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


Rutgers University-New Brunswick (deadline: April 15, 2020)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History

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 either the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis or the Institute for Research on Women.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/106931. 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 April 15, 2020.


Northwestern University (deadline: April 24, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Instruction, Joint Legal Studies/American Studies

Northwestern University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Instruction to be appointed jointly in the Legal Studies program and the American Studies program. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a path to promotion. The initial contract is for two years.

The Assistant Professor of Instruction will offer six courses per year (generally two per quarter) on topics pertaining to Legal Studies and American Studies. The successful candidate will teach the American Studies thesis seminar and the Legal Studies thesis seminar in rotation and will teach an introductory course in Law & Society. Other courses offered would be a mix of seminars and lectures in the area of the successful candidate’s interests.

We are seeking a scholar whose work is rooted in both Legal Studies and American Studies; we encourage candidates with a PhD in Legal Studies, American Studies, or a related humanities or social science discipline to apply. A J.D. is preferred but not required. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses racial and/or gender inequality and engages crime, policing, and/or incarceration, but will consider other areas of focus as well.

This is a nine-month faculty appointment, and applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2020. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and teaching experience, a current CV, and the names of two references. (Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide teaching evaluations. References of short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.) Applications received by April 24, 2020 will receive full consideration; interviews with finalists will be conducted remotely. The successful applicant will begin Fall 2020.

For further information about this position please contact Ann Kelchner at a-kelchner@northwestern.edu or 847-467-2207. An application link can be found below.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references. Should you be on the short list, your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled out before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

Applications should be submitted no later than April 24, 2020. Apply Here


Tennessee Wesleyan (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History

The History Department of Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Requirements for the position include a terminal degree in history or a related field. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach in the area of European history with a strong secondary concentration in a non-Western area preferred.

Review of candidates will begin on March 4 and continue until position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter including research interests, curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential to educate, and unofficial copies of transcripts to: kfulbright@tnwesleyan.edu


Carleton College (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor of African American History

Carleton College seeks to fill a position in African-American history for the 2020-21 academic year. This appointment is for five courses to be taught during the academic year (three ten-week terms). Teaching obligations may include a survey of African-American history and more specialized courses. As well as strength in research, the successful candidate will have demonstrated interest and potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by Sept. 1, 2020.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application, c.v., current graduate transcripts, a sample syllabus for a survey course on African-American history, and contact information for two letters of reference. Also include a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, explaining how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Review of applications begins on April 3, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who have questions are encouraged to contact Susannah Ottaway, Chair of the Search (sottaway@carleton.edu) or Nikki Lamberty, Administrative Assistant in History (nlambert@carleton.edu). We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.


Colgate University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor of US History

The History Department at Colgate University seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of the United States, to begin in fall semester 2020. The specialization is open, but the Department would especially welcome applications from persons with teaching competence in the history of capitalism or the history of war and violence. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will teach five (5) courses, including introductory and upper-division courses in the field consistent with the candidate’s interests and departmental needs, and may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits highly competitive.

Please send a cover letter, a CV, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Prof. Alan Cooper, Chair of the Search Committee, through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16115 .

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.hercjobs.org.


First Division Museum at Cantigny Park (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Registrarial Assistant

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multiple facets of a museum including research, giving tours, and helping to run special events and public education programs. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in education, museum studies and public programs, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 24 hours/week) for four months from May through August 2020 that reports to the Museum Registrar.

Responsibilities

  • Creating, updating, and maintaining data for the museum’s roughly 13,000 artifacts in the permanent collection (PastPerfect database)
  • Photography of artifacts
  • Storage label and mount-making
  • Supporting the Registrar in the accessioning of larger collections and/or donations
  • Supporting other Collections Department Staff, as needed

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program (graduate students preferred)
  • Some experience in and knowledge of exhibition development, design, or fabrication
  • Some experience with conducting historical and archival research
  • Some experience in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling)
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences
  • 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
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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 at Cantigny Park (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Exhibits Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in museum exhibitions including artifact handling and care, display research and labeling, pop-up exhibit projects, and multi-media gallery updates. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in preservation, collections and exhibits, museum studies and operations more broadly, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 24 hours/week) for four months from May through August 2020 that reports to the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician.

