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

 

 


University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Deadline: February 16, 2024)

Job Ad–Three Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor positions in Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Humanities

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences (CHESS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is home to a B.A. and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.A. and M.A. in Latin American Studies, graduate certificates in Gerontology and Women and Gender Studies, and multiple interdisciplinary minors: American Studies, Capitalism Studies, Film Studies, Gerontology, Health & Medical Humanities, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The Office is currently advertising three positions in Interdisciplinary Studies, Film Studies, and American Studies.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the new College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences houses 15 departments, 18 interdisciplinary programs, and 6 applied centers. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs with extensive honors and early-entry options. The College plays a pivotal role in delivering on the university’s goals in research excellence, student success and experience, and community engagement. Through their scholarship and teaching, the College’s 350+ faculty members seek to deepen our understanding of complex problems and lead the university in interdisciplinary collaboration and equity and justice initiatives.

UNC Charlotte is the second largest institution within the University of North Carolina system. In Fall 2023, the university enrolled over 30,000 students and experienced record growth of its incoming first-year class and graduate programs. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest-growing institution in the UNC System, comprising seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 65 Master’s degrees, and 24 doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background checks.

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor — Interdisciplinary Studies

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer position beginning August 12, 2024. This non-tenure track faculty member will teach four courses per semester or the equivalent, on a three-year renewable appointment. These courses will include undergraduate methods courses in the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST) major, which has concentrations in Capitalism Studies, Film & Media Production, Gerontology, Health & Medical Humanities, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The selected candidate may also teach electives in their area of specialty and/or General Education courses. If they have a Ph.D., they may also contribute to interdisciplinary graduate education in teaching and/or advising roles. Although the position will predominantly involve teaching and service in Interdisciplinary Studies, the selected candidate will have their appointment home in one of the fifteen departments in CHESS.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or master’s degree in a social science or humanities field at the time of appointment and provide evidence of ability to teach a diverse student population. We seek candidates with experience conducting interdisciplinary and mixed methods research and the ability to teach quantitative data analysis. In addition to teaching interdisciplinary methods, the desired candidate will be able to contribute to one or more interdisciplinary programs in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Candidates must be able to offer courses in at least one of the concentrations of the IDST major, with a preference for Health & Medical Humanities. Ph.D. preferred. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 6019) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description; (2) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (3) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For further information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Vaughn Schmutz (vschmutz@charlotte.edu). Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor — Film Studies

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Film Studies beginning August 12, 2024. This non-tenure track faculty member will teach four undergraduate courses per semester or the equivalent on a three year renewable appointment. The selected faculty member will be expected to teach media production-focused courses in the growing Film Studies curriculum, which includes an undergraduate minor, a Video Production certificate, and the Film & Media Production concentration in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. The selected candidate may also teach electives in their area of specialty and General Education courses. Although the position will primarily involve teaching and service in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the selected candidate will have their appointment home in one of the fifteen departments in CHESS.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a master’s or doctoral degree in a field related to Film Studies at the time of appointment and provide evidence of ability to teach a diverse student population at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching introductory through advanced film courses at the university level; experience as a working filmmaker with a history of festival/gallery exhibitions, distribution, grant awards, and/or film industry connections; experience with all phases of film and media production (pre-production, production, post-production); as well as a working knowledge of industry trends, distribution methods, and festival experience. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching and mentoring practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 3035) and attach: (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description; (2) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (3) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For further information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Philip Kaffen, at pkaffen@charlotte.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor — American Studies

The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in American Studies beginning August 12, 2024. This non-tenure track faculty member will teach four undergraduate courses per semester or the equivalent on a three-year renewable appointment. Course releases may be available for responsibilities such as advising American Studies minors. Although the position will primarily involve teaching and service in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the selected candidate will have their appointment home in one of the fifteen departments in CHESS.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in a social science or humanities field at the time of appointment and provide evidence of ability to teach a diverse student population. We seek candidates with the ability to teach a wide range of courses in the program and experience in interdisciplinary research in American Studies. Experience in advising undergraduate students is preferred. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching and advising practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 2484) and attach: (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description; (2) a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy; and (3) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For further information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jason Black (jblac143@charlotte.edu). Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.


Loyola University New Orleans (Deadline: February 19, 2024)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellow, Jesuit Social Research Institute and Department of History

JSRI will collaborate with Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of History and the J. Edgar and Louise Monroe Library staff to support and supervise a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year period. In addition to pursuing their own research agenda, the postdoctoral fellow will work to catalog the locations and descriptions of primary source materials related to the history of incarceration in Louisiana, ultimately creating a digital resource for humanities instructors to access and use these materials in prison classrooms across Louisiana.

Examples of Duties

The Jesuit Social Research Institute and the Department of History are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral position in the fields of African American History and Mass Incarceration. Applicants must have a Ph. D. in hand by August 1, 2024. Successful applicants must be able to teach courses on Mass Incarceration in the United States as well as survey sections of African American history. Archival and digital humanities skills are preferred. Formerly incarcerated people are highly encouraged to apply.

