Here is a list of job openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email for more details.
Texas Christian University (Review begins on August 15, 2017)
The Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program at Texas Christian University invites applications for our inaugural Associate Director, a permanent, full-time instructional staff position (12-month, not tenure-track). The Associate Director of Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies supports the Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) program, which seeks to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
- Teaches one course per semester and helps manage the full range of administrative, financial, fundraising, research, educational, and outreach activities of the program.
- Supports and helps to develop the mission of CRES by cultivating a network of scholars, students and leaders on and off campus.
- Serves as ambassador for CRES to students and to other internal and external constituencies in order to raise the academic profile and prestige of the program and to extend its impact throughout the TCU and Fort Worth communities through co-curricular programming and community engagement.
The mission of CRES is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities, experiences, and issues as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. As an academic- and community-oriented program committed to intercultural understanding, advocacy, and action, CRES values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence.
- A Ph.D. or another terminal degree completed by January 1, 2018, in Ethnic Studies or a similar interdisciplinary field or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to race and ethnicity.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses on race and/or ethnicity at the college level.
- Experience working within an academic institution, non-profit organization, or public administration, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
- Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles.
- Experience in activism or community engagement.
To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy statement, and a 1-page statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to diversity and inclusion in CRES and at TCU to tinyurl.com/CRESAD, or hr.tcu.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources email@example.com or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins August 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start is January 2018.
The Southern Foodways Alliance (Review begins on August 21, 2017)
The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) seeks an Oral Historian to lead the collection and dissemination of SFA’s oral history work. SFA oral histories tell the stories of the men and women across the region and beyond, who make, grow, and serve great Southern Food. The mission of the SFA is to document, study, and explore the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. A member-supported organization based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we collect oral histories, produce films and podcasts, publish great writing, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and stage events that serve as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South.
SFA documents stories of the diverse communities throughout the South, and we believe it to be equally important for oral historians to represent that diversity. We strongly encourage people of color to apply.
Incumbents coordinate the daily operations of the Oral History Program for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Incumbents conduct oral history interviews as well as oversee, direct, and/or coordinate administrative, financial, personnel, and general business operations for the Oral History work of SFA while exercising independent judgment and a high degree of discretionary authority. Incumbents also provide technical assistance and research support to identify the needs and available resources related to SFA’s oral history work. The incumbent will supervise contract oral historians and others necessary to the collection, processing, and sharing of oral history interviews. The successful incumbent will be based in Oxford at the SFA offices by will work under limited supervision and travel widely throughout the region.
- Carry out interviews from start to completion including, but not limited to, archival research, interviewing, editing, following up with interviewees, preparing final interview materials for deposit in the SFA’s collection, and disseminating interview subject matter via social media and other digital platforms.
- Supervise SFA’s oral history team which includes contract oral historians, transcriptionists, translators, photographers, audio technicians, graphic designers, and others.
- Work with SFA staff to identify and prioritize oral history topics, themes, and individual interviews to be pursued.
- Explore and experiment with new technology appropriate for capturing oral histories.
- Pursue professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, film and video production, and editing.
- Maintain a broad network of contacts with professionals engaged in oral history in order to promote professionalism and new ideas.
- Prepare for and conduct the SFA’s annual oral history workshop.
- Collaborate with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture to ensure that SFA oral history work is a part of the Center curriculum.
- Build relationships at UM and at universities across the region and beyond to share, collect, and teach SFA oral history work.
Work with the UM Library to create and maintain an archive for SFA oral history work.
- Convene SFA’s Academic Committee on an annual basis. Use this group as a resource to ensure that SFA’s oral history program is properly grounded in intellectual rigor and best academic practices.
- Work with SFA staff to disseminate oral histories through various media channels.
- Present SFA oral history work at SFA symposiums and other conferences.
California State University, Fullerton (deadline: October 1, 2017)
The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in critical prison studies with appointment to begin Fall 2018. CSUF is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Critical Prison Studies is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, cultural studies, and critical race theory. This position is consistent with the interdisciplinary and global initiatives of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a research program engaged with the implications of the carceral state in the United States. A comparative, diasporic, and/or multi-ethnic approach, paying particular attention to the African American experience is welcome. We encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in nature.
The candidate will demonstrate strong competence in such relevant intellectual traditions such as critical race theory, gender/masculinity studies, queer, or other contemporary critical perspectives on state violence and carceral projects.
