AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2022-2023 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details

 


Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2022)

Job Ad–Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Fellows at the Carter G. Woodson Institute

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for Pre-Doctoral Fellows and Post-Doctoral Research Associates from scholars whose research focuses broadly on Africa and the African Diaspora, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research is interdisciplinary in perspective.

Pre-doctoral Fellows:

  • The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $26,000, plus health insurance and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence. This is a one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August 1, 2023. Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the same year.
  • Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period and are expected to participate in a series of workshops throughout the academic year. They may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the fellowship period without the Director’s approval.
  • To Apply: Please apply through Workday, and search for R004017 . Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
    • 1. C.V/Resume
    • 2. Cover Letter
    • 3. Project Description
      • Project title
      • Abstract or short description of project (should not exceed 50 words)
      • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages)
    • 4. Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages)
    • 5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately as PDFs to: pre-docs-2023@collab.its.virginia.edu.
  • Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.
  • For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.
  • For additional information about eligibility, guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Pre-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/fellowship-about.

Post-doctoral Research Associates:

  • This is a one-year appointment, renewable for a second year (beginning August 1, 2023). In addition to research, post-doctoral associates will teach one course each year of the residency. The appointment carries the title of Research Associate and Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $47,500, plus full-time benefits and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence.
  • Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by July 2023 and have received their PhD no earlier than 2016.
  • Research Associates must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period and are expected to participate in a series of workshops throughout the academic year. They may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the fellowship period without the Director’s approval.
  • To Apply: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0040178. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
    • 1. C.V/Resume
    • 2. Cover Letter
    • 3. Project Description
      • Project title
      • Abstract or short description of project (should not exceed 50 words)
      • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages)
    • 4. Bibliography and Syllabus
      • Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages)
      • Syllabus for a previously taught or prospective course
    • 5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately as PDFs to: post-docs-2023@collab.its.virginia.edu
    • Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.
  • For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.
  • For additional information about eligibility, guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Post-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/fellowship-postdoc.

Questions regarding these positions should be directed to: Robert Trent Vinson, Professor & Director of Carter G Woodson IAAS at woodson@virginia.edu.

These positions are located in Charlottesville, VA. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on December 1, 2022.


Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2022)

Job Ad–Armstead Robinson Endowed Professorship in 19th century African American History

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Armstead Robinson Professor of 19th century African American History, to start in Fall 2023. This Endowed Professorship is named after Armstead Robinson, the esteemed late historian of 19th century African American and Civil War history, and the founding director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. We invite applications from tenured scholars of 19th century African American history with a distinguished research record that utilize a variety of methodological and thematic approaches and demonstrates broad interdisciplinary grounding in Black Studies.  We are especially interested in those scholars who can situate their work in dynamic transatlantic and diasporic circuits of movement and influence, related to Africa and the broader African Diaspora and specialize in histories of Afro-Indigeneity, racial capitalism, gender & sexuality, and black queer studies.

Ideal applicants would be either a Full Professor or an advanced Associate in rank by the time of appointment; applicants will be assessed in terms of their demonstrated record and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses a semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research program, and contribute to and develop initiatives in areas of research that complement and expand departmental strengths in African and African Diasporic studies. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a record of institutional/administrative leadership, mentorship, and professional collegiality.  They will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with students and faculty in other departments, units, and research initiatives, such as the graduate certificates and fellowships in American Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities and Environmental Justice, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Race and Inequality in Higher Education, as well as the various humanities labs and working groups housed in the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures.

The inaugural holder of the Armstead Robinson Chair will join the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies, which houses the Department of African American & African Studies, featuring a vibrant, interdisciplinary roster of outstanding faculty and our internationally renowned fellowship program that includes fourteen postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, all working in Black Studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains.

Screening of applications will begin on December 9, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041868.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter (2 pages) addressing areas of research, teaching experience, and potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia
  • CV addressing research, teaching, and service record
  • Inclusive excellence statement (1 page) that addresses the applicant’s demonstrated experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
  • The names and contact information for three references

Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials, such as a writing sample, if selected to participate further in the recruitment process.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

Questions about this position should be directed to Robert Trent Vinson at rtv4a@virginia.edu.  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, and unw5dq@virginia.edu.


Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 5, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Black Diasporas of the Américas

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Black Diasporas of the Américas (Afro Latinx and/or Afro Latin American studies), with a start date of Fall 2023.  Scholars who can be appointed as new or advanced Assistant Professors, and who completed their graduate studies in the United States or in other countries, are encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates who specialize in any of the areas within and across the Américas and approach themes like racialization, colonialism and post-colonialism, memory, identities, community, politics, and aesthetics through disciplinary or interdisciplinary modes from across fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, and will be assessed based on their demonstrated record and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. We seek candidates who will be able to support our department in administrative leadership roles. We welcome scholars with experience in multiple languages of the Américas, including English, Spanish, and Kreyòl.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research program, and contribute to and develop initiatives in areas of research that complement and expand departmental strengths in African and African Diasporic studies.  They will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with other departments, units, and initiatives, like American Studies, Latin American Studies, the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  Successful candidates will also contribute to the department’s mentoring of graduate students in interdisciplinary programs and certificates in areas such as Africana Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Studies, and Race and Inequality in Higher Education.

The new faculty member in Black Diasporas of the Americas will join a cluster of ten tenured/tenure-track scholars working in Black Studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Those ten appointments 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.

Screening of applications will begin on December 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041874. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter (2 pages) addressing areas of research, teaching experience, potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia, and discussing demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
  • CV addressing research, teaching, and service record
  • The names and contact information for three references

Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials, such as a writing sample, if selected to participate further in the recruitment process.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

For additional information about the position, please contact Sandhya Shukla at ss9fp@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.


Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 5, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Afro-Brazilian Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Afro-Brazilian studies, to start in Fall 2023. Scholars who can be appointed as new or advanced Assistant Professors, and who completed their graduate studies in the United States or in other countries, are encouraged to apply.  We are seeking candidates who engage the broad interdisciplinary field of Afro-Brazilian studies with a variety of methodological and thematic approaches, like those that consider gender and sexuality, dynamic transatlantic and diasporic circuits of movement and influence, relationships to Africa in the past or present and/or comparativism.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment; they will be assessed in terms of their demonstrated record and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  We welcome candidates with experience in multiple languages, especially Portuguese and English.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, maintain an active research program, and contribute to and develop initiatives in areas of research that complement and expand departmental strengths in African and African Diasporic studies.  They will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with other departments, units, and initiatives, like American Studies, Latin American Studies, the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  Successful candidates will also contribute to the department’s mentoring of graduate students in interdisciplinary programs and certificates in areas such as Africana Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Studies, and Race and Inequality in Higher Education.

