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

 


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, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34964.

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.

Contact

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jessica Pliley, jp74@txstate.edu

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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 https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/.

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 (myworkdayjobs.com). Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to historydepartment@lmu.edu. For questions, contact Constance Chen, chair of the search committee, at constance.chen@lmu.edu. 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:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19230. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Martha Cronin, mcronin@brandeis.edu.

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.


University of North Alabama (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at the University of North Alabama (www.una.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of pre-1900 Black History in North America. Preference will be given to candidates with a History Ph.D. in hand by August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses, advanced upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, as well as contributing to the Black Studies minor. Typical teaching loads are 4/4, in addition to scholarship, advising, and service. Specific responsibilities, however, are to be determined by the department chair. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Alabama is located in Florence, Alabama, on the banks of the Tennessee River in the Shoals region of northwest Alabama. The area enjoys a rich historical and musical heritage, along with a thriving arts movement. For more information, see https://www.visitflorenceal.com/.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6035.  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload, at the time of application, a cover letter (detailed, addressing research, teaching philosophy/experience), resume/CV, a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, and a one-page diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Information regarding the diversity/equity/inclusion statement can be found here: https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/forms-links/diversity_statement_faculty.pdf.

This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of transcripts may be emailed to employment@una.edu. If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student” will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial transcripts will suffice for application purposes. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will result in a delayed response.


Oklahoma State University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2022. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any time period, whose research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. The successful candidate will offer the introductory African American Studies course, along with upper-level courses, structured by interdisciplinary Africana Studies methodologies.

This position forms part of a College-wide cluster hire on inequality. The primary teaching, research, and service responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate home department, as determined by their academic background.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: a PhD in a relevant field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences by start of instruction; a robust research agenda or evidence of dynamic scholarship potential; and a demonstrated commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments.

For further information on our programs, see https://africana.okstate.edu; and  https://cas.okstate.edu/. We strive to create an intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, and encourage candidates to discuss their own approach to these goals. For information about diversity at OSU see https://diversity.okstate.edu and https://osuledgers.okstate.edu/. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15th. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled.

Application materials should include: a cv; cover letter; research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information of three references. Candidates can apply through Interfolio search 93468: http://apply.interfolio.com/93468

This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.


Stony Brook University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Lecturer – College of Arts and Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Fellow

Stony Brook University invites applications for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows Program (2022/2023), a full-time, 12 month, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level at the annual salary of $ 70,000 including full benefits to commence Fall 2022. The fellow will be a part of a mentored research environment and, with a successful and demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity, will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University after two years.

The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Studio Art (digital), Asian and Asian American Studies (Korean American), Economics, Geosciences, Psychology (clinical), Political Science, Music, Sociology or Chemistry. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to inclusion, diversity and equity, excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Department they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities.

Stony Brook prides itself on attracting an incredibly diverse student body, including many first-generation immigrants and first generation college students. Recent studies have shown that Stony Brook is one of the top universities in the U.S. for supporting the upward mobility of its students.

We are interested in scholars with the potential to offer a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in these particular areas of interest: critical race theory, globalization, health disparities, sustainability/climate justice, aging, racial justice. Multiple fellows will be hired so this list reflects a broad swath of interest for a pool of fellows.

Required Qualifications: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2022 and 9/1/2022 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.

Application Instructions: To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2505467.

A complete application will consist of six items, including the required Application form: 1) a cover letter that indicates the department applying for and addresses the criteria for the position, 2) CV, 3) sample of representative scholarly work (no more than 3 publications), 4) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement 5) research statement, 6) teaching statement, In addition, three letters of reference should be requested and submitted through the Interfolio portal.

Review of applicant files will begin on September 30, 2021 and will continue until job posting closes October 15, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean CAS_Dean@stonybrook.edu. For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.


The University of New Orleans (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–The Raphael J. Cassimere, Jr. Professor in African American History & Department Chair University of New Orleans

The Department of History and Philosophy in The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development at the University of New Orleans invites applications for The Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Professor in African American History and Department Chair. This is a tenured position with additional responsibilities and compensation for chair duties and summer work. We invite those at the rank of professor, or advanced associate professor, with administrative experience to apply. The qualified candidate should have a PhD in History from an accredited university, with a research specialty in African American history, post-1865 strongly preferred.

The professorship is named for Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Professor Emeritus, the first African American faculty member hired by the university and a long-time member of the History department. As a student at UNO in the 1970s, he was the leader of the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP Youth Council coordinating protests against segregation and discrimination in New Orleans. Dr. Cassimere is well known for his work in civil rights locally and nationally.

