AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2019-2020 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details


Baylor University (deadline: October 31, 2019)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American History

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, is seeking an Assistant Professor of African American History. The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, www.baylor.edu/profuturis/  and academic strategic plan, Illuminate www.baylor.edu/illuminate . As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences: Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; official transcripts showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), and a list of three references in the application process. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and will be encouraged to seek external funding (which could include fellowships, grants, and other forms). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be submitted in Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/66326. Materials may be submitted electronically to Rene_Coker-Prikryl@baylor.edu.


Georgia State University (deadline: October 31, 2019)

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

The Department of History at Georgia State University (downtown Atlanta campus) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in African-American History (period open) to begin August 2020. The university is located in the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States. Georgia State is the largest research university in the state of Georgia and a national leader in innovative efforts to promote student success. It ranks among the nation’s top 115 universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of the Highest Research Activity, and research faculty received $122.7 million in external research funding during the 2018 fiscal year. Georgia State is the 10th most racially and ethnically diverse university in the nation; demonstrating that students of all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success is central to the university’s mission. The Department of History is committed to enhancing its research and instructional excellence by increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in underrepresented groups.

Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2-2 course load. Teaching responsibilities include cross-listed History/African-American Studies courses at all levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper division undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in History and African-American Studies, and to supervise graduate research for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The department encourages applicants with a passion for teaching and mentoring our students. The successful candidate will also have the option to hold an interdisciplinary affiliation with the Department of African-American Studies; the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and/or other units. Ph.D. required by date of hire (August 2020).

Applicants should submit: 1) a Cover Letter (2 single-spaced pages); 2) a CV (if the doctorate is not already in hand, please indicate the expected date of graduation); 3) a Research Statement (1-2 single-spaced pages, include a narrative of past, current, and future scholarship); and 4) the names and affiliations of three potential referees. All four documents should be combined into a single PDF file (LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf) and submitted as an email attachment to Chair, African-American History Search Committee, at HistorySearchCom@gsu.edu.

Those applicants long-listed by the search committee will be contacted for three reference letters and an article/chapter-length writing sample. Applications received by October 31, 2019 are assured full consideration; preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom.

Offer of employment conditional upon background verification. Please direct questions to Dr. Julia Gaffield at jgaffield@gsu.edu.


Pepperdine University (deadline: October 31, 2019; until position is filled)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Appointment and Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in United States History

The Humanities and Teacher Education division of Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, invites applications for two faculty positions in United States History.

Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track appointment in United States History with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. by August 2020. Sub-specialization is open, but candidates who can teach courses in Atlantic world, African, California, Native American, or public history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching duties will include a one-semester survey of United States history along with upper-division and core courses in the history major. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, have a clear and attainable research agenda, and be active in a Christian faith community. The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to support curricular assessment, student advising, and other teaching responsibilities and University service.  We are dedicated to increasing diversity among our students and faculty. Please submit application materials at apply.interfolio.com/68696 by October 31, 2019.

Pepperdine University is also accepting applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in United States History. Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. by August 2020.  Teaching responsibilities consist primarily of a one-semester U.S. history survey. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellent teaching, and application materials must reflect a commitment to the Christian values of the University and support of the Seaver College mission.

Please submit application materials at apply.interfolio.com/68704. Application review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 3,400 students with a commitment to diversity among students and faculty. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within American Protestant Christianity. Application materials must reflect a commitment to the Christian values of the University and support of the Seaver College mission. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and who are committed to supporting an inclusive educational environment.

Contact: Sharyl Corrado (sharyl.corrado@pepperdine.edu)


Loyola Marymount University (deadline: November 1, 2019)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the social sciences, to begin August 2020. The successful candidate should have expertise in 20th and 21st-century African American political and social issues and experience with multi-method approaches. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with innovative research designs that interrogate the relationship between race and other relevant social indicators.