The new faculty member in Afro-Brazilian Studies will join a cluster of ten tenured/tenure-track scholars working in Black Studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Those ten appointments 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.

Screening of applications will begin on December 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041876.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter (2 pages) addressing areas of research, teaching experience, potential projects or collaborations at the University of Virginia, and discussing demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
  • CV addressing research, teaching, and service record
  • The names and contact information for three references

Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials, such as a writing sample, if selected to participate further in the recruitment process.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

For additional information about the position, please contact Sandhya Shukla at ss9fp@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.


DePaul University (Deadline: December 12, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track in Black Environmental Studies

DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Black environmental studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Autumn 2023. This position is housed in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies.

We invite applicants whose research is situated at the intersection of Black Studies and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching profile will demonstrate expertise in the impacts of ecological crises and environmental racism on areas such as health, housing, food access, transportation, pollution, community safety, or climate change impacts, among others. Candidates’ profiles should also clearly indicate engagement with environmental justice and investment in the lived conditions of Black populations locally and globally within the context of the natural and built environment.

We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching address contemporary visions and practices of Black sustenance and sustainability. This includes projects on urban gardening and farming, the establishment of alternative green economies, reclamation and re-imagination of public space, and other subjects relevant to the study of Black ecologies.

Candidates should hold a PhD from an interdisciplinary or social science discipline, including but not limited to Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Urban Studies, or related fields. However, all candidates should also ensure that their materials indicate facility with social scientific perspectives and methods. All candidates are expected to highlight their investment in the guiding concerns of Black Studies and Environmental Studies.

The teaching load for this position is six courses per academic year, split 50/50 between the two departments. This load is typically two courses per each of three academic quarters (September-June) with about five weeks of winter break. There are many opportunities to develop community-based service learning courses in collaboration with community partnerships across Chicago.

For more information and application instructions, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/116413


Brooklyn College, CUNY (Deadline: December 19, 2022)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Asian Peoples in Diaspora (History)

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of History, with a research and teaching focus on the History of Asian Peoples in Diaspora, and a particular attention to the Americas. An interest in and background for teaching courses concerning Islamic religious belief and practice would be welcome but is not required.

The Department welcomes all interdisciplinary and methodological approaches and chronological and geographical specializations.

This line will support the College’s Black, Race, Ethnic, Disability, and LGBTQ Studies initiative and has a starting date in August 2023.

The Department encourages applications from underrepresented populations. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact bcjobs@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach both foundational as well as advanced courses on the historical and present-day realities of members of the Asian diaspora at the BA and MA levels.
  • Participate in the development of an Asian American Studies program at Brooklyn College.
  • Teach courses that are part of CUNY’s Pathways general education curriculum. (https://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/general/pathways.php)

The teaching responsibility is 6 courses a year, though new faculty receive reassigned time for scholarly work. Experience and excellence in online teaching is preferred. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history or in any related field by the time of appointment from an accredited institution
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses is required
  • Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online

Preferred

  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (whether as primary instructor or teaching assistant) and plans to continue pedagogical development
  • An active research agenda
  • Fluency in relevant research languages
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students from diverse, minoritized, and marginalized communities

How to Apply

From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/

Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  1. A letter of application, not to exceed three pages, that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts
  4. Detailed descriptions of or syllabi for proposed courses (Please include one survey and one specialized course)
  5. A one or two-page statement of teaching philosophy
  6. Contact information for 3 references. Reference letters and writing samples will be requested at a later stage of the search process.

Review of applications to begin December 19, 2022 and will continue until filed.


University of Chicago (Deadline: January 2, 2023)

Job Ad–Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History

The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (https://mapss.uchicago.edu). This is a full-time teaching position offering opportunities for both classroom teaching and mentoring students on research projects. This instructorship is renewable annually to a maximum term of three years, beginning September 1, 2023.

MAPSS is a one-year program providing students with a foundation in graduate-level interdisciplinary social science research. Students concentrate in psychology, economics, anthropology, history, political science, sociology, or in interdisciplinary research, and work directly with UChicago faculty on an original MA thesis project. MAPSS is highly selective for admission and recruits talented students from across the United States and around the world. Approximately 35% go on to elite Ph.D. programs after they graduate, while the majority pursue research-oriented careers with the help of an in-house Career Service team. Students are selected from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and research trajectories, and help to make the Division of the Social Sciences a more diverse and vibrant intellectual community.

The Earl S. Johnson Instructor will annually teach four courses, including one section of the MAPSS core course “Perspectives in Social Science Analysis,” at least one graduate seminar introducing an important research methodology in history, and other courses oriented toward MA and/or undergraduate students, according to program need.

In addition to teaching, the Earl S. Johnson Instructor will annually mentor a group of 18-22 students concentrating in history or a related field and serve as second reader on their MA theses; advise a limited number of theses as the primary reader; lead an MA Proposal Workshop; hold weekly office hours; hire and manage teaching assistants; contribute to program admissions, staff hiring, and student recruitment; attend staff meetings; support students in their applications to doctoral programs; and participate on decision-making committees (e.g. student prizes).

The position includes support for professional development, including funds to attend conferences and workshops, as well as mentoring from senior members of the MAPSS instructional team. The position also offers opportunities to participate in the intellectual life of the University.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history prior the start date. Prior teaching experience in history or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

The following materials must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/116680: 1) a cover letter, outlining the applicant’s prior training and research experience in history, their prior teaching or mentoring experience, and their suggested course offerings; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) an article-length writing sample; 4) three letters of reference; 5) at least one course syllabus designed by the candidate, and 6) course evaluations or other evidence of past excellence in teaching or mentoring.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


Johns Hopkins University Press (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Research Historian – Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Research Historian who will be responsible for managing multiple projects at Hopkins Press. Under the direction of a senior historian who is writing an academically rigorous, comprehensive history of Johns Hopkins University, the Research Historian will undertake research in print and archival sources. The history of JHU will span the founding of the university in 1876 through recent times and be completed by early 2026. This is a full-time position that will last for at least two academic years, and likely longer, including the summers between them.