The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate program in the African American Studies Department through new curriculum development and teaching. Candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the department, such as Introduction to African American Studies, African American Political Thought, African American Politics, and develop courses in their specialization. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality research, leading to peer assessed publications, and outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate level. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, and the College, the University, and the broader community. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, such as collaborating with Project Rebound, a University program dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated students to excel in college.
PhD in Criminal Justice, African American Studies, or a related field. ABD’s may apply must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date. We will also consider candidates with a JD.
Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9785BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
undergraduate and graduate transcripts
research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research
reprints and preprints of publications and presentations
teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries
a student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
three letters of recommendation (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Siobhan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 657-278-3847.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The College of New Jersey (deadline: October 1, 2017)
The Department of Criminology and the Department of African American Studies at The College of New Jersey seek a scholar who specializes in Race, Crime and Criminal Justice to fill a tenure track joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses such as Race and Crime, Policing and Communities of Color, Race and the Prison Industrial Complex, the Carceral State, Qualitative Methods, Penology, as well as courses in her/his area of research. Candidate’s field of research must be in Race, Crime and Criminal Justice.
The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Candidates for the position should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and should be able to support campus-wide initiatives including mentored undergraduate research and community engagement. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, although faculty members can submit competitive proposals for course reduction. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a cohort of students.
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice or Sociology at the time of the appointment; ABD’s will be considered only if the degree will be granted by the time of appointment. J.D.’s will not meet this requirement. The successful applicant should have teaching experience and a clearly defined research agenda.
Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program, and to encouraging and engaging highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study). Faculty members also have service responsibilities within the College.
Applicants for the position must submit to the attention of Margaret E. Leigey, Search Committee Co-chair, 1) a cover letter describing qualifications and goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an unofficial transcript from the applicant’s doctoral program, 4) up to two sample publications, 5) a statement of pedagogical philosophy, and 6) teaching evaluations or a summary thereof, if possible. In addition, applicants should ask three references to send a letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the search committee chair and sent directly to email@example.com; the applicant’s name should be included in the subject line of the e-mail. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2017. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Princeton University (deadline: October 1, 2017)
The University Center for Human Values and the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invite applications at the assistant professor level from well-qualified individuals for a tenure-track position in theoretical approaches to the study of race. Applicants may be scholars of political theory; political philosophy; the philosophy of race; critical and social theory; applied ethics and ethics of public policy (with application to race); African American studies (with a focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas); or any area of normative inquiry that focuses on the experience of African Americans. The position involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and would be held jointly in the two units as assistant professor of African American Studies and Human Values.
We ask applicants to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. We aim for an appointment effective September 2018.
Princeton University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Auburn University (Review begins on October 15, 2017)
The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in African American literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching load for research faculty is normally 2-2, with balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate courses, as well as Auburn’s core curriculum. The successful candidate will help build a strong community of students and scholars in the field. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and innovative teaching and course design are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications include a PhD in English, African American Studies, or an allied field by the August 16, 2018, appointment date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic background in African American literature; a record of publication or scholarship in the field; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field; significant potential for continued successful research, publication, and other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities.
Desired qualifications are a strong record of publication or scholarship in the field and successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level. The field of specialization within African American studies is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with strength in contemporary literature and culture.
Applications will be accepted online at https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three recommenders; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a current research plan. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2017. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paula Backscheider at firstname.lastname@example.org. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer
Baruch College, CUNY (Review begins on October 16, 2017)
The Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World to begin August 2018. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the Middle East and/or North Africa. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives. Active research, committee participation and service are also expected.
For questions about the search, email Katherine.email@example.com
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY:
STEP ONE –
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now” through this link https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17213&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter and three letters of reference.
STEP TWO – Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.
Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Brandeis University (Review begins on October 16, 2017)
The Department of Politics and the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University invite applications for a full-time, joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in African-American Politics. The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2018.
We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on African-American politics with an ability to engage in the experiences of other peoples of African descent and other communities of color. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in, for example, one or more of the following areas: campaigns and elections, political behavior, state and local politics, judicial and criminal justice politics and policies, including incarceration related issues, immigration, and public/social policy.
We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science or a Ph.D. in African-American Studies with extensive and broad training in political science. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence to qualify for consideration. The course load is 2/2: one course in AAAS and one course in the Politics Department every semester. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Service expectations will be shared equally between both departments. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9495 First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to: Carina Ray (Interim Chair, AAAS; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Kryder (Politics; email@example.com), Co-Chairs, Search Committee on African- American Politics.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Review begins on October 16, 2017)
The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin America (Assistant Professor), to begin August 1, 2018. The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) consists of 6 full-time and 8 affiliated faculty members and offers a B.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies, including Disciplinary Honors. (See http://aads.uncg.edu for more information).
Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. (or anticipated by 8/1/18) in Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology, or related fields of study pertaining to the Black Atlantic with a focus on Afro-Latin America. Specialists in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the Circum-Caribbean are welcome. Consideration will also be given to West and Central Africanists with research and/or teaching linked to Latin America. Teaching responsibilities are three courses per semester. Offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated engaged teaching and the ability to contribute to the program’s dynamic intellectual life and broader community is especially favored.
We will begin reviewing applications on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More information may be obtained from Dr. Cerise L. Glenn, Program Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #0900 or https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9043) including a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page detailed description of their research program, up to three representative publications, a 1-2 page statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.
University of Pennsylvania (deadline: October 16, 2017)
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of West Africa at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarship and outstanding teaching and will join a department distinguished by a clear commitment to global black studies as an interdisciplinary endeavor.
Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1192. Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applications for an Assistant Professor position should also include the contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website.Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Dartmouth College (Review begins on October 20, 2017)
The African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program at Dartmouth College invites applications for an open-rank position in Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies, with a preference for historians and social scientists. The position begins on July 1, 2018. We are interested in innovative scholars whose work interfaces with a variety of geographical regions. Scholars of all ranks will be given equal consideration. We will start to review applications on October 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
AAAS at Dartmouth College originated in 1969, making it one of the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. Faculty are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to understandings of Africa and the African diaspora within a global context. We seek to build AAAS through the addition of cutting-edge scholars who transcend disciplinary boundaries within the College, as well as nationally and internationally.
Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. The Dartmouth student body is diverse by many measures. We are interested in applicants with a record of and interest in successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, members of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.
Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
PhD or ABD (with PhD in hand by July 1, 2018).
Please provide (1) a letter of application, indicating current research, future research, and teaching philosophy; (2) a current CV with the contact information listed for 3-5 references. Submit materials through the Interfolio dossier service at apply.interfolio.com/44943. Direct any questions to AAAS@dartmouth.edu
University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Review begins on October 23, 3017)
The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of intersectionality, beginning August 1, 2018. The position will have its tenure home in Sociology. It will entail a 50 percent instructional commitment to Africana Studies, with expectations of teaching 200-level Africana Studies courses, cross-listed upper-division courses of interest to majors in both areas, and courses for Sociology graduate students and Africana Studies graduate certificate students. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology’s strength in social justice (sociology.utk.edu) and whose research resonates with our departmental areas: criminology; political economy and globalization; environmental sociology; and a new area in critical race and ethnic studies. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion. A Ph.D. in Sociology, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related area is required at the time of appointment.
The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville have strong international reputations for their excellence. We offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement. The University of Tennessee – Knoxville seeks candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The City of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Review of applications will begin October 23 and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and three recommendation letters to https://apply.interfolio.com/45313. Direct all questions to Dr. Lois Presser, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com). More information on the Department of Sociology is at sociology.utk.edu; more information on the Africana Studies Program is at africana.utk.edu.
Northwestern University (deadline: October 27, 2017)
The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in African American history at the rank of associate professor or full professor, to begin September 1, 2018.
We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African American history post Reconstruction to 1945. The applicant’s area of specialty is open, but historians who work on gender, labor, incarceration, or internationalism are particularly welcome. The appointment will be in the Department of African American Studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a willingness to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in her or his research area in addition to core courses in history, particularly survey courses and courses on research methods. Candidates with administrative and/or leadership experience and a national profile are particularly welcome.
Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/about/open-positions.html. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 27, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown University (Review begins on November 1, 2017)
The Departments of American Studies and English at Brown University anticipate several appointments—rank open—in African American literature and culture. The search is open to all subfields and all periods after 1800, though there is a preference for research expertise that is transnational. For potential assistant professors the Ph.D. must be complete by June 2018.
For assistant professor, please send letter of application, dossier (c.v. and three letters of recommendation), and dissertation abstract or selected publications. Applications at this rank will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017.
Applications from candidates for associate professor or professor are welcome until the positions are filled; please send letter of application, c.v., and the names of three referees whom the departments may contact directly.