The Department of History and Philosophy is a medium-sized department. It offers a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy, as well as an MA in History, with optional concentrations in public history and international and global studies. Faculty also work with PhD students in Planning and Urban Studies and those enrolled in UNO’s new PhD in Justice Studies. The department has several centers and institutes, including Center Austria and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies. The  Michael Mizell-Nelson Digital History Lab supports the department’s work in digital humanities and public history.

The University of New Orleans is a public research university in the University of Louisiana System. Founded in 1958, it was the first integrated university to open in the South. The College of Liberal Arts, Education Human Development is the largest and most diverse college at the university, and it houses the humanities, the arts, social sciences, and education programs. It is dedicated to serving the vibrant and historically rich city of New Orleans through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

The position will begin fall 2022. Salary commensurate with background and experience. The Cassimere professorship provides additional funds annually for research.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining both the academic and administrative experience; cv with three references; and a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15.  The position will remain open until filled. Nominations of qualified candidates are also welcome.  Please direct all inquiries to Dean Kim Martin Long at kmlong@uno.edu.

To apply: https://ulsuno.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UniversityOfNewOrleans/job/New-Orleans-La/The-Raphael-J-Cassimere–Jr–Professor-in-African-American-History-and-Department-Chair_R-000372-1


American University (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor African American and African Diaspora Studies

The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2022. The candidate’s tenure line will reside in the CRGC and is part of the department’s mission to build an anti-racist, feminist, de-colonial community of scholar-teachers who will advance the university’s commitments to justice and equity. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2022 in fields including but not limited to Africana Studies, African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Religion, or History. Scholars in the qualitative social sciences are particularly welcome. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship and teaching in areas such as slavery and its legacies, gender, sexuality, and transnational or comparative approaches to Black life and culture. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university service.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by October 15th. Please submit applications via:  http://apply.interfolio.com/94485 .Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a writing sample.  Contact Eileen J. Findlay, Chair of the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, crgc@american.edu with any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Department offers undergraduate degree programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Arab World Studies; Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies; Latina/o/x Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Learn more about the department at https://www.american.edu/cas/crgc/.


University of Washington (Deadline: October 15, 2021)

Assistant Professor, Black Studies in Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Black Studies in Communication, broadly conceived.

This position has an anticipated start date in September 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. Tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to produce a significant line of research, teach undergraduate and graduate classes, work with graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels, and engage in departmental service. Engagement with broader communities is also highly valued. The Department of Communication is founded on the principles of intellectual and cultural pluralism, interdisciplinarity, innovation through collaboration, and public scholarship. The Center for Communication, Difference and Equity (CCDE) is the primary site through which the Department promotes its core commitments to advancing and engaging in high impact research on social justice and inclusion. This hire’s research, teaching, and service will be supported by the CCDE. The Department’s statement on difference and equity can be found at https://com.uw.edu/about/difference-and-equity-statement/

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following: (1) a 1-2 page letter of application outlining the candidate’s specific research trajectory as it pertains to Black Studies in Communication and explaining how that research aligns with and pushes beyond existing critical, qualitative, interpretive, and/or humanistic research approaches in the department such as rhetoric, interpersonal communication, technology and society, and media and cultural studies; (2) a separate 1-2 page teaching statement that discusses the candidate’s pedagogical philosophy and identifies courses in the department that the candidate is qualified to teach, as well as ideas about new courses that the candidate might add to the curriculum to complement and extend existing strengths in the department; (3) a separate 1-2 page statement that describes the candidate’s experiences with difference, race, equity, and social justice in research, teaching, mentorship and/or service; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) two article length academic writing samples; and (6) the names and contact information for three references who are prepared to submit letters of recommendations within days of a request. Priority will be given to applications received before October 15, 2021. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ralina Joseph (rljoseph@uw.edu).

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

APPLY: apply.interfolio.com/93725


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: http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2481311


Vanderbilt University (Deadline: October 30, 2021)

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

The Department of History at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental history, defined broadly to include, but not limited to, histories of environment or climate; the development of the environmental sciences; race and environmental justice; economic, legal and policy histories of environmental regulation; and indigenous and/or non-western societies’ environmental practices.

The candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the new Climate Studies major, which is part of a group of broad initiatives on climate change across the university. The position will be housed in the Department of History, and half of the teaching will be courses that count toward the Climate Studies major.