The Institutional History will address all parts of the university and include the origins of the first research university in the nation; the emergence of undergraduate and graduate education; the rise of academic research; the evolving roles of faculty, staff and the administration; the interplay of university and hospital; governance and organizational arrangements; the university’s interaction with the communities surrounding it (Baltimore, Washington D.C. and the Federal Government, and the world); questions of innovation and translational research; the impact of national political, socioeconomic, and cultural trends on the trajectory of the university (e.g., the uprisings in the 60s, issues of academic freedom and campus culture, the story of selective admissions and financial aid, and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion); as well as other topics to be outlined by the Senior Historian.

The Research Historian will work closely with JHU’s archivists and under the direction of the senior historian to conduct print and archival research to provide interpretation and contextualization of historic records and make thoughtful recommendations for inclusion in the project. Summarizing historical episodes and conducting oral histories will also be a part of the Research Historian’s responsibilities. This position reports to the Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University Press.

Note:

This position must be worked from Baltimore, MD. This position does not offer sponsorship. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree plus four years of graduate study in History or closely related field. This position requires Primary and Secondary Research and Writing experience.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct historical research in support of the JHU institutional history project.
  • Collaborate with JHU and other archivists to identify, locate, and examine pertinent documents and records.
  • Under the direction of the senior historian, summarize evidence surrounding specific people and events.
  • Conduct oral histories, arrange for transcription in conjunction with the program manager, and place these histories into the context of the project.
  • Take on writing assignments as directed.
  • Collaborate with the team (senior historian and program manager) in assembling and consulting with a committee of historians and others charged with advising on the project.
  • Assemble feedback from the committee of historians and follow through on their advice as prioritized in collaboration with the senior historian.
  • Supervise temporary researchers (post-docs, graduate or undergraduate students), if necessary, during high-volume work periods.
  • Weave diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus four years of graduate study in History or closely related field.
  • Primary and Secondary Research and Writing experience.

* 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 

To apply for this position:  https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Historian-MD-21218/921285700/


Penn State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of African American Studies

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The African American Studies Department at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor (to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor), to start Fall 2022. The position is for a one year (36-week/standard academic year), non-tenure-track, limited-term appointment.

An ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses on the African American experience, including history, culture, politics, religion, and thought. Experience teaching courses focused on women and gender is preferred. The teaching load is two courses per semester (fall and spring). Candidates must have an excellent research record and agenda, and successful teaching experience at all levels. Rank will be determined based on education and experience. The possibility of teaching a graduate course is contingent on the acceptance of the Graduate School.

A Ph.D. with a focus in an African American studies-related field including Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, women/gender/sexuality studies and other fields in the humanities and social sciences is required prior to the effective date of hire. The successful candidate must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe how they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria: promise and experience as a teacher and a commitment to working with a diverse student body.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter that details relevant qualifications and a current CV (with the names and contact information of three references). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program, please visit our website at: https://afam.la.psu.edu/.


Brown University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Curator for the Black Diaspora

The Curator for the Black Diaspora is a subject specialist who brings unique expertise to an innovative, team-based curatorial model at the John Hay Library, home to Brown University’s remarkable collections of rare books, manuscripts, and University Archives. Brown’s research and programmatic strengths related to the Black Diaspora are focused in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. The Curator combines deep knowledge of the histories and cultures of one or more of these geographies with experience in non-colonial, non-extractive collections and research practices. The Curator will carry out a foundational project, in partnership with library staff, faculty, and students, to define the ethical parameters for growing Black Diaspora materials in Special Collections. The Curator will be guided by the John Hay Library Collection Policy and will use methods including acquisitions, post-custodial collecting, oral histories, and community engaged projects. In partnership with the University Archivist, students, faculty, and alumni, the Curator will also provide focused attention to the long-term preservation of the rich history of Black students, faculty, and alumni at Brown University and will participate in ongoing projects with the Inman Page Black Alumni Council, Rites & Reason Theater, and more.

Additionally, in association with the Academic Engagement department at Brown University Library, the Curator will serve as the subject liaison for Africana Studies and is a resource for the expanding academic and curricular needs of the University. The Curator will purposefully engage with students on campus to support their scholarship and cultural exploration and will partner with relevant student centers including the ​​Brown Center for Students of Color. The Curator will also advise on major initiatives on campus that relate to historical or contemporary collections of Black diaspora material, with particular focus given to initiatives from the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA), and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women’s Black Feminist Theory Project. The Curator will also cultivate reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationships with local cultural heritage institutions whose work centers Black history and culture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Major Responsibility: Curatorial      40%
  • Major Responsibility: Subject Librarian for Africana Studies   25%
  • Major Responsibility: Special Collections Research Support & Instruction      25%
  • Major Responsibility: Professional development 10%

Education and Experience

Required

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years of experience in an academic library, public library, school library or other cultural heritage setting, or educational institution in a teaching, administration, or research role.
  • Experience or degree in Black studies or a related field of study (Anthropology, Art History, History, Sociology etc.) with a specialization in African Americans and/or the Black Diaspora.
  • Experience evaluating books and manuscripts for acquisition; working with donors and rare book and manuscript dealers preferred
  • Experience introducing primary sources and primary source literacy to a variety of learners in person and in virtual settings.
  • Successful experience working directly with diverse audiences.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and efficient curatorial and research services. Knowledge of best practices in virtual and in-person curatorial service in a high-paced cultural heritage institution, educational institution, or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring inclusive, collaborative and engaging approaches to curatorial service and/or teaching operations and programming onsite and virtually.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, decision making, problem-solving skills with superior verbal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a diverse, dynamic, team setting and to balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the University.

Preferred

  • Experience with curatorial travel and in-person curatorial work with donors preferred.
  • Experience promoting the use of primary sources through exhibitions, programming, and other outreach.
  • Knowledge of current research trends and information literacy techniques.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions? If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.


Baylor University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant to Associate Professor: Sub-Saharan Africa

Baylor University seeks an Assistant to Associate Professor of Sub-Saharan Africa to start August 2023. Details for this position can be found at Apply – Interfolio.

