AF AM Job Openings

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


California State University, East Bay (Deadline: September 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History, Diversity and Diasporas (Full-time, Tenure Track)

We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history. The new faculty member would teach a variety of courses, especially supporting our Social Justice and Citizenships concentration. A tenure-track hire would teach courses in both our BA and MA programs. A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required. Experience in online teaching or interest in developing online coursework is desirable.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to assume the responsibilities of advising, assist the department with administrative duties, and participate in campus-wide committee responsibilities.

The History Department offers a range of lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses to majors pursuing the BA in History, General Education students, prospective middle and high school teachers in the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Social Science, and Public History Certificate students. The department also offers an MA degree program, in which faculty teach seminars in their specialties.


QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in history, public history, or related field is required.  We seek a specialist in the history of diversity and diasporas, with teaching and research interests in communities of color in modern US history. Preference given to candidates with expertise in Black/African American history. Special consideration given to candidates interested in applied history and community engagement in the Bay Area.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2021, position remains open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement, along with:  a complete and current vita, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

University at Buffalo, SUNY (Deadline: September 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Thomas B. Lockwood Chair in Latinx History (Associate or Full Professor)

The Department of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) invites applications for the Thomas B. Lockwood Chair in Latinx History. The appointment, to begin August 2022, will be made at the rank of associate or full professor. Salary and compensation will be competitive, commensurate with rank and achievement. A strong scholarly record and commitment to teaching and program building are expected. Ability to teach courses in Latinx history is necessary, though area of specialization within Latinx history is open.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated researcher and teacher eager to work with students in introductory surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty at UB, an R1 University and AAU member institution, include maintaining a strong research program; teaching two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; mentoring graduate students, including advising Ph.D. dissertations; and providing service to the Department and University.

We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to the Department and University’s commitment to equity and the inclusion of diverse students and audiences in higher education. We are especially interested in a candidate with experience supporting and mentoring a diverse student body, including Latinx undergraduate and graduate students, who make up a growing and vibrant demographic at UB.

Please submit letter of application; c.v.; chapter- or article-length writing sample; a brief, one- to two-page statement on how your research, teaching, and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, educating and mentoring diverse students, or by improving equity and access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and contact information for three references. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For more information about the Department of History, visit Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Camilo Trumper ( Website:

Dartmouth College (Deadline: September 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty appointment at any rank in American Politics or Political Theory

The Department of Government at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment at any rank. We seek qualified candidates whose research examines African American political thought, the political experiences of African Americans, and/or issues of race and racial injustice related to African Americans. The position includes the option of an affiliation with the Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS).

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly work, engaging undergraduate students in research, and building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should discuss in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Philosophy, or a related discipline, or have the Ph.D. conferred before the start date of their appointment.

Application Instructions:

1) Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests. Applicants should also state in their cover letter, or in a separate statement, how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2) C.V.

3) Dissertation abstract or research statement (maximum two pages single-spaced)

4) Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor (for ABD applicants)

5) Writing sample of 20-40 pages

Applications must be submitted electronically at: of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to or

Miami University (Deadline: September 20, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in African American History

Miami University is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach African American History beginning in the fall of 2022. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, scholarship, advising students, and providing service.

Requirements: Ph.D. in History by date of appointment for appointment as Assistant Professor.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing sample to Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a statement of teaching philosophy. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steven Conn, Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Deadline: September 27, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellow at The Center for Great Plains Studies

The Center for Great Plains Studies (CGPS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or African Americans in the American West to carry out both quantitative and interpretive research on Black homesteading in Oklahoma. The Fellowship will extend the work of the Black Homesteader project at CGPS. The Fellow will co-publish a report and academic articles and provide digital content to the National Park Service homesteading website. The Fellow will work with a team of researchers under the direction of supervisors at both the University of Oklahoma and the CGPS AT UNL. Position is for one year, but renewable for a second year. Remote working option available; some travel required.