Typical Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD in history by August 1, 2024. Archival and digital humanities skills are preferred. Formerly incarcerated people are highly encouraged to apply.

Please use the link on the Loyola website to apply and submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation with your application.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/loyno/jobs/4270514/postdoctoral-fellow?keywords=history&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The position is open until filled, but special consideration will be given to applications received before Feb. 19.


Brown University (Deadline: April 1, 2024)

Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps, Brown University Digital Publications

Brown University Digital Publications invites applications for participation in an NEH Institute on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps. The three-week hybrid Institute will take
place virtually July 8–19 and in person at Brown University July 22–26, 2024. Participant travel, lodging, and per diem expenses will be covered for the in-person component.*

Purpose and Structure

Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps supports scholars who wish to pursue interpretive projects that require digital expression and are intended for publication by a scholarly press, but who may lack resources and capacity at their home institutions.

Projects must be conceived of as born-digital, or digital-first. The institute does not support digitization projects or the development of supplemental websites for print books, but rather digital monographs, or digital publication projects anchored by an original, longform narrative. The institute will train a cohort of 15 scholars—including unaffiliated scholars, adjunct professors, and part-time faculty from a range of disciplines, institution type, and geographical location—in best practices unique to the development of digital scholarly publications. The cohort will be supported by a faculty composed of authors of published or in-progress enhanced digital monographs and digital publishing experts from university presses and Brown University Digital Publications.

The institute has been organized as a hybrid, multi-phased training and mentoring program:

  • A two-week virtual course will introduce participants to resources, considerations, and strategies for digital publishing (July 8–19, 2024).
  • A one-week in-person workshop will yield individualized roadmaps for cohort projects (July 22–26, 2024).
  • Two two-day virtual check-ins will extend individualized project support (Oct. 2024 and Jan. 2025).

Eligibility

The application is open to scholars of all ranks, including university faculty and adjuncts, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. Applicants must have a Ph.D.

Brown University Library is a member of the HBCU Library Alliance. Based on this affiliation, some slots will be reserved for participants from member institutions.

International applicants are welcome, though the NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program focuses on scholars currently studying or employed at institutions in the United States. Thus, U.S. citizens and/or U.S.-based scholars will be given priority. International applicants and/or persons without a current U.S. visa should note that, if selected and if an in-person meeting is possible, a visa cannot be guaranteed.

How to Apply

The following materials should be sent to digitalpublishing@brown.edu, no later than April 1, 2024:

  • A statement (maximum 3 pages) that directly addresses the following questions:
    • Describe your digital monograph project. Why is the digital format necessary for advancing your argument? What is the current state of the project?
    • How would your project benefit from and contribute to a collaborative Institute experience?
    • How will your participation in the Institute contribute to expanding digital scholarship at your institution or in your field?
  • A current C.V.

Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2024


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 https://www.amherst.edu/news/antiracism/anti-racism-plan-new. In addition to the historical and archival scholarship, the postdoctoral fellow will add content to the https://rhac.wordpress.amherst.edu 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.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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.

Preferred

  • 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 https://www.amherst.edu/offices/human_resources/benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs. 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. https://www.amherst.edu/offices/human_resources/JCCRProject1

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4292114


Kalamazoo College (Deadline: Open)

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.

To apply for the position, visit https://provost.kzoo.edu/faculty-information/facultyjobs/director-of-african-studies-concentration/.


Pennsylvania State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellowship, Just Transformations Initiative

Up to six Postdoctoral Fellowships will be available for the 2024-25 Academic year. These are one-year, term appointments from the date of hire with a possibility for renewal.

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

As Just Transformations Postdocs, fellows will identify a department or research center/institute (as detailed below) with which to affiliate. Please indicate your preferred affiliation in the opening lines of your cover letter and provide any additional materials that may be required for consideration, as described below. Postdocs affiliated with a Center will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with a department.

Departments and research centers available for the Just Transformations Postdocs to affiliate with include:

  • Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk Fellow Affiliation: The Center for Black Digital Research (#DigBlk) is a public-facing research center that is committed to bringing the histories of nineteenth-century Black organizing to digital life through collaborative scholarship and project-based research. The Center is home to the award-winning Colored Conventions Project, Douglass Day, and the Black Women’s Organizing Archive. Postdocs who join #DigBlk will work with an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional team of 25-30 members who meet regularly on collaborative research projects that include digital archive-building, exhibit-making, crowd-sourced transcription projects, community-arts partnerships, and scholarly and digital editions. Applicants for #DigBlk are encouraged to explain their interests and experience in working on team-based, archive-building projects that use digital methods to introduce new scholarly and public audiences to the history of Black organizing in the long nineteenth century.
  • Humanities Institute Affiliation: The Humanities Institute is dedicated to supporting research and teaching in the humanities that is shaped by a collaborative spirit and is alert to how humanities scholarship is crucial for broader conversations about pressing social issues. Several initiatives housed in the Institute are grounded in this mission, including organizing lectures, conferences, and workshops; a “public humanities initiative” for students and faculty whose humanities work connects to socially important questions (including the production of a televised documentary series); and support for collaborative research groups. Just Transformations Postdoctoral Fellows will be invited to participate in events, activities, or initiatives that resonate with their research interests.
  • Departmental affiliation: Departmental affiliations are available with the departments of African American Studies, English, History, and Philosophy.

Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2024. Applications should include (1) a cover letter indicating what department, Center, or Institute you seek affiliation/placement with, (2) a CV, (3) contact information for two references, and (4) a letter describing your work; how you would contribute to the goals of the Just Transformations Initiative and the Department, Center, or Institute you are seeking to join; and how your participation in this project would further your professional development.

Apply online at Penn State’s Job Posting Board: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Just-Transformations-Postdoctoral-Fellowship_REQ_0000050562-2

Please note: system limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

Review of applications will begin after January 9, 2024, and continue until the fellowships are awarded.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4818415


Oberlin College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Modern and Contemporary 20th-Century African American History, Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Modern and Contemporary 20th century African American History. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to the following: Black Freedom Movements; Comparative Black Diasporas; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Legacies of Atlantic Enslavement; Policing and Carceral State; and Environmental Justice. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning Fall semester 2024, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department of Africana Studies offers a full range of courses, including both a major and minor program, as well as introductory courses in Africana Studies. Our curriculum in Africana Studies features Africana politics, African American and Caribbean histories, as well as the literature of the diaspora, and courses in the fine arts and education. The Department of Africana Studies supports programming at Afrikan Heritage House, a student residential facility.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of Modern and Contemporary African American History, including an introductory course in Africana Studies. Areas of teaching and research focus may include but are not limited to the following: Black Freedom Movements; Comparative Black Diasporas; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Legacies of Atlantic Enslavement; Policing and Carceral State; and Environmental Justice. The incumbent will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic student advising, support for undergraduate research, service on committees, and sustained scholar.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree by the end of the 2024-25 academic year. Candidates must demonstrate strong interest in undergraduate teaching and provide significant evidence of successful teaching at the college level. Oberlin College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Quick link to job ad: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/14674


University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Deadline: Open)

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

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for an Associate Head of Africana Studies at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Africana Studies has over a 50-year history on UTK’s campus and recently transitioned to a fully-fledged department with tenure-line faculty and a major, minor, and graduate certificate. The Department seeks a senior colleague to work in concert with the Department Head in leading the operations and future directions of the growing unit. Most importantly, we seek a colleague who will help propel Africana Studies at UTK into a leading department nationally and globally through world-class scholarship and teaching.

With an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024, we seek an individual whose work focuses on Africana Studies and whose research agenda may encompass a broad spectrum of scholarship and creative activity related to the Continent (and/or peoples) of Africa, the African Diaspora, and/or African American experiences.

This sole appointment position will provide the opportunity to teach cross-listed courses and affiliate with other academic units/ programs in the faculty member’s areas of scholarly interest (e.g., English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, World Languages and Cultures).

Qualifications

Required: PhD in Africana/Pan African/African American and African Studies or another related field. Terminal degree is required by time of appointment.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of leadership experience
  • Evidence of experience building a department
  • Experience mentoring junior faculty (tenure-track and non-tenure-track)
  • Evidence of experience of community engagement

Candidates for Associate Professor should have tenure at their current institution, a strong publication record, national research recognition, excellent teaching practice at all levels, adequate service experience, and strong leadership potential. Candidates for Full Professor should have a current rank of Professor or advanced Associate Professor at their current institution, an outstanding publication record, international research recognition and reputation, substantial involvement in graduate and/or undergraduate research, and strong leadership skills.

Application Instructions

Applications will receive fullest consideration if submitted by priority deadline of January 15, 2024. Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a preliminary virtual interview.

Position will remain open until filled. Please submit the following materials. http://apply.interfolio.com/134006. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable. File formats are .pdf or docx.:

  1. A letter of application;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Three letters of reference; 4.
  4. A research statement that includes how their research explores Africana Studies; and
  5. A teaching statement.

In addition to addressing their qualifications for the position in their application, candidates may describe how they would help promote students’ access to and inclusion in their teaching and research/scholarship/creative activities. The successful applicant should have a track record of sustained, scholarly productivity, including but not limited to, a consistent record of peer-reviewed publications or book authorship, leadership experience, a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record, and an exemplary record of service to their University, profession, and living communities.

Questions about the position should be directed to Nanette Rodgers (nrodgers@utk.edu).

