)

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint an accomplished historian of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art to the Andrew W. Mellon Chair, with a start date of September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. This endowed position provides an opportunity for its holder to undertake significant scholarly initiatives at the departmental, university, and extra-institutional level. It carries substantial research funds and a teaching load of three courses per year.  Applicants are expected to have an accomplished record of research and teaching. The successful applicant will be asked to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise doctoral students, undertake service, and participate actively in the life of the department and university. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, mentorship, and leadership will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 21006726.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter addressed to Prof. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department, that discusses the applicant’s approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring (of peers, graduate students, and undergraduates).
  • Current CV. Please include a list of students mentored and courses taught. • Diversity statement of 1–2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department (mrr55@pitt.edu) or Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (karoline@pitt.edu).

Duties 

  • Teach 3 (3-credit) courses (undergraduate and graduate) in the History of Art and Architecture per academic year
  • Meet with undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs
  • Direct and serve on PhD committees in the History of Art and Architecture Department
  • Carry out departmental and university service by way of, for instance, mentoring, participating on committees, and leading select initiatives

Minimum Requirements 

  • PhD in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field
  • Record of publications demonstrating original insight and sustained engagement with innovative methodological approaches
  • An active, forward-looking research agenda in the fields of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art
  • Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field
  • An openness to innovative pedagogical practices
  • Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity • Commitment to departmental and university citizenship

Preferred Requirements 

  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses and directing or serving on PhD committees
  • Experience mentoring faculty colleagues
  • Interest in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practice
  • Record of university and/or disciplinary service
  • Potential to engage collaboratively on strategic initiatives

University of South Carolina (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Visual Art of the African Diaspora

The School of Visual Art and Design and the African American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position that is jointly appointed in Art History and African American Studies, to commence August 16, 2022 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who demonstrate excellence and creativity in research that explores connections among the visual arts of African-descended peoples that extend beyond geopolitical boundaries. This includes specializations in diasporic art, architecture, and/or material culture of the Americas and the Caribbean. The position would be open to qualified candidates working in any genre or period; candidates who engage in comparative methods and interdisciplinarity in teaching and research are desired. The tenure home is the Art History program in the School of Visual Art and Design. The successful candidate must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2022.

The position is a joint appointment between two academic units, thus will teach, develop, and potentially collaborate on new and existing courses within Art History and African American Studies on a 2/2 load (two Art History and two African American Studies courses per year). New courses would broaden and enhance existing offerings in Art History and contribute to arts and humanities course offerings in the African American Studies undergraduate degree program. Existing courses in Art History include survey courses that are core to the Art History undergraduate degree and the Carolina Core, special topics at the intermediate level, and topic seminars that include graduate students. In African American Studies, the applicant hired for this position would occasionally be asked to teach AFAM 202, Introduction to African American Studies: Arts and Cultural Foundations, in addition to developing courses for African American Studies in the faculty member’s area of specialization. There are opportunities to mentor and supervise undergraduate research and the expectation to serve on master’s thesis committees in the School of Visual Art and Design.

The School of Visual Art and Design is a unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprised of four distinct program areas—Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, and Media Arts. There are currently 7 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members in the Art History program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor and a terminal master’s degree. Current faculty concentrate in early modern to contemporary areas, including the art, film, architecture, and museum and historic preservation practices of Europe, Asia, and North America. The program is developing new opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in museum studies to broaden the application of skills developed in the Art History major. The building that houses the School of Visual Art and Design features McMaster Gallery, which hosts visiting artists from the Columbia community and beyond and fosters student artists. The School has space in Stormwater Studios, a work and exhibition space for students, faculty, and visiting artists in downtown Columbia.

The African American Studies Program is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that centers the academic study of Black experiences, histories, and cultures at UofSC. Now in its 50th year on campus, the program offers a B.A. degree and an undergraduate minor, as well as cross-listed courses that are available to graduate students. The curriculum is led by award-winning core faculty with coursework across the humanities and social sciences, including specializations in African American literature, poetry, and comics, Black activism and political thought, Gospel music, modern dance, criminal justice, psychology, and anthropology of the African diaspora. In addition, the program houses the Institute for African American Research that facilitates scholarly initiatives and supports the intellectual life at the University.