Address applications through Interfolio to: Professor Matthew Pratt Guterl, Chair, African American Search Committee, Department of American Studies, Box 1892, 82 Waterman Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Earlham College (Review begins on November 1, 2017)
Earlham College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in African History at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2018. The Department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence and liberal arts education. The candidate must be able to make a significant contribution to the college’s interdisciplinary program in African and African American Studies. Responsibilities include teaching first year intensive writing courses, the African History Sequence (To and Since 1880), and courses in fields of specialization/interests. Ph.D. required.
Applicants should send letter of application detailing teaching and research interests, a 300-500 word statement describing the applicant’s ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse and inclusive institution, c.v., and three letters of reference to Cheri Gaddis, Earlham College Dept. of History, Drawer 141, 801 National Road West, Richmond Indiana 47374, or submit electronically (preferred) to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.
Emory University (deadline: November 1, 2017)
The successful applicant is to be jointly appointed in the two departments, with undergraduate teaching in both departments and graduate-level teaching in the English department’s PhD program. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. We welcome applicants in any area of African American literary and cultural studies. We also welcome scholars whose teaching or research may draw on the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library, which houses holdings in African American history and literature – though we have no expectation of prior research there.
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. PhD required by time of appointment.
Please submit a letter of interest, a brief statement about your experiences and commitment to teaching a diverse student body, curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to: apply.interfolio.com/44596.
Villanova University (deadline: November 1, 2017)
The Department of History at Villanova University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure track position, in African American History to begin August 2018. Candidates should be able to teach a two semester undergraduate and graduate survey in African American History. The successful applicant will also teach a thematically-based core History course of his/her creation and will be able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in her/his areas of specialization. Teaching load 3-2. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load is continued for another three years. Ph.D. required at the time the position commences.
The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AHA annual meeting. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.villanova.edu and will include the following: a) Cover letter of interest b) Complete curriculum vitae c) Statement of teaching philosophy d) Dissertation abstract and one article or chapter-length writing sample e) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required if you are chosen for interview f) Contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload their recommendations) Statement of contribution to the university’s mission (finalists only)
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. The university is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.For more information please see http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/history/
Western Washington University (Review begins on November 1, 2017)
The History Department at Western Washington University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American history since 1865. All subfields and specializations within this field are welcome, provided the candidate has demonstrated capacity to teach courses in post-1945 U.S. history. The successful candidate will teach six courses over three quarters (two courses per quarter), including the two-quarter, pre- and post-1865 African American history survey, and upper division courses on African American history and the history of the United States since 1945. High quality research and service are also expected. Candidates must have PhD in History or related field by September 15, 2018, with the ability to teach African American history and the history of the United States since 1945. Candidates must demonstrate potential for effective teaching and high-quality scholarship and demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. A letter of application along with a c.v.; a graduate transcript; article or chapter-length writing sample; sample syllabi for a survey course in African American history and an upper-division course; and three letters of reference are required. Apply online at https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPostingsBrowse.aspx?CatID=78 and have letters of reference sent directly to: Jennie Huber, Administrative Services Manager, Department of History, MS 9061, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9061.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. View full position announcement at. https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPostingsBrowse.aspx?CatID=78
Yale University (Review begins on November 1, 2017)
The Yale University Departments of African American Studies and History intends to make two senior appointments in 20th Century African American History. Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities. All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to http://apply.interfolio.com/45267. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidates are found.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (deadline: November 10, 2017)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for a tenured position at the rank of full professor as Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science. Subfield and geographic area open. Successful candidate will bean accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching. PhD in History or related field required. Target starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive.
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: Letter of application, CV, research statement, teaching materials, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested from referees electronically at a later date. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 10, 2017.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For questions and to submit nominations, please contact: Professor Jerry Dávila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Illinois, visit our webpage at www.history.illinois.edu
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
Columbia College Chicago (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
Columbia College Chicago is searching for four tenure-track positions in a cluster hire focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to begin in Fall 2018. We will be searching for positions in History, Theatre, Cinema and Television, and Interactive Arts and Media. We seek individuals in these fields whose work specifically addresses the lives and experiences of communities of color in the United States, and whose work delves into an artistic or scholarly engagement that articulates the cultural productions and nuances of these communities and examines how their contributions and this body of knowledge can help expand our College’s curriculum. Each of the individuals hired in these positions, along with holding a faculty line in their respective departments, will work alongside the Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help expand the curricular offerings of the college and move forward our initiatives on DEI. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit: colum.edu/diversity
The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences (HHSS) seeks a full-time, tenure-track scholar of nineteenth and/or twentieth century African American history. Scholars with a broad range of interests related to the African Diaspora, American race relations from Reconstruction to the present, gender, and the urban experience are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated ability and motivation to teach undergraduates and non-majors in a liberal arts and media institution are essential.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Teach three courses per semester
- Contribute to curriculum development
- Produce scholarship consistent with department and college tenure criteria
- Serve on departmental and college-wide committees
- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the discipline of history by the time of appointment on August 16, 2018.
