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 http://apply.interfolio.com/77175.


WSP USA (Deadline: September 6, 2020)

Job Ad–Historian/Architectural Historian

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

Be involved in projects with our Heritage Resource Management Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for a Historian/Architectural Historian for our Washington, DC office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in historic preservation or related field plus more than three years of professional experience
  • The candidate is required to have professional research/writing experience in African-American history, culture and building traditions of the Mid-Atlantic states, from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
  • Prior experience working in tandem with federal and state agencies; working familiarity with Section 106 a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Must have previously prepared National Register nominations
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently
  • Ability to travel throughout United States
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants can apply here.


WSP USA (Deadline: September 6, 2020)

Job Ad–Historian/Architectural Historian II

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

Be involved in projects with our Heritage Resource Management Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for a Historian/Architectural Historian for our Philadelphia-Walnut Street office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in historic preservation or related field plus more than three years of professional experience
  • The candidate is required to have professional research/writing experience in African-American history, culture and building traditions of the Mid-Atlantic states, from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
  • Prior experience working in tandem with federal and state agencies; working familiarity with Section 106 a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Must have previously prepared National Register nominations
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently
  • Ability to travel throughout United States
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants can apply here.


American Historical Association (deadline: September 7, 2020)

Job Ad–AHA Director of Research and Publications

The director of research and publications oversees the Association’s research initiatives and provides leadership for the AHA’s publications program, including Perspectives on History (print and online), the Association’s booklet series, and various web-based publications such as bibliographies and teaching resources. The director also organizes the work of the Research Division of the Association’s governing Council, represents the AHA in research-related professional environments, collaborates with the executive director to plan and conceptualize research projects, and leads the implementation of such projects.  The director of research and publications reports to the executive director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee all AHA publications (except the American Historical Review): Includes Perspectives on History, Perspectives Daily¸ booklets, and digital publications
  • Manage a current staff of three people, supplemented by off-site consultants
  • Help to plan and organize the work of the AHA Council Research Division
  • Represent the AHA at State Department, National Archives and Records Administration, and other venues relevant to the research activities of historians
  • Serve as liaison with the American Historical Review and Oxford University Press on issues relating to publication processes
  • Provide budget and financial oversight of all publications-related activity other than the American Historical Review
  • Work with executive director and the AHA senior management team to advance organizational objectives in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/KEY ATTRIBUTES/EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctoral degree in history
  • Administrative experience, including staff supervision
  • Record of publication, including peer-reviewed venues
  • Experience in workplaces with significant activity involving multiplatform historical publication/presentation, diverse staff and constituencies, and public visibility
  • Familiarity with a variety of digital media (blogs, podcasts, or digital exhibitions), especially as it relates to historical research and publications
  • Familiarity with higher education and an understanding of the various environments in which historians work
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with staff, the AHA governing Council, and other partners to promote the historical discipline and the work of the Association. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to build internal and external relationships with flexibility, finesse, and good judgment.
  • Research experience in archives, research libraries, or comparable environments
  • Clear, graceful, and effective written and oral communication skills, with experience writing for a range of audiences
  • Well-organized with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects both collaboratively and independently
  • High standards for historical scholarship
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Legal right to work in the United States

PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Editorial experience
  • Experience as peer reviewer
  • Familiarity and experience with applying for and administering grant-funded projects
  • Familiarity with research environments relating to the work of public historians
  • Familiarity with work of humanities centers

**Review of applications will begin September 7, 2020, and will continue until position is filled. Upload an Application Packet as a single PDF. Include a cover letter, CV or resume, a brief writing sample of no more than 2 pages, and a list of three references with contact information. All finalists will be asked to complete a 24-hour writing assignment.

To apply, log into your MY AHA account at historians.org/myaha; click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section; and select the “Director of Research and Publications” link. If you don’t have an account, create one for free at historians.org/createaccount.

Questions regarding AHA or the search should be sent to aha@historians.org.


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 http://www.scranton.edu/mission. 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 universityofscrantonjobs.com by October 1, 2020. Initial interviews will occur via Zoom. Questions can be directed to Adam Pratt (adam.pratt@scranton.edu).


