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


Georgia Southern University (Deadline: June 28, 2021)

Job Ad–Visiting Instructor of U.S. History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Visiting Instructor of U.S. History for the 2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Position Description Reporting to the department chair, the Visiting Instructor will teach the equivalent of 5 sections of HIST 2110: US: A Comprehensive History. The position is an academic year (10 month) position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned M.A. in History, with a focus on U.S. history, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in US history or a closely related field.
  • Experience teaching U.S. History at the college level.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in U.S. History, by August 1, 2021.

Screening of applications begins June 28, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2021. 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. For more information on Georgia Southern University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please see

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. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Complete applications should be sent to:

Prof. Carol Herringer, Department Chair, Search 12117
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-474-3349

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

University of Edinburgh (Deadline: July 9, 2021)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Francophone Black Studies

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Francophone Black Studies to join its vibrant teaching and research community. We are aiming to recruit a lecturer with a proven track record of research in one of the following or related fields: Francophone Black and/or Africana Studies; Francophone histories of colonialism and its legacies, including in North Africa, sub-saharan francophone Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific; Critical Race Theory (with reference to the French-speaking world); and Decoloniality. The person appointed will diversify our existing teaching provision within the French and Francophone Studies section by offering new research-led courses within their field, as well as contributions to team teaching on existing core modules in French language, and in French and Francophone culture and political history. The appointed lecturer will be joining colleagues in the Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC) with related interests in the fields of Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, Indigeneity, Social Justice and Decoloniality, and will collaborate with other language areas (notably in the ‘Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies’ section) as part of a broader remit to work on decolonizing our curriculum.

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

LLC is one of the largest schools in the College of Humanities and Social Science and is situated in the heart of the main University of Edinburgh campus, in a number of buildings around George Square.  It offers a vibrant and dynamic work environment for colleagues and is committed to excellence in teaching and research across the wide range of cultures and languages it studies.

Carleton College (Deadline: August 16, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track/Tenured in African American History

Carleton College invites applications for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured) position in African American History to begin September 1, 2022. We welcome applications from all subfields of African American history. A Ph.D. in African American history or a related field is expected by the time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include surveys of African-American history, more specialized courses and seminars in the candidate’s areas of specialization and interest, and opportunities to advise theses and independent research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant History Department and have opportunities to contribute to a growing interdisciplinary Africana Studies Program, with specific teaching and administrative obligations in each department/program to be determined in consultation with the candidate.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000.  Located in the historic and thriving town of Northfield, Minnesota, we are forty-five miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. We are a community of scholars committed to the goal of excellence in undergraduate education, in research, and in building a more socially just, diverse, and inclusive society in all of our endeavors. We seek candidates who share these values and commitments.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a course syllabus and an annotated listing of courses you are prepared to teach, graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses our liberal arts environment. In the statement of teaching philosophy, we are particularly interested in hearing about candidates’ specific classroom strategies for promoting equity, critically examining histories of oppression, and fostering a respectful classroom environment. Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected candidates following the initial review of materials. These materials should be submitted at To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by August 16, 2021.

Carleton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please direct any questions you may have to the search committee at

University of Utah (Deadline: September 3, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track in African American History

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-line Assistant or Associate professor in African American History (1600-present), research specialization and time period open. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper division courses on African American history, the one semester US survey, and an undergraduate course in historical methodology. PhD preferred but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three recommenders, please submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications due September 3. In accordance with University of Utah policy, any offer of appointment is contingent upon final approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.

The Department of History is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the university’s website ( as well as specific offices and programs to learn more about the university’s commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city. Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.25 million residents, has extensive arts and cultural activities, and has a new major international airport with a Delta Airlines hub and direct flights to most U.S. cities and direct international flights to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. In 2017, U.S News and World report ranked Salt Lake City as the 10th best place to live in the nation.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Priority will be given to applications received by September 3, 2021.

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University of Virginia (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Justice Policy Clinic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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

Dartmouth College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in African American History

Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) seeks to appoint a non-tenure-track Lecturer in African American History for a 9-month appointment in the Department of History, beginning on September 1, 2021. The qualified candidate will teach courses in Race and Slavery in US History, Civil Rights in the United States in the 20th Century, the Black Radical Tradition in America, and a fourth course to be determined to be determined in consultation with the department. The teaching load of four courses will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. There are no service expectations. This is a non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on the staffing needs of the department. The position, which requires classroom teaching, comes with a competitive salary, benefits eligibility, and travel/research funds.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or be ABD with degree in hand by September 2021) in African American History or a related field. In evaluating the applications, we will consider evidence of teaching experience and/or potential, as well as evidence of an active research program.

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 students. 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.

Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with names of references. Please address your cover letter to Professor Cecilia Gaposchkin, Chair of the Department of History. Submit all materials electronically to Interfolio: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Cecilia Gaposchkin at

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Clemson University (Deadline: Open)

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

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

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


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


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

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

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

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

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

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University of Texas at Austin (Deadline: Open)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA Centre (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Executive Director, NIA Centre

Executive Director to provide strategic vision and programming for growing African American cultural center (Grand Rapids, MI)

The NIA Centre is a non-profit organization that has launched a major effort to place a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Centre’s roots date back to 2011. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people, of all ages. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people of all ages.

NIA is a Swahili word meaning “purpose.” One of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, NIA refers to the building and development of a local community in order to restore people to their traditional greatness. So, too, is NIA Centre’s purpose. It is a place where family, community, and culture is celebrated. A place where the past is revered and honored. A place where the community gathers to share, teach, and learn. And a place where the organization advocates for the community’s future.

NIA Centre seeks an Executive Director, who, in partnership with the Board of Directors, will lead the NIA Centre in fulfilling its mission. A key aspect of this role will be the development of a strategic and sustainable approach to achieving the Centre’s goals. The ED will provide oversight over the daily operations of the organization and lead efforts in a wide range of areas including event planning, fund development, program development, membership engagement, social media, volunteer development, capital campaigns, and facilities management.

The ideal Executive Director will have:

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in a non-profit organization, preferably one focused on community organization.
  • Organized and methodical approach to decision-making and change management; ability to balance continuity and growth.
  • Ability to identify and build relationships with potential institutional funders, ultimately resulting in monetary support from the organization.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of fundraising and fund development; ability to proactively build a fundraising base.
  • Experience designing and building unique community-focused programs that are accessible to a wide audience.
  • Ability to manage a program from inception through results evaluation.
  • Sincere and inspirational belief in the importance of NIA Centre’s work and its impact on the local community.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for NIA Centre. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to

Pomona College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Chair of the Department of English

Pomona College invites applications and nominations for an advanced Associate or Full Professor level faculty position to serve as Chair of the Department of English. At a moment when the department is in conversation about diversifying the major as well as building on its current strengths, the search committee seeks a dynamic leader, enthusiastic about advancing the study of literature as both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, both within the department and in the larger field. Administrative or chairing experience is a plus. While the area of specialization is open, scholars with a background in one of the following fields is desired: African American, Arab American, Asian American, Latinx, Chicanx, Native American literatures, Multi-ethnic Literatures, and/or Critical Race Theory.

Pomona College and the English Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students admitted into the class of 2024, 58.8% self-identify as domestic students of color, 13.6% international and 20.7% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. With an 8:1 student to faculty ratio, Pomona students enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting.

Tufts University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Director Feinstein International Center

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy ( is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the full time, academic position as Director of the Feinstein International Center (FIC). Founded in 1996, the Feinstein International Center is one of the flagship programs of the Friedman School, a unique center of scholarship, research and teaching that plays a leading role in promoting an understanding of humanitarian action among people living in crises-affected and marginalized communities worldwide ( The Center leads innovative research in these areas around the globe. The Center also administers a Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) degree that is offered jointly by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, as well as a specialization for Masters students in the Friedman School’s Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program ( The Center also provides technical assistance and training globally.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of designing, implementing and managing cross-disciplinary research and established scholarship relevant to the work of the Center, be able to oversee grant application and research processes, and actively promote and engage in long-term partnerships with national and international funders, policymakers, and humanitarian and human rights agencies. Candidates should have established scholarship with the focus in humanitarian action in crises-affected and marginalized communities, while also understanding and supporting the diverse related issues in such settings such as food security, nutrition, health, protection, rights, livelihoods, and community resiliency. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in areas including nutrition research, administration of food or nutrition programs in emergencies, and demonstrated cross-cultural experience and management.

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership for growing and sustaining the FIC portfolio of externally funded research that supports the work of the Center, including strategic fundraising that supports core activities.
  • Developing and sustaining a strong personal research agenda that supports impactful peer-reviewed publications.
  • Strengthening and developing strategic external relations with national and international actors and institutions.
  • Presenting the collective vision and intellectual output of the Center’s researchers to global policy, practice and research constituencies.
  • Facilitating a process by which the Center can commit to increasing equity in its work and meeting the broader School and University goals of combatting structural racism within and outside Tufts.
  • Promoting graduate instruction at both Masters and PhD levels, including contributing to teaching and advising.
  • Strengthening and growing links with other Schools at Tufts.
  • Overseeing as an academic leader the Center staff, administration, and budgetary activities, in collaboration with the central Friedman School administration.


  • Candidates must possess a doctoral level degree or other terminal degree in an appropriate discipline or extensive experience of practice.
  • Candidates should have established scholarship and experience with the focus in humanitarian action in crises-affected and marginalized communities, while also understanding and supporting the diverse related issues in such settings such as nutrition and food security, health, protection, rights, livelihoods, and community resiliency. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated cross-cultural experience and management.
  • A record of independent research and publications with external financial support is expected. A candidate’s areas of focus should complement the Friedman School’s existing strengths in research and teaching programs.