Candidates should apply to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106940 with the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes dissertation title and major/minor areas of specialization
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • A writing/research and/or publication sample (up to 40 pages)

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Andrew Graciano (graciano@mailbox.sc.edu) if you have any questions.


Cal Poly Pomona (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Faculty Position at Assistant or Associate Rank-Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies (Nonviolence Studies)

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will hold Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies and serve as the Director of the Ahimsa Center, as well as teach and pursue an active research agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in area of expertise, including Nonviolence in the Modern World and a capstone seminar in nonviolence, have an active research agenda in the study of nonviolence, and direct the Ahimsa Center’s various activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any discipline (preferably from Humanities or Social Sciences); evidence of teaching and scholarly potential in Nonviolence Studies; commitment to organizing public programs such as lectures, conferences, or symposia related to nonviolence; potential to offer programs anchored in nonviolence for professional development of K-12 educators; and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Strong interest in community outreach and working with the Center’s Advisory Board; one or more years of university teaching experience in nonviolence related area; readiness for designing innovative course work related to nonviolence studies; evidence of scholarly productivity and working with students from underrepresented groups.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2021. Early application is encouraged. For expanded position description, additional application information, and specific procedures, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/97334

For general inquiries, please contact Dr. Tara Sethia, Search Committee Chair, at tsethia@cpp.edu


University of Arkansas (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Position Summary: The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor who specializes in race, criminology, and criminal justice. Salary is very competitive, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester. Successful candidates will have a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the African and African American Studies Program in Fulbright College. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment beginning in August 2022.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or related social science discipline is required. We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, a commitment to exceptional teaching, and those who can contribute to the Department of Sociology and Criminology graduate program. Successful candidates’ scholarship will intersect with issues of racial injustices and racial disparities in crime, victimization, and responses to crime. Successful candidates will be required to contribute to and teach in the interdisciplinary African and African American Studies Program (AAST), while preference will be given to those who contribute to the Department of Sociology and Criminology’s existing strengths in the areas of criminology, community, and inequality/stratification. In addition, strong preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s mission of diversity and inclusion.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Completed applications received by November 15th, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jeff Gruenewald, at jgruenew@uark.edu.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Assistant-Professor–Department-of-Sociology-and-Criminology_R0006757-1.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement regarding how equity, diversity, and inclusion factor into their teaching, research, and service. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. If contacted, candidates will be required to provide both a written and verbal statement during the interview process regarding their contributions to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Tenured – Tenure-Track Professor of Black Queer Diaspora Studies

Position Description:

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for two full-time, open rank positions in black queer diaspora studies. Both appointments will begin at the start of the fall semester, academic year 2022-23. The successful candidates will have significant administrative experience, particularly in the field of black studies, and demonstrate a strong record of research, publication and teaching on gender and/or sexuality in Africa and/or the African Diaspora. We will give preference to scholars who attend specifically to the African continent, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and/or the U.S. South and strongly encourage candidates who are fluent in an African diasporic language other than English to apply.

We seek applications from scholars who engage in humanistic or social science inquiry into black LGBTQ communities, black queer theory, and/or black queer cultural production. We hope to make at least one hire with an emphasis on the literary, visual and performing arts. All candidates must be committed to building and promoting black queer diaspora studies at The University of Texas by cultivating intellectual community across disciplines; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to black queer studies and related topics at the introductory and advanced levels; actively engaging in service, such as participating on and chairing search committees; organizing lecture series and other related programming; and mentoring and recruiting faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Historically, Queer Studies and Black Studies have had strong links to Women’s and Gender Studies, a tradition we hope to continue. The ideal candidates will help the department to strengthen its relationship with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) and the LGBTQ Studies Program.

All University of Texas faculty engage in simultaneous research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in African and/or African Diaspora studies or another black studies equivalent. We also welcome applicants with doctorates in traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary fields whose career-long scholarship has been on queer people of African descent.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment.  