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information about the department can be found here: https://africana.utk.edu/.


Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar, Humanities Institute

The Penn State Humanities Institute, in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through the Humanities Without Walls Initiative, seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, beginning Fall 2024. This is a one-year (48-week) term appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal.

This is a residence appointment; it is therefore expected that the Postdoctoral Scholar will work onsite at Penn State’s University Park campus for the full appointment. They are expected to be available for interaction with Penn State faculty and grad students and will participate in the Institute’s colloquia and other events, as appropriate to their interests. The position carries an annual stipend of $62,500, $2,500 in research funds for the appointment, and a modest moving allowance.

More information on the benefits offered with this position can be found at https://www.research.psu.edu/opa/benefits.

We also expect the applicant to complement the Humanities Institute’s Public Humanities Initiative (https://hi.psu.edu/initiatives-and-programs/public-humanities-initiative/) which attempts to put humanities research into contact with the social world. Applicants are encouraged to explain how their work reflects these objectives in their cover letter.

The HI welcomes applications from scholars who have received their PhDs within the past three years (after May 1, 2021). Terminal degrees must be in hand by July 1, 2024. Only untenured scholars who have not held the title of “assistant professor” are eligible (visiting, non-tenure-line assistant professors are eligible); lecturers with indefinite appointments that renew (rather than terminate after a fixed term) are ineligible. Applicants can come from any area in traditional humanities fields (as defined, for example, by the National Endowment for the Humanities: https://www.neh.gov/about).

Due to the collaborative initiative of HWW, PhD recipients of and current faculty members at the Pennsylvania State University are not eligible to apply for this appointment at Penn State; however, they may apply at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (and vice versa).

Applications should include (1) a CV, not to exceed 10 pages, (2) contact information for two references, and (3) a cover letter detailing your area(s) of expertise and training and describing the project you will undertake during the appointment (not to exceed 2,000 words).

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024; candidates being advanced in the interview process will be notified by mid-February 2024.

For more information, call (814) 865-0495 or write to humanities@psu.edu.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4809794


Brown University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral/Post-MFA Fellowships in Critical Classical Studies, Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at Brown University invites applications for two (2) two-year, non-renewable Postdoctoral/Post-MFA fellowships in Critical Classical Studies to begin July 1, 2024. We seek junior colleagues whose work directly addresses the classicization of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and/or critiques the structures of power, exclusion, erasure, and violence that have scaffolded past and present models of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (i.e. Classics).

The Department of Classics fosters especially strong relationships with other departments and programs in the humanities and with the Brown Arts Institute (BAI), a recently formed research enterprise and catalyst for the arts within the university and beyond. The fellows selected in this competition will join the inaugural cohort of Fellows currently in residence and we intend to appoint two further fellows the following academic year. These cohorts form the nucleus of a community committed to refining methodologies well established at Brown and in the field as well as to co-developing new approaches to Ancient Greek and Roman cultures.

The Fellowship is open to all areas of specialization and all subfields within Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (e.g. art history, literary studies/philology, archaeology,  ancient history, philosophy, reception studies) and to those not traditionally housed within it (e.g. art, film, creative writing, translation studies, political science, language pedagogy, higher education studies, public humanities, museum studies, indigenous studies, decolonial studies, performance or performance history, music). Ideal candidates position their work’s intervention in relation to other disciplines, fields, institutions, and/or industries. They apply their insights to matters of practice and prioritize making contributions to academic, artistic, and/or activist communities. The work can take the form of traditional scholarship (e.g. monographs and articles) or be pedagogical, public-facing, creative, or otherwise trans/inter/extra-disciplinary.

Brown University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of knowing, learning, and creating. Therefore, the Department of Classics particularly welcomes applications from members of groups that have been minoritized and underrepresented in academia. A required application form asks every applicant to summarize their approach to and experience in creating equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. This history might include academic teaching, mentoring, and service, activism, or other forms of community engagement and leadership.

Qualifications

Applicants must have received their terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) within the last five years (excluding career breaks, medical leaves, parental leaves, etc.) or have the degree in hand by the start of the fellowship term, July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

A complete application should be submitted via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/133409) by January 16th in order to receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. A complete application includes:

  • The online application form;
  • A max. 500-word project description/précis/artist’s statement;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A writing sample of 20-25 pages or equivalent (e.g. an article, a portfolio, a script, an excerpt, a video of a performance, a short film, a critical translation or commentary with translator’s preface).

Letters of recommendation will be requested at the second stage of the search process; they should not be included at this time.

Any questions should be directed towards the chair of the Fellowship Search Committee, Dr. Sasha-Mae Eccleston.