The Department of History seeks a specialist in sub-Saharan African History to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this area. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and a willingness to seek external research funding.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate by August 2023 in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts; and a list of three references. Applicants considered for interviews will be asked to provide a response to Baylor’s Christian mission. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


University of California, Davis (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenured or Tenure-track position in US African American History

The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in US African American History. Chronological period and specialization are open. This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in US African American History. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and to conduct research in their field of expertise. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research, C.V., a writing sample, teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Optional submissions include additional evidence of teaching expertise (i.e., course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.). Applications will be accepted on-line. Please follow instructions at the recruitment website. Apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05175. For full consideration applications should be completed by October 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

CONTACT: US African American History Committee Chair, Department of History, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.


The Ohio State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program-Contemporary African American Leadership

The Department of History invites applications for a position that is part of The Ohio State University’s Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program. The department seeks a dynamic, early career historian whose research focuses on contemporary African American history, from the 1970s to the present. We are especially interested in applications from scholars whose research explores Black leadership, broadly defined. Candidates may specialize in any number of fields, including social movement history, urban history, the

carceral state, women’s, gender and sexuality history, political history, environmental history, and the new history of capitalism.

The appointment will begin on August 15, 2023.

The Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program is a two-year program that assists early career scholars as they transition to the tenure track. Provost Fellows will receive research funding and participate in career development programs to support their transition to assistant professor and their long-term career success. In addition, Provost Fellows will focus time on research for up to two years allowing for an in-depth start on

scholarship, with limited teaching requirements (although Fellows may teach one course per year if they choose), participate in the activities within the Department of History, and have a designated faculty mentor. Following the fellowship period, which is an instructor rank appointment, Provost Fellows will then transfer to the rank of assistant professor within the Department of History and the tenure clock will begin.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://osujoblinks.com/zzv6

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries first last at Jeffries.57@osu.edu. Logistical inquiries may be directed to Alyssa Reynolds at Reynolds.854@osu.edu.


The Ohio State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-track/Assistant Professor in African American History to 1820

The Department of History at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in African American History before 1820. We are open to a broad range of research specializations that center the Black experience. We seek an emerging scholar to strengthen our well-established program, which has a history of vibrant enrollments and excellent graduate placement. The successful candidate will teach existing courses in Early African American history and slavery and will have the opportunity to develop new courses for graduates and undergraduates on the slave trade, the Black Atlantic, and/or other topics of their choosing. We seek a creative teacher and scholar who will help advance the Department’s mission of recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including first-generation students.

The successful hire will join a department with many related areas of strength, including Early America, environment and food, gender and sexuality studies, Native America, race and ethnicity, war and violence, the rise of modern capitalism, and Latin American history. OSU’s many departments and centers, especially Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, Ethnic Studies, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Americas Before 1900 Workshop, and the Department of African and African American Studies, present opportunities for rich collaboration and scholarly community across disciplines. The History department values research and teaching engagement on and beyond the campus community.\

Required Qualifications:

The appointment will begin on August 15, 2023. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, but ABDs are encouraged to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://osujoblinks.com/iihc

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and the names and contact information for three scholars prepared to submit a letter of reference when contacted by the committee should your candidacy move forward. The research statement should outline current and future research projects. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Margaret Ellen Newell at newell.20@osu.edu.


New College of Florida (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Two tenure-track assistant professors of US History

New College of Florida invites applications for up to two tenure-track assistant professorships in the history of the United States. New College of Florida is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, respectful of difference, and where all members of our community can experience a sense of belonging both inside and outside of the classroom. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their research, teaching, mentoring, or service as well as candidates who are underrepresented in the American professoriate are particularly encouraged to apply.

Specialization is open, with a preference for candidates whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary programs at the college (for example, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, International and Area Studies, Urban Studies). PhD required by August 2023, when employment begins. Candidates should have a record of research, teaching, or service that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidates will teach a two-term sequence in American history, offer additional courses and tutorials in their areas of interest, and supervise senior theses. In addition to teaching, they will maintain an active research agenda and engage in service to the college and the community.

Situated on Sarasota Bay along the Gulf of Mexico, New College is the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System of Florida. A small, innovative liberal arts institution, New College offers an individualized and student-centered curriculum where students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment, providing a letter of application, CV, and a one to two page statement discussing their experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022. Additional materials (letters of reference, writing samples, and proposed course descriptions) will be requested of shortlisted candidates. Inquiries and nominations regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair David Harvey at dharvey@ncf.edu.


The Ohio State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Department Chair/Advanced Associate Professor or Professor in African American and African Studies

The Ohio State University seeks a chair who will provide ambitious and innovative leadership for its Department of African American and African Studies. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. The chair will serve as the administrative head of the department, with oversight of faculty, staff, curriculum, budget, and strategic direction. The new chair will lead the way in defining and implementing a vision for the department that emerges from and centers the intellectual, social justice oriented, and pedagogical foundations of the discipline of Black Studies. The successful candidate will provide transparent leadership for the programs the department offers to undergraduate majors and minors, nonmajors, graduate students, and the community, guided by a spirt of engagement, compassion, and care. To this end, the ideal candidate will exhibit a demonstrated record of collaborative leadership and partnership that can help the department build cohesion, achieve institutional change, and further develop strong and sustainable programs that serve a broad variety of constituents on the campus and in the community.

The new chair will lead the faculty and staff in curriculum development, outreach, engagement, operations, and governance. The chair will be an advocate for the department, its faculty, and students, promoting and providing support and mentorship for scholarly activity and advancing the discipline of Black Studies more broadly. The chair should be poised to engage with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to build collaborations with arts and humanities departments and interdisciplinary initiatives across the College of Arts and Sciences and the broader university community, Ohio State’s five regional campuses, as well as with other organizations in Ohio and beyond. The director will work with university and community leaders to maximize the impact of the soon to be newly renovated Community Extension Center, and to maximize the advantages offered by the new general education program.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator and recognized scholar and/or practitioner with expertise in one or more areas of Black Studies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a firm commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have experience with research, educational, and community engagement programs that meet the needs of minoritized or underserved populations.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Black Studies or a related field.
  • National/international record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the position of an advanced Associate Professor or Professor at The Ohio State University, including a record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, and professional service; and evidence of continued excellence in scholarly achievement.
  • Demonstrated and effective leadership and administrative experience in academia, with desired experience in fundraising, budgeting, and management.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrated ability to cultivate positive work relationships with students, colleagues, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in leading change and the ability to work successfully across disciplines within a diverse and complex organization.
  • Experience in graduate education and the ability to support and further develop the Department’s PhD and MA programs.
  • Experience with successful collaborations, for example those with other academic units, community partners, and professional organizations.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://osujoblinks.com/6znp

A complete application consists of a cover letter in which you address your leadership vision, teaching, and research and/or creative scholarship; a curriculum vitae; and a diversity statement that articulates your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; and contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant’s work as a scholar, teacher, mentor, or leader. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Scott Levi, chair of the search committee, at levi.18@osu.edu.