A PhD in African American Studies, American History, Ethnic Studies, or a related discipline relevant to the humanistic social sciences is required. Knowledge of the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or expertise in African Americans in the American West; familiarity with the history of federal land policies on the Great Plains; experience with quantitative census records research and archival government records; experience with data collection, archival research, and digital humanities research; and strong written and oral communication skills are preferred.

Review of applications will begin September 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To apply, please go to, requisition F_210105.  Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample no larger than 9 MB.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Harvard University (Deadline: September 30, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenured or Tenure-track faculty member in African American Religious Studies

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in African American Religious Studies, with a particular interest in the North American context.  We welcome candidates with expertise in any specializations within the field, such as (but not limited to): cultural studies, ethics, gender and sexuality, history, literature, philosophy of religion, politics, social scientific approaches, and/or theology.  Applicants should be familiar with and utilize analyses that address intersecting forms of identity and social power, including race, class, empire, gender, and sexuality. Excellence in teaching and research is required.  The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2022.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religion in Public Life programs, as well as PhD candidates in the Study of Religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  They will also have an opportunity to teach undergraduates in Harvard College, and to collaborate with colleagues and students in other departments and schools in the University.

Applications should be made online at: Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, and in the case of untenured candidates, the names of three references whom the school will contact. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Letters of nomination are welcomed and should be sent to Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at

HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DePaul University (Deadline: October 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Assistant Professor in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies

The Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 2022.

We seek applicants whose PhD and/or work fits into the humanistic social sciences, including (but not limited to) Black/African Diaspora Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, and related areas of study. Ideally, candidates’ record of teaching and research will demonstrate facility with interdisciplinary approaches to the historical and contemporary Black/African Diaspora.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, African and Black Diaspora Studies is an undergraduate department offering courses based in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of histories, cultures, and socio-political systems of peoples of African descent.

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes teaching, research, and service to the university and broader communities.

Required Qualifications:

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following materials: cover letter, current CV, research statement, recent writing sample of up to 30 pages, one sample syllabus for an undergraduate course. (The syllabus need not be from a previously taught course.) Candidates who move past the initial round of consideration may be asked to submit additional materials.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and actively participate in the development of the department, including recruiting and advising students. Candidates should have an active research agenda and should be prepared to teach core courses and higher-level electives. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach students in the Critical Ethnic Studies M.A. Program and through the University’s Liberal Studies Program.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

PhD in hand by the application deadline is strongly preferred. Candidates may find the application portal here:

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

University of Washington (Deadline: October 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor – African American History

The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in African American History. The department is particularly interested in expanding faculty expertise in the long twentieth century. Additionally, the successful candidate will develop introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students and graduate seminars. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  This position will begin in September 2022.

Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research relative to African American history. We are particularly looking for a scholar whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching experience will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today such as racism, gender and sexuality, the legacy of enslavement, transnational and national civil rights movements, comparative Black diasporas, policing and the carceral state. Corollary research and teaching interests might include topics complementary to our program strengths and student interest, including African Americans in the US West, racial capitalism, U.S. imperialism, constitutional and legal history, environmental history and environmental justice. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field, or foreign equivalent, in hand by the start date.

Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Margaret O’Mara, chair of the search, at  if you have any questions. Apply here: 

University of Rhode Island (Deadline: October 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Rhode Island seeks to hire a Distinguished Multicultural Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor at the end of the first year, subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first twelve months.

This position is part of a Social Science Diversity & Justice cluster hire and a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Provost’s office ( The goal of the fellowship is to support emerging outstanding scholars from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a tenure-track faculty position. The cluster hire includes three postdoctoral positions:

  • A sociologist specializing in race/ethnicity studies, racialization, and/or racial inequality (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department).
  • An anthropologist specializing in the Indigenous peoples of the Americas (housed in the Sociology & Anthropology Department; this position was filled in July 2021).
  • A scholar of crime/criminal justice (housed in the interdisciplinary Criminology and Criminal Justice Program).