Responsibilities

  • Artifact Rotations: Assist with rotating artifacts in the permanent exhibitions. This includes selecting appropriate replacement artifacts, conducting object research, writing label text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on potential graphic and artifact layouts and mounts.
  • Graphic Updates: Assist with updating artifact labels and exhibition interpretation graphics. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on graphic design and layout.
  • Anniversary Pop-up Exhibitions/Temporary Displays: Assist with the development and installation of temporary displays. There are three important anniversaries in 2020: the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th, 1945, the 50th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division returning from Vietnam, and the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. To commemorate these important events we are planning special pop-up exhibitions and temporary displays. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, working with the collections team on graphic design and layout, and final install.
  • Duty First Exhibition Updates: Assist with Duty First gallery updates. The Duty First gallery tracks the 1st Infantry Division’s history from post-Vietnam to yesterday. The use of technology and multi-media allow the gallery to be updated quickly and easily. This includes editing content and uploading text and photos to the various exhibit displays.
  • Gallery Maintenance: Assist with maintaining the gallery and ensuring the displays and equipment are in good, working order.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program (graduate students preferred)
  • Some experience in and knowledge of exhibition development, design, or fabrication
  • Some experience with conducting historical and archival research
  • Some experience in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling)
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences
  • 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
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Required Application Materials (submit online here)

  • Resume: 1-2 pages max.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample: Any length that highlights the applicant’s research and writing skills.

First Division Museum at Cantigny Park (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Education and Programs Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multiple facets of a museum including research, giving tours, and helping to run special events and public education programs. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in education, museum studies and public programs, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 24 hours/week) for four months from May through August 2020 that reports to the Museum Educator.

Responsibilities

*Create New Program Content: Each intern will complete a research project that will result in new classroom or program content

  • Rewrite history trunk material/descriptions or create new artifact options
  • Re-theme a History Alive program or create a new History
  • Connections program
  • Pull items from the McCormick Research Center to create research packages for students/teachers about Big Red One veterans from Illinois. These packages can include primary and secondary sources, photos, letters, battle orders, anything pertaining to where the soldier was stationed or the job they did.

*Summer School Tours and Education/Drop-in Programs: Learn to give tours to school groups and others in the summer and help run summer programs, including updating materials and adding games and crafts to programs like Rockets, Girls Make History, History Alive, and History Connections

*Summer Special Events: Assist with at least one major event to learn what it takes to plan and run a multi-department special event like VE Day, Rosie Rally, or McCormick’s Birthday Celebration

*History Trunk Maintenance: Maintain and repair items in the History Trunk

*In-gallery Facilitation: Practice in-gallery facilitation with raid and other gallery programs

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program with at least two years of college-level academic experience and coursework in education, history, anthropology, or related field
  • Passion for learning and sharing knowledge of military history, and comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively present content in both one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling, energetic manner
  • Desire and ability to educate and interact with children and other visitors in large groups and for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 30 pounds using proper safety precautions
  • 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
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Required Application Materials (submit online here)

  • Resume: 1-2 pages max.
  • Cover Letter
  • (Optional) Writing Sample: Please submit a lesson plan or program you have created, if possible.

University of Virginia (deadline: until position is filled)

Associate or Full Professor of Anglophone Literatures of the African Diaspora

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Department of English at the University of Virginia invite applications for a full-time tenured position, beginning Fall 2020, at the Associate or Full professor rank, in Anglophone literatures of the African Diaspora, including, but not limited to any of the following areas of concentration: US African American literature, continental African literatures, Caribbean literatures, and Black Canadian literature.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and hold the rank of associate professor or above at the time of application. The successful candidate will show a strong record of interdisciplinary research in African and Afro-diasporic studies, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service to the Department, to the University, and to the profession. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition # R0012409 complete the application, and attach the following:

  • Cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience, and prior contributions to a departmental and university culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship.
  • Contact information for three references.

**Please note that ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED IN THE “RESUME” BOXApplications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.**

Questions about this position should be directed to Marlene Daut and Marlon Ross, co-chairs of the search committee at mdaut@virginia.edu and/or mr9zf@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.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.


University of North Texas (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History, Slavery in the Americas

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of “Slavery in the Americas” to begin Fall 2020. We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.

