AF AM Job Openings

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


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Deadline: September 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (open field; two positions)

MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) invites applications for two tenure- track assistant professor positions, open to all areas of specialization within STS. We welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching focus on any aspect of the social, cultural, historical, political, or ethical dimensions of science, technology, medicine, or other technical domains. We are especially interested in identifying colleagues who bring new methods and perspectives to understanding science and technology in society, and who extend the methodological, thematic, geographic, and/or chronological reach of our faculty. Scholars whose work considers STS questions related to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, colonialism, and/or gender and sexuality, or whose work centers issues of justice and equity, are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from scholars who hold (or near completion of Ph.D) a Ph.D. in any humanistic or social scientific field, including (but not limited to): Anthropology; American Studies; African American Studies; Communication; Disability Studies; Ethnic Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Geography; History; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Indigenous Studies; Information Studies; Law; Media Studies; Native American Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Public Policy; Sociology; or STS. Applications from scholars with a Ph.D. in science, engineering, or other technical fields are also invited to apply, so long as the social dimensions of science and technology are core to their work.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of employment. We welcome applications from junior scholars at all levels of experience, including advanced ABD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, non-tenure-track and tenure-track junior faculty, teaching faculty, scholars employed in contingent or precarious positions, scholars employed in non-university research and teaching positions, and independent scholars. These positions are intended for pre-tenure scholars; we are unable to consider applications from scholars who would require a tenured position at MIT.

STS faculty are typically expected to teach three courses per academic year, including both undergraduate and graduate courses. The STS Program is one of three participating programs in MIT’s History-Anthropology-STS (HASTS) doctoral program, and we welcome applications from scholars with a strong interest (though not necessarily experience) in graduate teaching and mentorship. Interest in establishing scholarly connections at MIT beyond the STS Program is also desirable.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women and members of minority groups.

Interested applicants should submit a preliminary application consisting of a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample (article or chapter length) that best represents their scholarship to:

Letters of recommendation will not be required for the initial applications. Applicants who advance to the next stage of the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation and additional research and teaching materials.

Applications are due September 1, 2023; the process will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions on the application process may be directed to:

Paree Pinkney

Director, Administration and Finance Program in Science, Technology, and Society E51-163

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA

Williams College (Deadline: September 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Associate or Full Professor, Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint a faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor, with tenure, to begin July 1, 2024. We seek candidates with an expressed commitment to department and community building in the spirit of Black Studies. While we welcome a range of areas of expertise, we are especially interested in scholars who can contribute in robust and innovative ways to teaching in the three routes of our new major: 1) theories, methods, and poetics; 2) cultural performance and popular technologies; and 3) Black landscapes.

Africana Studies at Williams is an interdisciplinary department that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Drawing from an array of courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, students who earn a concentration or major in Africana Studies practice intellectually rigorous research, writing, and analysis of Africana culture that is also grounded in activism and life experience.

Applicants should be tenured scholars. The teaching load is two courses per semester (2-2) ​​plus a January winter term course every other year. As we recently had a major approved, candidates should be prepared to teach courses that will meet the curricular requirements for our core departmental offerings. Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at:

Salary is commensurate to rank and the faculty member will be eligible for a full package of faculty benefits as described online at Faculty also receive an annual allowance for research and professional travel.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit to the department chair, Professor James Manigault-Bryant, via Interfolio [], the materials below:

  • A cover letter of no more than three pages that identifies: key questions, arguments and interventions in the candidate’s research; new or existing courses that will contribute to the major; and prior service experience and future goals for serving Africana Studies and the broader college community.
  • A curriculum vitae.

The deadline for receipt of materials is September 1, 2023.

As the search advances, the committee plans to conduct online interviews with the semi-finalists, and those candidates will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Additionally, candidates who advance to the finalist stage will be invited to campus and should be prepared to run a 30 to 40-minute seminar or guided discussion on an aspect of their research, to be chosen by the candidate. We intend to complete the search by December 1, 2023.

For more information and to apply, visit

Boston University (Deadline: September 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of African American History prior to 1900, Department of History

The History Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the history of the African American experience prior to 1900, beginning Fall 2024, pending final budgetary approval. This position will be joint between the History Department and the African American and Black Diaspora Studies Program.