While the area of expertise is open, candidates whose research show promise in engaging with one of the following subfields will be given priority: carceral studies; comparative criminology; crimmingration; criminological theory; juvenile justice; program evaluation; queer criminology; transformative justice; and victimology. As an interdisciplinary program that offers our majors elective options from across the College of Arts and Sciences, candidates from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives will be considered.

The postdoctoral fellow would be expected to teach courses on criminology and/or criminal justice topics, advance their research agenda and contribute to program, college, and university service. The teaching load during the year of this fellowship is 1:1. The transition to a tenure-track faculty position will be based on continued interest on the part of the Fellow as well as the potential of the Fellow to contribute to the teaching, scholarship, and service needs and goals of the department as judged by the departmental faculty and Dean of the College. If the Fellow does not transition to a tenure-track position, the University is committed to providing a second year of support in the postdoctoral fellowship position.

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 05/21/2022 with anticipated renewal.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (SF01121).

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

  • Letter of application that describes your qualifications and interest in the position,
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document)
  • A brief teaching portfolio (e.g., 1 page teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of a course you would teach, and teaching evaluations, if available) (as one complete document),
  • “Other Document” – A 1-page statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students by embodying the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,
  • “Other Document” – A sample of your scholarly work of no more than 30 pages (as one complete document).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


Ryerson University (Deadline: October 2, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position in Black History

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Black History, effective July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. The Faculty of Arts at Ryerson is a growing faculty, seeking especially to diversify its membership, with a commitment towards advancing indigenous perspectives in Canada and anti-racist values more broadly.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate level; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Arts, including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of History, the Faculty of Arts and the University. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to Ryerson’s interdisciplinary programs, including the BA in Arts and Contemporary Studies, and graduate programs such as the MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies, MA in Communication and Culture, and PhD in Policy Studies.

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Black History or a related discipline in any time period or geographic region. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] and are demonstrably very close to completion of their PhD may also be considered.

We seek a scholar whose expertise in Black History and the history of the African diaspora will fill important gaps in our curriculum while complementing our existing scholarship in modern and ancient Africa, transnational histories, colonialism, and the Atlantic World. The Faculty of Arts has an increasingly diverse faculty complement and student body, including numerous members of our community who trace their heritage to Africa. We are seeking a candidate whose research and teaching will facilitate better understanding of Black experiences within the Ryerson community and more broadly in the world today.

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Crystal Mark, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by October 2, 2021. The application must contain the following:

  • a letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations; and
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee [DHC] Chair, Dr. Janam Mukherjee ( for a response after September 1.

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon at

Northwestern University (Deadline: October 4, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor, African American History/History of Race in the 19th-Century United States

The Department of History at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure–stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a focus on African American history or the histories of race, racism, and struggles for racial justice.

A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation/book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website by October 4th, 2021. Duties include research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising Ph.D. students.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Annerys Cano.

National Humanities Center (Deadline: October 7, 2021)

Job Ad–NHC Residential Fellowships 2022-2023

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

Applications and all accompanying materials are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 7, 2021. For more information and to apply, please visit:  

Application requirements:

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

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

Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. References will receive an email prompt inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. All letters are also due by October 7, 2021.

We strongly recommend applicants read through our Frequently Asked Questions before beginning their application. Questions can be emailed to

Texas State University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Black History in North America, 1750 – 1850

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Black History in North America, ca. 1750 – 1850. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the U.S. history survey, the first half of the African American survey, specialized undergraduate and graduate courses, and to direct theses. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the African American Studies program. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.

Appointment date is Fall 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in History or related field, such as Africana Studies, African American Studies, or American Studies is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda, with a record of scholarship, that complements the existing strengths of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in mentoring students of color.

Application Procedures

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered,

A complete application comprises a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching and diversity statement, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and the names and affiliations of three potential referees.The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jessica Pliley,

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Loyola Marymount University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track in African or Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African History or Middle Eastern history, chronological focus open, at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in African or Middle Eastern history and world history, as well as upper-division courses in the area of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following History Concentrations: Law, Politics, and Society; Environment, Science, and Technology; Public and Applied History; Race, Gender, and Culture; and Global Economies, Encounters, and Exchange.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about LMU’s commitments and our efforts at

Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) sample syllabi, and (6) writing sample, online at Tenure Line History ( Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to For questions, contact Constance Chen, chair of the search committee, at The application deadline is October 15, 2021. Ph.D. required by August 2022.