LMU values the teacher-scholar model; therefore, successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda and an ability to incorporate their research within a variety of upper and lower-division courses in African American Studies, such as Introduction to African American Studies and African American Studies Research Methods. The department greatly values community engagement, diversity, social justice, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence.

The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students of diverse populations on their academic and professional aspirations, and to engage in university, college, and departmental service as needed. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary unit.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in African American Studies with a specialization in social scientific research including quantitative techniques. The department will consider applicants with backgrounds in other appropriate social science fields whose work centers the black experience, including but not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy, and Public Health. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.
  • Success in teaching the African American experience.
  • Record of scholarly achievement in the discipline of African American Studies.
  • Ability to incorporate LMU’s mission in teaching, scholarship, and service to the university.

Applicants should submit a complete dossier via the LMU Human Resources online application portal: (http://jobs.lmu.edu), including 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates the candidate’s approach to teaching African American Studies; 4) a sample syllabus of Introduction to African American Studies or African American Research Methods; 5) a writing sample (no more than 30 pages in length); 6) A copy (can be unofficial) of graduate school transcripts. The three letters of recommendation should be scanned, signed by the recommenders, and emailed by the recommender either directly or via Interfolio toStefan Bradley: AFAMFacultySearch@lmu.edu.

Please direct questions to Stefan Bradley at the above address. Only electronic applications will be considered. The deadline for applications and recommendations is November 1, 2019.


Brandeis University (deadline: November 1, 2019)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of African American Literature

The Department of English in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Literature beginning Fall 2020. Though candidates with expertise in gender, sexuality, or digital and media studies are encouraged to apply, we are interested in candidates of any period or sub-field who specialize in African American Literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence as a scholar and teacher and will have the PhD by September 2020. While this search originates in the English Department, the successful candidate will have an affiliation with the Department of African and African American Studies. We plan to interview candidates via Zoom in late November or December 2019. This position is subject to budget approval. Please send a cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Faith Smith, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, through Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/68435.

First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2019. (Please note that in the second round of the application process we will ask selected applicants for two writing samples.) An equal opportunity employer, Brandeis University is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education. As part of your cover letter please let us know how your present or future commitments to departmental and institutional equity, diversity, and inclusion are reflected in your creative and intellectual endeavors, your teaching, or your service.


University of Missouri (deadline: November 15, 2019)

Job Ad–Open Rank, Professor of British History

The University of Missouri’s Department of History and Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy invite applications for a historian of Great Britain since 1688, with a preference for candidates whose research interests are highly relevant to the political and intellectual history of 18th and 19th centuries. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach widely in the field, including the history of the British Empire, and contribute to the Kinder Institute’s partnership with Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, which includes a new M.A. program in Atlantic History and Politics. Appointable at the tenure-track assistant, tenured associate, or full professor level, depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will have a strong record and future promise of active research and publication. At a minimum, they should hold or have met the requirements of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History or related field at the time of appointment: August 15, 2020.

Please apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job (Job ID 31579). Use the online application, and be prepared to upload the following materials:

  • Your current CV
  • A letter of application describing your research, teaching, and service interests
  • An article-length writing sample of your academic work
  • A statement of no more than one page explaining how your past experience and future plans will help the University of Missouri and the Kinder Institute meet the goals of making our institutions and higher education at large more inclusive, diverse, and equitable

In addition, solicit three recommenders for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Nancy Taube (tauben@missouri.edu) by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

Applicants may contact Prof. Jeff Pasley (PasleyJ@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process.


Princeton University (deadline: December 13, 2019)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Positions in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from pre-tenure scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in all disciplines for two postdoctoral or more senior research positions. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2020-2021 to emerging scholars who will devote their nine-month residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer. PhD in relevant discipline required.

Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past five years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2020 until June 1, 2021; a competitive salary will be provided.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:

  • The significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department
  • The quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department
  • The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race

How to Apply: Applicants must submit all of the following information by December 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Scholarly paper written in the past three years
  3. Statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
  4. Uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor)
  5. Syllabi for three undergraduate courses

Candidates must apply online at http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs. For more information or questions, please contact aas21@Princeton.edu.