To ensure consideration, applicants should submit the following as one document (.doc .docx or .pdf):
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Publication (if appropriate)
Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference and evidence of successful teaching at the time of invitation.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Northeastern University (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
The Department of History in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites nominations and applications from leading scholars in Early American History, with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Area of specialization and time frame are open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise from the revolutionary through the antebellum era, and with research emphases on the history of Boston or New England more generally. This position also includes the possibility of a leadership role in Northeastern University’s new Boston Research Center.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership. The position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the History Department’s (https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/history) dedication to public history, world history and the digital humanities (http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/). A joint appointment with an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible.
Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
A PhD or its equivalent is required.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.
To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Gretchen Heefner at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
University of Oklahoma (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
The African & African American Studies program, housed in College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is beginning a multi-year period of expansion and renewal. As part of the growth of this progressive unit, applications are being solicited for an outstanding faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor / Professor (tenured). Applicants specializing in race, public policy, and the law, Africana literature, or urban studies are preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who approach these areas from a transnational and/or comparative Diaspora perspective. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Shusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit SoonerWay.ou.edu for more information.
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. The appointment begins in August 2018. Review of applications begins November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Karlos K. Hill, Search Committee Chair. To apply, all materials (cover letter, vita, description of research area(s), contact information, and three letters of reference) should be submitted online at the University of Oklahoma’s ByCommittee website at http://apply.interfolio.com/45649.
University of Alabama (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
The University of Alabama History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in U.S. Legal/Constitutional History, time period and research specialization open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach US Constitutional History to and from 1877, in addition to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise and the American Civilization survey. The Department and the University emphasizes excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment.
To apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41818 and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, vita, and an article-length writing sample. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212. Please direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, Hispanics, African-American and other minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
University of Alabama (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
The University of Alabama History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Public History, research specialization open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the department’s Introduction to Public History survey course, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization. The successful candidate also will be expected to expand our public history internship program, and to establish appropriate relationships in the community and profession. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to partner with the University’s established programs in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, and Archival Studies. Ability to teach one of our core History surveys desirable but not required. The Department and the University emphasize excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. Ph.D. in History or allied field must be in hand by time of appointment.
To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41802 complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, vita, a syllabus for an introductory course in public history, and an article-length writing sample or comparable evidence of scholarship. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Kari Frederickson, Chair, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212. Please direct any inquiries to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We will hold conversations via Skype with a select group of candidates in early December. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Equal Opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.
Yale University (Review begins on November 15, 2017)
The Departments of African American Studies and English at Yale University seek to hire a scholar of Anglophone Caribbean literatures in a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, as commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. The appointment will carry full membership in both departments. Field specialization may include candidates whose work places Anglophone Caribbean literatures in comparative relation to other Caribbean literatures and cultures, to the broader Black Diaspora, to the US, and/or to other global literary traditions. Duties include teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including service contributions to Yale University’s Joint PhD Program in African American Studies and English.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.
Please submit a letter of application, your c.v. including a list of referees, a research statement, and a teaching statement addressed to the African American Studies and English Department Joint Search Committee at https://apply.interfolio.com/45042
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017.
Auburn University (Review begins on November 17, 2017)
The Department of History at Auburn University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in African- American History, at either the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Period and specialization within African-American history are open. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. The appointee will teach in the World History core curriculum, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialty, including in the Africana studies minor. A Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or Africana Studies is required.
To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample (such as an article or chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student and peer evaluations, if available), and provide contact information for three letters of recommendation. Inquiries should be directed to Jennifer E. Brooks, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
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 level.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Auburn University (Review begins on November 17, 2017)
The Department of History at Auburn University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in the history of War and Society, specializing in the United States, at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. The appointee will teach the Technology and Civilization core curriculum sequence, an upper-level undergraduate survey course in world military history, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the appointee’s specific area of expertise. Ph.D. in history prior to employment date is desired, but we will consider outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral candidacy. Note, however, that appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the doctorate be completed by August 16, 2018.