Brandeis University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor Opening in Modern Continental Europe and the World

The Brandeis University History Department seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of modern continental Europe and the World (c. 1800 – c. 1950).  We are especially interested in historians who would extend the methodological, geographic and chronological range of the department’s current faculty, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching.  The candidate’s research focus may be European or transnational, but candidates must have a demonstrated capacity to teach both European and transnational thematic history courses in this period.  Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2022. This position is subject to budget approval.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Only online applications will be accepted.  Please submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online: First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Martha Cronin,

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to academic excellence and building a broad intellectual community through diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University (Deadline: October 19, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English in Race and Literature

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of race and literature with a specialization in African American and/or African-diasporic literature in any historical period beginning August 2022. The ability to teach Critical Race Theory is required. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program, and will contribute to the Literary Studies Program’s Race and Literature Concentration. We are especially interested in areas of research and teaching that build upon the department’s current strengths in race and ethnic studies; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; intersectionality and literature; and environmental and medical humanities. This position is part of a Bucknell cluster hire focusing on race in conjunction with the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum, in addition to the gateway course for the Race and Literature concentration.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and we are therefore committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. Application materials include a Cover Letter, CV, and Diversity Statement (one-page statement describing how commitment to diversity is present in the candidate’s teaching, research, and mentoring). Candidates invited to submit for a second round will be asked for a writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell’s online jobs portal: Review of applications will begin on October 19 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, visit

Georgia Southern University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History. Period and field open within the geographic region of the American South. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Position Description: Reporting to the department chair, the Jack N. Averitt Distinguished Professor of Southern History has a reduced course load of 4 classes per academic year, with increased expectations of campus engagement, community outreach, and peer-reviewed publications or Public History equivalents. The position is an academic year (10 month) position, with the possibility for tenure granted at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary is augmented annually with funds for research support, including funding for undergraduate and/or graduate research assistants and travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2022.
  • Significant record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Significant record of campus and community engagement.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Appointment will be at the full professor or associate professor rank, depending on qualifications and experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Screening of applications begins November 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. For more information on Georgia Southern University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please see Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Prof. Johnathan O’Neill, Search Chair, Search 67821
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-4478

University of Richmond (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Geography and Africana Studies

The School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond (UR) invites applicants for a full time open rank position in the newly inaugurated Africana Studies program and the Geography and Environment department. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. In the School, tenure is a departmental status, and therefore faculty will be appointed in the Geography and Environment Department. The joint appointment position will begin in the fall of 2022. Candidates should have research and teaching expertise in ‘Black Ecologies.’ Demonstrated research and teaching specializations in the interrelationships between race (i.e. blackness), class, gender, geography, and the environment, broadly defined, would be an asset. We are particularly interested in scholars with research and teaching focus in Environmental Justice, Race and Place, Black Urban and/or Feminist Ecologies, Political Geography (e.g., Redlining/Gerrymandering), and/or Black Sustainability Science. We are also open to candidates across the social, environmental, and geo-sciences.

Established in 2021 and part of the part of the University’s emphasis on Inclusive Excellence, the Africana Studies academic program of study is one of several actions the school is taking to foster inclusivity and broaden the range of epistemologies, methodologies, and perspectives from which students learn. Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Utilizing innovative avenues of theoretical and empirical investigation, students explore questions and issues that shape the historical, social, political and cultural constructions and transformations of the African diaspora.