University of Delaware (deadline: until position is filled)

Open Rank Position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U.S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system. Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.

The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. There is potential for collaboration with other departments and programs on campus including the Department of History, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Material Culture Studies, in addition to participating in public and digital humanities-centered teaching and research.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2020. In addition, candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching. The start date for this position is August 16, 2020.

Application Instructions: Applicants are asked to create and upload a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and the names as well as contact information for three references at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 494147. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 9, 2019 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, cdhicks@udel.edu. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the TalentLink.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Africana Research Center

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. During their residency, Scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities in the first year and will teach one course in the second year. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1593621


Stanford University (deadline: until position is filled)

Associate Director, African and African American Studies

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS), established in 1969, was the the first African & African American Studies program at a private institution in the country and the first ethnic studies program developed at Stanford University. AAAS has more than 30 affiliated faculty whose scholarship focuses on all aspects of the African diaspora. Students can major or minor in AAAS. Website: https://aaas.stanford.edu/

The Associate Director (AD) serves as the thought partner to the Faculty Director. Together, the Faculty Director and the Associate Director will devise and implement the vision, strategy and goals of AAAS. The Associate Director maintains close relationships with majors and minors and gauges student needs and interests which will shape the development of programming. Primary responsibilities include brainstorming programming, the recruitment and retention of major and minors, facilitating graduate and postdoctoral programming, and the administration of key program events such as the annual St. Clair Drake Lecture and Emerging Scholars Conference, field trips, guest speakers, and lecture series. The AD helps develop and review curricula, facilitates the creation of new courses for the program by affiliated faculty, and develops and teaches courses relevant to AAAS. The AD works to build the intellectual identity of the program and assures an intellectually exciting and collegial environment for faculty, students, and staff by fostering interdisciplinary, campus, regional, and national collaboration. The AD establishes and maintains communication within the University, as well as among regional and national networks of individual scholars, intellectuals, cultural leaders and professional organizations. Working with Human Resources and the Finance Department, the AD oversees the program’s budget. The AD also works with and manages the Student Services Officer (SSO) to ensure the growth of the program.

Core Duties:

  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

Education and Experience:

A Ph.D. and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Excellent interpersonal and management skills. Experience with managing a budget and developing financial plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and to seek out funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1594460

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in the role.


Stanford University (deadline: until position is filled)

Research Fellow, Program in African and African American Studies

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS), established in 1969, was the the first African & African American Studies program at a private institution in the country and the first ethnic studies program developed at Stanford University. AAAS has more than 30 affiliated faculty whose scholarship focuses on all aspects of the African diaspora. Students can major or minor in AAAS. Website: https://aaas.stanford.edu/

The Research Fellow in AAAS, under the direction of the Faculty Director, is responsible for developing the research agenda and research goals of the program. The Research Fellow will be expected to work closely with graduate students to administer graduate student programming, manage two (2) postdoctoral fellows to ensure their research progress and teaching success while at Stanford, and execute scholarly conferences, lecture series, and student retreats. The role will also facilitate student research projects and provide mentoring to undergraduates on research projects, honors theses and senior papers. The role will encourage graduate student engagement at Stanford to create a community of graduate students who work on Black Studies at Stanford, including matching graduate student mentors with undergraduates, developing programming to meet graduate student needs and other programming. The role will be expected to submit proposals to further AAAS teaching, programmatic support and funding for guest speakers. The fellow will also have opportunities to conduct research and write in their field of interest. The successful applicant will be expected to play a meaningful role in a program committed to dynamic teaching and to maintain a vibrant and productive scholarly research agenda.

This is a one-year fixed term position. Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter expressing their interest, a writing sample, a teaching statement that describes your pedagogical philosophy and learning goals in the classroom; and teaching evaluations (if available.)