We seek candidates with expertise in any aspect of the pre-1900 African American experience, including Afro-Indigenous History and Atlantic World. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. must be in hand by beginning of employment. By September 15, applicants should submit to a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and three letters of recommendation. We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Further materials will be requested of short-listed applicants. Preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in October. We are committed to reviewing candidates in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Harvard Divinity School (Deadline: September 30, 2023)

Job Ad–Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Religion and Ecology, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenure or tenure-track appointment in the area of Religion and Ecology to fill the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity. We seek candidates with expertise in Christian morality, ethics, and values, within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity. We are particularly interested in a scholar with expertise either in environmental justice or environmental ethics. The successful candidate should be competent in the debates, methods, and theoretical frameworks of the subfield of religion and ecology, including religion and climate change. Applicants should also be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. Excellence in teaching and research is expected. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2024.

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 related programs, departments, and schools in the University.

Applications should be made online at: Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (submitted by the recommenders through the application portal). Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Letters of nomination are welcome. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the search office at

Binghamton University, SUNY (Deadline: September 30, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor of African-American or Latinx History, Department of History

The Department of History at Binghamton University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of African-American or Latinx history, with research focus on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power and/or structures of inequality in the history of the United States, in any period, beginning Fall 2024.

Candidates should be able to: design and teach history courses in their area of specialization, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in the rotation of the U.S. history surveys, either the early or modern half; and, train, mentor, and advise graduate students through their programs of study. The teaching load is 2-2. Applicants can find information about the History Department here:

This hire is part of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences’ multi-year cluster hire in the thematic area “Critical Studies in Race and Inequality.” Read more about Harpur College’s cluster hire programs here: Binghamton University is dedicated to the advancement of social justice for all individuals and populations. Read more about these important initiatives here:


The PhD degree must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust scholarly agenda and to make significant contributions to their areas of specialization.

Application Instructions:

Applicants will submit a 3–4-page letter of application (describing a research agenda, teaching philosophy and teaching experience), curriculum vita, a statement about commitment to and experience in advancing DEI values and aims through teaching and research (approximately one page), an academic writing sample (dissertation or book chapter or article) and the names and contact information for three recommenders by September 30, 2023. Apply here:

The search committee will review and screen applications for initial virtual interviews and then subsequently bring a selection of candidates to campus. Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Diane Miller Sommerville (

University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Deadline: October 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in African Literatures and Cultures, Department of English Language and Literatures

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African Literatures and Cultures at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. We are open to applications from all historical and contemporary fields and, while we are searching for a scholar of Anglophone literatures, we welcome comparative approaches. Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of African literatures and cultures (broadly defined, including comparative and diasporic African, Afro-Caribbean, and/or Afro-Latinx studies). An interest in Black Studies would also be an asset. We encourage applications from scholars whose research complements existing departmental strengths in climate justice/environmental humanities, media studies, post/anti/decolonial studies, Global South studies, and Indigenous Studies as well as from scholars whose research expands upon our strengths (including but not limited to: Afro-Indigenous studies, critical refugee studies, disability studies, queer and/or trans studies, interdisciplinary or experimental methodologies, etc.).

This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the Faculty of Arts, including the African Studies minor, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, and the Social Justice Institute.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person (the latter understood broadly in its global context). Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experiences that promote diversity, inclusion, and justice, broadly understood. Applicants should also demonstrate future commitments to a more inclusive and just representation of racialized minorities in the applicant’s core discipline(s), in the academy more broadly, and/or affiliate institution(s).

Applicants must have a PhD or provide solid indication of imminent completion. Applicants are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC has a newly enhanced curriculum that features courses in the literatures and cultures of Africa. We also have courses on anticolonial, decolonial, and postcolonial studies, on Global South connections, and on migration and transnational networks. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and in introductory literature courses as well as specialist area courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department visit:

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications through the UBC website ( and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement (referred to above), a sample of ongoing research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.). Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters from three referees sent to by the same deadline.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queries should be addressed to:

Professor Patricia Badir, Head
Department of English Language and Literatures
University of British Columbia
397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC
Canada   V6T 1Z1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Washington (Deadline: October 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American History (tenure-track), Department of 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 to specialize in African American history. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: the long twentieth century; racism, gender and sexuality; legacies of enslavement; Black freedom movements; comparative Black diasporas; policing and the carceral state; as well as corollary topics such as racial capitalism; U.S. imperialism; African Americans in the U.S. West; and environmental history. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will begin in September 2024.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be at $9,250–$13,500 per month on a 9-month basis ($83,250–$121,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or a related field, or foreign equivalent, in hand by the start date.