Candidates will be expected to teach interdisciplinary core courses in the Africana Studies program and courses that contribute to Geography and the Environment department’s offerings. This position is part of a cluster hire, and the successful candidate will be among the founding members of the newly formed interdisciplinary Africana Studies program. The candidate should anticipate playing an active role in the program.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Applicants should apply online at, and should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, and statements on research and teaching. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s philosophy, interest and future development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position might be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation.  Questions about the application or materials may be directed to Mary Finley-Brook ( in the Department of Geography or Ernest McGowen ( in the Africana Studies Program. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Wesleyan University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Appointment in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the department beginning 1 July 2022. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in Black Ecologies, environmental justice, public policy, and activism.  We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, Environmental Studies, or in other social science fields in which they have a demonstrated record of emphasis in African American topics.  “Ph.D.  must be completed by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses.  Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them.  Applications received by November 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. Please contact Amy Bello at if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women, and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant/Associate Professor of Black Studies

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department (CRES) at UC Santa Cruz seeks an interdisciplinary scholar in any area of Black Studies whose work is actively engaged and in conversation with political histories of Black thought and the epistemological frameworks that have shaped Black Studies as a field. Beyond teaching responsibilities, this position requires a demonstrated commitment or clearly stated interest in programmatic and curricular development, given the necessity of strengthening the new Black Studies minor and the CRES Designated Emphasis. In the ideal case, this would involve a record of supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as experience in community engagement. Potential areas in which this scholar could work, among many other areas of focus and expertise, are at the intersection of prisons, policing, and social movements; African and diasporic frameworks for interrogating aesthetics and politics; Creative CRES/engagement with creative arts that facilitates a nexus between creative and critical inquiry; work at the intersection of Black Studies and new media studies; and comparative approaches to Black Studies.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or MFA (or equivalent foreign degree) in a relevant field in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts; a record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly productivity; evidence of teaching experience at the university level.

Document requirements

  • Research Statement**
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** – Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see before preparing their application.

** Initial screening of applicants will be based on the research statement and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Cover Letter – Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • One representative writing sample – Sample of either a published piece from a book, edited volume or journal or, if unpublished, a work or section of no more than 7,500 words

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (3 are required). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Additional Application Requirements

  • Applicants who are under serious consideration will be asked to provide a sample course syllabus for CRES 68, Approaches to Black Studies, and a sample syllabus for an upper-division elective of your choosing. These materials will be solicited at the time of reference letter solicitation.

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Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Dartmouth College (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–History of Slavery in the United States, Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies

The Program of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a historian of seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century US slavery. We are especially interested in applicants whose primary research fields are related to slavery and Black life in the antebellum US. Secondary interests might include but are not limited to: Black political thought and philosophy including critical race theory and Black feminisms; educational, economic, legal, political and environmental inequalities/injustices; Black migration/immigration, place or regional studies; Black family and community life; Black Queer or Trans studies; language and translation studies.

To learn more about the Program in African and African American Studies, visit

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (i.e., History, Black Studies, or a closely related field), or be ABD with Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample that demonstrates strong skills in historical and archival methods, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are now being accepted via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to the search committee chair, Michael Chaney, at

University of Pittsburgh (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Endowed Chair-Associate Professor or Professor (Race, Science, Technology, and Health)

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Africana Studies.  We welcome applications from full professors and advanced associate professors.  Our department is seeking a scholar specializing in the study of race and how it intersects with science, technology, and/or health in Black communities in the United States and/or other countries of Africa or the African diaspora.  This position will begin in Fall 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position will focus on the explicit analyses of race and inequality and their impact on scientific and technological development and/or health outcomes for Black communities from the candidate’s area of expertise. Desirable research and teaching interests will address how social and systemic factors interact to influence Black health across the life course and/or connect social injustice with science and technology.

We favor candidates who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. Applicants should be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred, but we also welcome applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines. The expected position start date is September 1, 2022. This position reflects the department’s strategic investment in expanding our coverage and expertise into crucial areas while also building our faculty for current curricular goals, including a new graduate program. The new hire will join a growing community of scholars with work focused on race at the University of Pittsburgh, including through multi-year initiatives such as the university faculty cluster hire on Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being and the Latinx faculty cluster hire, among others. There are a large number of units for potential collaboration, including the Center on Race and Social Problems, the Center for Urban Education, the Center for Health Equity, the Graduate School of Public Health, Digital Scholarship Services, the Digital Humanities Research at Pitt faculty network, the School of Computing and Information, the University Center for International Studies, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the Center for Ethnic Studies Research, and the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center, among others.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, a complete C.V. including list of publications, the names and contact information of three academic referees, and a diversity statement that discusses how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021.