Texas Tech University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-track assistant professor (or a tenured associate or full professor) in African American history

The Department of History at Texas Tech University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor, or a tenured associate or full professor, in African American history. Chronological period and specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in African American history and related subfields, as well as the U.S. history survey. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. The successful candidate must conduct research commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university and will be expected to offer appropriate service to the department, college, and university as needed. Applicants should have completed a PhD in the field of African American history, Black Studies, history of African diasporas, or another relevant field at the time of the appointment.

The Department of History is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All interested applicants must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers (click on ‘Faculty’ and ‘Search openings’ then enter requisition number 29762BR) and upload a CV and cover letter. After a preliminary review of applications, selected candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference and a sample of scholarly work.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Matthew J. Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at matthew.j.johnson@ttu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022.

Texas Tech University recently achieved designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.


University of Florida (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida seeks to develop and emphasize an intellectual focus on Afro Latin American Studies. As part of this commitment, the Center for Latin American Studies (https://www.latam.ufl.edu/) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (https://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Afro-Hispanic Literature. Starting Fall 2023, the position will be a joint appointment, with the Center for Latin American Studies serving as its tenure home.

We are interested in applicants with a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, Latin American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, or closely related fields. We especially seek candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise that explores the nexus of race, gender, and intersectionality relative to literature studies. Further, an ideal candidate will demonstrate deep knowledge of the African Diaspora across Latin America and the Caribbean, and their work will address a broad geographic, temporal, and/or theoretical range.

The successful candidate will teach two graduate or undergraduate courses each semester, maintain an active research agenda, recruit and advise graduate students, and provide service to the Center, University, and their respective fields.

Qualifications: Applicants must show evidence of scholarly promise or accomplishment in relevant research areas, a commitment to teaching and student mentoring, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the position start date. Applications received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration, but the search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, Latin American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, or closely related field by the position start date

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 49,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including over 14,500 minority students, and 6,000 international students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at Careers at UF https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/listing/ (Job No. 523727) and must include (1) a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for three professional references who will be prompted to submit letters through the online application system.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3630411


University of Pittsburgh (Open)

Job Ad–Associate Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire an Associate Professor with tenure. Minimal qualification is a record of high-quality scholarship and teaching sufficient to qualify for a tenured appointment. We will consider advanced Assistant Professors who are eligible for a tenured appointment, and already tenured Associate Professors. Preferred qualifications include a focus on social movements or political culture, with insights and concerns rooted in the study of Africa/the African Diaspora. We understand this to include scholars who place US dynamics in a global perspective; scholars of the Caribbean, Afro-Latinidad, or Africa; and especially those who have an affinity to the Black sociological tradition, Du Boisian sociology, or Black internationalism. Central substantive expertise might include contemporary or historical struggles. The research agendas and pedagogical practices of the ideal candidate would employ an interdisciplinary perspective on social justice, racism, colonial effects, or access to a broad spectrum of rights.

To apply, please send a cover letter including a description of your research program and pedagogical approaches; cv; diversity statement; and contact information for 3 references, who should be available to be contacted for short-listed candidates. Applications received by October 15 will be assured full consideration.

Applications can be updated at the following website:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=22006503&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

If you have questions, please direct them to the search committee: Mohammed Bamyeh (mab205@pitt.edu), Joshua Bloom (joshuabloom@pitt.edu), and Fernando Tormos-Aponte (fernandotormos@pitt.edu).


Boston University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Associate/Full Professor in the History of the African American experience prior to 1900

The History Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenured position at the level of Associate/Full Professor in the history of the African American experience prior to 1900, beginning Fall 2023. The position will be a joint appointment with the Department of History and the African American Studies Program.

We seek candidates with expertise in any aspect of the pre-1900 African American experience, including Afro-Indigenous History. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service or institution building. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Applicants should submit by October 15, 2022 a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and the names of three recommenders to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22371. We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Further documentation may be requested of short-listed applicants. Preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in November, 2022. We are committed to reviewing candidacies in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Black Feminist Literary and Cultural Studies

Faculty in the Department of African American & African Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of African American & African Studies are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/review-recognition/tenure-review/approved-712-statements

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://neighborhood.cla.umn.edu/college-knowledge/workload-principles-and-guidelines

Qualifications

The Department of African American & African Studies (AA&AS) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Black feminist literary and cultural studies to begin Fall 2023 (August 28, 2023), pending budgetary and administrative approval. Expertise in public humanities is especially welcome.

The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year. The appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and university policy.

How to Apply

Please visit our careers site to complete your application

Directions:

  1. Select the link to access our careers site: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/351335
  2. Sign In to access your account, or if you are not an existing user, select the New User link to create one.
  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

Applications must be submitted online.  Please click the Apply button to be considered for this position and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.  Units may request additional materials, including research and teaching statements, letters of recommendation, publications, etc., at the time of the initial online application or later submission to the department, depending on department practice and disciplinary norms.

The following documents must be attached to your online application: (1) A cover letter; (2) A curriculum vitae; (3) One article-length writing sample or the equivalent; and (4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy to show evidence of teaching effectiveness.

In addition to the required documents submitted through the U of M employment system, applicants are also asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed separately to aaashire@umn.edu.

Applications are considered complete when all materials, including letters of recommendation, have been received. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date.

Review of applications will begin 01 October 2022, and continue until the search is concluded. Applications received by 15 October, 2022, have the best chance of being fully considered.

For questions about the position, please contact the Department of African American & African Studies at aaashire@umn.edu.


University of Vermont (Deadline: Open)

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

The University of Vermont’s Department of History in The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty member in African American history at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor.  Period and area of specialization are open. For Associate level candidates a PhD in history is required.  Assistant Professor candidates should hold a PhD in history or be an advanced ABD in History. Opportunities to participate in a range of interdisciplinary programs exist at the University of Vermont, depending on the successful candidate’s research and teaching interests.