Application Instructions

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, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Moon-Ho Jung, chair of the search, at if you have any questions.

Apply here:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: October 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Black Feminist and Cultural Studies, Department of African American & African 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 position in Black feminist literary and cultural studies to begin Fall 2024 (August 26, 2024).

The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). 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 preferred candidate would be broadly trained in the fields of African American literature, cultural studies, public humanities, and/or other forms of creative expression. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to charting broadly-based humanistic inquiries grounded in Black feminist scholarship.

Initial review of applications will begin 01 October 2023, and additional materials will be requested of candidates who advance to the second round. Review of applications will continue until the search is concluded.

Link for the complete job posting:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: October 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Open Rank (tenure-track), Department of African American & African Studies

The Department of African American & African Studies (AA&AS) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a full-time, open rank position (tenure-track advanced assistant, tenured associate, or tenured full professor) in African American & African Studies to begin as soon as August 26, 2024. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose research engages with major themes of African American Studies from a national, regional, global and/or transnational perspective.

The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor or tenured professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

The preferred candidate would have a distinguished record of interdisciplinary training, accomplishment, and/or engagement in the field of African American Studies. While the areas of expertise are open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research engages with Black transnational studies; Black digital studies (exploring the connection between digital inequality, technology, race, and data science); Black music; Black disability studies; comparative race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and gender studies; social movements; racial capitalism; carcerality; health and inequality; or law and public policy.

Initial review of applications will begin 01 October 2023, and additional materials will be requested of candidates who advance to the second round. Review of applications will continue until the search is concluded.

Link for the complete job posting:

Goucher College (Deadline: October 2, 2023)

Job Ad–Open-Rank Professor of History of African Diaspora, Department of History

Goucher College’s Department of History invites applicants for the tenure-track, open rank position of historian of the African diaspora. Ideal candidates will be able to teach dynamic introductory and upper-division history courses on the African diaspora and contribute to the Goucher Commons, with research and teaching specialties in one or more of the following areas: African history; Black history in North America, the Caribbean, or Latin America; the history of slavery and the Transatlantic slave trade; race; and ethnicity. We are especially interested in candidates who can provide leadership to the Africana Studies program and contribute to Goucher’s Hallowed Ground Project, and whose experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity will contribute to an inclusive departmental culture for students and faculty. Teaching is at the heart of our mission and we seek a colleague who is dedicated to engaging students in the classroom and helping them build skills for a lifetime of success. The teaching load will be 20 credits for the academic year, typically three courses one semester and two in the other, and the service commitment will depend in part upon the rank at the time of hire. Goucher College supports tenure-track faculty development through pre-tenure leave, sabbaticals, programming through the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching, and internal research grants.


This position requires completion of the Ph.D. in history, or a related field (such as African American Studies or Africana Studies) with a historical focus, by the time of appointment and official transcripts will be requested at the time of hire.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials through the Workday Career site:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter that discusses their teaching and research interests
  • A statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, and demonstrates their ability to work across diverse groups and contribute to inclusivity in the campus community
  • Contact information for three references

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 2, 2023. Candidates who are invited for on-line interviews will be asked for a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample syllabi at that time. Questions should be directed to Evan Dawley, Associate Professor of History, at

To apply:

National Humanities Center (Deadline: October 5, 2023)

Job Ad–2024-2025 Residential Fellowships, National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars from all areas of the humanities with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are encouraged to apply.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.

Applications and all accompanying materials are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 5, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Application requirements:

Fellowship applicants are asked to complete the online application form and to upload the following documents:

  • 1,000-word project proposal
  • Short bibliography (up to 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (up to 4 pages)
  • One-page tentative outline of the structure of the project (if the project is a book, provide an outline of chapters; otherwise, give an outline of the components of the project and their progress to date)

Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. References will receive an email prompt inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. All letters are also due by October 5, 2023.