A Ph.D. in history or a closely related field by the time of appointment is required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting a vigorous research program, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. Candidates will also have the opportunity to engage the department’s many initiatives and programs, including minors in African American and Mexican American Studies, the Oral History Program, digital scholarship programs and projects, the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, and the Military History Center. We encourage applicants who will contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion at UNT. Additional information about the department is available at: http://history.unt.edu.

All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement on research, a statement on teaching, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and an article or chapter-length writing sample.

Review of applications will begin on 8 November 2019 and continue until the position is closed. Please direct questions to Prof. Andrew Torget (Andrew.Torget@unt.edu), Search Committee Chair.


University of Kentucky (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area of geographic specialization is open, but we encourage candidates with interests in West Africa and the Caribbean (Afro-Caribbean). French proficiency required.  We seek candidates whose research center the Black experience in areas such as Africana Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Colonial and/or Postcolonial literature, Educational Studies, and Literary Studies.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. This hire is part of a multi-year cluster hire in AAAS, which recently introduced a new major. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization, teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department, contribution to the mission of the home department, and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/253062. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) a research statement (upload under Specific Request 1); 4) one writing sample; 5) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 2); and 6) a diversity statement (upload under Spcific Request 3). The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications begins November 22, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bertin M. Louis, Jr. at Bertin.Louis@uky.edu.


Pepperdine University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in United States History

Pepperdine University is 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)


Texas Christian University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Department Chair, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (Full or Advanced Associated Professor)

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for our next Department Chair at the rank of full Professor or advanced Associate Professor, starting Fall 2020. Research specialty within the broad field of U.S. Ethnic Studies is open, but we especially seek scholars who apply comparative or relational approaches to the study of race/ethnicity and/or scholars who meaningfully integrate the intersectional study of women, gender, and sexuality. All faculty in the department are expected to incorporate community-engaged pedagogy into their teaching and to take part in the wider Fort Worth and Texas communities as civic-minded scholars. The successful candidate should possess a strong background of service at the department or university level, a track record of administrative capabilities, and the ability to raise funds. We are interested in candidates who will provide programmatic leadership and direction for the burgeoning department, and who are committed to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other programs on campus. Additionally, the department chair will serve as a campus leader in the development of CRES, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and larger university initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of an ambitious research agenda centered on race/ethnicity as well as prior experience in or potential for administrative leadership.

Required qualifications:

  • An existing record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the requirements for tenure and promotion in the Department of CRES.
  • Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on critical theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity in the U.S. and/or courses on applied inquiry, methods, and activism.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. and/or work experience in an interdisciplinary field or department such as Ethnic Studies, African American or Africana or Black Studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, etc.
  • Experience in community-based participatory research or creative activity
  • Experience in activism, community engagement, or critical service learning

To apply, upload a detailed, 3-page letter of application describing your research agenda, teaching, and approach to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the department and institutional levels. Please also submit a complete CV, sample publication, and a list of three references who will only be contacted later in the search process. Applications must be submitted online at https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Other questions may be directed to Dr. Max Krochmal, Department Chair, at m.krochmal@tcu.edu.

Review of applications begins December 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to hold preliminary interviews later that month and invite finalists to campus by February, 2020. The position start date is in August, 2020.


University of Kentucky (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Justice

The University of Kentucky in Lexington is in the second year of a multi-year hiring plan to build a more inclusive curriculum, diversify our faculty, support our Program in African American and Africana Studies, and to contribute to our new undergraduate major in that program. Faculty will have tenure homes in departments relevant to their training and research focus and will actively help build and support the AAAS program. Last year we hired seven new faculty, and this year we plan to hire additional faculty in diaspora studies, Black feminisms, environmental justice, ethnomusicology, and the economics of inequality. This ad is explicitly a call for applications for a position in Environmental Justice.

The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in social science approaches to Environmental Justice to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline-specific to include the departments of Anthropology, Geography, Sociology or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We seek candidates who center Black perspectives and experiences in areas such as environmental racism, (feminist) political ecology, racialized landscapes, cultural memory, community response to disaster and disaster recovery, critical development studies, conservation, climate justice, land rights and territorial politics, political activism, and/or social justice. Applicants who include community engagement, participatory research, or other qualitative approaches in their research programs are especially welcome. Area of geographic specialization is open.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department; contribution to the mission of the home department; and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/254938. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) one writing sample; 4) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 1); and 5) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 2). The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Lisa Cliggett, lisa.cliggett@uky.edu.


