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


University of Pittsburgh (Deadline: December 11, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream (Race and Inequality)

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure stream assistant professor faculty position in Race and Inequality in Black Communities in the United States (with a secondary focus on other countries of Africa and the African Diaspora welcomed but not required). This position will begin in Fall 2021 and is part of a wider cluster hire on “Race, Representation, and Anti-Black and Systemic Racism.” This position will focus on explicit analyses of race and inequality and their impact on Black communities from the candidate’s area of expertise. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to, policy and community development, criminal justice, policing and incarceration, political economy, education, social movements (including Black Lives Matter), environmental studies, and transnationalism. The scholar for this position would examine anti-Black and systemic racism in their research and incorporate social justice perspectives. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred, but we also welcome applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines. Applicants should have their PhD in hand or expected by August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities will include the teaching of Introduction of Africana Studies, Dimensions of Racism, other courses in the existing curriculum, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The expected course load for this position is two courses per semester. The position start date is September 1, 2021.

Please include in your complete application package: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article length writing sample, a recent set of teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, 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.  In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received through the University’s Talent Center system by December 11, 2020.  Email letters of recommendation to Cynthia Graf at by December 31, 2020.

Questions can be directed to the Department Coordinator, Mrs. Cynthia Graf at

College of Wooster (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

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

The Department of History at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American History at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021. We seek a broadly trained specialist in African American history. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies; Archaeology; Environmental Studies; Global & International Studies; Global Media & Digital Studies; Urban Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Ph.D. expected by August 2021.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five and a half courses. Duties include teaching introductory and upper-level courses in African American History, supervising senior research projects as part of the Independent Study Program, and participating in the First Year Seminar Program.

Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at ( Please submit a letter of application addressed to the African American History Search Committee (1-2 pp.); teaching statement (1-2 pp.); research statement (1-2 pp.); a statement detailing how the applicant expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community (1-2 pp.); curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript; and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to Ibra Sene ( or Greg Shaya (, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

Roosevelt University (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor of African American History

The History Program in the Department of Humanities at Roosevelt University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in 20th century African American history.  The two-year position commences in August 2021; the Ph.D. must be awarded by August 2021.  The faculty member will teach a 2-3 load (two courses in the fall and three in the spring), including African American history survey courses, upper-division specialized courses and a graduate (MA) reading seminar.  As well, the faculty member will assist with activities and projects associated with the university’s Center for New Deal Studies.  Finally, the faculty member will be expected to participate in some service to the department, including work on assessment, curriculum, and student support and equity initiatives.

The Center for New Deal Studies is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and directed by a history faculty member.  Its mission is to foster and preserve the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their New Deal, which it does through event programming, curriculum development, and curation of book and memorabilia collections.

Roosevelt University is a private, non-sectarian university with students studying at campuses in Chicago’s south Loop, suburban Schaumburg and online. Founded on the principles of inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest, with a mission to prepare students to assume roles as leaders in their professions and communities. Roosevelt University values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply.

Application Requirements:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Three letters of reference from faculty familiar with candidate’s scholarship and/or teaching

Applicants can apply at: . All applications must be received by December 15, 2020.

Vanderbilt University (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History in Economic History

The Department of History at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with excellent research on any topic within an economic framework, including (but not limited to), political economy, the history of commodities, trade networks, business history, free and unfree labor, finance, economic thought, consumer cultures, and the global development of capitalism. We are open to all approaches but have particular interest in those engaging in legal and regulatory regimes and/or comparative/global work. We will consider work on any chronological or geographic specialty but have particular interest in candidates working on periods before the twentieth century and on regions outside the United States.

Applicants should upload a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at this link: The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. by August 16, 2021.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020.  Files will continue to be accepted until the search is complete. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Jefferson Cowie (

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.

Furman University (Deadline: December 15, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant/Associate/Professor of History

The Department of History at Furman University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, with a strong preference for a senior hire with a demonstrated track record of significant contributions in the field of African-American history, pre-1900. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment and will be expected to be or become an excellent classroom instructor and student mentor, establish and maintain an active scholarly agenda, and be an enthusiastic contributor of service to the History Department as well as to the University. Furman seeks candidates who can enrich the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The teaching load is 3-2.