University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Job Ad–Full Professor of African Diaspora History (with focus on 17th, 18th, and/or early-19th century), Department of History and Department of Africana Studies

The Department of History and the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Rhode Island seek to hire a historian of the 17th, 18th, and/or early-19th century African diaspora for a joint appointment beginning in the 2024/2025 academic year. Subfield is open, but applicants should be prepared to teach courses in the history of slavery in the Americas, as well as introductory-level courses in both African American History and Africana Studies. Ability to teach courses in the history of Sub-Saharan and/or West African History is welcomed. So, too, is a willingness to contribute to study abroad programs in both Ghana and Cape Verde. Position will start at the rank of Full Professor, depending on qualifications.

The departments of History and Africana Studies and the University of Rhode Island have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and they encourage applicants who can reflect and deepen this commitment.

URI is the State’s flagship land and sea grant research university located in Kingston, Rhode Island— a beautiful seaside community that is well connected by car, bus, and rail about 40 min from Providence, an hour from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach courses in the history of slavery in the Americas, as well as introductory-level courses in both African American History and Africana Studies. Develop topical courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that reflect the candidate’s specific focus within the field.

Establish and maintain a consistent research program and pursue funding opportunities as appropriate.

Contribute to the institution’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contribute to the service needs of the department(s) and university as appropriate.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://apptrkr.com/4889198 to apply and view more complete details for job posting (F00403).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 19, 2024. Applications received after January 19, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching African American History and/or African Diasporic History.
  3. Demonstrated research excellence and record of publication.
  4. Demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service excellence commensurate with the qualifications for appointment as Full Professor.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated experience incorporating inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience teaching Sub-Saharan and/or West African History.
  2. Experience with public-facing scholarship and/or programming.
  3. Willingness to contribute to existing study abroad programs in Ghana and/or Cape Verde.

Southern Methodist University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Presidential History

The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for its two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship program, to begin in August 2024. The CPH considers “presidential history” as broadly defined, and so welcomes applicants from all fields, topics, and time periods in U.S. history, particularly those pertaining the nation, politics, citizenship, governance, or executive power. The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their participation in the general academic and public life of the CPH. The CPH supports ongoing public engagement through events, podcasts, and education partnerships, and produces the Collective Memory Project, a filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows seeking teaching experience may have opportunity to offer courses through the SMU History department or Honors program in their field of expertise.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/136189. Position Numbers are: 53698, 53521, and 53761.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter, outlining applicant’s research agenda, experience, and proposal for engagement with the CPH’s work.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2023. To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials must be received December 4, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. The search committee will begin conducting interviews with finalists via video conference promptly after the review date. For more information on the SMU Center for Presidential History, visit www.smu.edu/CPH.

Fellows receive an annualized salary of $55,000; access to SMU health insurance and benefits; annual funds to support research & conference travel; and opportunity to host a workshop for their book manuscript. Fellows 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 for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript. Fellows are officially appointed for one year with full expectation of renewal for a second year.

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in History (or related field), defended by time of appointment.


University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor in Black Feminisms, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for the Eleanor M. Carlson Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024 with an expertise in Black Feminisms. Successful candidates will have both an active research agenda and a strong record of teaching experience in the field of Black Feminisms. We seek a scholar whose teaching and research are located in the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women’s Studies who specializes in Black Feminisms in the United States and/or African diaspora and/or Global Black Feminisms with a focus on one or more of the following: Black feminist theory; AfroLatinx/Afrolatine diaspora; or Afrolatine Studies. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the University of Rhode Island have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage applicants who can reflect and deepen this commitment.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will contribute to the GWS undergraduate program. The Eleanor M. Carlson Visiting Assistant Professor position offers a 2-2 teaching load. We seek a candidate qualified to share the teaching of core courses in the GWS major/minor and elective courses. We also seek a candidate qualified to help the GWS department organize an upcoming two-year Mellon-funded public lecture series entitled “Actioning Change: Queer, Afro, and Latine Futures in the Americas.” The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: GWS 340: Black Feminisms; GWS 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies; GWS 315: Feminist Theories; GWS 310: Race, Class, and Sexualities, and GWS 350: Special Topics. URI values the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. URI is also home to a highly active and visible Gender and Sexuality Center that serves our LGBTQ+ students, allies, and the larger community.

  • Teach core courses and electives in GWS major/minor.
  • Contribute to the gender and women’s studies department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Contribute to the service needs of the department and university with specific focus on upcoming planning of public lecture series.

Visit URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to view the full details of the position and to apply for faculty job posting (F00398).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2023. Applications received after December 11, 2023, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.


University of Washington (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Labor History, Division of Social and Historical Studies

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Labor History in the Division of Social and Historical Studies within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS) with an emphasis on working-class, and social justice movements across the Americas and in all time periods. This is a full-time tenure-track, position with a 9-month service period and will begin with an expected start date of September 16, 2024.  Initial appointment will be for a three-year term, eligible for reappointment after a successful second-year review.

All faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, scholarship and service within their school, the University, and their professional community. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in multiple modalities, including online, hybrid and in-person, in an urban-serving campus environment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and teaching focused on labor and labor related issues as they pertain to social and/or liberation movements, transnational migration and/or diaspora studies, or related topics.

The successful candidate will be expected to support diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices; will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning; and will also demonstrate a commitment to institutional, professional, and community service.

Qualifications

Minimum of an earned doctorate (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in History, or related field, at the time of appointment start date. Applicants pending conferral of the doctoral degree may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.

Must be able to provide evidence of successful research and teaching diverse learners, as well as demonstrate their commitment to equity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via the Interfolio system: https://apply.interfolio.com/135894

Applicant’s statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship have supported the success of students from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender background.

  1. A cover letter (2-page maximum) delineating qualifications, research interests, and relevant teaching experience. Letters should also speak to how the applicant’s teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from BIPOC and historically marginalized communities/populations.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes a list of courses taught.
  3. A research statement (2 pages or less). This should include an assessment of the impact of your research to date and a concise description of planned research areas. Please highlight any community partnerships and community-engaged scholarship, and include how you will involve UWT undergraduate students in your research program.
  4. A copy of your most creative or impactful published scholarly work.
  5. A statement of your teaching philosophy, methods used (or that you intend to use), and high-impact teaching practices you have (or will) incorporate. Also include a list of courses you have taught and existing UWT courses you feel qualified to teach.
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including a teaching-related artifact (i.e., a syllabus, an assignment, a rubric, or teaching evaluations) demonstrative of excellence and/or innovation in teaching.
  7. A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (two-page maximum). The DEI statement is an opportunity for you to highlight your leadership and other prior experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings, as well as to describe or explain specific ways you would help advance our commitments to DEI and anti-racism:
    1. Your experience with, or plans for, mentoring/advising marginalized undergraduate populations in research.
    2. Teaching practices you have used, or plan to use, to promote inclusion and equity in teaching.
    3. Any other aspects of your leadership, commitment, and experiences you wish to highlight, and how your experiences and previous work will contribute to the success of students from marginalized groups on our campus.
  8. The name and contact information of three professional references to be provided on the application form.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Luther Adams – Free Man of Color, search chair, at adamsl@uw.edu


Grand Valley State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Multicultural American literature, English Department

The English Department seeks an assistant professor, full time, 9-month, tenure-track, specializing in the field of American literature with a secondary area of interest in the digital humanities. The teaching load is three courses per semester. This position is part of a cohort hire of scholars devoted to innovative curricular and multidisciplinary research initiatives. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member in the English department. They will be expected to collaborate with humanities teacher-scholars, writers, and artists/designers in CLAS and in other parts of the university to explore the relationships between human communities and the technologies and environments that influence them.

Required Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. in English with focus in Multicultural American literature (historical period is open) and Digital Humanities; ABD candidates will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2025.
  • Potential for successful college-level teaching and research.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This could include experience using inclusive teaching practices; research relating to minoritized populations or social inequality; community-based outreach to minoritized and underserved communities; and other forms of DEI-infused teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Candidates whose research portfolios demonstrate public-facing or community-engaged scholarship, multidisciplinary collaboration, and/or a demonstrated environmental humanities background are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate would have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community.

Responsibilities: Duties each semester include a 9-credit hour teaching load, baseline scholarship and service, and a significant focus (equivalent to 3 credit hours) of additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and/or service depending on the candidate’s interests and the department’s needs. In addition to creating a curriculum directly connected to their scholarly interest, the candidate is expected to teach surveys in American literature, foundational courses in genre and approaches to critical theory. The candidate must show willingness to collaborate with colleagues within the department, in other departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), or in other Grand Valley State University (GVSU) colleges.

Start Date: August 6, 2024

How to Apply: A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement that describes ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research/creative activity, and service, with particular attention to experiences engaging and supporting a diverse student body, (4) contact information of three professional references, and (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). Apply online at Open Positions – GVSU Jobs – Grand Valley State University and select “Apply now”. The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  Email questions about the position to: Sherry Johnson: johnsshe@gvsu.edu.

We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have an interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations. The successful candidate will have demonstrated understanding of social justice and/or inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives.

Application Deadline:  The review process will begin on November 6, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.


Middle Tennessee State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track), Department of History

The Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#126360) at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024. Review of applications begins on November 9, 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach surveys of U.S. History, African-American History, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. In addition, they will collaborate with faculty and students in our nationally recognized public history program. An active research agenda is expected.

A terminal degree in history or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. Applicants with expertise in African American or Caribbean women’s history may receive special consideration.

To apply or for more detailed information visit https://careers.mtsu.edu. MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline: Open)

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

The History Department (https://history.ucsc.edu/) 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 https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) 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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01610

Help contact: anjturne@ucsc.edu


University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African History, Africana Studies Department

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2024. The area of specialization (AOS) is African History, with a desired focus in the social, cultural, and political history of African Peoples. We have a particular preference for a colleague whose research can advance one or more of the College’s areas of interdisciplinary research excellence: Urban Health, Environment, Migration, and Socio-Economic Mobility.