University of Virginia (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Librarian for African-American and African Studies

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly-skilled professional to serve as the Librarian for African-American and African Studies. As a member of the Arts and Humanities team, the successful candidate will serve as the liaison to other departments or programs that align with the responsibilities of the role.

The Librarian for African-American and African Studies will provide communication and outreach to faculty, students, and fellows, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration. They will provide research assistance to scholars at all levels and participate in digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, students, and library colleagues. The Librarian will engage with faculty to integrate information, digital, and data literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum and will provide instruction in a variety of forms (orientations, course-related instruction, workshops). They will be responsible for working with the collections management team and the other liaisons to establish collection priorities for African-American and African Studies, manage approval plans, recommend specific purchases, maintain digital desiderata lists, and promote newly acquired resources. They will collaborate with colleagues in Archives and Special Collections on collecting strategies that will support research and teaching in African-American and African Studies. The Librarian will be expected to participate in regional and/or national professional organizations related to academic librarianship and librarianship in support of African-American Studies in particular.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area along with library experience.
  • Strong academic grounding in African-American or African Studies or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous professional experience in a liaison or subject specialist role at a research library.
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment.

Expected salary: 60,000-70,000

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020

TO APPLY:

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0010845″. Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, (R0010845) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

***Please note that you can upload multiple documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


Robert R. McCormick House Museum at Cantigny Park (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Program and Education Assistant (Part-Time)

The Program and Education Assistant assists in creating, implementing, and evaluating a wide variety of public programs related to the life, legacy, and impact of Chicago Tribune Editor and Publisher, Robert R. McCormick. This role also supports core operational functions at the museum, such as coordinating events and tours, processing and updating collection objects, and general gallery upkeep. The ideal candidate is comfortable with public speaking and would enjoy interacting with a wide array of museum visitors, keeping them engaged with content, and providing compelling learning experiences. We are interested in bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) as we strive to continue to offer a welcoming environment for all visitors. This is a part-time, temporary position (approx. 12-24 hours/week) planned to start in February and conclude in early August.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate public programs including, but not limited to: ‘drop-in’ tours, school field trips, in-classroom instruction, scout and general population programs, and other special events
  • Assist Museum Educator with evaluation and revision of education programs and materials
  • Aid Museum Educator with processing and inventory of education collection objects; maintain, replace, and update materials as needed
  • Ensure the museum maintains an orderly physical appearance, this includes tasks like keeping brochure and handout supplies current and general gallery upkeep
  • Provide help to staff with the set-up and breakdown for McCormick House events
  • Mentor fellow McCormick House colleagues and volunteer docents
  • Proactively engage visitors and initiate conversations to provide an exceptional visitor experience
  • Provides for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, and reporting any unsafe conditions to Director of Museum Operations

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience specifically in education, history, museum studies and/or collections, theater or other related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in learning and sharing history with visitors
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other diverse groups of visitors for long periods of time
  • 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
  • Strong computer skills and comfort using the internet and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and some hours outside normal business hours. We are specifically seeking someone with Friday availability.
  • Must be able physically able to lift and maneuver 30 lbs.
  • 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.


Virginia Humanities (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Editor for Encyclopedia Virginia

Virginia Humanities is seeking a colleague to join our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) team. The digitally-born Encyclopedia Virginia is a free, reliable, multimedia resource that attempts to tell the inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities that seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future. We are looking for an editor who can identify and recruit scholars on all aspects of Virginia history and culture to write for our site, and then edit the entries they produce so that they will be accessible to the general public. The editor reports to the director and will coordinate with the media editor and assistant editor to integrate primary resources, media, virtual tours, podcasts, and other multimedia elements into the finished entry. Since EV is an ever-evolving site, we are in search of a creative editor who can oversee the workflow from a raw entry to a final published piece as well as envision new ways to use or improve our site. Because public history is key to our mission, the editor must be able to write and speak to a variety of audiences at conferences, school,s and across social media platforms, to represent who we are and what we do. The editor will also provide occasional support to the Virginia Humanities communications team.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in history or humanities
  • Three years of experience with editing and developing workflows for web and/or scholarly publications is required, preference will be given to candidates with five years or more of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and other subject matter experts
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with fellow team members to contribute to the ongoing production of a dynamic publication
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker with an interest in bringing in new ideas
  • Keen intellectual curiosity, and interest in telling inclusive stories about Virginians
  • Possesses an excitement for the potential role of public history in society
  • Flexible, able to work on an ever-evolving project

To apply, please go to: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Editor–Encyclopedia-Virginia_R0011019-1

For questions, please contact Peter Hedlund, pmh3g@virginia.edu


University of Virginia (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

The University of Virginia seeks a Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager to provide strategic leadership and management of all of Virginia Humanities’ advancement relationships with corporations and foundations. This includes identifying local, regional and national prospects; liaising with corporate and foundation contacts; writing proposals for funding; and coordinating cross-programmatic funding pursuits.

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager proactively engages the Virginia Humanities board, executive team, program directors, and advancement team to identify opportunities for corporate and foundation support, matching strategic priorities with potential funders. This position works with colleagues to cultivate, coordinate and request support from corporations and foundations, then stewards relationships by regularly reporting progress to investors. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager maintains and grows a diverse portfolio of corporations and foundations ensuring sustained and expanded investment in Virginia Humanities and its programs.

Specific duties include:

  • Manage organization-wide calendar of proposals to corporations and foundations, collaborating with program directors to track and oversee all proposal activity
  • Collaborate with Executive Director, CAO and program staff to compellingly represent VH and its programs to potential corporate and foundation supporters
  • Write or oversee the development of all funding proposals to corporations and foundations, with a special focus on multi-programmatic efforts
  • Create an annual personal work plan to accomplish organizational objectives in consultation with the CAO and Executive Director
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward corporate/foundation contacts, using a donor-focused approach
  • Advise on corporate/foundation interest, readiness, and capacity for investment
  • Schedule and conduct regular and strategically planned calls and face-to-face visits with corporate and foundation contacts to solicit major gifts
  • Prepare written proposals, concept and informational materials, presentations, and other materials needed to secure corporate and foundation investment
  • Coordinate, compile, and write annual reports to foundations and corporations in collaboration with program directors
  • Solicit a predetermined minimum number of corporate and foundation gifts annually while growing a pipeline to support additional solicitations in subsequent years
  • Participate cooperatively and collaboratively in advancement team meetings and record all visit, contact, and proposal information in Advance in a timely manner
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Executive Director and CAO

A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience is required. Competitive candidates will have exemplary organizational, written/oral communications and project management skills; a high degree of efficiency and accuracy; the ability to welcome and engage diverse stakeholders; and an eagerness to respond to the goals of corporate and foundation partners to increase their commitment to Virginia Humanities. Experience working on an advancement team, including proficiency working with University of Virginia (UVA)’s Advance system or a similar database, and/or with corporations and foundations is preferred. Proven skills in writing and editing in a professional setting is required.

This position aligns closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations department of UVA Advancement, leveraging UVA resources and advocating for Virginia Humanities’ fundraising needs and opportunities. This position should keep a real time library of potential funders with strategies for engagement and also keep a library of projects and programs deemed appropriate for grant funding. This position should also develop the organization’s corporate partnerships and sponsorship program, especially in the restricted giving space that would connect funders with specific programs and projects.

A nonacademic department of UVA, Virginia Humanities offers a dynamic work environment with a dedicated staff, excellent benefits and an impressive array of public programming including the Virginia Festival of the Book, With Good Reason radio program, Encyclopedia Virginia, the Virginia Folklife Program, grants and fellowships, and more. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager will support all aspects of our programming at an exciting moment in Virginia Humanities’ 45-year history of serving the Commonwealth. With strategic goals that prioritize democracy, equity, and sharing all of Virginia’s stories, Virginia Humanities is reaching new audiences in important ways with each initiative.

At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia. Please feel free to reach out with any questions prior to submitting an application by emailing Maggie Guggenheimer (mog3b@virginia.edu). In particular, we’re very happy to talk with anyone who’s interested, but not sure whether they have the required and preferred skills.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin January 6, 2020. This is a University of Virginia Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $65,000 – $80,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

How to Apply:
Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for ‘R0012069‘. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0012069‘. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).


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