University of Illinois Press (deadline: October 5, 2020)

Job Ad–Acquisitions/Senior Acquisitions Editor

The University System Office seeks an Acquisition Editor/Senior Acquisitions Editor to be a member of the acquisitions program involved in discussions of focus and direction of publishing program. This position is responsible for acquiring at least 20 to 25 books per year that have scholarly merit and commercial viability and that support the mission of the Press.

This position will build and expand lists in a number of humanities and social science disciplines, helping achieve goals set by Press Director and Editor-in-Chief for acquisitions program. This position will also mentor junior staff and engage in outward facing activities such as publishing talks. At the senior level, the position assists the editor-in-chief in managing acquisitions department.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be received by October 5, 2020. Apply for this position by going  to http://jobs.illinois.edu.  If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu.  If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification.  To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload all of the following:

  • Cover letter for this position
  • resume (months and years of employment must be included)
  • academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained
  • names/contact information for three references

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, contact Angela Foster at anfoster@uillinois.edu  For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


The National Humanities Center (deadline: October 8, 2020)

Residential Fellowships 2021-2022-Call for Applications

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply. Through an Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative, the Center especially welcomes applications from scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 8, 2020. For more information and to

apply, please visit: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/ .

Application requirements:

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

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

Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. References will receive an email prompt inviting them to upload a letter on behalf of the applicant. Questions can be emailed to fellowships@nationalhumanitiescenter.org .


Gustavus Adolphus College (deadline: October 12, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor in the Department of History 

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin September 1, 2021. Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

To support these goals, Gustavus Adolphus College has launched a hiring initiative to enhance its existing interdisciplinary program in African Studies, including building an African Diasporic focus. African Studies has been a minor at Gustavus since 2011, with emphasis on academic coursework and co-curricular programming offerings every semester; contributing faculty typically also work closely with other interdisciplinary programs such as Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Minnesota is home to a vibrant and growing African and African American community, and we believe that representation from this community positively contributes to our student body. We seek faculty members whose impact will be to advance academic and cultural programs in areas relevant to African and African American history, arts, and culture, while also helping the College recruit, retain, engage, and support students of color.

The Gustavus history department offers a dynamic undergraduate liberal arts program that emphasizes global history, the role of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, and a capstone experience where seniors pursue independent research projects. The faculty are actively engaged in research and contribute widely to campus interdisciplinary programs.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will serve the history department and African studies program. These include survey courses in U.S. history, intermediate and upper-level courses in African American History and African Diaspora, the history methods course, and the senior research seminar. Other responsibilities will include contributions to the general education curriculum (such as the College’s First Term Seminar, January Term, or the Three Crown Curriculum), and interdisciplinary majors and minors. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the college and department.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD in African American history or ABD candidates who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021
  • Active research agenda in African American history
  • Ability to teach courses in African diaspora
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Research agenda in African American history before the 1920s
  • Ability to teach courses that make connections between Africa and the Americas
  • Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application.

The application should include the following documents:

  1. Letter of application that explicitly addresses the position’s qualifications as stated above
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page, single-spaced statement of teaching philosophy; the statement should address how the candidate promotes innovative, engaging, and dynamic teaching practices that foster an active learning environment
  4. Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  5. The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 12, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. The search committee will not consider incomplete applications. The committee will request additional materials (e.g., syllabi, writing prompts for assignments, teaching evaluations, and scanned copies of school transcripts) prior to phone interviews.


Dartmouth College (deadline: October 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Black Diaspora in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of the Black Diaspora in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are related to this capacious area of study. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses.

Qualifications

The appointment will begin July 1, 2021 and a Ph.D. in History or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.

Application Instructions

Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/77957) a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. Materials should be submitted by October 15, 2020 in order to receive full consideration.


Stanford University (Deadline: October 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Open Rank Position in Religion and Race in Department of Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Department at Stanford invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position in American Religions with a focus on race and inequality. 