Preferred strengths include but are not limited to expertise in regions outside North America or in regional or global processes encompassing North America. We are interested in research that connects environmental history with legal, economic, or race and diaspora studies, or the history of science, medicine, and/or technology. The successful candidate will find a supportive community in the Department of History; in relevant interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Medicine, Health, and Society; and in thriving communities in African-American and Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in history or a related historical field in hand at the time of appointment, August 15, 2022.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit your application by October 30, 2021 with the following materials: cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, writing sample (maximum 10,000 words), statement of teaching philosophy and approaches to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications are only accepted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/94543 . Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Ruth Rogaski (ruth.rogaski@vanderbilt.edu). Interviews of finalists will be conducted by Zoom in November and December 2021. The successful candidate will begin the position in August 2022.

Vanderbilt is a highly selective Research 1 university with a diverse student body.  It is located in the vibrant city of Nashville, TN, one of the country’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas with burgeoning health, technology, and culture industries. Greater Nashville is home to multiple colleges, music venues, and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the National Museum of African-American Music.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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 https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/inclusive-excellence/. 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: historysearch2@georgiasouthern.edu
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 http://jobs.richmond.edu, 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 (mbrook@richmond.edu) in the Department of Geography or Ernest McGowen (emcgowen@richmond.edu) 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 http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8167. 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 abello@wesleyan.edu 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 https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) 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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

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.

Apply Here: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01135/apply

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 https://aaas.dartmouth.edu/

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/93080. 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 Michael.A.Chaney@Dartmouth.edu.


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:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21006454&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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 jmb415@pitt.edu. 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.

Requirements:

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 facultyjobs@twu.edu. 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 (sfanning@twu.edu).

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.


Emory University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Open-rank Tenured/Tenure-track position in African American Studies (Race and Education)

The Department of African American Studies at Emory University invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in African American Studies with a focus on race and education. We are particularly interested in scholars working on the anthropology, history, or sociology of African American education who deploy ethnography, archival methods, oral histories, participatory and community-based research, or related qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

The new hire will teach two courses per semester, including departmental surveys, specialized upper-level undergraduate seminars, and graduate courses as the Department plans to expand to offer a Ph.D. beginning in 2023.

Qualifications

All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline/field by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, a CV, a 20–25-page writing sample, the names and contact information of three references, and a list of potential undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/93805. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Professor Walter C. Rucker, wrucker@emory.edu.

Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome nominations of, and applications from, women, members of under-represented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching endeavors.


University of South Carolina (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Open Rank Search (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Creative Writing/Fiction

University of South Carolina Department of English Language and Literature and African American Studies Program Open Rank Search (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Creative Writing/Fiction. The Department of English and the African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina seeks a fiction writer. This is an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track joint position for a writer with teaching expertise in creative writing and African American literary and/or cultural studies. The successful candidate will contribute meaningfully to our fully funded MFA Program and to our undergraduate degree in African American Studies through courses that build on the hire’s strengths and interests. (The teaching load in English, which will be the tenure home, is typically 2/2.) Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience, but all candidates must have a terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) by time of appointment (August 16, 2022), demonstrated teaching ability, and a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a trade or academic publisher. This is a true open-rank hire, and we encourage writers at any stage of their career to apply.

All applicants must complete an online application at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/105972. Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample of at least 20 pages, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three reviewers (who will be prompted to submit letters of recommendation directly). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the search may be directed to the search committee chair, Elise Blackwell at EBLACKWE@mailbox.sc.edu.

The University of South Carolina’s flagship campus in Columbia is a Research 1 University, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 94 public and 37 private institutions of higher education with “very high research activity” and a strong focus on community engagement. The University offers more than 320 degree programs, houses a nationally-ranked library system, and serves a diverse population from across the state and beyond it—with over 35,000 students on the main campus and more than 51,000 students’ system-wide. The city of Columbia, the state capital, is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and is close to mountains and the coast.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize that diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and a continuous process of improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


Loyola Marymount University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-track/Assistant Professor in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall of 2022. We are seeking candidates from across various disciplines with robust research agendas within the African American and African Diaspora Studies tradition – broadly defined. Strong candidates will have established a research agenda that aligns with the mission of the Department of African American Studies, as well as the College’s and University’s Strategic Plans.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda, as well as the ability to incorporate their research within a variety of upper and lower-division courses such as Introduction to African American Studies. The department greatly values community engagement, diversity, social justice, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students and to engage in university, college, and departmental service as needed. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary unit and have a demonstrated commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation (i.e. writers should send letters of recommendation directly to email address link referenced below). Applicants are invited to submit materials to Tenure Line African American Studies (myworkdayjobs.com). The search committee will ask for additional material (writing samples, teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi) at a later date. Applications must be received by November 1, 2021. A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree is required. Preliminary interviews will be conducted on Zoom.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution 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(https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).