The area of teaching competence is open but the successful candidate must be able to teach one or more of the following: African Civilization, Introduction to Africana Studies, and/or research methods. We have a preference for a colleague who would offer courses in one or more of the department’s concentrations (health and environment; social justice and the law; popular culture and digital media). The successful candidate also will be able to contribute to one or more of the following interdisciplinary programs: Interdisciplinary Studies, Health & Medical Humanities, Capitalism Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Legal Studies, Film Studies. Workload for pre-tenure and for research intensive faculty is two courses per semester, at all levels from large general education classes to senior/graduate seminars.

Required qualifications. Candidates must (1) have a PhD in African History or a related discipline at the time of appointment; (2) provide evidence of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenure-track position in the Africana Studies department; and (3) provide evidence of the ability to teach and mentor a multicultural student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates the ability to secure extramural funding for their research.  Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Africana Studies. Our Africana Studies Department embodies an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to the study of Africa and its descendants in the Americas and the world: we engage in work within and between disciplines and their considerations of the experience of persons of African descent but with an emphasis on four core areas: history, literature and culture, social policy, and entrepreneurship. The Africana Studies department offers a major and minor, and is scheduled to implement an M.A. program. It has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. For more information on the department, including its vision, visit https://africana.charlotte.edu/.

Application.  Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number: 006577) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description and (2) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For additional information, please contact Dr. Tanure Ojaide (tojaide@charlotte.edu).  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Note that the Africana Studies department is searching for two new Assistant Professors this job cycle—this position as well as another position in African Diaspora Studies (position number: 001502). We strongly encourage any candidates who are suitably qualified to apply for *both* positions at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/.


University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African Diaspora Studies, Africana Studies Department

The Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2024. The area of specialization is African Diaspora Studies broadly defined. We have a particular preference for a colleague whose research intersects with the College’s areas of excellence (Urban Health, Environment, Migration, and Socio-Economic Mobility).

The area of teaching competence is open but the department has teaching needs in the legacy and implications of the African diaspora experience, African diaspora theory, research methods, and popular culture. We have a preference for a colleague who would offer courses in one or more of the department’s concentrations (health and environment; social justice and the law; popular culture and digital media). The successful candidate also will be able to contribute to one or more of the following interdisciplinary programs: Latin American Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Health & Medical Humanities, Capitalism Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Legal Studies, Film Studies. Workload for pre-tenure and for research intensive faculty is two courses per semester, at all levels from large general education classes to senior/graduate seminars.

Required qualifications. Candidates must (1) have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Diaspora Studies, or a related discipline at the time of appointment; (2) provide evidence of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenure-track position in the Africana Studies department; and (3) provide evidence of the ability to teach and mentor a multicultural student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates the ability to secure extramural funding for their research.  Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Africana Studies. Our Africana Studies Department embodies an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to the study of Africa and its descendants in the Americas and the world: we engage in work within and between disciplines and their considerations of the experience of persons of African descent but with an emphasis on four core areas: history, literature and culture, social policy, and entrepreneurship.  The Africana Studies department offers a major and minor, and is scheduled to implement an M.A. program.  It has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. For more information on the department, including its vision for African diaspora studies, visit https://africana.charlotte.edu/.

Application.  Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 001502) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description and (2) a current CV.  Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For additional information, please contact Dr. Danielle Boaz (dboaz@charlotte.edu).  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Note that the Africana Studies Department is searching for two new Assistant Professors this job cycle—this position as well as another position in African History, with a desired focus on African Civilizations (position number 006577). We strongly encourage any candidates who are suitably qualified to apply for *both* positions at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/.


Johns Hopkins University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Africana Studies

The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held during the 2024-2025 academic year. We seek applications from candidates working in Black Studies and across the disciplines, especially those working in black feminisms, sexuality, and/or black queer studies, and scholars working on Africa. The Fellow will have a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal), interact with a vibrant and growing faculty in Black Studies who are appointed across the disciplines, and will have a faculty mentor from within the Center. The fellow is expected to engage full-time in their research, deliver a public lecture, and participate in the Center’s intellectual life. The fellow is also expected to be in residence in the Baltimore area during the fellowship year. The successful candidate must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2024. The Center for Africana Studies is committed to conducting a broad and inclusive search for a candidate who will contribute to the overall diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applications should include a short cover letter, current CV, research statement, an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/134111. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic.


University of Washington (Deadline: Open)

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.

Qualifications

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 mhjung@uw.edu if you have any questions.

Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/128353


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: Open)

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: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357103


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: Open)

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: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357115


Trinity University (Deadline: Open)

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, go to https://trinity.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Trinity_University/job/Trinity-University-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-African-American-History_JR100505?jobFamilyGroup=d065843291d601021156859e24a40000. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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: humanresources@trinity.edu.