This search is part of a university-wide initiative in which Stanford seeks to hire as many as 10 strong researchers and scholars who study the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences. Stanford seeks to support, deepen, and enhance the important research and teaching in these areas long underway on our campus. Appointments may be made in the following schools and departments: Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. Rank is open, although a majority of the appointments are expected to be made at the assistant professor level. At the senior level, we are particularly interested in candidates with an active program of research in progress and in established scholars who have outstanding records of achievement in developing or using innovative approaches in the broad areas of their discipline. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

Qualifications: Area of specialization, including disciplinary approach, chronological focus, and religious traditions studied, is open, though the Religious Studies Department is particularly interested in applications from scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American, Afro-Caribbean, and/or African diaspora religions; Indigenous and Native religions; and decolonial and critical race theory. The successful candidate will also contribute to the interdisciplinary American Religions in a Global Context initiative (argc.stanford.edu).

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until all of the positions are filled. Candidates are invited to apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/78647, with a cover letter describing academic background and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent scholarship, and a research statement of no more than three pages. Applicants for a non-tenured position should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly online by October 15, 2020.

Questions about the Religious Studies search may be directed to Kathryn Gin Lum at kgin@stanford.edu


Stanford University (Deadline: October 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professorship in Modern U.S. History

The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an exceptional junior scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern United States history (post-1876) whose work substantially addresses race, broadly construed and considered. The appointment begins on September 1, 2021. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. The position is subject to approval by University leadership, which is committed to expanding the study of race, including and not limited to dimensions of lived experience and culture; race making and racial identity; ethnohistory; social inequality and injustice; and anti-racism.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2020. Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16818:

  • Cover Letter addressed to Committee Chair, Professor Gordon H. Chang, describing academic background, intellectual interest, and teaching experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  • Writing Sample (two dissertation chapters or the equivalent)
  • Three Letters of recommendation (submitted directly by the referees online) by October 15, 2020.

Please direct questions to Burcak Kesikin-Kozat at mburcak@stanford.edu.


Carnegie Mellon University (Deadline: October 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Assistant Professor or early (pre-tenure) Associate Professor Position, Department of Modern Languages

As part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire in critical race studies, racism, and Black and Afrodiasporic studies, the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University seeks applications for tenure-track assistant professor or early (pre-tenure) associate professor position, expected start date August 1, 2021. The cluster hire seeks to bring a cohort of dynamic interdisciplinary scholars with ambitious research agendas In the humanities. The successful candidate will join a team of engaged scholars working on issues of race, identity, and racism in US and global contexts.

In the Department of Modern Languages, we seek a scholar working on race, racism, and critical race studies, with a demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching in Black and Afrodiasporic identities and anti-Black racism in the Middle East and/or North Africa, Lusophone Latin America, or Germany and Austria. The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will center on race and anti-Black/anti-BIPOC racism within critical discourse studies, critical media studies, and/or literary and cultural studies. They will be able to teach language courses, including languages we do not currently offer (e.g., Portuguese), at any level of instruction, as well as courses related to their research in both English and, if applicable, in one of the target languages appropriate to the German Studies major or minor, the Arabic Studies minor, and/or the new major and minor in Applied Multilingual Studies. Candidates with research and teaching interests in applied linguistics should also be able to contribute to our graduate programs in Second Language Acquisition (MAPhD) and/or Global Communication and Translation.

Qualifications:

PhD or equivalent international degree in Arabic Studies, German Studies, Portuguese Studies, Second Language Acquisition, or related field.

Significant scholarly record or evidence of a promising scholarly agenda and evidence of teaching excellence.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted online through Interfolio. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (ET) on October 15, 2020. Applicants should submit 1) a current CV, 2) a letter outlining research interests, teaching philosophy and personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.


Duke University (Deadline: October 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Endowed Chair in Modern Diplomatic or Military History at Duke University

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the inaugural Bruce Kuniholm Chair in History and Public Policy. This search is for an outstanding senior scholar in the field of modern diplomatic or military history whose work engages contemporary policy questions, who will help build additional connections between Sanford and the History Department, and who could help build the school’s programs in national security.