Application Instructions

Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dan Maxwell. E-mail:

Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references through Interfolio:

University of Louisville (Deadline: Open)

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Application Information

Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies
University of Louisville
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Reed College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Martha A. Darling Dean of Students (DoS)

Reed College (Reed), a distinguished liberal arts and sciences college, seeks a new Martha A. Darling Dean of Students (DoS) to augment the co-curricular student experience consistent with Reed’s unique academic mission, values, and traditions. The DoS will be joining Reed at a pivotal time as part of a new leadership team deeply committed to enhancing student life, advancing anti-racist and inclusive practices, and providing a successful and holistic student experience. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life (VPSL), the DoS will provide strategic and thoughtful leadership centered upon principles of trust and collaborative governance to enhance co-curricular opportunities and the wellbeing of an exceptionally diverse, intellectual student body.

Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, Reed currently enrolls close to 1,400 students, with 1200 students living on campus. Academic rigor and intellectual curiosity are the central focus of college life at Reed. Students are by training and inclination uniquely adapted to leadership in the modern world as the college consistently attracts passionate, idiosyncratic, intellectual, creative, and independent young adults. They experience a challenging program of study in which strong and ever-improving skills in reading, writing, critical analysis, and laboratory work are the expectation. Students choose Reed because academic vigor touches every aspect of the student experience and because it is a college distinguished for its marked intense intellectualism, resistance to social conformity, and unconventional creativity.

The DoS will join the campus community at a time of great opportunity for change and innovation after the recent arrival of a new VPSL, Dr. Karnell McConnell-Black, in July 2020. The DoS will collaborate closely with the VPSL to innovate in support of Reedies, partnering across the college to optimize student success; build a culturally competent and anti-racist organization; and augment a co-curricular experience within a culture that prizes student ownership and collective autonomy. Reed has a long history of student (and faculty) governance of the college through various boards and decision-making bodies guided by Reed’s honor principle. The DoS will be the first line of contact for students, helping to navigate sometimes complex structures and principles that makes Reed distinctive. The DoS will provide guidance and expertise to inform their decision-making and advocacy while also ensuring consistent and equitable practices and processes.  To be successful, the DoS will be given the imperative to address the following key opportunities and challenges to deliver a transformative student experience:

  • Clarify and communicate the role of the DoS to students, faculty, and staff
  • Be a highly visible student advocate and college citizen
  • Actively support and advance a cohesive and integrated DoS unit
  • Promote student success balancing collaborative autonomy with accountability
  • Foster connections with faculty and staff to advance holistic student learning and success
  • Serve as a strong Student Life Division advocate and college-wide leader

Reed has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Illinois College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Faculty in African American History

Illinois College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in African-American/American history for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position is full-time but may be part-time depending on the situation of the successful candidate. ABD candidates welcome. Teaching duties include a two-semester survey of African-American history sequence, a survey of American history, and, in spring, an elective course in the candidate’s area of specialization. These courses will contribute to the college’s new minor in African American studies.

The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with students in a liberal arts setting. Visiting faculty enjoy full faculty status and their contributions to the College community are valued. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion, which values collegiality and a supportive working environment.

Requirements for the position include a master’s degree in history or appropriate related field required. Ph.D. or ABD strongly preferred.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of its students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should upload the following attachments in PDF format to their application submission​.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body.
  • Contact information for three references.

Click here to apply or see for more details. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Scripps College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor in History and Africana Studies

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in early U.S. History (1776 to 1877) with a specialty in African American history for 2021-2022, with possibility of renewal for the subsequent academic year.

The position requires teaching at least two introductory courses, including African Diaspora in the U.S. to 1877 and U.S. History to 1865 in Fall 2021; African Diaspora in the U.S. since 1877 should be offered in Spring 2022; the remaining two courses will reflect the visiting professor’s specialties and will likewise be offered in Spring 2022. Advising senior theses is also expected.

Ph.D. preferred; ABD will be considered. Candidates with some expertise in Atlantic or global history will be preferred. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence are also required. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students. Towards that end, applicants should submit a brief (one page) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, article-length writing sample, diversity statement, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Corey Tazzara, Chair, History Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Middle Tennessee State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–History (African American History), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

The Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#109350) in African American History at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one-year appointment with possible annual renewal for up to three years total. Position contingent upon funding. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in African American history and will be prepared to teach African American history surveys. PhD in History or closely related field is required by appointment date.

To apply or for more detailed information visit . MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Successful candidates will be specialists in African American history and will be prepared to teach African American history surveys.

Required Education

PhD in History or closely related field by appointment date. Use the following link to apply for the position: Apply Here

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