The position will start in Fall of 2023. The successful candidate will possess an ability to develop a vigorous research agenda and to publish in peer-reviewed journals and author historical monographs. The successful applicant may also pursue other forms of scholarship including digital scholarship and public history projects. Engaging classroom practices that excite and inspire students in the study of history, as well as the ability to teach courses at the introductory (including the U.S. survey) and advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, are also expected.

Our institution is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The College of Arts & Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence; more information can be found at www.uvm.edu/cas.

Candidates are asked to apply online at www.uvmjobs.com.   Candidates will be asked to submit the following: a c.v.; the names and emails of three referees (who will be contacted for their letters electronically); a letter of interest that outlines the candidate’s teaching and research interests and experience, including a statement on how the candidate plans to contribute to inclusive excellence at UVM.   Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and sample course syllabi following an initial review of applications. The review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022.  For more information on the position, please visit: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/56507 where candidates may view the full job ad and apply for the position.


University of Rochester (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American history

The Department of History at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American history to begin July 1, 2023. The department especially encourages applications from scholars with expertise in Public and/or Digital history. The chronological period for this search is open. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The position is part of a School of Arts and Sciences cluster initiative focused on hiring scholars who do path-breaking research in Black Studies. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of History (https://www.sas.rochester.edu/his/). In addition, candidates will have numerous opportunities for research and teaching collaborations and interactions with the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

Candidates are expected to teach courses on their research specialization, in addition to the two-part survey course in African American history and to also contribute broadly to the curriculum. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (2:2 load). Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Apply here: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/14132

Qualifications:

– Ph.D. in History or related field
– ABD candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2023.

For more information about the position or the Department of History, please visit our website (https://www.sas.rochester.edu/his/) or contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Pablo Sierra, at pablo.sierra@rochester.edu.


Oberlin College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of U.S. History of the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras

The Department of History at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Nineteenth Century U.S. History with a specialization in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2023, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, highly selective national liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Oberlin has deep connections to the history of abolitionism, 19th century African American activism, and the Civil War era and offers rich resources for teaching and researching this historical era.

The History Department at Oberlin College is comprised of scholar-teachers who maintain active research agendas and are committed to innovative teaching. The Department is known for mentoring excellent undergraduate research, for placing graduates in PhD programs, and for encouraging students to bring their historical learning outside the traditional classroom. For more information on the History Department, please see http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/history/index.dot

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. In addition to teaching topical classes on the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Slavery and Emancipation, the applicant will be expected to periodically teach the first half of the US history survey (American History to 1877) and the department’s required history methods class.

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Qualifications:
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2023). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Quick Link for Posting: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/12840

Special Instructions:
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a short writing sample; 5) a statement (or statements) outlining your teaching philosophy, your expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and your plans to support undergraduate research; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.

* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 24 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to search chair Professor Renee Romano at rromano@oberlin.edu.


St. Olaf College (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of U.S. History

The Department of History at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in post-1865 U.S. and African-American history at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023.

The successful applicant will teach six undergraduate courses per year at all levels, focused on post-1865 U.S. and African-American history. Teaching experience is preferred, as is having a Ph.D. in-hand at time of the appointment. St. Olaf College is an intensely residential undergraduate liberal arts college. Faculty typically teach 3-1-2 or 2-1-3 and contribute actively to High Impact Practices such as mentored undergraduate research, academic advising, and teaching the January Term.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in History completed by August 2023.

About the Department: The St. Olaf History department features a cohort of faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Our research interests span the globe. In addition to U.S. history, our faculty have expertise in East Asian, African, European, and Latin American history. We have a flexible major, which enables faculty members to offer courses tailored to their varied interests. In addition to designing and implementing coursework related to post-1865 U.S. history, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach off-campus courses during our January Interim and mentor undergraduate summer research. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment, and we seek a tenure-track colleague with the same commitment to our continued inclusive excellence. For more information about the department, visit wp.stolaf.edu/history/.

How to Apply:

A complete application includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Diversity statement (200-500 word limit): Describe how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at our college through your teaching, research, and/or service. Include examples of your contributions when possible.
  4. Graduate school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy: Describe your conception of teaching and learning and how your approach is exemplified in the classroom, in other contact with students, and in curricular considerations. (1000 word limit)
  6. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)
  7. Writing sample (typically article-length) will be required of all finalists

Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Finalist interviews are expected in November 2022. Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Steve Hahn, Search Committee Chair, at tt2023history@stolaf.edu.


Cornell University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Labor History in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

The Department invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in U.S. labor and working-class history to begin August 2023.  We are interested in social and political historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, inequality, the economy, or political and working-class culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on the experiences of different ethnic and racial groups of workers. This may involve workers’ experiences in their jobs, organizations, and/or communities, or how their labor intersects with questions of citizenship, class, race/ethnicity, disability, and gender and sexuality, among other possible areas of inquiry. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment and labor issues.  Information about the ILR School is available at www.ilr.cornell.edu.  Our faculty includes leading scholars from a number of disciplinary backgrounds who study a broad range of issues related to labor, employment and organizations.  This job is based at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY.

Cornell University is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21903. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three references. Short-listed candidates will be asked for writing samples and letters of refence. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive and no later than October 1, 2022.  Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Ileen DeVault, Search Committee Chair, at iad1@cornell.edu.


College of the Holy Cross (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Sociology, Race, and the Carceral State

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Sociology, with a focus on racialized aspects of the carceral state, to begin in August 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system including but not limited to policing and surveillance, mass incarceration, historical or contemporary criminalization of racial minorities (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Immigrant, adult and/or juvenile), racialized gender inequalities in criminal justice, and/or criminalization of political activists. We encourage scholars who address these phenomena from a critical race, intersectional, feminist, and/or decolonial perspective to apply.

This position carries a 2-1 teaching load and includes conference travel support, a $2,000 faculty development account to support the fellow’s scholarship, and the opportunity to apply to the Committee on Faculty Scholarship for additional funding. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and either excellence in or potential for, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in Sociology required. Strong preference will be given to those who have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2019 and September 1, 2023. Ph.D. must be completed by start date.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see: http://holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous teaching experience or advising diverse students is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/111005.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early November.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Melissa F. Weiner at mfweiner@holycross.edu.