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including: demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology. The School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at sanford.duke.edu.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that traces their research agenda and makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy. The letter, along with a CV and the names of three references, should be submitted to Peter Feaver, Chair of Kuniholm Chair in Diplomatic History Search committee, via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16708.

Applications submitted by October 15, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration.


Santa Clara University (Deadline: October 30, 2020)

Job Ad–Open Rank Position in African American Studies

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an open rank search (tenure-track or tenured) in the field of African American Studies, beginning fall 2021. We seek applicants with expertise in African American Studies to support the undergraduate Ethnic Studies major and minor as well as an anticipated minor in African American studies, while contributing to department scholarship in critical race and ethnic studies.

We welcome applicants from any discipline, but we are especially interested in scholars with a record of training and research centered on African Americans in the U.S.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field, a strong scholarly trajectory, and experience teaching on topics of race and ethnicity to a diverse population of undergraduates.  Candidates must demonstrate strong scholarly potential, including a record of existing publications or research accomplishments, works in progress, plans for future research, connection to intellectual communities that will support a productive research plan, and potential for success as a teaching scholar. Candidates should also demonstrate strong teaching potential including experience teaching in the areas of African American Studies and/or Ethnic Studies to a diverse population of undergraduates, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates.

The successful candidate will have a course load of seven courses a year, with a course release each year for active scholarship and an additional course release in the first year. Courses will include a mix of lower division courses such as Ethnic Studies 5: Introduction to Study of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., and Ethnic Studies 30: Introduction to African American Studies; as well as upper division courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also provide support to the department’s major by advising students pursuing the major and minor, and by supporting students conducting research in fulfillment of the Ethnic Studies capstone. For this reason, the ideal candidate will have a record of strong teaching as well as mentoring and support of undergraduate students.

Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to social justice through their research, teaching, and service and the ability to contribute to department, College, and University priorities. We seek balance between research, teaching, and service and are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to each of these areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application with completion of the Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
  2. Evidence of a program of scholarly research and publication.
  3. Evidence of excellent university-level teaching in Ethnic Studies or related field to a diverse population of undergraduate students.

 Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit (1) cover letter outlining suitability for the job, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) sample syllabi, (5) teaching evaluations, (6) personal statement covering teaching philosophy,  research plan, and experience working with diverse populations (no more than 2 pages), (7) at least one example of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter, or related publication. All materials, except for confidential letters of recommendation, should be submitted online in electronic form via the Workday system at https://jobs.scu.edu . Confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed to the department chair, Anna Sampaio at asampaio@scu.edu


Smith College (Deadline: October 30, 2020)

Job Ad–Open-rank search for a tenure-track or tenured appointment position in Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites applications for a position in the social sciences, to begin July 1, 2021. The department will also eventually include the Inaugural Ruth J. Simmons Chaired Professor. This is an opportunity to join a department with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts.

This is an open-rank search for a tenure-track or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire. Teaching responsibilities will regularly include 200 and 300-level courses, as well as gateway courses such as Intro to Black Culture, Methods of Inquiry in Africana Studies, and the senior capstone seminar. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidates’ fields of specialization. Ph.D. in Africana, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, American or Women and Gender Studies, or a relevant field, is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates with a strong foundation in the family, labor/class, religion and spirituality, the judicial system and incarceration, black political thought, diaspora, transnationalism, black internationalism and/or global studies, and quantitative methods, are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Africana Studies may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/africana-studies.

Application Instructions

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/78808 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity/inclusion statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked for writing samples. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2020.


UCLA (Deadline: November 1, 2020)

Job Ad–The Wellman Chair in Medieval History

The UCLA History Department seeks a senior historian of any region of Europe (including the Byzantine world) focusing on any period from late antiquity to 1400. We are searching for a senior Associate or a Full Professor with a distinguished research and publication record, who is a leader in the field as well as a dedicated teacher and mentor. A PhD in history or a related field is required. The search will close and the committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2020.

The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05574 to upload their information for this position. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

Documents should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three scholars who might be contacted for a letter of reference. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required.

Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/


Wake Forest University (deadline: November 1, 2020)

Job Ad–Tenured Professor of Black Feminist Studies

Wake Forest University’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies invites applications for a tenured position in Black Feminist Studies at the associate or full professor level beginning July 1, 2021. We welcome all areas of specialization. The department seeks candidates with a demonstrated teaching and scholarly record in Black Feminist Studies and a record of academic leadership in enhancing the interdisciplinary study of women’s, gender and sexuality studies in the United States and the African diaspora.

The successful candidate will also serve as chair of the department and work collaboratively with other academic programs including the University’s newly established African American Studies program. We seek exceptional candidates who have a commitment to transformative academic leadership and to excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American/Africana Studies, or a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is required. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and has three tenured faculty, two tenure-track faculty and seven affiliated faculty. More information about the department is available at https://wgss.wfu.edu/. Inquiries about the faculty position or department can be directed to Professor Simone M. Caron (Chair of WGSS and Search Committee, caron@wfu.edu ).

Wake Forest University actively embraces diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applicants with a demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EEO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, visit http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (published article or selection from current research project), a research statement, a teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context, and five references. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates with prior approval.

Review of applications will begin by November 1. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2020.

The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Professor Simone M. Caron, Wake Forest University, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, P.O. Box 7388, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.


Vassar College (deadline: November 2, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Critical Carceral Studies

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding, such as racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Africana Studies Program at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Critical Carceral Studies at the beginning Fall 2021. The candidate selected for this position is expected to work with Program faculty to develop the Prison Studies correlate curriculum, an interdisciplinary minor within Africana Studies designed to train students in issues surrounding the prison-industrial complex, abolition, and reform. In addition to traditional classroom teaching, the candidate will have opportunities to develop experiential learning options for students and teach in correctional facilities through Vassar’s Inside-Out Program.

Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses per year plus research or other intensively mentored work with students. Ph.D. required, preferably in Africana Studies or related fields.

Qualifications

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose teaching and research center on Critical Carceral Studies (also known as Prison Studies), which is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, criminology, history, cultural studies, and critical race theory. While the area of specialization is open, we encourage applications from scholars with a diasporic or comparative orientation and who focus on sites outside, but including the mainland United States, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who demonstrate a range of competencies in historical and contemporary critical perspectives on state and colonial violence, human rights, and transnational carceral projects including militarized borders, policing, detention, and incarceration.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., writing sample (roughly 25 pages), sample syllabi, graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, and three letters of recommendation.

Please apply online at employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53058. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Tyrone Simpson at tysimpson@vassar.edu or at (845) 437-7491. Applications should be submitted by November 2, 2020.

All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/1998450.


University of Toronto (Deadline: November 2, 2020)

Job Ad–Associate Professor, Black Feminist Histories and Thought

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Black Feminist Histories and Thought. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History, Women and Gender Studies, or a closely related discipline, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate a considered and long-term engagement with Black feminist scholarship both conceptually and methodologically. Regional and period specialization are open, but candidates must have active, interdisciplinary research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: intersectional histories of race; African and African diasporic knowledge production; social movements; Black indigeneities; Black masculinities; Black sexualities, especially Queer and trans; Black youth and digital cultures; archives and race-critical studies of science, technology, health and medicine. Candidates must have lived experience related to Africa or its diaspora.

This position is part of a cohort hire at UTSC, which also includes a Professorship in Political Theory, Black or Afro-Caribbean thought and critical race theory and an Associate Professorship in African Diasporas and Development in the Global South. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at UTSC and in the tri-campus University of Toronto committed to anti-racist research and pedagogy.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job (Req ID: 444.) Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement that explicitly situates the candidate’s scholarship in relation to the study of Black Feminist Histories and Thought, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, and teaching evaluations from recent courses taught). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. E. Natalie Rothman, Chair at hcschair@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 2, 2020.

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


Auburn University (Deadline: November 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Appointment in the History of the Civil War Era

The Department of History at Auburn University seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of the Civil War Era, broadly defined, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War history and in their area of specialization. The candidate will play a significant role in the graduate program. The candidate will also teach in Auburn’s core curriculum in world history. A Ph.D. in History is required at the time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.