Applicants must submit materials no later than December 15, 2020, through the Furman University website here. Letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio to Sara Abraham-Oxford (, administrative assistant to the History Department.  The review of applications will begin immediately. The position will begin on August 1, 2021. Preliminary and final interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference.

Required Documents-(Please combine all documents into a single pdf before uploading):

  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover letter (The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.)
  3. University diversity statement
  4. Two sample syllabi (one from an introductory course, one from an advanced course).
  5. Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages
  6. Three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio.

About Us

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Link to apply:

University of Colorado Boulder (Deadline: December 18, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor in African American History

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American History. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in African American and American/U.S. History (including one or both of the two American/U.S. history surveys), and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community. ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in History or a related field must be conferred by August 16, 2021.

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to building a culturally rich departmental community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates of groups who are historically underrepresented in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership toward building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application
  • A current CV
  • A teaching and mentoring statement
  • A research statement
  • An article-length scholarly writing sample
  • A diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how the candidate would advance our department’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching, scholarship, and service

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 18, 2020.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Direct link to job ad:

University of Denver (Deadline: January 4, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, African/African Diaspora History

The University of Denver’s (DU) History Department offers history courses to undergraduate students in a variety of different geographical areas and periods, taught by our twelve faculty members. Our classes are writing and reading intensive with lively in-class discussions, and opportunities to participate in hands-on historical research, service-learning projects, and internships. Faculty and students appreciate the small class sizes and close relationships they develop. All of our 80-100 history majors are required to engage in a senior capstone project-25-30 page thesis based on primary source research and integration of secondary source materials -rigorous endeavor that provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the historical field. The Department of History is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment in accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary: The History Department at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the history of Africa or African diaspora, period open. The appointment for this position is intended to begin in September 2021. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. This includes candidates from underrepresented groups, those who have experience working with diverse student populations, and those with experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.

Required Qualifications: ABD, with a Ph.D. in a related field required by the start of the appointment. A candidate hired at the ABD level will hold the title and rank of instructor until completion of degree.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in a related field. 2. University teaching experience.

Application Deadline:For best consideration, please submit your application materials by January 4, 2021.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Sample Syllabi
  6. List of Proposed Courses
  7. One-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity.
  8. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application has been submitted for consideration.

Mississippi State University (Deadline: January 11, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor in United States History, 1820-1860

The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in United States History, 1820-1860, beginning August 16, 2021. 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. Favored subspecialties include slavery, African American, gender, the south, religion. Ability to participate in one or more of the department’s graduate Nodes of Excellence is a plus. See website, listed below, for more information about the Nodes.

A Ph.D. in U.S. History at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The Department of History at Mississippi State University is the editorial home of both Environmental History and the History of Science Society Publications—Isis and Osiris.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Also include the names and email addresses of 3 persons willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by January 11, 2021. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact.

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. Website:

Nuffield College, Oxford University (Deadline: January 11, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Researcher: History of Slavery in the City of London-Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Nuffield College seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to research the role of the City of London and its commercial institutions in the eco-system of the transatlantic slave trade and ownership. Co-funded by the global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and under the supervision of Professor Andrew Thompson (Professor of Imperial and Global History, Nuffield College), the researcher will contribute to the growing body of scholarly literature on British imperialism and its intersection with transatlantic slavery, exploring the past and bringing it into close dialogue with the present.

We seek a researcher whose interests and experience align with the broad domains of: British economics and the role of commercial entities in the City of London in the context of Transatlantic slavery; international slave ownership in Britain from early 1700s to mid-1800s, and contemporary British politics with reference to electoral reform, the abolition of slavery, abolitionism and pro-slavery groups, and the slavery compensation scheme.