Oklahoma State University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any time period, whose research engages with major themes of Black or Africana Studies from a national, regional, global or transnational perspective. The successful candidate will offer the introductory African American Studies course, along with upper-level courses, structured by interdisciplinary Africana Studies methodologies.

The primary teaching, research, and service responsibilities will be in the Africana Studies program. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate home department, as determined by their academic background. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities are on the OSU-Stillwater campus; teaching at the OSU-Tulsa campus is also a possibility.

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

For further information on our programs, see https://africana.okstate.edu; and https://cas.okstate.edu/. We strive to create an intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, and expect candidates to discuss their own approach to these goals. For information about diversity at OSU see https://diversity.okstate.edu and https://osuledgers.okstate.edu/. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1st. However, we will continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled.

Application materials should include: a cv; cover letter; research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information of three references. Applicants should address their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion within the cover letter, research and teaching statement, via discussion of their skills, experiences and commitment to: teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations, professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity, and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to an increasingly diverse and global society. Candidates can apply through Interfolio search at http://apply.interfolio.com/112282.


Binghamton University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of the History of Race and Inequality in the United States

Binghamton University’s Department of History seeks to hire a historian of Race and Inequality in the United States from any time period from the Colonial era to 1945 whose research focuses on African American, LatinX, and/or Indigenous populations. This hire will add to a network of scholars who are committed to conducting research related to race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power and structures of inequality. Possible thematic focuses of interest to the department that build upon its strengths include environmental justice, public health, public history, immigration/migration, gender and sexuality studies, transnational studies, and/or social movements.

This hire will be part of the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences’ new multi-year cluster hire in the thematic area “Critical Studies in Race and Inequality.” Harpur seeks to build a network of scholars who are committed to conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power, and structures of inequality in their diverse fields of specialization. The College is particularly interested in appointing faculty members who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study, as a means to build on the strong tradition of engaged scholarship at Binghamton University. More information about the cluster hire can be found here:

https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/faculty/cluster-hire.html

Requirements:

Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. by summer 2023.  Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of hire.

Application Instructions:

Applicants will submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, academic writing sample (dissertation chapter or article), and the names and contact information for three recommenders to https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=152548&CNTRNO=6&TSTMP=1662468437681 by October 1, 2022. The committee will review and screen applications for an initial virtual interview and then subsequently bring a selection of candidates to campus. Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Anne Bailey (abailey@binghamton.edu).


Monmouth University (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology

Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology. This anticipated opening is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is a two-year initial appointment with the possibility of subsequent multi-year reappointments. Applications received by July 15, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. The search will be open until filled.

This lecturer position carries a 4/4 course load per academic year. Candidates are expected to teach introductory, upper-level, and graduate level courses. Candidates with the ability to teach advanced courses in ethnographic methods, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, and/or food and culture are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our existing graduate and undergraduate programs in anthropology. Geographical and topical areas of specialization are open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in applied anthropology, medical anthropology, food and culture, or heritage studies. A commitment to de-colonial and anti-racist approaches to the curriculum is highly desirable.

For additional information about the department, please go to: http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences/history-and-anthropology.aspx.The Department offers the BA and MA in Anthropology and prides itself on high quality teaching that prepares students for life and careers beyond Monmouth. We are strongly committed to amplifying the voices of Women, Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and we seek to reflect this in our search.

Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Other Requirements: A doctorate in Anthropology or a related field.

Log in to https://apptrkr.com/3221738 to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 07/06/2022

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.


University of California, Riverside (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Part-Time Lecturer Positions, Ethnic Studies Department

The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 quarters. Fall 2022 quarter begins September 19, 2022 and ends December 9, 2022. Spring 2023 quarter begins March 29, 2023 and ends June 16, 2023.

Salary: $7,146 per course (pending final budget approval).

Qualifications: A completed M.A. in Ethnic Studies, African/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies/American Studies, Art History, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Ethnomusicology, Public Health, Education, Public Affairs, Urban Planning, Philosophy, Theater, Film, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a demonstrated record of distinguished undergraduate teaching.is required. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Ethnic Studies and who are knowledgeable in the area(s) of: Africana-Studies, Black/Afro-American Studies, or Black Diaspora Studies. In addition, preference will be given to internal prior Pre-Six candidates.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Course offerings are subject to availability of funding. Applications are welcome from persons qualified to teach:

Fall 2022: ETST 109I – The Black Diaspora: Cultural, Political, and Historical Connections

Spring 2023: ETST 003 – Introduction to African American Studies in Comparative Perspective

Full course description can be found at: https://registrar.ucr.edu/registering/catalog

Apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01616 , Faculty Contact: Gerald Clarke gerald.clarke@ucr.edu

Application Procedure: Provide a cover letter that specifies your qualifications for each position you are applying for, a sample syllabus for the class you wish to teach, curriculum vitae, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, recent teaching evaluations taught at the college or university level, and 3 letters of reference that assess teaching ability. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system.

Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2022 and may continue until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by September 8, 2022.


Hunter College, CUNY (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Lecturer in Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

The Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for a position at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer specializing in African American History. This is a full-time appointment with a renewable contract and eligibility for a Certificate of Continuous Service after 5 years. The position will begin August 2022.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies offers students a critical understanding of the political, cultural, social and ideological forces that have shaped the experiences of people of African, Puerto Rican and Latinx diasporas. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach several introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies.
  • Teach established course offerings for undergraduate students to fulfill requirements including, Introduction to Africana Studies, a two-semester survey of African American History, with the first semester covering the U.S. American colonial period to the Civil War, and the second semester focusing on 1865 to the present. Pursue professional development to remain current with scholarship in areas of teaching responsibility and contribute to long-term curricular offerings in the department. Advise students and serve on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees as needed.

The position includes a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year (eight 3-credit courses). Allocation for student advising and service may be counted towards the teaching load.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. Applicants must also have a commitment to work in multicultural and urban education settings.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for this position, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in History, (or a related field such as Africana Studies, African American Studies or American Studies) with a specialization in African American History.

Demonstrated pedagogical success, scholarship or achievement, and an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred: knowledge of the global African diaspora, strong student and peer evaluations, and a record of service, and commitment to mentoring students.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the five digit Job Opening ID number 23890.
  • Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.
  • Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, Statement of scholarly interests, Names and contact information of 3 references, Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.