To apply, visit http://www.auemployment.com/postings/19330 and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Kelly Kennington, Search Committee Chair, at kennington@auburn.edu.

The History Department embraces Auburn University’s commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


York University (Deadline: November 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Full Time Tenure Stream Assistant/Associate Professor in African American History

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in African American History at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

 

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. 

 

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found atwww.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.  Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the application process (https://apply.laps.yorku.ca). The form can also be found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.  

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is available through the application process and can also be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

 

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 15 November 2020.  

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on 23 September 2020. 

Questions may be directed to Professor Stephen Brooke, Chair, Chair of the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: chairhis@yorku.ca – (Subject line: “African American History”). 


Brown University (Deadline: November 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment. As a member of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon Foundation-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both scholarly audiences and the wider public, and consider the political and cultural concerns of scholarly work that draws on and interprets traumatic pasts.

The Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate will also teach one course during the academic year in digital humanities or the fellow’s home discipline (departmental affiliation will be negotiated as appropriate). The fellow may play a role in the planning of a lecture series and other events designed to increase awareness of diverse scholarly voices. Approximately one third of the fellowship period would be devoted to the fellow’s own digital scholarship.

Scholars who have received their degrees within the last five years and pursue work in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences are eligible to apply. The one-year position, with a preferred start date of January 2021, provides a $60,000 stipend plus benefits as well as $5,000 in research/professional development funding.

Priority in the review process will be given to applicants who

  • demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement and whose scholarly interests and work are relevant to the projects under development
  • demonstrate a strong understanding of how to expand opportunities and create diverse and inclusive classroom and research spaces
  • demonstrate interest in communicating humanities scholarship to non-specialist audiences
  • demonstrate experience working on digital humanities projects and familiarity with digital humanities tools and methods
  • demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

To receive full consideration, the following materials should be submitted by November 15, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/79338.

  • A cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field and describing their teaching experience and interests, including a statement about teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom, and their research agenda/proposed project to be advanced during the fellowship period (not to exceed three pages, single spaced)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A dissertation abstract (not to exceed one page, single spaced)
  • Three letters of recommendation. Referees should submit letters directly through Interfolio, which will supply a link when contact information is entered by the applicant.

For further information regarding the Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate opportunity, please visit the Digital Publications Initiative website or contact Allison Levy, Digital Scholarship Editor, Allison_Levy@brown.edu.


Carnegie Mellon University (Deadline: November 20, 2020)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in 19th/20th Century African American/Black Diasporic History

Fueled by a new University-wide initiative to support “cross-college cluster hires to build scholarly capacity and expertise” in critical race studies, racism, and Black and Afrodiasporic studies, the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of 19th /20th century African American or Black Diasporic History. The successful candidate will join a dynamic cohort of new scholars working on African peoples and the intersections of race, racism, and identity formation on a global scale. We are particularly interested in scholars of the United States, but we also welcome applications from specialists on the transnational Black experience from all corners of the globe. Scholars working on a broad-range of geographic, thematic, and topical areas are encouraged to apply. Diverse themes and topics that complement existing departmental strengths might include gender/sexuality; science and technology; labor / class; urban, entrepreneurial, and environmental history; and racialized forms of wealth-creation, law and state-making, criminal justice, policing, incarceration, and health disparities.

The candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate students in their areas of specialty on a 2/2 semester course load. The new hire will also collaborate with scholars in a variety of interdisciplinary research, teaching and education centers, including the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), housed in the History Department, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the Humanities Center. The candidate must receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2021. All applicants are required to apply on line at http://apply.interfolio.com/79011. The completed application should include 1) a c.v., 2) a cover letter outlining research, teaching, and community service, and 3) a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. For applicants that advance beyond the initial review, we will also request three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received on or before November 20, 2020. Review of applications will commence immediately. Contact person: Lisa Everett ls2y@andrew.cmu.edu.