Application instructions:

The priority application deadline for this position was October 15, 2021; however, applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, list of references, a sample of scholarly writing (30 pages maximum length), and curriculum vitae to the following link: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/81639. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letter, or a separate statement, their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Please address any inquiries about the position to the search committee Co-Chairs Dr. Lyndon K. Gill at lyndonkgill@utexas.edu or Dr. Simone Browne at sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu.

Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

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Brandeis University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor Opening in Modern Continental Europe and the World

The Brandeis University History Department seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of modern continental Europe and the World (c. 1800 – c. 1950).  We are especially interested in historians who would extend the methodological, geographic and chronological range of the department’s current faculty, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching.  The candidate’s research focus may be European or transnational, but candidates must have a demonstrated capacity to teach both European and transnational thematic history courses in this period.  Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2022. This position is subject to budget approval.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Only online applications will be accepted.  Please submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19230. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Martha Cronin, mcronin@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education.


Texas State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Black History in North America, 1750 – 1850

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Black History in North America, ca. 1750 – 1850. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the U.S. history survey, the first half of the African American survey, specialized undergraduate and graduate courses, and to direct theses. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the African American Studies program. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.

Appointment date is Fall 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in History or related field, such as Africana Studies, African American Studies, or American Studies is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda, with a record of scholarship, that complements the existing strengths of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in mentoring students of color.

Application Procedures

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34964.

A complete application comprises a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching and diversity statement, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and the names and affiliations of three potential referees.The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Contact

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jessica Pliley, jp74@txstate.edu

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Swarthmore College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant/Associate Professor of Black Studies

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the Black Studies Program, to begin in the fall of 2022.

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is an interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty from multiple departments and incorporating a wide range of perspectives and methods within Black Studies. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be deeply humanistic in their training and outlook and will place the aesthetics of Black life and Black expressive cultures and their connection to Black politics at the heart of their scholarship and teaching. The Program invites applications from scholars trained in Black Studies or Africana Studies programs but also Diasporic Cultural Studies; Critical Race Studies, Performance Studies and Performing Arts; Media Arts and other disciplines and fields focused on the aesthetics, meaning and interpretation of Black cultural forms and genres. Applicants’ scholarship and teaching must be centrally engaged with and defined by the intellectual and institutional project of Black Studies. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in the program, including Introduction to Black Studies and other advanced thematic courses, as well as to supervise a capstone course and participate in the life of the program. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated a capacity for program leadership.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss their teaching experience, style, and objectives, with a focus on their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, and leadership in Black Studies. In addition, applicants should outline their research interests and indicate why they believe they are prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds. The search committee will begin to review applications on October 1, 2021, and it will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Candidates must apply via apply.interfolio.com/88041.


California State University, East Bay (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History, Diversity and Diasporas (Full-time, Tenure Track)

We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history. The new faculty member would teach a variety of courses, especially supporting our Social Justice and Citizenships concentration. A tenure-track hire would teach courses in both our BA and MA programs. A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required. Experience in online teaching or interest in developing online coursework is desirable.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to assume the responsibilities of advising, assist the department with administrative duties, and participate in campus-wide committee responsibilities.

The History Department offers a range of lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses to majors pursuing the BA in History, General Education students, prospective middle and high school teachers in the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Social Science, and Public History Certificate students. The department also offers an MA degree program, in which faculty teach seminars in their specialties.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall 2022

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required.  We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history. Preference given to candidates with expertise in Black/African American history. Special consideration given to candidates interested in applied history and community engagement in the Bay Area.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2021, position remains open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement, along with:  a complete and current vita, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.


University at Buffalo, SUNY (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Thomas B. Lockwood Chair in Latinx History (Associate or Full Professor)

The Department of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) invites applications for the Thomas B. Lockwood Chair in Latinx History. The appointment, to begin August 2022, will be made at the rank of associate or full professor. Salary and compensation will be competitive, commensurate with rank and achievement. A strong scholarly record and commitment to teaching and program building are expected. Ability to teach courses in Latinx history is necessary, though area of specialization within Latinx history is open.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated researcher and teacher eager to work with students in introductory surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty at UB, an R1 University and AAU member institution, include maintaining a strong research program; teaching two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; mentoring graduate students, including advising Ph.D. dissertations; and providing service to the Department and University.