To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample (such as an article or chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student and peer evaluations, if available), and to provide contact information for three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Michael Kozuh, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Case Western Reserve University (Deadline: December 1, 2017)
The Department of History at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a position in African-American history at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. All categories and specializations in the field are welcome. The successful candidate for this job will have the opportunity to affiliate and work with the Social Justice Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will also teach graduate courses in African-American history and the candidate’s field of specialty as well as undergraduate courses in African-American and U.S history. Finally, the successful candidate should have a strong commitment to research and publication and teaching excellence. The teaching load for this position is two courses per semester.
Candidates should submit a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, and relevant teaching evaluations addressed to Renée Sentilles, Chair, African-American History Search Committee, Department of History, Mather House 104, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107 as a single PDF file sent to Ms. Katie Nabors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted in PDF format to Ms. Nabors either independently from the referees or from Interfolio or another digital application service. Applications are due December 1, 2017.
Davidson College (Deadline: December 1, 2017)
The Africana Studies Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Africana politics and/or economics, starting July 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can complement our existing strengths in history, sociology, and literature by bringing expertise in the political economy of Africa and/or the African Diaspora. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach the Africana methods course as well as Introduction to Africana Studies. Collaborations with Political Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and/or Philosophy are encouraged, as are cross-listing courses with these areas. We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda, participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives, advise and mentor students, supervise student research, and participate actively in curriculum building.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. (in hand before July 1, 2018) in Africana Studies, Political Science, Economics, and/or Philosophy is preferred although candidates with specializations in additional fields that are underrepresented in our department will also be considered.
We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Africana politics and/or economics. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in Africana Studies in one or more of the following areas: electoral politics, political theory, black political economy, development and underdevelopment theory, gerrymandering/gentrification, environmental justice, criminal justice, carceral studies, immigration, colonialism, and/or capitalism and slavery.
The candidate must show clear evidence of an active research agenda, demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, and interest in departmental and college-wide initiatives that promote Africana Studies. Regular teaching load is five courses over two semesters, with four courses in the first year. These include Introduction to Africana Studies, 300-level methods course, and courses in the applicant’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate research projects. The candidate is expected to participate in an active young department with a vision of Africana Studies that celebrates interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship and a transnational and diasporic focus.
Application Procedures: Deadline for submissions is December 1. All interested applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu The following materials are required:
- Letter of application describing research and teaching interests,
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Unofficial graduate transcripts (official ones will be required before hire),
- Teaching dossier (1-page statement of inclusive pedagogy and 2 sample syllabi)
- One sample publication, or article-length manuscript
- Names and email addresses for at least three references who are prepared to provide letters of recommendation.
All questions can be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Devyn Spence Benson and Laurian Bowles at email@example.com.
Fordham University (deadline: December 1, 2017)
Fordham University seeks a historian for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in 19th and/or 20th century British or British Imperial history with a specialization in gender and/or sexuality. Applications with colonial, transnational and Irish perspectives/approaches are encouraged. Applications should include a CV, three recommendations and a writing sample, and should be submitted to Interfolio (ID: 27665) by 1 December 2017.
Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Silvana Patriarca, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.
Emory University (deadline: December 11, 2017)
The Department of African American Studies at Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor training in one of the social science disciplinary areas who will engage research and teaching focused on the Political Economy of Race. We seek scholars working on racialized structures of inequality. The successful candidate will 1) provide evidence of research projects in-progress or published; 2) demonstrate commitment to undergraduate teaching in diverse settings; and 3) envision, and be prepared to implement, cross-disciplinary collaborations with other Emory Departments. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. The Ph.D is required by the time of appointment.
Applicants should know that this hire in the Political Economy of Race is proceeding alongside similar Assistant Professor searches in the social sciences at Emory University: one in Sociology for the Sociology of Race and the other in Oxford Division of Social Sciences (an Emory campus) for Critical Race Theory.
Applications are due December 11, 2017. Please submit a letter of interest, inclusive of current and planned research; a teaching statement that describes experiences with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; curriculum vitae, three letters of support; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered.
Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Whitworth University (Review Begins December 18, 2017)
Whitworth University seeks an Assistant Professor of Early and 19th Century American History with required expertise in Latin American or African American history for a full-time position (7 courses annually) in the Department of History. We would prefer to offer a range of courses in American history that cover not just the founders or European immigrants but also the experiences of Native Americans and African Americans, as well as U.S. interaction with Latin America. There is a possibility of teaching in American Studies, and/or Women’s and Gender Studies programs. Clearly demonstrated interest or expertise in the Digital Humanities would be highly valued.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ph.D. in American (U.S.) History, with a preferred emphasis in Early and 19th Century America. ABD in this field will be considered at the rank of Instructor.