Rhode Island School of Design (Deadline: November 20, 2020)

Job Ad–Professorships in Race in Art & Design (Liberal Arts, Experimental and Foundation Studies, Digital + Media)

As part of its “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative, Rhode Island School of Design seeks to hire 10 new faculty in multiple disciplines to begin in Fall of 2021. We invite applications for four of the ten full-time faculty appointments, at the rank of Assistant or Associate, to commence fall 2021, with a focus on Liberal Arts, Foundation studies, and Art and Technology disciplines.

Central to the implementation of our evolving social equity and inclusion initiatives this cluster hire aims to grow our cross-institutional expertise in areas of race, colonization, decolonization, post-coloniality, and cultural representation, as well as in material practices of resistance.

We seek faculty whose research-based creative practice and/or scholarship addresses the lives, experiences, and cultural traditions of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. The ideal candidates will not only be prepared to offer courses that both expand and seek to decolonize/challenge traditional liberal arts and art and design curricula and pedagogies, but also help expand the work of the Center for Social Equity and Inclusion as it engages our various constituencies and communities – both departmental and cross-institutional – in related dialogue and initiatives.

While we will prioritize those working in areas connected to the African American and African diasporas, Indigenous north American and Latinx communities, we encourage applications that engage any Indigenous or historically marginalized communities of color.

The ideal applicants for this cluster combine critical, creative, and/or material practices that engage Black, indigenous or Latinx epistemologies and address the systemic structures and power relations that shape disciplinary practices through a range of possible multidisciplinary foci.

The four positions for this subset of the cluster will be housed in the following departments:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for any of these four positions please submit the following application materials:

1.) Letter of intent
2.) Curriculum vitae
3.) A statement of teaching philosophy
4.) Two sample syllabi
5.) Portfolio of recent professional work (including a published journal article or combination of text and images not to exceed 20 pages and/or 20 images, preferably in one PDF)

Names and contact information for three references are requested as part of the application process. Requests for reference letters are sent directly to the reference providers when candidates become finalists. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by November 20, 2020 are assured full consideration. Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/4eGXoBiQkOdxfgZNUVOmV

For any questions, nominations, or inquiries please contact:

Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity & Inclusion and Professor of Literary Arts & Studies at: mshenoda@risd.edu

Required Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline/field
  • Evidence of teaching at the college level
  • A strong record of creative practice, exhibition and/or scholarship and research
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaborative work

*Rank will be dependent on years of in-rank teaching experience and professional status.


Lake Forest College (Deadline: November 25, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American Studies

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor (PhD) or Instructor (ABD) of African American Studies, beginning August 2021. We seek applicants with a PhD in African American Studies or a closely related discipline. We are most interested in candidates with a specialization in contemporary African American politics, political theory, and /or race and public policy. Essential courses for this position are fourfold: (1) AFAM 110: Introduction to African American Studies, (2) 200- and 300-level courses in African American Studies suitable for African American Studies majors and minors and general education curriculum support for our “Domestic Pluralism” requirement, (3) an as needed 400-level senior seminar in African American Studies, and (4) a desire to teach in our First-Year Studies program (FIYS). Course offerings in other areas are welcome, based on the candidate’s interests and expertise, as is willingness to contribute to other programs on campus, such as Legal Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Social Justice, Environmental Studies, Cinema Studies, etc. The teaching load is three courses per semester (introductory to advanced undergraduate) with the usual non-teaching duties, including special course work such as tutorials, research projects, and senior theses.

Lake Forest College’s African American Studies major is organized thematically with courses in literature, history, and philosophy and supported by rich and very diverse elective offerings. For more information on our program, see: https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/african-american-studies.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references no later than November 25, 2020 to afamstudiessearch2020@mx.lakeforest.edu for priority consideration. Selected candidates will be asked to provide additional materials. Review of candidates will continue until positions are filled. We will be interviewing via Zoom.


Chapman University (Deadline: December 1, 2020)

Job Ad–Tenure Track-Assistant Professor of History

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of modern African History, in the Department of History, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to begin August 2021.

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.