The researcher will conduct independent original research in areas relevant to the overarching research programme, leading the design, conduct, and interpretation of research, and identifying further areas of relevant research. The researcher will publish research results, authoring or co-authoring working papers and academic journal articles, and pieces aimed at non-academic audiences. The researcher will present research results at seminars, workshops, and conferences, including relevant Freshfields events, and Black History Month and City of London events. The researcher will develop working relationships with individuals; financial, legal and commercial institutions; and archival centres. The researcher may also undertake ad hoc paid teaching or supervision within the collegiate University in Oxford.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant discipline such as history, political science, or economics including economic and social history. They should have extensive archival research skills, familiarity with private-sector organisations’ archives, and experience of independent fieldwork. The ability to conduct high-quality academic research evidenced in scholarly writing and publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with the applicant’s career stage is essential. Applicants should have the ability to distil complex research results for non-academic readers, an aptitude for cross-disciplinary working, and the ability to work collaboratively with non-academic partners, particularly in financial and legal contexts.  Applicants should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, organisational skills, and exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a small research team and under their own initiative. Experience of legal history, of authoring successful funding bids, or of collaborative working with private sector companies or commercial institutions is desirable. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates of Black African or Black African-Caribbean heritage (including mixed heritage) who are currently underrepresented in research posts in the College.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for three years, starting on 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications from candidates who wish to hold the post on a part-time basis will also be considered. The salary will be £34,804 p.a. (pro-rated as appropriate). The post will be based at Nuffield College.

Further particulars and application instructions are available on the College website at

The closing date for applications is Monday 11 January 2021.

Eastern Michigan University (Deadline: January 13, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africology and African American Studies

The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africology and African American Studies who focuses upon research methodologies in social and behavioral sciences, and/or on law and justice issues in the discipline. The department recently launched a Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies. It also houses a Bachelor of Arts in Africology and African American Studies, and two certificate programs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • A demonstrated capacity for effective teaching of both undergraduate and graduate-level courses is essential.
  • Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
  • Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
  • Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
  • Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
  • A demonstrated capacity for research, and/or programming activities, such as an ability to play a role in departmental extracurricular and student recruitment events.
  • Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
  • Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
  • Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
  • Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications. Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


A Ph.D. in Africology and African American Studies or a cognate discipline; ABDs in Africology and African American Studies or a cognate discipline are welcome to apply, but the successful applicant must have obtained his/her/their Ph.D. by the effective date of the appointment. This position begins on 08/30/2021.

Supplemental Information:

  • Applicants should submit online a letter of interest addressed to the Chair of the AAAS Faculty Search Committee, their current curriculum vitae, their academic transcripts and a writing sample.
  • Three reference letters will be requested of those candidates selected for the short-list.
  • Review of applications will begin after January 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
  • EMU provides a collaborative, welcoming and supportive culture where differing ideas, behaviors and backgrounds contribute to the educational experience that includes a global and multicultural perspective enhancing the individual, society and the world.


University of Minnesota (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Open Rank Contract, Tenure-Track, or Tenured Professor of History, Universities and Power

The Department of History at the University of Minnesota invites applications for an historian (open rank) who investigates how institutions, particularly institutions of higher education, affect their communities and regions in a variety of ways including the reproduction of social power and inequality. The successful candidate will conduct research on the history of the University of Minnesota in relation to communities and organizations within Minnesota, working in close collaboration with archivists at the University Libraries. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the history of institutions, including institutions of higher education, as well as their intersections with Indigenous, African-American, and/or women’s and gender history  The new hire will take a community-engaged approach to archival and interpretive work, involving students, alumni, and other stakeholders in a process of collaborative inquiry. 

In addition to developing undergraduate and graduate courses that align with the candidate’s research expertise and serve the department’s curriculum, the new hire will be asked to develop one or more dynamic courses on the history of the University of Minnesota that will involve students in processes of research and interpretation and place the University in conversation with histories of higher education in the upper Midwest. The teaching responsibilities of the new colleague would be in both the Department of History and the program in Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH), the precise details to be determined by the colleague’s expertise. The University Libraries is hiring an additional archivist to work in the University Archives; it is anticipated that this colleague will work closely with archivists in University Archives and with other curators in the department of Archives and Special Collections. We would encourage this colleague to explore the possibility of team-teaching with an archivist.

Required Qualifications:  A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 30, 2021), and scholarship on a topic appropriate to the position, broadly conceived, are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is competitive.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.  

How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page at The posting number is 338085.

The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a writing sample under 30 pages, which can be accessed after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.  

Candidates advancing in consideration will be asked to provide a longer writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.

Questions may be directed to

The priority deadline for application materials is January 15, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

Georgia Southern University (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor (NTT), African American History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), African American History. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong (Savannah) campus.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor (NTT) position requires a 2-2 teaching load with an expectation of significant engagement with department, college, university, and community outreach. In particular, this position will serve as the point person for the department’s commitment to the Telfair Museums’ Legacy of Slavery in Savannah project. The position is a non-tenure track academic year position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in African American History, by August 1, 2021.
  • Demonstrated interest in and record of success in 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of teaching African American and U.S. history courses at the college level.
  • Peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred 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.

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. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach.

For more information on Georgia Southern University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please see Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Kwaku Nti, Search Chair, Search 67828
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-344-2763

More information about the institution is available through or

Communities Foundation of Texas (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Strategic Project Manager, Caruth Homeplace Initiative

As the steward of W.W. Caruth, Jr.’s philanthropic legacy and the Caruth Homeplace, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is engaged in an effort to understand and share the story of the enslaved people who worked and lived on the Caruth farm, connect with the descendants of the enslaved people, and make an impact beyond our organization on others contemplating similar work. As such, CFT seeks to engage a consultant to serve as the Strategic Project Manager for the initiative.


The Strategic Project Manager position is 100 percent grant-funded with an anticipated term of no longer than 24 months. The person who fills the position will be responsible for overseeing the development and installation of historical documentation, proposing outreach (for example, an event for the descendants or a scholarship program), and developing a theory of change for broader impact. This position is a consultant role that is part-time, temporary and not eligible for benefits. The responsibilities and tasks associated with the position are estimated to require 15 to 20 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the co-facilitators of the initiative to engage historians who will document information about the enslaved people who worked and lived on the Caruth farm; use the history to inform signage on the property, material for the website and verbiage for the docent script.
  • Determine the appropriate outreach to the descendants, then plan and execute the outreach. Two potential outreach opportunities are a reception on the property and a scholarship program. But the candidate has the flexibility to determine if different or additional outreach is appropriate.
  • Use the Theory of Change (TOC) methodology or a similar process to develop realistic and impactful goals for the initiative on an ongoing basis – a plan that ties the individual projects above to a broader purpose, such as grant funding for projects that address this history of American slavery in Texas.
  • Draft the framework, with proposed approaches, procedures and an implementation plan for administering all programs moving forward.


The candidate for the Strategic Project Manager position should:

  • Possess expertise in the area of American slavery; knowledge and strong interest in Texas slavery is preferred;
  • Understand and have experience in the process of creating a TOC;
  • Have a formal education in history with an African American focus, applied social sciences, applied research, or related fields;
  • Demonstrate project management experience in a history or educational field.

Skills & Requirements

  • Proficient skills using the Microsoft Office suite and a comfort with learning other technology platforms to complete the work;
  • Strong project management skills, including time and budget management;
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate openly and work collaboratively;
  • Ability to write clearly about that initiative’s topics with precision, accuracy, readability, and editorial correctness across multiple modes.

For more information on the key responsibilities, qualifications, skills, and requirements, please email Lori Price, Community Impact Specialist, at

Communities Foundation of Texas:

Deadline for responding is January 15.

Reed College (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor of 20th Century U.S. History

The Department of History at Reed College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in 20th Century U.S. history, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity, for the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates with an interest in transnational or global approaches to these topics are especially encouraged to apply. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load over two semesters. Teaching responsibilities also include advising yearlong senior theses in History, and participating more broadly in the department’s academic programming and intellectual life. Information about the department is available at:


Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum and a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty and seeks to provide its visitors with the competitive salary, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture. The Reed community values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (


Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2021. Please send an application letter, a CV, and contact information for three referees to Jacqueline Dirks, chair of the search committee, at Applications should be received by January 15, 2021, to assure consideration. First-round interviews will be conducted by video conference.

University of Connecticut (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Digital Public History

The Department of History at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Digital Public History working with racialized communities in the United States. The position will be a joint appointment with the Africana Studies Institute, Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, or El Instituto: Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies. We are especially interested in scholars whose work promotes voices, experiences, and opinions silenced and marginalized by media and mainstream accounts of U.S. history. The successful candidate will regularly teach undergraduate courses in public history and digital methods, along with advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of interest.

The position is part of an anti-racism and anti-bias cluster of seven new faculty in the Departments of Communication, Journalism, History, Philosophy, Political Science, English, and Literature Cultures and Languages. The cluster hiring initiative of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks faculty to join our vibrant collective of Centers, Departments, Institutes, and programs in engaged anti-racism and anti-bias scholarship. We envision such scholarship as rooted in intersectional struggles against dehumanization, denigration, and dispossession and for decolonization and liberation. Anti-racist and anti-bias scholarship thus involves the active work of dismantling systems of oppression, including larger systems of thought, through generating reparative alternatives, modes of justice and healing, and visions of transformative futures. We hope insights borne of such struggles will inform the development of a dynamic role for UConn in shaping a contemporary global society conducive to human dignity and planetary well-being.


  • Ph.D. in History or Ethnic Studies or related field (or international equivalent) by August 2021.
  • Strong research focus aligned with description above.
  • Potential for teaching undergraduate courses in public history and digital methods.


The university seeks candidates with some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Strong record of refereed publications and digital projects
  • Demonstrated experience with community-engaged research
  • Experience in teaching digital methods
  • Professional experience in oral history or museum studies
  • Success in securing extramural funding


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the criteria for the position, including research and teaching interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Equity and Inclusion statement
  • Sample journal article or chapter
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Please include the search number #494893 with all correspondence. The evaluation of applicants will begin January 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience) and sample syllabi. For questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Fiona Vernal

Washington State University (Deadline: January 16, 2021)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Position in African Diasporas in the Americas

The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the field of African Diasporas in the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. Candidates should have a research focus which explores the Black experience in some part of the Americas. The Department of History especially values scholarship that places an emphasis on the history of race and resistance.  Benefits are competitive. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.

WSU is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage, its formal Memorandum of Understanding with Native American tribes in the region, and tradition of service to society. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History thus encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups including, but not limited to Indigenous, Native American, First Nations, Black, African diaspora, and Latin(x) populations.

The Department of History at WSU is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity. Comprised of social, natural and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research. We are united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by our service to the community. We will begin accepting applications on December 16, 2020. To apply visit WSU Jobs. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Direct inquiries via email to Dr. Jennifer Thigpen

University of Virginia (Deadline: January 25, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, Race and Health in the United States and/or African diaspora

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia is launching a new faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African-American and African Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel new project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).

As part of this newest initiative, UVA Arts & Sciences is launching a cluster of 10 new tenured/tenure track searches for faculty members working in Black studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Appointments will span multiple fields: Music and Sound Studies, Black Political Thought and Philosophy; Sociology of Race; Black Feminist Theory; Studio and Digital Art; Race, Media and Technology; Black Diaspora and Latinx studies; Environmental Justice; Race and Health, Black Youth studies. We will launch five of these searches immediately and the next five in the Fall of 2021.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute and Department of African American and African Studies invites applications for an assistant professorship specializing in the study of race and health in the United States and/or African diaspora, with a start date in the fall of 2021. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focus on racial disparities in health care, health outcomes, and life expectancy, and/or address the historical, social, political, and economic experiences of persons of color within health and medicine. We invite applications from across the range of humanities and social science disciplines.

We seek candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and service. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in community-engaged scholarship and teaching. We are also interested in candidates whose work can contribute to several interdisciplinary programs and initiatives in the medical humanities and data science at the university.

Candidates must have their PhD before starting the position.