We strongly recommend applicants read through our Frequently Asked Questions before beginning their application. Questions can be emailed to

Trinity University (Deadline: October 9, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African-American history (tenure-track), Department of History

The History Department at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American history with an anticipated start date of August, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in African-American history, specialization open. We especially welcome applicants whose research or teaching interests cover the 19th century, as well as candidates with a passion for undergraduate education and a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.

The Trinity University Department of History consists of ten historians conducting research on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States, with thematic focuses on transnational migration, gender and sexuality, international relations, comparative histories of race and racism, public history and digital humanities. Our history faculty consistently publish world-class scholarship, hold competitive fellowships and grants, and engage with local and global audiences through public scholarship and outreach. In the classroom, our department is committed to pedagogy that stresses critical analysis, informed empathy, and intentional inclusivity. See the department website for more information.

The Department of History and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.


The teaching load is five courses per year. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, develop a curriculum based upon their interests and the needs of the department, and participate in department and university events and service. They will also be invited to participate in Trinity’s interdisciplinary African-American Studies Program and the First Year Experience (read more about these programs here and here).


Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by September, 2024 in history, African-American Studies, or other related fields. It is preferred that candidates have evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.


To apply, go to You will need to upload the following materials:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (Please include a list of 3 references. We will ask for letters of recommendation and additional materials after the first round.)
  • A diversity statement of 250-500 words that responds to the following prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please describe your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.”
  • A teaching statement of 250-500 words that responds to the following prompt: “Please describe your teaching philosophy for teaching African-American history at the undergraduate level, and your experience in applying or future plans to apply that philosophy in the classroom.”

Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gina Anne Tam, Search Chair, at

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. If you have revisions needed to an application already submitted or need help submitting an application, please contact Human Resources:

Villanova University (Deadline: October 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of African American History, Department of History

The Department of History at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African American History. We seek an innovative scholar-teacher committed to a robust research agenda and to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates should be able to teach thematically-based Core History courses of their own creation; two-semester surveys in African American History at both the undergraduate and graduate level; and electives in related areas at both levels, including, potentially, courses in African Diaspora and/or Caribbean History. We value interdisciplinarity and seek candidates who will contribute to the University’s Africana Studies Program and who will build upon some of our department’s interests in Public History, Urban History, and Cultural History.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism are integral components of Villanova University’s mission and strategic plan. We welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service prepare them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences. Our new colleague should demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. The selected candidate will hold a five-year appointment as the Albert R. Lepage Assistant Professor of History which includes an annual research fund. The position begins August 2024. Teaching load 3-2. PhD required at the time the position commences. The application deadline is October 15, 2023.

Applications must be submitted online at and must include the following: a) Cover letter of interest b) Complete curriculum vitae c) Statement of teaching philosophy d) Dissertation abstract and one article or chapter-length writing sample e) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if you are chosen for an interview) f) Contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload their recommendations g) Statement of contribution to DEI and h) Statement of contribution to the university’s mission [Finalists only].

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. The University is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region.  More information about the Department of History can be found here.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Deadline: October 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Global Black Studies, Department of Afro-American Studies

The W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Black Studies with a focus on the African Diaspora. This hire would align with existing faculty strengths in history/politics in the department and would support growing interest in African Diaspora Studies and Black Internationalism among both graduate and undergraduate students in our department as well as in our larger field. We are seeking a colleague who can aid the development of new courses (and strengthen existing courses) while directly supporting our graduate certificate in African Diaspora Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants with research and teaching focusing on regions outside of the United States (Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, etc). We have particular interest in applicants with expertise in the African diaspora and its intersections with Environmental and Climate Justice, Political Economy and Inequality, Gender and Sexuality, and Health (mental, reproductive, physical).

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a promising research agenda and readiness to teach independent graduate courses by the second year of appointment as well as contribute to a collaborative Africana/Black Studies department. Additionally, the candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to Black Studies as an intellectual field with its own unique disciplinary characteristics.

This is a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


A PhD from a department of African American/Black/Africana studies, history, political science, American Studies or other relevant fields, with a specialization in the study of the African diaspora is required by the date of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly promise as well as evidence of effective undergraduate teaching.