Applicants can apply online at:

For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

Questions can be directed to the Department Coordinator, Ms. Julie Burns at The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Appointment is pending budgetary approval.

Texas Woman’s University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-track/Assistant Professor Position in History

The Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History to begin Fall 2022. The successful applicant will be trained in European history with an emphasis on empire building (post 1500). Special consideration will be given to those who study subaltern experiences with European colonization in Asia, Africa, the Middle East or the Indian subcontinent. We are particularly interested in applicants engaged with public history broadly defined. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand no later than August 2022.

This position is part of the Texas Woman’s University College of Arts and Sciences Arts (CAS) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college. The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college’s course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component.


We seek a historian with the ability to teach courses at all levels of our undergraduate curriculum (with specialized courses for advanced undergraduates). In addition, we seek applicants capable of contributing to the training of MA students in our emerging emphasis on public history. The department has five tenured or tenure-track History faculty members offering degrees to approximately 75 undergraduate History majors and minors, and 20 Master’s students.

Texas Woman’s University is located in Denton, Texas. Finally, the successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses that contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must send a cover letter, graduate transcripts, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference to Please note the position name and vacancy number in the subject line of the email (Assistant Professor – IRC37516).

Texas Woman’s University is the fifth most ethnically diverse university in the United States and the most ethnically diverse university in Texas. Applicants’ diversity statement should detail how their scholarship and teaching will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic backgrounds and further Texas Woman’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Sara Fanning, Chair of History Search Committee (

Please submit all required documents no later than Nov 1, 2021.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Washington University in St. Louis (Deadline: January 6, 2022)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associates in Religion and Politics, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2022, and are expected to have completed it no earlier than January 1, 2017. In exceptional cases a qualified applicant who completed the Ph.D. prior to 2017 or who hold a J.D. without a Ph.D. may be considered. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. They will also serve the intellectual life of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics through participation in its biweekly interdisciplinary seminar and events hosted by the Center. Their teaching responsibilities will include:

1) developing one course per year to complement and contribute to the Center’s curricular offerings

2) possibly assisting in one additional course each year (depending on the particular teaching needs of the Center).

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in religious studies, politics, anthropology, law, philosophy, theology, American studies, history, Jewish studies, sociology, or another relevant field. Scholars should be engaged in projects centrally concerned with religion and politics in the United States, historically or in the present day.

Application Instructions: Applicants must send all of the following information as a single pdf file to the Center at

  1. Cover letter including an overview of the postdoctoral research project
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Relevant writing sample (25-35 pages)
  4. Two undergraduate course proposals (a summary paragraph for each will suffice)

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to

Applications are due in full by January 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions by March 2, 2022. For more information, contact the Center at (314) 935-9345 or via e-mail at

Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Managing Director

Penn State University-College of the Liberal Arts and the Africana Research Center invites applicants for the position of Managing Director at the rank of Assistant or Associate Research Professor. The Managing Director will report to the Director of the Africana Research Center, and will work in conjunction with the Director to identify and carryout initiatives that further the mission of the Center. The Managing Director will be responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing various programs/initiatives within the Africana Research Center, including the postdoctoral selection process, the grant award selection process, and the Midcareer Faculty Advancement Program.

The Managing Director will also work closely with the Director to identify and apply for grants that will support center programming and strategic priorities, and will develop and manage Center budgets, in conjunction with the Director. The Managing Director will be responsible for creating content for the Center’s website and social media accounts, and assembling the Center’s annual report. In addition, the Managing Director will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in areas that align with the Africana Research Center (e.g., research related to African American Studies, Africana Studies, and/or African Diaspora Studies). Discipline(s): Open. Excellent oral and written communication, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to provide timely support to diverse constituents and inquiries are required.