- Excellent potential as a teacher possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
- Skill in the use of technology in the classroom.
- Demonstrated potential for research and scholarship that results in scholarly publication.
- Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.
- Commitment to diversity and equity, and understanding of ways in which instruction and disciplinary/educational/workplace trends can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion. A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
- A commitment to equal opportunity and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
To view the entire posting, the required application documents, and to apply please go to www.whitworth.edu/jobs.
Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources (email@example.com). Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Anthony Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Dale Soden at email@example.com.
University of Utah (Review begins on January 5, 2018)
The College of Education’s Department of Education, Culture and Society (ECS) at the University of Utah (http://ecs.utah.edu/) invites applications for a tenure track position, with research and teaching expertise in the area of History of US Education. The position will begin in August 2018.
The Department is a diverse, cross-disciplinary group of scholars committed to the study and pursuit of social justice in education, using cutting-edge frameworks that address class, race, ethnicity, culture, language, immigration status, gender and sexuality in educational policy and practice. ECS offers Ph.D., M.ED., M.A., and M.S. program specialties in curriculum theory, anthropology, sociology, history, the philosophy of education, and an English as a second language endorsement. The department also offers undergraduate teacher licensure courses related to issues of urban education, multicultural education, and K-12 language education as part of our commitment to develop culturally and linguistic responsive, socially just teachers.
Many scholars in the Department either have joint appointments with the Ethnic Studies Department, Gender Studies Department, or are active collaborators with the Urban Institute for Urban Education— a program that houses our K-12 teacher licensure programs, within the College of Education. The University of Utah, a Research-1 public institution with approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students, supports scholarship, community-based research, and teaching. Salt Lake City is home to a diverse and robust array of communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations, given the city’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state.
The applicant must have an earned doctorate (PhD/EdD) in history of education or history, with a clear research focus on education. Desirable areas of research/teaching interest include: historiography; history of school, work, and labor; history of education, the state, and American political development; the history of schooling, race, gender and citizenship; the history of education, colonialism, and racial formation; history of education, space, and metropolitan development; the history of educational opportunity and economic inequality; or other related areas of historical research in education. The aim of this specialization is to prepare students who will be rigorous, imaginative, and knowledgeable researchers in the history of education. Graduates often find their training helpful in policy analysis and in fields like academic administration. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a terminal degree before appointment.
Teaching responsibilities include two graduate-level courses per semester (fall 2018 and spring 2018) that supports our social foundations area on historical inquiry. The candidate will be expected to develop or tailor graduate courses to their area of interest, mentor doctoral students, and collaborate with faculty within the department, across campus or with scholars in their field.
Please go to https://employment.utah.edu/faculty/new-jobs to apply. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2018. Applications received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Submit 1) letter of application including statement of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts, 4) samples of scholarly writing, and 5) three letters from professional references, including their current contact information (mailing address, phone, and email).
Queen’s University (deadline: January 8, 2018)
The Departments of History and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This joint faculty appointment will be a tenured or a tenure-track position with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.
We are seeking exceptional candidates with expertise in 20th Century African American Gender History and welcome applications from those who work at the intersection of Black, feminist, queer, and/or trans* studies. Scholars whose work emphasizes struggle, resistance, and social change are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment; in order to be considered for the position applicants not yet holding the degree must have a scheduled defence date. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of each of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to both departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
- a statement of research interests;
- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
- a writing sample of article or chapter length; and
- three letters of reference addressed to Dr. Rebecca Manley and Dr. Samantha King and emailed directly by the referees to firstname.lastname@example.org (with ‘QNS’ and the applicant’s last name in the subject line).
The deadline for applications is January 8, 2018.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Rebecca Manley and Dr. Samantha King at email@example.com (with ‘QNS’ and the applicant’s last name in the subject line) although hard copy applications may be submitted to: Dr. Rebecca Manley, Associate Professor and Chair, The Department of History Room 212, Watson Hall, 49 Bader Lane Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
The Maryland Institute College of Art (NEW DEADLINE: March 1, 2018)
The Art History Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) invites applications for this one-year fellowship with the possibility for renewal for one additional year in a non-tenure institution beginning August 2018. The Fellow will teach five courses (or a total of 15 credits) per year. MICA’s Teaching Fellowship Program prepares post-graduates for excellence in teaching at the college level in the fields of creative practice and/or scholarship.