University of Massachusetts Amherst (Deadline: Open)

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.

Requirements

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: http://www.umass.edu/afroam/.

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:

https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/520692/assistant-professor-global-black-studies

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.


University of Arkansas (Deadline: Open)

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

The Department of History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American History to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

Applicants should have an active research agenda with strong prospects for publication. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in History or a related discipline, with a preferred primary field in African American History, by the time of appointment. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the two-course sequence “African American History to 1877” and “African American History since 1877,” as well as offer instruction in areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to direct research in the graduate and honors undergraduate programs, as well as demonstrate a commitment to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should also have an interest in interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and/or cross-campus collaborations. To apply, please supply a c.v., a letter of interest, the names of three references, and an academic excellence statement that explains how the candidate envisions their teaching philosophy/experience and/or research/scholarship interests serving a diverse student population to create an inclusive learning environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the diversity of our campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:

With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate

  • Ph.D. in History or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the date of initial appointment
  • An active research agenda with strong prospects for publication
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Ability to teach the two-course sequence “African American History to 1877” and “African American History since 1877,” as well as offer instruction in areas of specialization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A research and teaching focus in African American history
  • Applicants should also have an interest in interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and/or cross-campus collaborations
  • An ability to direct research in the graduate and honors undergraduate programs
  • A commitment to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Additional Information:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Completed applications received by 10/26/2023, 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, Todd Cleveland, at tcclevel@uark.edu.

Applicants must submit

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a cover letter/letter of application,
  • an academic excellence statement addressing the prompt: ow do you envision your teaching philosophy/experience or research/scholarship interest serving a diverse student population in the classroom or laboratory to create inclusive engagement in the learning environment, and
  • a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

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

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details)

Other Required Documents:
– an academic excellence statement addressing the prompt: how do you envision your teaching philosophy/experience or research/scholarship interest serving a diverse student population in the classroom or laboratory to create inclusive engagement in the learning environment.

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Todd Cleveland, search committee chair, tcclevel@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Position (tenure-track) in Modern or Contemporary Global Church History, School of Theology and Ministry

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BC-STM) is offering a full-time, open-rank, and tenure-track position in Modern or Contemporary Global Church History. Review of applications will begin on Friday 27 October.

BC-STM is seeking a church historian able to serve the school’s mission and students, who include a large cohort of international students and US students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, by: i) expounding the historical, cultural, and ecclesial dynamics and movements that have shaped the church in recent centuries; ii) identifying influences that currently affect the church throughout the world; iii) illuminating emergent trends that are likely to have an impact on the future of the Catholic Church in the context of world Christianity.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching and research ability, commitment to pivotal Catholic teachings, and sensitivity in teaching and research to the pastoral priorities, diversities, and controversies evident in the world church. All courses to be taught are to be appropriate for BC-STM’s theology and ministry degree programs at the master’s and doctoral level; a required course will be a survey of church history from 1650 to the present.

In addition, the successful candidate should be willing to contribute to the formation of the STM’s diverse student body, made up of Jesuits and other candidates moving towards priestly ordination, as well as women and men preparing for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith. As noted above, many of the STM’s students come from outside the United States and return to their home countries on completion of their studies.

The position likewise requires the willingness to mentor and advise students as they complete their theses or dissertations that are part of the STM’s Master of Theology (ThM), Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD), and Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Education (PhD) degrees.

Position Qualifications

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in history or the history of Christianity; familiarity with social-scientific research methods would be an asset. The possession of a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), or the willingness to pursue this degree while teaching at the STM, is also desirable.

Application Instructions

The application should include:

  • cover letter stating interest in the position; the letter is to outline the applicant’s understanding of “modern or contemporary global church history,” their teaching philosophy, and research trajectory;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • letters of recommendation from three professional contacts (two academic and one personal/ministerial).

Follow this link for more information and to begin the application process: https://apply.interfolio.com/132890

For more information, please contact

Professor Richard Lennan, Chair, Ecclesiastical Faculty: lennan@bc.edu or

Karen Smith, Academic Services Specialist: karen.smith.50@bc.edu.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

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.

Qualifications

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.

Apply Here: http://apply.interfolio.com/131927

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

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


Harvard Divinity School (Deadline: Open)

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: academicpositions.harvard.edu. 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 niebuhrsearch@hds.harvard.edu.


Binghamton University, SUNY (Deadline: Open)

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: https://www.binghamton.edu/history/index.html

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: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/faculty/cluster-hire.html Binghamton University is dedicated to the advancement of social justice for all individuals and populations. Read more about these important initiatives here: https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/social-justice.html

Requirements:

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: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=166105

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 (sommervi@binghamton.edu).


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 http://apply.interfolio.com/127660 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 www.smu.edu/CPH.

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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