More information on the Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies can be found here:

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants must submit 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one-page research statement; 4) teaching statement/portfolio; 5) a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals. These contributions may

result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching and outreach activities; 6) writing sample, up to twenty-five pages; and 7) list of three current references with full contact information including valid email addresses to:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.

Duke University (Deadline: October 25, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, Nicholas School of the Environment

The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in We seek a broadly-trained social scientist whose scholarship is empirically grounded and theoretically informed. We are especially interested in scholars who focus on: the structural, institutional and historical roots of environmental injustices; the processes and mechanisms through which environmental injustices are perpetuated; or policy interventions and other solutions that promote environmental justice. Competitive applicants will have training and expertise in a relevant social science discipline or interdisciplinary field (including but not limited to: sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, political science, economics, environmental studies, Black studies, LatinX studies, Queer studies, decolonial studies, political ecology, or Indigenous studies), and they will have a demonstrated record of scholarship that engages with and applies theories and dimensions of environmental justice. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that is widely recognized for both intellectual rigor and societal impacts, including but not limited to community-engaged or policy-engaged scholarship.

Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Job Location: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham NC

Apply now: See Job 24884

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Basic qualification

Ph.D. or equivalent degree, received no later than June 2024

Preferred qualifications

Applications should demonstrate exceptional research performance and plans for developing innovative and ambitious externally funded research programs that will advance knowledge on environmental justice. Applicants should show potential to become outstanding teachers and advisors and to integrate elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their academic portfolio.

Application Requirements:

  • A one-page cover letter that highlights the applicant’s primary reasons for interest in the position and principal qualifications for it.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A two-page statement of research accomplishments and interests within the context of knowledge frontiers in the applicant’s discipline, including information about existing or planned research funding.
  • A two-page statement on teaching and mentoring philosophy that includes concrete examples of how the applicant has put their philosophy into practice.
  • A one-page statement describing contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including information about understanding of DEI topics, record of activities to date, and ideas for advancing DEI as a faculty member at Duke.
  • Up to three representative publications.
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Applications should be directed to AcademicJobsOnline job # 24884. Candidates submitting applications by October 25, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Ryan Emanuel, Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University;

Dartmouth College (Deadline: October 31, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of German Studies

The Department of German Studies at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2024. Preferred areas of expertise are Environmental Humanities, Black German Studies, or both. Topics of emphasis might include, but are not limited to: Ecocriticism, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Black Ecologies, Anthropocene Studies, Animal Studies, Queer Studies, and/or Posthumanism. In addition to specialized courses in both German and English, the person in this position will teach German language and culture courses on all levels and periodically direct our study-abroad programs in Berlin, including Language Study Abroad programs, our joint German-Engineering “Green City” Foreign Study Program, and our joint German-Jewish Studies “Migration and Memory” Foreign Study Program.

The Department of German Studies and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. The specific efforts of the German Studies department are highlighted on our website. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should address in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applicants should have fluency in German and English, a Ph.D. in German, German Studies, or a closely related field by the date of their appointment, promise of significant scholarly accomplishment, a strong teaching record, and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  1. Cover letter, including description of research interests and a statement of how the applicant’s teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Statement of teaching experience and interests (1-2 pages)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Up to three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address language teaching

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Writing samples are not required at this stage; the search committee may request additional materials at a later date.

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Preliminary interviews will take place by video conference. Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Prof. Petra McGillen,

This search is part of the Dean’s Diversity Initiative. For all openings in Arts and Sciences, please visit our Faculty Recruitment page.

University of Maryland, College Park (Deadline: November 3, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of History of African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction, Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this field of specialization and to share in teaching the introductory-level African American history surveys (pre-1865 and/or post-1865). Applicants should have a broad knowledge of African American history and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly research on African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand prior to appointment (August 1, 2024).

Applications should be submitted online at and include:

  • a 3-4-page letter of application (describing scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample (one article or book/dissertation chapter)
  • contact information for three recommenders who will be asked to submit their references online

The University of Maryland, College Park, has articulated a commitment to “diversity, equity and inclusion as morally right and educationally sound.” As throughout academia, working toward meaningful diversity and inclusion is an ongoing project. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to the History Department’s efforts in these areas.

Applicants are asked to address in their letter of application their past or potential contributions in teaching, mentoring, research, or service toward building an equitable scholarly environment and increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by November 3, 2023. Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Elsa Barkley Brown, at Applications must be submitted online.

University of Kentucky (Deadline: November 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Latinx History, Department of History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Latinx History in the United States. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. Research focus and chronological period are open. The successful candidate will be a committed researcher and teacher who can engage students in historical and interdisciplinary studies in introductory surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. The applicant is also expected to play an active role in the vibrant Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. We encourage candidates with fluency in Spanish, but this is not required. A Ph.D. in History and/or American, Ethnic, Latinx/Chicano, Black/Africana Studies is required.

Interested applicants should apply online at: Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research Statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) Teaching Statement (upload as Specific Request 2), and 5) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Anastasia Curwood, Chair, Department of History, University of Kentucky (

Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline: November 15, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American History, History Department

The History Department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in African American history. We seek applications from outstanding candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on the 19th and/or 20th centuries. We expect that the person hired for this position would have research interests focused on the United States and be able to offer some United States-focused courses (including at least one half of the African American history survey). Given the department’s developing focus on empire and transnational history, we welcome applications from scholars whose teaching and research address other sites in the African diaspora. Ideally, the scholar’s research and teaching interests will intersect with one or more of other current department strengths such as women’s, gender and sexuality history; history of science and medicine; environmental history; and public history. Potential areas of research specialty include, but are not limited to, social and community-based movements; Black feminist and queer movements; slavery and/or emancipation; Black abolitionism and internationalism; Black indigeneity and Black/indigenous relations; immigration to the US from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America; diasporic cultural and media production; and the development of African American expatriate communities. The successful candidate will likely have opportunities to offer courses and otherwise participate in UC Santa Cruz’s Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department and the Black Studies minor.

Application Window:

Open Date: September 15, 2023

New Review Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee)

Final Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Anticipated Start: July 1, 2024

Basic qualifications (required at time of application):

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in history or related discipline; evidence of research activity; demonstrated record in college or university teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2024.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter** – Letter of application describing your research and teaching experience.
  • Teaching Statement**
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UC Santa Cruz. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

** Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the cover letter, the teaching statement, and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Sample publication (1 required)
  • Sample publication (1 optional) (Optional)
  • Course Syllabus (1 of 2 required)
  • Course Syllabus (2 of 2 required)
  • Course Syllabus (1 optional) (Optional)
  • Summary of teaching evaluations

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

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Duke University (Deadline: December 1, 2023)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the History of the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, Department of History

The Department of History at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World to begin on July 1, 2024. We especially welcome scholars whose work engages histories of the transatlantic slave trade, enslavement, or the Black Atlantic.

Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a chapter-length writing sample along with three letters of recommendation via the following link:

Applications received by December 1, 2023 will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve that exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individual are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Kalamazoo College (Deadline: January 1, 2024)

Job Ad–Director of African Studies Concentration

Kalamazoo College invites applications for Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position as Director of the African Studies Concentration at Kalamazoo College. The Director of the African Studies Concentration would be a candidate with a specialty in one or more of the following areas:

  1. African epistemologies and intellectual traditions about Africa and the Diaspora
  2. Africa’s, Africans’, African Diaspora’s transnational relationships, cultures and identities
  3. Contemporary debates on, in and around Africa
  4. Local particularities, categories and identities in more than one region related to Africa or the African diaspora.

The position involves administering the program and teaching six courses (across three, ten-week terms) in African Studies, including at least three out of the four following courses: Africa Now (umbrella contemporary Africa course), Global Africa (umbrella transnational Africa course), Thinking Africa (umbrella African epistemologies course) and Geographies of Africanness (umbrella regional course), and two upper-level elective courses chosen or designed in consultation with the concentration members, and possibly a contribution to the college’s Shared Passages program. Field and discipline of specialization are open, but the position is responsible for broad African and African Diaspora courses and the candidate will need to be versatile in and knowledgeable of interdisciplinary approaches to African and African diaspora studies. Candidates with a comparative approach across geographic areas are especially encouraged to apply.

We anticipate that prospective candidates will demonstrate strong leadership and the capacity to build on the research, programmatic goals, and established connections to the African continent that have propelled the concentration’s success over the past half century. Simultaneously, we seek candidates with visions and ideas that can move the concentration in new directions that reflect emerging disciplinary and global issues and embody Kalamazoo College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and in our programs and curricula.

PhD required, prior teaching experience is necessary and program development experience is desirable. The position also requires advising senior theses. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. They will also demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and the ability to establish an ongoing research record.

Completed applications received by January 1, 2024 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Please electronically submit in pdf format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on equity and inclusion as it relates to teaching and community engagement, and a 1-2 page statement of teaching and program development philosophy. This statement should include a discussion of how the candidate meets the requirements expressed in this call in course design and classroom practices. Prior to Zoom interviews, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi of a course the candidate has taught, and a 10-page writing sample will be requested of a short list of candidates, and preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates who advance to on-campus interviews will be asked to provide a sample syllabus for one of the four core concentration courses.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Amherst College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Racial History of Amherst College Research Fellow

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Racial History of Amherst College Research Fellow position. The Racial History of Amherst College Research Fellow is a full-time, two-year term position, starting at $54,250 per year – commensurate with experience. Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The goal of this postdoctoral position is to investigate and analyze the College’s history in relationship to slavery and to make this history visible to members of our campus community, alumni, and the larger public. Acknowledging, documenting, and disseminating this history is an important aspect of the College’s wider In addition to the historical and archival scholarship, the postdoctoral fellow will add content to the and produce resources that will allow faculty and staff to incorporate this history into the curriculum and other College programs and events. The fellow will serve as a member of the Steering Committee on a Racial History of Amherst and act as the College’s liaison to the Universities Studying Slavery consortium. The postdoctoral fellow will not have any formal teaching duties, but is expected to work with a diverse group of students and faculty to share their research methodology and findings; at least one formal public presentation of research findings is required in the second year. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with other members of the Steering Committee to produce a final report on their findings at the end of year two.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research into the founders, Trustees, and early donors of Amherst College, as well as the early students and faculty, in search of any connections to slavery and the enslaved economy.
  • Organize and deliver public presentations, disseminate research findings via the web and social media, and create other resources to communicate findings to the campus community and public at large.
  • Direct the work of up to three undergraduate research assistants.



  • Ph.D. (either completed or in-process) in American Studies, History, African American studies, or relevant academic field.
  • Experience with archival research and primary sources from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse community.


  • Ph.D. with a focus on the history of slavery, particularly as it relates to higher education.

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Southern Methodist University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellow for Oral History, Center for Presidential History

The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oral History, with potential for renewal or extension, to begin in August 2023. The CPH welcomes applicants from all fields, topics, and time periods in U.S. history, particularly those with academic and practical expertise in the field of oral history.

The successful candidate will exercise a leadership role for the CPH’s research and work in the fields of oral history, documentary history, and digital history initiatives. In its first decade (2012-2022), the CPH has accomplished its work in these fields primarily through its Collective Memory Project, a filmed oral history of the life and times of the George W. Bush presidency. In its next decade, the CPH seeks to expand this work. This Fellow will play a leading role in organizing and shaping this future work, and will have opportunity to build on already-existing partnerships with professors, librarians, and students with the Voices of SMU Oral History project and in the Clements Department of History. Responsibilities will span the breadth of CPH oral history initiatives, including design, management, recording, web-based presentation, and preservation.

The Fellow will have CPH support to pursue their own research and publishing agenda, and will be expected to participate in the general academic and public life of the CPH. The CPH is home to a vibrant postdoctoral fellowship program, supports research within and outside of SMU, and pursues ongoing public engagement through events, podcasts, and education partnerships.

Fellows seeking teaching experience may have opportunity to offer courses through the SMU History department in their field of expertise.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio and should include:

  • Cover letter outlining applicant’s research agenda and experience in the fields of oral, documentary, and/or digital history
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023. To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials must be received by this date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The search committee expects to begin conducting interviews with finalists via video conference promptly after the review date. For more information on the SMU Center for Presidential History, visit

The Fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits, annual funds to support research & conference travel, and opportunity to host a workshop for their book manuscript. Fellow must be in residence at SMU during the term of the fellowship and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins. Preference will be given to applicants who have broad experience in the field of oral history, can independently work with interview subjects and our center’s broader community, and for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript.

Start Date: August 2023

Educational Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in History (defended by August 2023)
  • Experience in the field of Oral History

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