Your responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.

To be successful in this position you will bring:

  • A PhD and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1594435


University of South Carolina (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology (http://www.psych.sc.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2020. We seek a faculty member with a research program that addresses promoting health and well-being in African American communities. We seek a scholar with expertise in theoretical frameworks and empirical methods for understanding barriers to well-being and how cultural strengths can guide health promotion. We will focus on finding the best scholar in this area regardless of specific discipline within Psychology. Qualifications include a promising record in original research, preparation to provide doctoral level instruction in one’s area of expertise, and a commitment to quality teaching. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) from a doctoral program in Psychology or a closely related discipline. We strongly encourage candidates interested in a joint position with our African American Studies Program to apply. Our college has a track record of successful joint appointments that benefit faculty. Successful candidates will (a) be competitive for external research funding and (b) contribute to USC’s priorities on health-focused research.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). In their optional application materials, candidates are encouraged to include a statement about their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Jeff Schatz, Ph.D. (schatz@sc.edu).


City College of New York (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor, 19th Century U.S. History

The Department of History at the City College of New York is seeking a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in nineteenth-century American History (ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History). The subfield is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a regular sequence in the Civil War and Reconstruction. While serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor, the successful applicant will pursue an active scholarly agenda while teaching part-time (3 courses per year). The fellow will also receive research funds.

Assuming satisfactory performance after two years, the incumbent’s Assistant Professor line will be moved to tenure-track. In that role, the candidate will be expected to continue their scholarship, to assume a full teaching load, to recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental and divisional service.  The Department encourages applications from candidates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in History or related field required at time of appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrate scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

How to apply: Please apply as follows: Go to www.cuny.edu and click on “Employment”; Click Search Job Listings; Click on More Options to search for CUNY Jobs; Search by Job Opening ID number 21161; Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions.

Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi
  4. Chapter- or essay-length writing sample
  5. Names and contact information for three references

All materials should be submitted as one PDF file.

In addition to applying online, all applicants must email, via lnterfolio, in a single PDF file a cover letter, a CV, a teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi, a chapter- or essay-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to history@ccny.cuny.edu with the subject line: “19th Century U.S. Search”

Inquiries may be sent to Professor Clifford Rosenberg at crosenberg@ccny.cuny.edu.

The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 25, 2019.


Rhodes College (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Sociology to begin in fall of 2020. One position is for an Assistant Professor and the other is for an Assistant or Associate Professor. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We seek broadly trained sociologists with firm commitments to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college. The area of specialization and methodological approach are open. Our department welcomes public scholarship and community-engaged teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses per year, and the person in each of these positions will be expected to contribute to teaching our core major requirements as well as offer courses in their areas of specialization. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and in particular from candidates who can contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Educational Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Urban Studies. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related interdisciplinary field by July 2020.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths you will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; 5) a statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; and 6) the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.


First Division Museum, Robert R. McCormick Foundation (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Historic Vehicle Program Coordinator

The Historic Vehicle Program Coordinator helps to maintain and present the First Division Museum’s historic vehicle fleet and interpret the history of the 1st Infantry Division in the broader context of American military history. This position plans, coordinates, and implements historic vehicle programs such as the Wheaton Fourth of July Parade, Touch-a-Truck events, and historical reenactments. The Coordinator also assists with other First Division Museum special events and programs, volunteer coordination, and training. This is a full-time, temporary position (one-year contract with the possibility of extension) that reports to the Director of Programs and Education.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programming for the historic vehicle fleet
  • Assists with the preservation and interpretation of statically displayed vehicles to exclude vehicles within the museum
  • Coordinates the maintenance work of the operating fleet based on the program needs and helps to establish an effective work schedule
  • Assists with maintaining, cleaning, and organizing motor pool tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Maintains museum accountability regarding historical interpretation of the fleet
  • Develops the museum’s collection of historic vehicles by making recommendations to Director of Programs and Education and Executive Director of the First Division Museum
  • Coordinates and trains motor pool volunteers for historic vehicle programs and motor pool operations
  • Emphasizes best practices regarding safety in the workplace including the safety of volunteers during motor pool operations; follows established safety rules for the use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery, and the handling of a variety of materials
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to participate in any other museum exhibits, programs, or special events