The College seeks a Teaching Fellow with a background in visual culture, art history, or studio and professional practice to advance and diversify MICA’s current curricular offerings. MICA seeks a dynamic educator whose research explores the history of illustration with a demonstrable interest in global traditions of illustration, and/or in the theoretical, entrepreneurial, educational, and social dimensions of illustration. We are interested in candidates who can speak to the history and theory of the field of illustration and its relationship to written communication. We are also particularly interested in candidates who can speak to issues of identity, gender, and race. The candidate will teach courses on the history of illustration at the graduate level, a theoretical seminar for MFA students in illustration practice, and undergraduate courses in their area of expertise which might include a course of the candidate’s own devising.
The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before February 1, 2018 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Visit https://micahr.slideroom.com. You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.
Submit online: Two multi-page PDF documents. The first multi-page PDF document should include a cover letter, comprehensive CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references including institution or company, position, address, phone, and email. The second multi-page PDF document should include a writing sample and, if relevant, a selection of professional creative work. Please format PDF documents for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
Bowdoin College (deadline: February 18, 2018)
The Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in African Studies (Sub-Saharan West Africa) or African Diaspora Studies (West Africa and some area, or areas, of the Atlantic World, excluding the US) to begin July 1, 2018. The ﬁeld is open to applicants from any academic discipline. Fellows are expected to teach three courses, that include a combination of introductory and intermediate lectures and seminars, and to participate in the life of the program.
Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2018 should provide documentation from their home institution conﬁrming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus beneﬁts. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences. Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation. https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4603
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is ﬁlled. Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30- minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% ﬁrst-generation college students).
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualiﬁed individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.
University of Pittsburgh (deadline: February 16, 2018)
The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History centered on race and inequality in America, beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will contribute to our long tradition of engaging scholars on the intersections of race and ethnicity in comparative perspective. We welcome applicants whose proposed undergraduate teaching illuminates the complex experiences of race and ethnicity within the United States. Secondary affiliation and crossteaching with Pitt’s dynamic programs in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Sociology; or Urban Studies will be enthusiastically supported. Specialists in Latino and African American studies are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will join a department committed to inspirational teaching and a research university with great strengths in international, transnational, and interdisciplinary area studies. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the university has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission. The postdoctoral fellow will be matched with a faculty mentor, will present his or her work-in-progress at a departmental workshop, and will take active part in all aspects of our department’s collective life. He or she will teach one course per semester.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2018. Individuals who completed all such requirements before June 1, 2016 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, visit: https://www.as.pitt.edu/
To be considered, please submit by February 16, 2018, via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/
Rutgers University-New Brunswick (deadline: March 15, 2018)
The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.
The theme for the seminar series is “Black Bodies” and the seminar seeks to pull together several interdisciplinary frames of inquiry about ‘black bodies’ in various times, spaces, and geographies. Attentive to the intersections/assemblages of race, gender and sexuality, the seminar asks and invites questions concerning the many ways in which black bodies are subject to epistemic, historical, archival, state/non-state, biopolitical, and praxes of violence and erasure in global configurations. A successful applicant will address how their research project relates to the theme, “Black Bodies”.
Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/47914 Applications should include the following: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.
University of Chicago (review begins on March 3, 2018)
The Department of History at the University of Chicago is seeking outstanding applicants at the Associate Professor (tenured) rank, whose research and teaching concentrates on slavery, emancipation and their enduring legacies, in the U.S. and/or Caribbean. Candidates applying methodologies rooted in gender and sexuality studies (including intersectional analysis) are especially encouraged to apply. This appointment will begin July 1, 2019.
Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at https://tinyurl.com/ycpf97kv. Applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 4) a statement on the state of scholarship in slavery and emancipation in the U.S. and/or Caribbean, and 5) a sample of published work or writing under review. Consideration of applications will begin on March 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
Mississippi State University (deadline: March 24, 2018)
Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African American history, beginning August 16, 2018. Successful applicants must have demonstrated competence in one or more of the department’s specialties of International Security/Internal Safety, History of Science, Technology and Medicine or Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s vibrant intellectual life is essential.
A Ph.D. in African American History at the time of appointment is required. Expertise in one of more of the following areas– International Security/Internal Safety, History of Science, Technology and Medicine or Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History—is also required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred. Advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762. To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by March 24, 2018. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact.
Mississippi State University (deadline: March 16, 2018)
The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 20th century African American history, beginning August 16, 2018. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s vibrant intellectual life is especially favored.
A Ph.D. in African American History at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred. Advanced assistant professors are welcome to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762. To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by March 16, 2018. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact.