AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details

DePaul University (deadline: August 7, 2020)

Job Ad–DePaul University 

We invite applications for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship is housed in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.

We invite applications for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship for the academic year 2020-21. The fellowship is housed in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship reflects the University’s Vincentian mission, which includes a scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, social justice, and advocacy of historically oppressed and underserved populations. The Vincentian mission is reinforced by the principles that informed Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s advocacy of civil and human rights for Black people.

The ideal candidate for this position will meaningfully balance a clearly defined research agenda with a similar spirit of advocacy. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PHD no earlier than 2016 and who will have the PhD in hand by the end of July 2020.

Review of applications begins August 7, 2020. Interested candidates can find the application portal and a more detailed description at

University of Scranton (deadline: October 1, 2020)

Job Ad–University of Scranton 

The Department of History at The University of Scranton welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in African American history, beginning fall 2021. A Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment and teaching experience are preferred.  Primary responsibilities include teaching the U.S. History survey, Race in American History, as well as other courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in urban history and/or religious history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but all applications will be considered   The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. A full statement of our mission may be found at The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia in the spirit of our mission.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For full consideration please submit a letter of interest, c.v., & three letters of reference at by October 1, 2020. Initial interviews will occur via Zoom. Questions can be directed to Adam Pratt (

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