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Oklahoma State University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

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

The Oklahoma State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Latinx History beginning in August 2022. This position potentially contributes to a college-wide cluster hire initiative focusing on Inequality. Candidates in all subfields are encouraged to apply, including scholars who work on topics related to migration, diaspora, and race. Interdisciplinary approaches especially welcome. PhD is required at the time of employment. Applicants should have strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD at time of employment.

Responsibilities include carrying on a program of research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Latinx history, as well as lower-division U.S. surveys, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars in the area of specialization.  The teaching load is 2-2. Candidates are expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods, and engage communities across and beyond OSU. Duties include contributing to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum,
mentoring students, and contributing to departmental and university governance.

Conference travel funding and research/project support is available. Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/94252 . To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Candidates may be requested to supply additional materials. Salary competitive. The filling
of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.


Purdue University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in East Asian History of Science and Technology

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. Ph.D. in some aspect of the history of science and technology in East Asia, or related fields, required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in East Asian history and the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, environmental legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The East Asian geographic area is open. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Technology, which is open to geographies beyond East Asia. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College: As the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University continues to emerge as a leader in innovative Liberal Arts education and scholarship, it is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for Fall 2022. These searches include teaching responsibilities in our nationally-recognized Cornerstone program that educates students across the university. Collectively, these searches respond to our unique position at Purdue to advance research in our disciplines as they intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Randy Roberts, chair of the search committee, at rroberts@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Medieval History of Science and Religion

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in Medieval History of Science and Religion.  Ph.D. in history required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Medieval World as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position will also teach courses in the College’s general education program, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in the history of Medieval Science and Religion. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Melinda Zook, chair of the search committee, at mzook@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Melinda Zook via email at mzook@purdue.edu.


Purdue University (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of Technology

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the History of Technology. Ph.D. in history, science & technology studies, or related fields required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Technology, broadly defined to include its social, cultural, political, legal, military, economic, or transnational aspects, and will contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The geographic area is open, excluding Asia. Please see our concurrent search in the History of Science and Technology in Asia. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or related fields with a specialization in the History of Technology. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Michael G. Smith, chair of the search committee, at mgsmith@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.


Dartmouth College (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Dartmouth College invites applications for a Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Government. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses the politics of race and ethnicity in any subfield. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting research by underrepresented scholars, and others, with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity and inclusivity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education.

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

Guarini Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusivity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter, including an overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity and inclusivity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship program;
  2. CV;
  3. Dissertation description (maximum two pages single-spaced);
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor.

Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://apply.interfolio.com/95110. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Yusaku Horiuchi (Yusaku.Horiuchi@dartmouth.edu).


University of Florida (Deadline: November 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Three Full-Time/Tenure Track positions in African American Studies

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for three full-time, tenure track, nine-month appointments in African American Studies to begin August 16, 2022. One position will be an assistant professor of Critical Race and Digital Studies/Race and Gender Inequity in Artificial Intelligence, and two positions open to applicants at the assistant and associate rank, with research and teaching expertise in African American Studies. While the field is open, preference will be given to scholars with research and teaching expertise in the following areas:  20th Century African American Literature, and 20th Century African American History. The African American Studies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in research that is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’s intellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests of our undergraduate students. The three new faculty members will play a central role in moving the current program in African American Studies towards departmental status. We are, therefore, seeking candidates who have experience in graduate education, curriculum and departmental development

A Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred; or a terminal degree in a related field. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’s mission and values. For all three positions, we are particularly interested in candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship, with community engagement.

The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, and strategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as well as the local and national community. Core strategic priorities include:

  • Research that examines the African American experience in a transnational context from a broad base of disciplinary theories;
  • Community-based outreach and learning; and
  • Teaching and skills development that introduces students from all disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history, critical theory, and professional development.

Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research and experience in developing a department. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at https://afam.clas.ufl.edu/.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at

https://apply.interfolio.com/82852  and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Sample publication
  • The names and email addresses of three potential referees who can comment on quality of scholarship/teaching. If applying for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, the potential referees must be of equal or higher rank, and able to comment on quality of research, teaching, engagement and/or service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until all three positions are filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. All applications should be submitted via Interfolio, at https://apply.interfolio.com/82852.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Chair, Steering Committee, at akinyemi@ufl.edu.


Georgetown University (Deadline: November 8, 2021)

Job Ad–Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in English

The Department of English at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time tenure-line Assistant Professor of English with expertise in the study of race and ethnicity to begin August 2022. We seek an innovative scholar/teacher whose work centers on the dynamics of race and racism—legal, affective, corporeal, spatial, epistemological, and/or cultural—alongside the possibilities of imagining otherwise. We are especially interested in candidates with a research and teaching focus in comparative ethnic studies; settler colonial studies and Native and indigenous studies; Black studies and diasporic studies; migration, immigration, and refugee studies; and/or critical theories of race. Period of historical specialization open.

For the first year of this position, the successful candidate will also hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and will have no teaching and service responsibilities to allow a focus on research while receiving mentorship and support from two senior faculty members.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022. The demonstration of a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that has fostered DEI in a university community.

Position Details: The English Department at Georgetown University houses faculty who specialize in the study of the literary, historical, cultural, and digital and who also work across multiple interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, American Studies, Catholic Studies, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Medieval Studies, Public Humanities, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will build on the Department’s existing strengths and enhance its commitment to engaged scholarship. We welcome applicants whose work addresses multiple audiences and tackles issues of public concern.

The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is in its inaugural year at Georgetown University. This program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track, will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, and will devote their full-time effort to building their research program. Fellows will be assigned two senior faculty mentors by their home departments.

Application Details: Please submit the following required materials via Interfolio by November 8, 2021.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae

The application url is http://apply.interfolio.com/96144

Additional materials—including writing sample, research statement, teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and names of recommenders—will be requested from qualified applicants. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom video conferencing.

Application Process: This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. The application url is http://apply.interfolio.com/96144


University of Pittsburgh (Deadline: November 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Andrew W. Mellon Chair (History of Art and Architecture Department)

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint an accomplished historian of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art to the Andrew W. Mellon Chair, with a start date of September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. This endowed position provides an opportunity for its holder to undertake significant scholarly initiatives at the departmental, university, and extra-institutional level. It carries substantial research funds and a teaching load of three courses per year.  Applicants are expected to have an accomplished record of research and teaching. The successful applicant will be asked to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise doctoral students, undertake service, and participate actively in the life of the department and university. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, mentorship, and leadership will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.

To apply, visit join.pitt.edu. The requisition number for this position is 21006726.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter addressed to Prof. Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department, that discusses the applicant’s approaches to research, teaching, and mentoring (of peers, graduate students, and undergraduates).
  • Current CV. Please include a list of students mentored and courses taught. • Diversity statement of 1–2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Chair, HAA Department (mrr55@pitt.edu) or Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer, HAA Department (karoline@pitt.edu).

Duties 

  • Teach 3 (3-credit) courses (undergraduate and graduate) in the History of Art and Architecture per academic year
  • Meet with undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs
  • Direct and serve on PhD committees in the History of Art and Architecture Department
  • Carry out departmental and university service by way of, for instance, mentoring, participating on committees, and leading select initiatives

Minimum Requirements 

  • PhD in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field
  • Record of publications demonstrating original insight and sustained engagement with innovative methodological approaches
  • An active, forward-looking research agenda in the fields of modern or contemporary African, African American, or African Diasporic art
  • Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field
  • An openness to innovative pedagogical practices
  • Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity • Commitment to departmental and university citizenship

Preferred Requirements 

  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses and directing or serving on PhD committees
  • Experience mentoring faculty colleagues
  • Interest in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practice
  • Record of university and/or disciplinary service
  • Potential to engage collaboratively on strategic initiatives

University of South Carolina (Deadline: November 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Visual Art of the African Diaspora

The School of Visual Art and Design and the African American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position that is jointly appointed in Art History and African American Studies, to commence August 16, 2022 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who demonstrate excellence and creativity in research that explores connections among the visual arts of African-descended peoples that extend beyond geopolitical boundaries. This includes specializations in diasporic art, architecture, and/or material culture of the Americas and the Caribbean. The position would be open to qualified candidates working in any genre or period; candidates who engage in comparative methods and interdisciplinarity in teaching and research are desired. The tenure home is the Art History program in the School of Visual Art and Design. The successful candidate must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2022.