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University of Delaware (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Open Rank Film, Media, and Visual Studies & Open Rank Visual and Material Culture Studies, Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies (https://www.africanastudies.udel.edu/) in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to make two, tenure-line appointments in the areas of Film, Media, Visual and Material Culture Studies. We will make one hire at the assistant professor rank and one at the associate/full professor rank. The start date for these positions is August 16, 2023.

FILM, MEDIA, AND VISUAL STUDIES: The ideal candidate should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media, visual studies from an Africana/African American Studies perspective.

VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES: The ideal candidate should demonstrate a critical engagement with Visual Studies and Material Culture Studies from an Africana/African American Studies perspective.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, Art History, History, Cultural Studies, and Ethnography. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have their Ph.D. or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2023.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate a strong record of excellence in rigorous research and scholarship and innovative teaching in these areas. The teaching load is two courses per semester and candidates are expected to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses.

About Africana Studies: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware is a vehicle for change in Delaware and in the world. Committed to advancing the study of the rich and varied experiences of Black people across the African Diaspora, the department’s mission is to apply the production of knowledge to uplift and empower Africana communities and individuals, and to inspire social change and permanent liberation. The Department has a renowned history in scholarship and teaching and an award-winning faculty. It offers a B.A. and a Minor in Africana Studies and boasts a new graduate program with M.A., B.A./ M.A (eligible for undergraduate AFRA majors and minors) and a graduate certificate. AFRA faculty also support the Community Engagement Initiative and AAPHI (African American Public Humanities Initiative), a graduate initiative serving doctoral students in Art History, English and History.

Together, the Africana Studies faculty at UD cultivate and advance the department’s mission to engage in research that is accessible and relevant to Black communities and to practice teaching that develops deeper and broader understandings of justice and freedom in our society. Our teaching is central to our mission, as Africana faculty view our classrooms as sites of change-making toward more just futures.

Faculty teaching and research interests and student major concentrations intersect the department’s four pillars: Pan-African Consciousness, Public Humanities, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Visual and Material Culture. Africana faculty are able to participate in numerous interdisciplinary research centers at UD, such as the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Center for Material Culture Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, Museum Studies, and Center for History of Architecture and Design.

More information about the Department is available at: http://www.africanastudies.udel.edu/.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin September 10, 2022, and the positions will remain open until filled. Applicants should upload the following application materials:

  • a letter of application should indicate the specific position applied for and describe the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications
  • a current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • If applying at assistant rank, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio),
  • names and contact information for three professional references

For additional information about the positions, please contact Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, at cdhicks@udel.edu.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/qq6jaOC4melGjCV1wCxxGb


The University of British Columbia (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor, History of the Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora, pre-1900

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora, broadly defined, before 1900. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia; to engaging the needs of diverse student populations; and to diversifying what and how we know about the past. Expected start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should have (relative to career stage and field) demonstrated or potential ability to:

  • publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History;
  • teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population;
  • productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.

Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/ba-jr8138-application/.  Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file):

  • a cover letter or letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, student or peer evaluations of teaching, etc.);
  • a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond;
  • up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters).

Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.

Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon, at joy.dixon@ubc.ca.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


 

The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., SUNY College at Old Westbury (Deadline: Open)

Job Ad–Assistant Editor, The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., and the NAACP Washington Bureau, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Clarence Mitchell, Jr., was to the NAACP’s legislative struggle what Thurgood Marshall was to the NAACP’s legal struggle, the defining and inspirational strategist and leader whose mission was to uphold and implement the constitutional protections for citizenship rights of African Americans. The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Project, a nine-volume historical documentary edition, is seeking an assistant editor to continue work on completing in print and digitally the final three volumes. The project is publishing the weekly, monthly and annual reports Mitchell prepared, first as associate director of field administration at the Fair Employment Practice Committee from 1942 to 1946, a period during the war that marked the beginning of the modern civil rights movement, and subsequently as a staff member of the NAACP. Here Mitchell was labor secretary, working out of the newly created NAACP Washington Bureau until 1950, when he became its director. That year he assumed leadership of the NAACP struggle in Congress for passage of civil rights laws. His reports, one of six categories of his papers, document the struggles by African Americans for presidential leadership for laws to end racial segregation and discrimination, initially in the defense industry, and subsequently throughout society. Then, the struggle in Congress was waged within the limitations of the “separate but equal doctrine.” Following the Supreme Court’s decision in 1954 that declared that segregation was unconstitutional because it was discrimination, Mitchell launched the struggle for Congress to pass laws to enforce the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

The NAACP Washington Bureau archive is the only source that documents how Mitchell devised, strategized, and led the struggle for passage of the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the 1960 Civil Rights Act, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and for presidential leadership to protect all other forms of constitutional rights of African Americans. The nature of this struggle Mitchell led earned him popular recognition as the “101st senator.” (See the project’s website https://www.clarencemitchellpapers.org)

Candidates for assistant editor must have the interest and ability for assessing and making historically relevant Mitchell’s generally cryptic reports and other categories of his papers. This is done by the ability to not only work with the content of the archive itself, but also by enhancing this source with broader historical records (print and electronic) from other NAACP primary sources, such as newspapers and magazines (Crisis, e.g.), recorded interviews, collections from presidential and university libraries, as well as scholarly articles and books.

Candidates must also have experience working with digital tools and platforms, and be able to learn/work in Drupal, the core technology of the NHPRC-Mellon Foundation-funded University of Virginia Digital Publishing Cooperative, of which the Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Project is a member. Specific job functions are conducting basic scholarly historical research; preparing the Biographical and Congressional Directories; preparing a subject and name index; the bibliography; annotation, and ability to work through the NAACP General and Washington Bureau collections at the Library of Congress.

Candidates must have an extended involvement in History, or Political Science, or a background in Law, legal history, and/or historical documentary editing.

The project is sponsored by SUNY Old Westbury and funded primarily by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The salary — $69,000 annually;  — 37.5 hours work week; Vacation – 4 weeks annually. In-person work at the SUNY Old Westbury is preferred, but remote or hybrid options will be considered.

Send letter of interest and CV with references to:

Professor Denton Watson, watsond@oldwestbury.edu

Or by mail to:

The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr.
SUNY College at Old Westbury, CC E215
PO Box 210, 223 Store Hill Road,
Old Westbury, NY  11568
Phone: 516-459-9248
Fax: (516) 876-2887


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