We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to the Department and University’s commitment to equity and the inclusion of diverse students and audiences in higher education. We are especially interested in a candidate with experience supporting and mentoring a diverse student body, including Latinx undergraduate and graduate students, who make up a growing and vibrant demographic at UB.

Please submit letter of application; c.v.; chapter- or article-length writing sample; a brief, one- to two-page statement on how your research, teaching, and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, educating and mentoring diverse students, or by improving equity and access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and contact information for three references. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For more information about the Department of History, visit http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/history.html. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Camilo Trumper (ctrumper@buffalo.edu). Website: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/29106


University of North Alabama (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at the University of North Alabama (www.una.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of pre-1900 Black History in North America. Preference will be given to candidates with a History Ph.D. in hand by August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses, advanced upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, as well as contributing to the Black Studies minor. Typical teaching loads are 4/4, in addition to scholarship, advising, and service. Specific responsibilities, however, are to be determined by the department chair. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Alabama is located in Florence, Alabama, on the banks of the Tennessee River in the Shoals region of northwest Alabama. The area enjoys a rich historical and musical heritage, along with a thriving arts movement. For more information, see https://www.visitflorenceal.com/.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6035.  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload, at the time of application, a cover letter (detailed, addressing research, teaching philosophy/experience), resume/CV, a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, and a one-page diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Information regarding the diversity/equity/inclusion statement can be found here: https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/forms-links/diversity_statement_faculty.pdf.

This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of transcripts may be emailed to employment@una.edu. If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student” will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial transcripts will suffice for application purposes. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will result in a delayed response.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty appointment at any rank in American Politics or Political Theory

The Department of Government at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment at any rank. We seek qualified candidates whose research examines African American political thought, the political experiences of African Americans, and/or issues of race and racial injustice related to African Americans. The position includes the option of an affiliation with the Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS).

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly work, engaging undergraduate students in research, and building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should discuss in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Philosophy, or a related discipline, or have the Ph.D. conferred before the start date of their appointment.

Application Instructions:

1) Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests. Applicants should also state in their cover letter, or in a separate statement, how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2) C.V.

3) Dissertation abstract or research statement (maximum two pages single-spaced)

4) Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor (for ABD applicants)

5) Writing sample of 20-40 pages

Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://apply.interfolio.com/92314Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to Michelle.T.Clarke@dartmouth.edu or Jennifer.L.Jerit@dartmouth.edu.


Miami University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in African American History

Miami University is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach African American History beginning in the fall of 2022. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, scholarship, advising students, and providing service.

Requirements: Ph.D. in History by date of appointment for appointment as Assistant Professor.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing sample to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498976/assistant-professor. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a statement of teaching philosophy. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steven Conn, conns@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.


Harvard University (Deadline: Open)

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

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in African American Religious Studies, with a particular interest in the North American context.  We welcome candidates with expertise in any specializations within the field, such as (but not limited to): cultural studies, ethics, gender and sexuality, history, literature, philosophy of religion, politics, social scientific approaches, and/or theology.  Applicants should be familiar with and utilize analyses that address intersecting forms of identity and social power, including race, class, empire, gender, and sexuality. Excellence in teaching and research is required.  The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2022.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religion in Public Life programs, as well as PhD candidates in the Study of Religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  They will also have an opportunity to teach undergraduates in Harvard College, and to collaborate with colleagues and students in other departments and schools in the University.

Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, and in the case of untenured candidates, the names of three references whom the school will contact. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Letters of nomination are welcomed and should be sent to aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu.

HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The University of New Orleans (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–The Raphael J. Cassimere, Jr. Professor in African American History & Department Chair University of New Orleans

The Department of History and Philosophy in The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development at the University of New Orleans invites applications for The Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Professor in African American History and Department Chair. This is a tenured position with additional responsibilities and compensation for chair duties and summer work. We invite those at the rank of professor, or advanced associate professor, with administrative experience to apply. The qualified candidate should have a PhD in History from an accredited university, with a research specialty in African American history, post-1865 strongly preferred.