The position is a joint appointment between two academic units, thus will teach, develop, and potentially collaborate on new and existing courses within Art History and African American Studies on a 2/2 load (two Art History and two African American Studies courses per year). New courses would broaden and enhance existing offerings in Art History and contribute to arts and humanities course offerings in the African American Studies undergraduate degree program. Existing courses in Art History include survey courses that are core to the Art History undergraduate degree and the Carolina Core, special topics at the intermediate level, and topic seminars that include graduate students. In African American Studies, the applicant hired for this position would occasionally be asked to teach AFAM 202, Introduction to African American Studies: Arts and Cultural Foundations, in addition to developing courses for African American Studies in the faculty member’s area of specialization. There are opportunities to mentor and supervise undergraduate research and the expectation to serve on master’s thesis committees in the School of Visual Art and Design.

The School of Visual Art and Design is a unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprised of four distinct program areas—Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, and Media Arts. There are currently 7 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members in the Art History program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor and a terminal master’s degree. Current faculty concentrate in early modern to contemporary areas, including the art, film, architecture, and museum and historic preservation practices of Europe, Asia, and North America. The program is developing new opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in museum studies to broaden the application of skills developed in the Art History major. The building that houses the School of Visual Art and Design features McMaster Gallery, which hosts visiting artists from the Columbia community and beyond and fosters student artists. The School has space in Stormwater Studios, a work and exhibition space for students, faculty, and visiting artists in downtown Columbia.

The African American Studies Program is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that centers the academic study of Black experiences, histories, and cultures at UofSC. Now in its 50th year on campus, the program offers a B.A. degree and an undergraduate minor, as well as cross-listed courses that are available to graduate students. The curriculum is led by award-winning core faculty with coursework across the humanities and social sciences, including specializations in African American literature, poetry, and comics, Black activism and political thought, Gospel music, modern dance, criminal justice, psychology, and anthropology of the African diaspora. In addition, the program houses the Institute for African American Research that facilitates scholarly initiatives and supports the intellectual life at the University.

Candidates should apply to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106940 with the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes dissertation title and major/minor areas of specialization
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • A writing/research and/or publication sample (up to 40 pages)

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Andrew Graciano (graciano@mailbox.sc.edu) if you have any questions.


Mississippi State University (Deadline: November 20, 2021)

Job Ad–20th Century United States Religious History-Assistant Professor

The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 20th Century United States Religious History, beginning August 16, 2022. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s vibrant intellectual life is especially favored.

A Ph.D. in history with a specialty in 20th Century United States Religion at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact. Applications will be scrutinized after November 20.

Contact aimarcus@history.msstate.edu with any questions.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


Penn State University (Deadline: November 22, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar of African, African American and Diaspora Studies

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2022. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal for a second year. 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.

Education and Experience:

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.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021, 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 mailto:africanacenterla.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to mailto:africanacenterla.psu.edu. Apply online at https://hr.psu.edu/careers.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2497073


Dartmouth College (Deadline: November 30, 2021)

Job Ad–Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth will be accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities from Fall 2022 to the end of Spring 2024. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021. 

We seek candidates for placement in the Department of Religion (with preferred specialization in Afro-Caribbean religions, Latin American religions, and/or Mayan/Aztec religion).  Please note that the deadline for applying for placement in the Department of Religion has been extended from the original deadline of September 15 to the new deadline of November 30. https://apply.interfolio.com/91826

The application period for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program (with preferred specialization in the literature, art history/visual culture studies, film, religion, or music of China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, or Southeast Asia) closed on September 15.  Applications for placement in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program received after September 15 will not be accepted.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

Deadlines:

The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships for placement in the Department of Religion and the the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program began on Monday, August 9, 2021 and closed on September 15.  The application period for 2022-24 Mellon Fellowships in the Department of Religion opened again on October 11, 2021, and will close on Tuesday, November 30.  Applications for the 2022-2024 fellowship in the Department of Religion must be received via Interfolio on or before November 30, 2021.

Applications for Mellon Fellowships are to be submitted via Interfolio.  Please do not submit materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio will be considered. Materials to be submitted by the deadline include the application and all required documents listed in Interfolio. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

Application requirements include a completed application form; three confidential letters of reference; a CV; academic transcripts, and a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to the candidacy.

All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by November 30, 2021, at 12 midnight EST.

Please note that even if you have begun the submission process before the deadline, Interfolio will cut you off from further submissions after that date and time. We will only review files that are complete by our stated deadline.