The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate can also teach and advise students in the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies. The program expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit:
• A letter of interest
• Faculty employment application
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of three references

To Dr. Robert Slayton, Search Committee Chair, C/O Stacy Laird at slaird@chapman.edu

Please use “History Position” as the email subject line. Inquiries regarding this position may also be directed to slaird@chapman.edu .

Application review begins December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. This position is contingent upon final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


University of Pennsylvania (Deadline: December 2, 2020)

Job Ad–Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics. The mission of this 3-year fellowship is to prepare scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Appointments will commence in Summer 2021. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have received an MD, PhD, or equivalent prior to starting the fellowship. Scholars from historically underrepresented groups, scholars from low-income households, scholars who are first-generation college graduates, and scholars with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due December 2, 2020

To learn more and apply: http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/elsipostdoc

Contact Emily Walters at ethxfell@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with questions.


Texas A&M University (Deadline: December 4, 2020)

Job Ad–Associate Professor in Black History

The Department of History at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks an outstanding scholar and teacher of Black History at the Associate Professor level with tenure for a full-time 9-month academic appointment to begin September 1, 2021.   Accomplished advanced Assistant Professors who are eligible for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor upon hire are strongly encouraged to apply.  Whether they engage primarily with the study of African Americans in the United States or the history of Africa and the global African Diaspora, we desire someone who can diversify the Department’s existing research profile https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/history/research-areas/ and add to its offerings in the history of the Black experience as appropriate to specialization and interest https://catalog.tamu.edu/undergraduate/course-descriptions/hist/.  The successful candidate will exhibit a strong record of research productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and participate in the life of the wider university through affiliation with the Africana Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/ics/africana-studies-program/about-africana-studies/.  This affiliation will involve offering courses on a regular basis that contribute to the Africana Studies Minor.

All application materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/77133 and have an 12/4/2020 deadline.  For queries about the position please contact Dr. Albert S. Broussard electronically at a-broussard@tamu.edu.   To apply please submit a letter of application, CV, publication sample, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Deadline: December 4)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), History of slavery in North America

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

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

The teaching load for this position is 2 classes per semester. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in History or a related field in-hand by July 1, 2021.

To apply for this position, please use the following link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184337 to submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing your research and teaching interests. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a December 4th, 2020 deadline. Those invited to interview in the next round will be asked for additional materials. For inquiries about the position, please email history@unc.edu.


Middlebury College (deadline: December 7, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant professorship in African American history

The Department of History at Middlebury College invites applications for an assistant professorship in African American history before 1830, to begin Fall 2021. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to teach a variety of pre-1830 courses of their own design as well as chronologically broader courses including a survey of African American history.  Expected teaching load will include 2 courses each fall and spring term, as well as a 4-week winter term course in alternating years, with an overall average of 90 students/year.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant new Black Studies Program and the First Year Seminar Program. The position is open to applicants who will complete the PhD no later than September 2021.  Consideration of applications will begin on December 7, 2020, with preliminary online interviews in January 2021.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. More information about living and working in the Middlebury area can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio submit:

  1. A letter of application addressed to the History Department Search Committee that addresses your philosophical approach to teaching, your interests and your goals as an educator.  The letter should also explain your scholarly agenda;
  2. Graduate transcripts;
  3. A one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion;
  4. Curriculum vitae;
  5. Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to teaching experience and ability.

To apply for this position, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/78228 . Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and all application materials must be received by December 7, 2020.


College of Wooster (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

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

The Department of History at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American History at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021. We seek a broadly trained specialist in African American history. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies; Archaeology; Environmental Studies; Global & International Studies; Global Media & Digital Studies; Urban Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Ph.D. expected by August 2021.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five and a half courses. Duties include teaching introductory and upper-level courses in African American History, supervising senior research projects as part of the Independent Study Program, and participating in the First Year Seminar Program.

Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at (http://apply.interfolio.com/79356) Please submit a letter of application addressed to the African American History Search Committee (1-2 pp.); teaching statement (1-2 pp.); research statement (1-2 pp.); a statement detailing how the applicant expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community (1-2 pp.); curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript; and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to Ibra Sene (isene@wooster.edu) or Greg Shaya (gshaya@wooster.edu), Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.


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