The professorship is named for Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Professor Emeritus, the first African American faculty member hired by the university and a long-time member of the History department. As a student at UNO in the 1970s, he was the leader of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP Youth Council coordinating protests against segregation and discrimination in New Orleans. Dr. Cassimere is well known for his work in civil rights locally and nationally.

The Department of History and Philosophy is a medium-sized department. It offers a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy, as well as an MA in History, with optional concentrations in public history and international and global studies. Faculty also work with PhD students in Planning and Urban Studies and those enrolled in UNO’s new PhD in Justice Studies. The department has several centers and institutes, including Center Austria and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. The  Michael Mizell-Nelson Digital History Lab supports the department’s work in digital humanities and public history.

The University of New Orleans is a public research university in the University of Louisiana System. Founded in 1958, it was the first integrated university to open in the South. The College of Liberal Arts, Education Human Development is the largest and most diverse college at the university, and it houses the humanities, the arts, social sciences, and education programs. It is dedicated to serving the vibrant and historically rich city of New Orleans through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

The position will begin fall 2022. Salary commensurate with background and experience. The Cassimere professorship provides additional funds annually for research.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining both the academic and administrative experience; cv with three references; and a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15.  The position will remain open until filled. Nominations of qualified candidates are also welcome.  Please direct all inquiries to Dean Kim Martin Long at kmlong@uno.edu.

To apply: https://ulsuno.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityOfNewOrleans/job/New-Orleans-La/The-Raphael-J-Cassimere–Jr–Professor-in-African-American-History-and-Department-Chair_R-000372-1


University of Washington (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor – African American History

The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in African American History. The department is particularly interested in expanding faculty expertise in the long twentieth century. Additionally, the successful candidate will develop introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students and graduate seminars. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  This position will begin in September 2022.

Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research relative to African American history. We are particularly looking for a scholar whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching experience will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today such as racism, gender and sexuality, the legacy of enslavement, transnational and national civil rights movements, comparative Black diasporas, policing and the carceral state. Corollary research and teaching interests might include topics complementary to our program strengths and student interest, including African Americans in the US West, racial capitalism, U.S. imperialism, constitutional and legal history, environmental history and environmental justice. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field, or foreign equivalent, in hand by the start date.

Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Margaret O’Mara, chair of the search, at momara@uw.edu  if you have any questions. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/90649 


University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year, subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months.

This position is part of a Social Science Diversity & Justice cluster hire and a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Provost’s office (https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-MuChange-2021.Final_.pdf). The goal of the fellowship is to support emerging outstanding scholars from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position. The cluster hire includes three postdoctoral positions:

  • A sociologist specializing in race/ethnicity studies, racialization, and/or racial inequality (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department).
  • An anthropologist specializing in the Indigenous peoples of the Americas (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department; this position was filled in July 2021).
  • A scholar of crime/criminal justice (housed in the interdisciplinary Criminology and Criminal Justice Program).

While the area of expertise is open, candidates whose research show promise in engaging with one of the following subfields will be given priority: carceral studies; comparative criminology; crimmingration; criminological theory; juvenile justice; program evaluation; queer criminology; transformative justice; and victimology. As an interdisciplinary program that offers our majors elective options from across the College of Arts and Sciences, candidates from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives will be considered.

The postdoctoral fellow would be expected to teach courses on criminology and/or criminal justice topics, advance their research agenda and contribute to program, college, and university service. The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The transition to a tenure-track faculty position will be based on continued interest on the part of the Fellow as well as the potential of the Fellow to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service needs and goals of the department as judged by the departmental faculty and Dean of the College. If the Fellow does not transition to a tenure-track position, the University is committed to providing a second year of support in the postdoctoral fellowship position.

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 05/21/2022 with anticipated renewal.

Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (SF01121).