University of South Carolina (Deadline: December 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Director, African American Studies Program (Full or Associate Professor/Open Field)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African American Studies Program to begin August 16, 2022. We seek a dynamic scholar and visionary leader with a Ph.D. in any field related to African American Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Full or Associate Professor, tenurable in a department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The African American Studies Program (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/afra/) is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that centers the academic study of Black experiences, histories, and cultures. Now in its 50th year on campus, the program offers a B.A. degree and an undergraduate minor, as well as cross-listed courses available to undergraduate and graduate students. The curriculum is led by award-winning core faculty with coursework across the humanities and social sciences, including specializations in African American literature, poetry, and comics, Black activism and political thought, music, modern dance, criminal justice, psychology, and anthropology. In addition, the program houses the Institute for African American Research, which facilitates scholarly initiatives and supports the intellectual life at the University.

The Director provides academic and administrative leadership within African American Studies. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly achievement and teaching excellence commensurate with appointment as a tenured professor. Qualifications should include administrative expertise and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students, consistent with the expectations and mission of a Research 1 University. The successful candidate will share the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Director will work alongside a team of committed faculty and staff to continue to build the African American Studies curriculum, to connect our students with experiential learning opportunities and internships, and to strengthen our collaborations with campus and community partners. The Director will also have the opportunity to expand the program’s mission as it seeks departmental status and prepares to launch the next 50 years at UofSC as a tenure-granting unit.

Applications and Nominations: All applicants must fill out an online application through the University’s employment system: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/107036. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and contact information for a minimum of three references. References will only be contacted for candidates on the short list. Review of applicants will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and any questions about the search should be sent to Dr. Tracey Weldon at WELDONT@mailbox.sc.edu, with the subject line “AFAM search”.


Emory University (Deadline: December 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Emory University Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emory University (Atlanta, GA), invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship to support an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar entitled “Visions of Slavery: Histories, Memories, and Mobilizations of Unfreedom in the Black Atlantic” scheduled for the 2022-23 academic year.

The seminar working group will be led by Professors Mariana Candido (History), Adriana Chira (History), Bayo Holsey (Anthropology), Walter C. Rucker (African American Studies & History), Dianne Stewart (Religion & African American Studies), and Meina Yates-Richard (African American Studies & English) and they will facilitate periodic research workshops, public lectures and symposia, and other events exploring the manifold ways slavery in the Black Atlantic has been archived, interpreted, memorialized, mobilized, and resisted. Through comparative and interdisciplinary lenses, they will seek to assess historical and contemporary forms of “unfreedom”—the various modes of forced labor inclusive of, and extending beyond, chattel slavery, such as peonage, indentured and debt servitude, convict leasing and prison labor, child labor, and sexual exploitation.

The Mellon Sawyer fellowship is a nine-month appointment from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and includes stipend, health benefits, moving expenses, and a research budget. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Emory University and will be hosted by the Department of African American Studies. The range of duties for the successful candidate will include:

  • engaging, as an active discussion participant and interlocutor, in all seminar workshops, the two public-facing events, and related activities during the 2022-23 academic year
  • conducting research on a topic related to the seminar’s theme
  • workshopping an article or book chapter in progress for one of the seminar sessions
  • coordinating Sawyer Seminar events
  • assisting with curating the seminar website and composing social media content

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences received no earlier than 2017.
  • evidence of current or future scholarly productivity and evidence of research that connects to the themes of the Sawyer Seminar

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a CV; a cover letter; a statement of research describing how the current project connects to histories, memories, or mobilizations of slavery in the Black Atlantic; a 20–25-page writing sample; and the names and contact information of two references. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/95981. Inquiries can be directed to: Professor Walter C. Rucker, wrucker@emory.edu.


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 rap@wustl.edu:

  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 rap@wustl.edu.

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 rap@wustl.edu.