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or related field and demonstrated interest in learning and sharing knowledge of military history
  • Knowledge of historic military vehicles and firearms, including familiarity with operation and basic maintenance, basic carpentry and automotive skills, and ability to operate a manual transmission
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences, and sensitive cultural subject matter
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other visitors for long periods of time
  • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful
  • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed
  • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays, and some evenings
  • The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to stand for 4-5-hours at a time; be physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs. using proper safety precautions; ability to work in variable weather conditions; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment
  • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training
  • Must attend First Division Museum training once a year
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess or willing to obtain a Firearms Owner Identification Card for the State of Illinois
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here.


First Division Museum, Robert R. McCormick Foundation (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Collections Manager

The First Division Museum is looking for a Collections Manager who will be responsible for the preservation, care, and use of the permanent collection of more than 15,000 three-dimensional artifacts. Specifically, this position manages and supervises proper handling, conservation, documentation, and storage to preserve and interpret objects that represent the history of the 1st Infantry Division in the broader context of American military history. The ideal candidate brings at least two years of experience working in a museum collections department and is familiar with 20th- and 21st-century United States military material culture. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys caring for and sharing the museum’s vast collection to make that knowledge accessible to others. This is a full-time position that reports to the Chief Curator.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the care, documentation, and inventory of the three-dimensional permanent collection, including supervising access and activity in storage areas and cataloging objects into museum’s PastPerfect database
  • Responsible for conservation of objects, including pest monitoring, housing projects and storage upgrades, condition reporting, recommending conservation priorities, arranging for off-site conservation, and overseeing the budget for conservation supplies
  • Monitor collections and artifacts on exhibit, including environmental data loggers, security issues, disaster preparedness, and coordinating an annual cleaning routine
  • Prepare reports on artifact collection at the direction of the Curator of Collections, responsible for annual firearms inventory and other inventories as requested
  • Attend exhibit planning and design meetings and collaborate with the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician to create basic and specialized mounts/supports, assist with case preparations, assist with artifact installations/de-installations, and design and implement a rotation plan for artifacts on display at the First Division Museum or other museums
  • Promote the use of the collection by researchers and the general public
  • Represent the First Division Museum at programs, events, and professional museum/history conferences
  • Coordinate movement of permanent collection when needed and help oversee outside contractors hired to assist with collection moves and installations/de-installations
  • Emphasize best practices regarding safety in the workplace including the safety of volunteers during motor pool operations; follows established safety rules for the use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery, and the handling of a variety of materials; and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, or related field; master’s degree in a museum studies preferred
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in a museum setting and knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century United States military history
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences, and sensitive cultural subject matter
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation
  • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful
  • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed
  • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in PastPerfect
  • The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to stand for 4-5-hours at a time; be physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs. using proper safety precautions; ability to work in variable weather conditions; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment
  • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend events and some travel
  • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training
  • Must attend First Division Museum training once a year
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar, African American History

The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar in African American history, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6-page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin December 10, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/91456.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil War Era History

The Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the pre-war period through Reconstruction will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6-page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin December 10 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the CWE Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/91453.


 *The AAIHS Jobs Page is free to the job seeker, but we charge a modest fee of $150 from the job poster to add a job ad to the page. For an additional $50, we will also circulate the ad on our popular social media accounts on a daily basis. This fee helps us to maintain our organization and our award-winning blog. To submit a job posting, please send us more details via email (aaihs10@gmail.com) and we’ll send an invoice for payment online.