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

  • Letter of application that describes your qualifications and interest in the position,
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document)
  • A brief teaching portfolio (e.g., 1 page teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of a course you would teach, and teaching evaluations, if available) (as one complete document),
  • “Other Document” – A 1-page statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students by embodying the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,
  • “Other Document” – A sample of your scholarly work of no more than 30 pages (as one complete document).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of African American Literature

The English Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, to begin September 12, 2022.  Specialization in African American Literature.  Ph.D. in English or related field required.  The successful candidate will join those faculty currently teaching African American Literature, along with recent hires in Indigenous Literatures and Global-Anglophone Literatures, to diversify the department’s curricular offerings, including the teaching of African American literary texts in our recently revised English major and M.A. graduate program as well as in our university-wide GE program and its United States Cultural Pluralism (USCP) courses.  This position also offers the flexibility to create new courses of the candidate’s own design and the opportunity to work closely with individual students on senior projects.  The specific teaching emphasis and research interest within African American literature are open, but we seek empathetic teachers, innovative scholars, and collaborative colleagues.

Cal Poly strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study.  This position is part of a college-wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to DEI, as well as to promote inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies across the university.  Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the college’s goals in these areas.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Specialization in African American Literature.  Ph.D. in English or related field required.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The English Department, in the College of Liberal Arts, is one of the largest academic units within the University.  The department offers BA and MA degrees in English, an English minor, a Linguistics minor, and certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language and Technical Communication.  The department has approximately 300 English majors and offers many courses to satisfy the General Education and Breadth requirements for all Cal Poly students.  The department is comprised of a department chair, 20 tenure-line faculty, and 45 lecturer faculty and teaching associates.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please visit http://jobs.calpoly.edu/, complete a required online faculty application and apply to Job Number #505087. Please attach to your electronic application a cover letter, vita, transcript copy, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample indicative of area of scholarship. In the cover letter, the applicant should also address the feasibility of conducting a research program within the context of a primarily teaching-oriented undergraduate program.

Applicants must include a statement of demonstrated commitment to DEI in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience, contributions to DEI efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly.

Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official sealed transcript showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. This position is open until filled.

REVIEW BEGIN DATE: October 27, 2021. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration. If you have questions, please email Dr. Doug Keesey (English Dept. Chair) at dkeesey@calpoly.edu.


University of Washington (Deadline: Open)

Assistant Professor, Black Studies in Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Black Studies in Communication, broadly conceived.

This position has an anticipated start date in September 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to produce a significant line of research, teach undergraduate and graduate classes, work with graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels, and engage in departmental service. Engagement with broader communities is also highly valued. The Department of Communication is founded on the principles of intellectual and cultural pluralism, interdisciplinarity, innovation through collaboration, and public scholarship. The Center for Communication, Difference and Equity (CCDE) is the primary site through which the Department promotes its core commitments to advancing and engaging in high impact research on social justice and inclusion. This hire’s research, teaching, and service will be supported by the CCDE. The Department’s statement on difference and equity can be found at https://com.uw.edu/about/difference-and-equity-statement/

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following: (1) a 1-2 page letter of application outlining the candidate’s specific research trajectory as it pertains to Black Studies in Communication and explaining how that research aligns with and pushes beyond existing critical, qualitative, interpretive, and/or humanistic research approaches in the department such as rhetoric, interpersonal communication, technology and society, and media and cultural studies; (2) a separate 1-2 page teaching statement that discusses the candidate’s pedagogical philosophy and identifies courses in the department that the candidate is qualified to teach, as well as ideas about new courses that the candidate might add to the curriculum to complement and extend existing strengths in the department; (3) a separate 1-2 page statement that describes the candidate’s experiences with difference, race, equity, and social justice in research, teaching, mentorship and/or service; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) two article length academic writing samples; and (6) the names and contact information for three references who are prepared to submit letters of recommendations within days of a request. Priority will be given to applications received before October 15, 2021. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ralina Joseph (rljoseph@uw.edu).

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

APPLY: apply.interfolio.com/93725


American University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor African American and African Diaspora Studies

The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2022. The candidate’s tenure line will reside in the CRGC and is part of the department’s mission to build an anti-racist, feminist, de-colonial community of scholar-teachers who will advance the university’s commitments to justice and equity. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2022 in fields including but not limited to Africana Studies, African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Religion, or History. Scholars in the qualitative social sciences are particularly welcome. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship and teaching in areas such as slavery and its legacies, gender, sexuality, and transnational or comparative approaches to Black life and culture. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university service.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by October 15th. Please submit applications via:  http://apply.interfolio.com/94485 .Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a writing sample.  Contact Eileen J. Findlay, Chair of the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, crgc@american.edu with any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Department offers undergraduate degree programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Arab World Studies; Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies; Latina/o/x Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Learn more about the department at https://www.american.edu/cas/crgc/.


Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Managing Director

Penn State University-College of the Liberal Arts and the Africana Research Center invites applicants for the position of Managing Director at the rank of Assistant or Associate Research Professor. The Managing Director will report to the Director of the Africana Research Center, and will work in conjunction with the Director to identify and carryout initiatives that further the mission of the Center. The Managing Director will be responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing various programs/initiatives within the Africana Research Center, including the postdoctoral selection process, the grant award selection process, and the Midcareer Faculty Advancement Program.

The Managing Director will also work closely with the Director to identify and apply for grants that will support center programming and strategic priorities, and will develop and manage Center budgets, in conjunction with the Director. The Managing Director will be responsible for creating content for the Center’s website and social media accounts, and assembling the Center’s annual report. In addition, the Managing Director will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in areas that align with the Africana Research Center (e.g., research related to African American Studies, Africana Studies, and/or African Diaspora Studies). Discipline(s): Open. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to provide timely support to diverse constituents and inquiries are required.

Must possess qualities of professionalism and be able to multi-task and manage/maintain confidential materials. Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively. In addition, successful candidates must be solutions-oriented and 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.

Ph.D. required at time of appointment. The Managing Director will interact with diverse groups of people to support the unit mission to promote an environment where cultural production and discourse on diversity are nurtured to advance the research, teaching, and outreach of the University.

Additional Information: Please submit a cover letter, cv, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin August 2 and continue until the position is filled.

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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2375278


Bucknell University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English in Race and Literature

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of race and literature with a specialization in African American and/or African-diasporic literature in any historical period beginning August 2022. The ability to teach Critical Race Theory is required. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program, and will contribute to the Literary Studies Program’s Race and Literature Concentration. We are especially interested in areas of research and teaching that build upon the department’s current strengths in race and ethnic studies; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; intersectionality and literature; and environmental and medical humanities. This position is part of a Bucknell cluster hire focusing on race in conjunction with the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum, in addition to the gateway course for the Race and Literature concentration.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and we are therefore committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. Application materials include a Cover Letter, CV, and Diversity Statement (one-page statement describing how commitment to diversity is present in the candidate’s teaching, research, and mentoring). Candidates invited to submit for a second round will be asked for a writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell’s online jobs portal: http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2481311


Clemson University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director of Pan-African Studies-College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) at Clemson University seeks nominations and applications from accomplished scholars for the position of Director of Pan-African Studies. Rank open. Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.

The program in Pan-African Studies is currently undergoing a name change. The new director will play a central role in the reconceptualization of the curriculum and program expansion. The program has enormous potential as an academic hub, as a research leader, and as a focal point for exchange and dialogue on historical and contemporary issues of race at Clemson and beyond. The successful candidate will be an individual with vision, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, and with the energy to mobilize Clemson’s human and material resources. The director is expected to collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community partners engaged in the on-going process of reevaluating the history of Black life at Clemson and bringing that story to our local and global communities. This position requires program advocacy and active engagement with students, and the director will be expected to organize campus and community events to increase awareness and program visibility. The College offers three PhD programs, and the new director will be encouraged to contribute to them as appropriate. In addition to program building, coordination and academic advising, the new director will maintain an active career in research and scholarship and be expected to teach, teaching loads adjusted depending on other activities. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in budgeting, personnel management, external support/fundraising and program development.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application, which should include a discussion of leadership philosophy and experience engaging with issues of diversity, inclusion and/or social justice, a sample of scholarship, and a list of at least three (3) references to the search committee by uploading the documents to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/84613).

Applications received before April 5, 2021 will receive careful consideration.

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

James M. Burns
Clemson University | CAAH | Associate Dean and Professor of History
865-656-0376 | burnsj@clemson.edu

Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.

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