Texas Tech University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director, Texas Tech University Black Cultural Center

Description:

Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large.  Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Develop a strategic plan, goals, processes and procedures for the BCC, co-lead the BCC Advisory Committee, foster a welcoming, inclusive and affirming space for intercultural, belonging and intersectional engagement
  • Create and foster a student-centric model of student leadership development and programming. Lead, coordinate and plan workshops, programs, educational activities, trainings, programs, events, conferences, institutes centering Black diasporic experiences
  • Coordination and manage the operational and facilities of the building to include room reservations, staffing, supplies, art pieces, hours of operation
  • Responsible for referencing information relevant to campus, regional and national data on conditions affecting the Black community, using this information to inform and educate the campus community about issues, and taking appropriate and responsible actions consistent with advocacy and support of a welcoming and affirming campus community for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members.
  • Provide oversight, supervision and engagement of university and community partners for Cultural & Heritage Month and Week Celebrations planning and execution to include: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, HSI Week, Native American/Indigenous Peoples Month, Pride Week, Trans Awareness Week, Trans Day of Remembrance, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Arab Heritage Month, Global Education Week, Deeply Rooted Conversation Series, Veterans & Military Recognition, Interfaith, and other programs and events centering intersecting identities and communities and community building
  • Create, administer, analyze and report center and programmatic data and assessments of unit objectives and outcomes to include but not limited to: ensure compliance with federal, state, university regulations & requirements; prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports to the Senior Director and Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Track program participant engagement, learning outcomes, assessing culture, social media engagement, intercultural learning and communication, along with other data needed to further support unit and university strategic plan
  • Responsible for budget projection and oversight to include but not limited to: analyze, interpret, review of fiscal accounts, develop and write grants, manage fundraising campaigns and preparation of fiscal reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with policy and guidelines at the university
  • Hire, train, lead and supervise a team of professional and student staff to create an inclusive, intersectional and belonging atmosphere for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in higher education, Africana/Black/African American studies, ethnic/racial/women and gender studies, intercultural studies/relations, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience working with minoritized and marginalized students, and/or student groups in a higher education setting to include experience in advising, events, programming, social, cultural, professional and interpersonal development related to: intersectional identity development, culture, diversity, intercultural communication, justice, belonging, servingness, inclusion and equity
  • Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing trainings, workshops, and programs aimed at developing Black identity development, cultural and heritage programming, celebration and intersectional educational experiences
  • Demonstrated experience managing buildings, centers, spaces related to centering diverse student experiences and including the proper management of operational management
  • Demonstrated experience building community relations, partnerships and interacting with a diverse constituency to include but not limited to: community organizations, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking/presentation skills

To Apply: https://apptrkr.com/2512686


Swarthmore College (Deadline: October 1, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant/Associate Professor of Black Studies

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the Black Studies Program, to begin in the fall of 2022.

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is an interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty from multiple departments and incorporating a wide range of perspectives and methods within Black Studies. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be deeply humanistic in their training and outlook and will place the aesthetics of Black life and Black expressive cultures and their connection to Black politics at the heart of their scholarship and teaching. The Program invites applications from scholars trained in Black Studies or Africana Studies programs but also Diasporic Cultural Studies; Critical Race Studies, Performance Studies and Performing Arts; Media Arts and other disciplines and fields focused on the aesthetics, meaning and interpretation of Black cultural forms and genres. Applicants’ scholarship and teaching must be centrally engaged with and defined by the intellectual and institutional project of Black Studies. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in the program, including Introduction to Black Studies and other advanced thematic courses, as well as to supervise a capstone course and participate in the life of the program. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated a capacity for program leadership.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss their teaching experience, style, and objectives, with a focus on their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, and leadership in Black Studies. In addition, applicants should outline their research interests and indicate why they believe they are prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds. The search committee will begin to review applications on October 1, 2021, and it will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Candidates must apply via apply.interfolio.com/88041.


California State University, East Bay (Deadline: Open)

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.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall 2022

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: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

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: Open)

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 http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/history.html. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Camilo Trumper (ctrumper@buffalo.edu). Website: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/29106


Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

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.

Qualifications:

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/92314Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to Michelle.T.Clarke@dartmouth.edu or Jennifer.L.Jerit@dartmouth.edu.


Miami University (Deadline: Open)

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 https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498976/assistant-professor. 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, conns@miamioh.edu. 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 ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu 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: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, 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: Open)

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 https://employment.unl.edu/, 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.


Harvard University (Deadline: Open)

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: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. 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 aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu.

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.


University of Washington (Deadline: Open)

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 momara@uw.edu  if you have any questions. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/90649 


University of Rhode Island (Deadline: Open)

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 (https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-MuChange-2021.Final_.pdf). 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 https://jobs.uri.edu 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.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.


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.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2375278


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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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 (http://apply.interfolio.com/84613).

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 | burnsj@clemson.edu

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.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/ygpdmLIg4EykSJneCMaNP


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: https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/65134 . Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Cherise Smith, Search Committee Chair and AADS Department Chair at cherise_smith@austin.utexas.edu.


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