Must possess qualities of professionalism and be able to multi-task and manage/maintain confidential materials. Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively. In addition, successful candidates must be solutions-oriented and 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.

Ph.D. required at time of appointment. The Managing Director will interact with diverse groups of people to support the unit mission to promote an environment where cultural production and discourse on diversity are nurtured to advance the research, teaching, and outreach of the University.

Additional Information: Please submit a cover letter, cv, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin August 2 and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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University of Virginia (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Justice Policy Clinic

The Repair Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help build the Environmental Justice Policy Clinic (EJPC) housed under the auspices of the Lab. The EJPC will synthesize research on environmental issues affecting communities in the mid-Atlantic region, working with emerging citizen-led groups to develop interventions to improve local outcomes. The goal of the EJPC is to consolidate legal and policy resources for addressing environmental problems, and to promote community-centered, equitable and democratic approaches to policymaking at all levels. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with faculty affiliated with the Repair Lab and the Lab’s practitioner-in-residence to build the EJPC from the ground-up, imparting their vision to projects related to environmental justice that answer policy-relevant questions.

We are particularly interested in scholars who are engaging with critical issues in environmental justice including: community mobilization, the role of the ideology of race and the experiences of minority/marginalized populations in formal and informal institutions, policy-making and political action, climate change policy and regional and urban planning.

The postdoctoral fellow will operate in an administrative capacity managing the operation of the EJPC. This includes synthesizing research on issues affecting communities in the mid-Atlantic region, working with emerging citizen-led groups to develop interventions to improve local outcomes and creating an online database with publicly available information. Additionally, the post-doc will collaborate with the Lab’s practitioner-in-residence, manage the work of research associates and/or graduate students, who provide analytic and relationship support on some project and be the primary point of contact with government agency partners. The postdoc will manage those relationships, provide deliverables on time, attend and organize meetings with stakeholders, and keep engagement active and bi-directional. The post-doc would develop project leadership experience and gain extensive practice working with large administrative data sets. The position does not include teaching obligations. It is expected that approximately 75% of the postdoctoral associate’s time will be spent working with the EJPC, 10% collaborating on related projects (e.g. Oral History Initiative and film series) across the Repair Lab and 15% will be on your own research.

We seek individuals with a highly independent project and data management capacity, strong written and oral communication skills, a research portfolio focused on questions of environmental justice, and rich experience working with citizen-led groups. We are open to all areas of environmental justice policy. We have particular interest in climate and sea level rise adaptation strategies and community-based reparations and remediation initiatives.

Applications are invited from scholars of political science, Black and ethnic studies, public policy and other relevant disciplines. The Repair Lab is founded on the premise that racial injustice and climate change are critical challenges facing democracy, and that they are inextricably linked. The Lab generates policy-relevant, cross-disciplinary research to inform environmental justice policy, and is part of the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a related field within the past six (6) years; excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong work ethic.

Notes: This position is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The initial appointment is for 1 year, however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.  The position is available starting from August of 2021. This is a salaried position at $53,000 per year plus benefits.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. Please complete an application via UVA’s hiring system to be considered. Search Job ID R0024841 at

Clemson University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director of Pan-African Studies-College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) at Clemson University seeks nominations and applications from accomplished scholars for the position of Director of Pan-African Studies. Rank open. Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.

The program in Pan-African Studies is currently undergoing a name change. The new director will play a central role in the reconceptualization of the curriculum and program expansion. The program has enormous potential as an academic hub, as a research leader, and as a focal point for exchange and dialogue on historical and contemporary issues of race at Clemson and beyond. The successful candidate will be an individual with vision, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, and with the energy to mobilize Clemson’s human and material resources. The director is expected to collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community partners engaged in the on-going process of reevaluating the history of Black life at Clemson and bringing that story to our local and global communities. This position requires program advocacy and active engagement with students, and the director will be expected to organize campus and community events to increase awareness and program visibility. The College offers three PhD programs, and the new director will be encouraged to contribute to them as appropriate. In addition to program building, coordination and academic advising, the new director will maintain an active career in research and scholarship and be expected to teach, teaching loads adjusted depending on other activities. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in budgeting, personnel management, external support/fundraising and program development.


Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.


Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application, which should include a discussion of leadership philosophy and experience engaging with issues of diversity, inclusion and/or social justice, a sample of scholarship, and a list of at least three (3) references to the search committee by uploading the documents to Interfolio (

Applications received before April 5, 2021 will receive careful consideration.

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

James M. Burns
Clemson University | CAAH | Associate Dean and Professor of History
865-656-0376 |

Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to interdisciplinarity, with a PhD in a field relevant to African American or Africana studies, diaspora, migration, and/or Black studies, and tenurable in a department currently housed in the College.

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University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), which will begin in the Fall 2021 semester, subject to budget availability. This is an administrative faculty position providing leadership to a staff of six full-time employees, including an Associate Director, Assistant Director for Policy Research, Research Associate, Grants and Contracts Specialist, Multimedia Communications Specialist, and Administrative Associate, as well as one or more Postdoctoral Fellows. The incumbent will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course each fall and spring semester. Interested candidates should have a strong record of policy research relevant to African Americans and African-American communities in the United States, one that attends to racial inequalities and disparities in health, education, political participation, economics, law, criminal justice and/or environmental justice. Individuals from disciplines within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, or Public Policy or representing professions such as Law, Social Work, Medicine, or Psychology are encouraged to apply.

The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), created in 2010, is one of four campus units comprising Black Studies at UT, an academic cluster also including the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS), the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS), and Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS). IUPRA conducts and promotes the production of policy-relevant research with the aim of redressing the multiple structural inequalities that impact the lives of African Americans (and other Black diasporic communities).

The director of IUPRA will work with various legislative officials, organizations, and community stakeholders to identify issues of importance, as well as to provide research and analysis to inform public policy. The director will be charged with:

  • articulating a vision and strategic plan for the Institute by which a strong partnership can be fostered between those in leadership positions across the state of Texas, The University of Texas, and the national academic and policy communities;
  • identifying and obtaining external sources of funding, including government and foundation-sponsored grants and contracts;
  • overseeing and coordinating the work of the Institute’s permanent staff, including research associates and administrators; and
  • working with Department and affiliated faculty and fellows to create curriculum and degree tracks, cultivate a social-science track to train graduate students and affiliates to produce policy-relevant research and publications to inform the work of policymakers and advocates.

The selected candidate must have a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field and an established record of scholarship and teaching in any of the disciplines appropriate for a tenured full professor in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as demonstrated commitments to policy engagement and cross-field collaboration. The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; maintain a strong research program; demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity and success in obtaining external grant funds; direct graduate research; exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the department, college, and university. IUPRA is part of the Black Studies suite which includes the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and Art Galleries at Black Studies. The Director reports to the AADS Chair and collaborates with the other Black Studies units.

Applications should consist of a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; two representative scholarly publications; a concise statement on administration, research, and teaching; and names and contact information for five references (all in PDF format). Applicants are also encouraged to discuss in their cover letter or a separate statement their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. Application materials should be submitted via the following link: . Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Cherise Smith, Search Committee Chair and AADS Department Chair at

University of Louisville (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor in African American and Gender/Sexuality History

The Departments of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville invites applicants for a joint tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in early African American and Gender/Sexuality History, to begin August 1, 2021.  Preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, History or a related field. Candidates with experience in collaborative or community engaged research are highly desired, as are those with the ability to contribute to the LGBTQ Minor in WGST.  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are urged to apply.

The appointed scholar will hold a primary appointment in WGST and develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in WGST and PAS, including courses on history of feminisms and early African American history.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants must attach one document containing (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of successful teaching, (4) up to three recent publications (a first-authored publication is strongly encouraged), and (4) contact information for 3 references.


To apply for this position, follow the “Online App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Application Information

Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies
University of Louisville
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*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 ( and we’ll send an invoice for payment online.