***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Apply online at search for posting # R0020751, complete the application, and attach the following: ​

  • Cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research agenda, teaching philosophy, as well as the candidate’s demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample (e.g., a published article, book/dissertation chapter, or unpublished paper)
  • Three letters of recommendation that the candidate must request be sent to Randy Swift (Business Manager, Woodson Institute) at

We will begin to review applications on January 25, 2021, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2021, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2021.

For questions about the application process, please contact Andrew Kahrl, Associate Professor at  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at

California State University, Northridge (Deadline: February 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track in Africana Studies

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Africana Studies/Black Studies with a specialization in History or a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Africana/Black History from an accredited institution. Candidates must be grounded in theoretical and Africana Studies disciplinary approaches to exploring issues related to Africana peoples, and must demonstrate a commitment and ability to successfully teach, mentor and work with a diverse undergraduate student population. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who possesses a record of academic excellence that promotes the Department of Africana Studies’ mission to investigate areas of the Black experience that have been marginalized, neglected or distorted by white supremacy and racial oppression, and that identifies and appreciates the historic achievements, challenges, and substantive contributions of peoples of African descent to world civilization and culture. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a clearly defined research agenda that contributes to African-centered scholarship, with a similar spirit of advocacy, commitment to social justice, and service to the Africana community.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

All positions are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.


Primary responsibilities include teaching 100 to 400-level courses in African American History and the African Diaspora (e.g., African American History to 1865, African American History Since 1865, Classical African Civilizations, Traditional African Cultures, History of Caribbean Societies Since the 1830’s). Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidates’ field of specialization.  The successful candidate will also provide support to the department’s major by assisting with advising and mentoring students pursuing the major and minor, as well as participating in the Department’s programmatic, community engagement and service-related activities.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2021Priority will be given to applications received by January 10, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement that explicitly situates the candidate’s scholarship within the stated discipline, a writing sample (up to 15 pages, double-spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, and teaching evaluations from recent courses taught). We seek candidates who value diversity, and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity, racial and social justice.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recommendation letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:

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

University of Northern Iowa (Deadline: February 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, U.S. History

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of History seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in U.S. History, with a specialization in African American History and/or the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, or related topics, starting August 2021. The candidate will teach and develop courses in the Department of History as assigned, based on departmental needs in U.S. and African American history, including introductory and general education courses.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce a cluster hire initiative for multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (History, Psychology and Social Work) whose scholarly/creative focus explores the richness of diverse backgrounds, the challenges posed by inequalities, and/or strategies to address issues of access and inclusion. Our goal is to reflect our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship, we seek to appoint faculty who serve diverse communities both on and beyond campus. Faculty hired as part of this initiative will serve within departments connected to their specific discipline and contribute with colleagues to interdisciplinary curricular development that expands our course offerings in areas related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in U.S. History, African American Studies, or a closely-related field is required by August 1, 2021. Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; evidence of potential for developing a significant research agenda; and effective communication skills required.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with diverse faculty, campus, and community stakeholders.

Applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Jennifer McNabb at 319-273-2097 or Pre-employment background checks required.

Barnard College (Deadline: February 15, 2021)

Job Ad–Associate or Full Professor in Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Department at Barnard College, Columbia University invites Advanced Associate or Full Professors from a range of disciplines to apply for a full-time tenured position. Our department seeks candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching and research in Africana Gender Studies and core strengths in feminist theory. This candidate will be ready to join the leadership of our department and expand our existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality in Africa and the African Diaspora (populations in Africa, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East).

We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.

Required Qualification Summary

Candidates should be currently at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The candidates’ intellectual and teaching areas of expertise should be in Africana Gender Studies and feminist theory. We are especially interested in candidates who have already demonstrated an exceptional record of scholarship with the publication of books and scholarly journal articles. The candidates should also be experienced teachers not only in introductory courses, but also in seminars in specialized areas of interest. Candidates should have a substantial record of service at the departmental, university, and/or national levels.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current CV, a writing sample (published article or selection from work-in-progress), and three letters of reference online at [] by February 15, 2020.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Writing Sample

Apply Here:

Dickinson College (Deadline: February 15, 2021)

Job Ad–One-Year Visiting Professor in Environmental History

The Department of History at Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Environmental History, beginning August 2021. We are particularly interested in scholars working on environmental racism and environmental justice and/or agriculture and food sovereignty. Applicants should be prepared to teach a five-course load (2-3) for the academic year, to include two sections of an environmental history survey, and three topics courses of the candidate’s choosing. In their materials, candidates are strongly encouraged to address their experiences employing innovative and inclusive practices in their pedagogy and scholarship.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. It has a working farm, which professors often use in their teaching, and regularly receives the first or second spot in the national rankings for baccalaureate institutions from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. While the position is in history, Dickinson has a leading environmental studies program which will offer further community.

Visiting Professors have access to a moving stipend and funds for research and travel to conferences. The history department will also offer mentoring to the successful candidate as they navigate research, teaching, and the job market.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via Complete applications will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample syllabus and must be submitted by Feb 15th, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of each applicant’s complete materials. Letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates in later stages. If candidates have questions, they should contact the History Department chair, Emily Pawley, at

Santa Rosa Junior College (Deadline: February 22, 2021)

Job Ad–History Instructor- African American History

We are seeking equity-minded faculty who are committed to educating our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all students, multi-ethnic global perspectives, and cultural competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect and compassion that includes civic engagement opportunities that contribute to real world problem solving and empathy to identify the challenges and address the needs of others. Candidates must have demonstrated instructional skills to join our outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.

Minimum Qualifications


Master’s Degree in History; OR Bachelor’s Degree in History AND Master’s degree in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies; Women’s Studies, Social Science or any ethnic studies; OR the equivalent; OR possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor’s Credential in History.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for equivalency in order to be considered. Candidates who are requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. Please contact Maria Padilla: or Shauna Malvino –


  • Master’s Degree in History with an emphasis in African-American History.
  • Experience in teaching one or more of the following courses: African American History, Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture, History of African Diaspora
  • Experience in working with underrepresented/underserved first generation students.
  • Experience working with and/or leading affinity groups, with a focus on African American students and/ or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

Application Procedures

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/ Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.
  • Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting.
  • Current Resume.
  • A 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:
  • Curricula;
  • Learning activities;
  • Teaching/counseling practices;
  • Educational Resources;
  • Training, background, coursework and/or professional development;
  • Program Development
  • Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution.
  • If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application.

If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).


To apply, please visit

FILING DEADLINE: Monday February 22nd, 2021

Franklin & Marshall College (Deadline: February 22, 2021)

Job Ad–Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for an adjunct position in the Department of History to teach a seminar titled “Black Politics & Black Power,” meeting remotely (on-line) 4:00-5:30, MTRF, from March 22 to May 10, 2021. Applicants must currently reside in Pennsylvania and should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or terminal degree) in History or Africana Studies. Teaching experience required. Compensation: $7,000.

Candidates should send cover letter & CV to Richard Reitan, Chair, Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College, email: We are considering applications now through Feb. 22, 2021.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact the department’s academic coordinator, Ann Wagoner:

Princeton University (Deadline: February 26, 2021)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Research Associate with Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion

The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities and Cultures, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation within Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion (CSR), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher working at the intersections of Black Religious Studies and digital humanities and/or public scholarship. Applicants who approach the study of Black religions in the Americas through religious studies, African American studies, history, literature, art, music, anthropology, sociology, politics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will conduct their own research (50%) and work closely with the directors of The Crossroads Project to develop an online resource for research, teaching, and public engagement related to Black Religious Studies, oversee contributors to the online resource, participate in the Black Religious Studies Working Group, a Center for the Study of Religion Workshop, and other public programming. For more information on The Crossroads Project, see:

Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date. The initial appointment will be for one year, anticipated to be August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding.

Applicants should apply at and submit:

  1. *A cover letter including research plans and experience in digital humanities and/or public scholarship
  2. *A curriculum vitae
  3. *A writing sample of up to 30 pages or portfolio of relevant work
  4. *Contact information for three recommenders

All materials must be submitted online, and review of applications will begin February 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Contact Judith Weisenfeld, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion ( with questions.

Princeton is interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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:

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