AF AM Job Openings

*Here is a list of current job openings for the 2019-2020 academic year.  If you would like to add a job posting to this list, please send us an email with more details


University of Pennsylvania (deadline: December 10, 2019)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics

The mission of the 3-year Penn Postdoctoral Training Program (T32) in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics, supported by a training grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to prepare young scholars for success as creative, independent investigators in the field of ELSI research. Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments, and will engage with the outstanding genetic medicine, science and ELSI communities at Penn. Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend, benefits, and funds for academic books and travel. ELSI fellows will pursue a Master of Science in Medical Ethics to prepare them to compete for external funding in ELSI research.

Application Instructions: 

Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (MDs, PhDs or equivalent), or who will receive such degrees by May of the year in which they apply to the fellowship. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to the life sciences, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology. Prior experience in bioethics is not required.

Appointments will commence in Summer 2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have received an MD, PhD, or equivalent prior to starting the fellowship. Scholars from historically underrepresented groups and scholars with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications for the entering class of 2020 are now open. Click here to apply. Applications are due by December 10, 2019.

For additional information, please contact: Emily Walters.


Princeton University (deadline: December 13, 2019)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Positions in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from pre-tenure scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in all disciplines for two postdoctoral or more senior research positions. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2020-2021 to emerging scholars who will devote their nine-month residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will hold the additional rank of Lecturer. PhD in relevant discipline required.

Postdoctoral scholars will also participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants should have received the doctorate within the past five years and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. The term for these positions extends from September 1, 2020 until June 1, 2021; a competitive salary will be provided.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants on the basis of:

  • The significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department
  • The quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department
  • The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race

How to Apply: Applicants must submit all of the following information by December 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Scholarly paper written in the past three years
  3. Statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
  4. Uploaded contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor)
  5. Syllabi for three undergraduate courses

Candidates must apply online at http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs. For more information or questions, please contact aas21@Princeton.edu.


University of California, Santa Cruz (deadline: January 6, 2020)

Job Ad–Assistant/Associate Professor of Black Studies

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position in Black Studies at the early Associate Professor (with tenure) or advanced Assistant Professor level (tenure-track). We seek an interdisciplinary scholar in any area of Black Studies who has a commitment to programmatic and curricular development and supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and community engagement. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose approach to Black Studies pushes the boundaries of the fields they inhabit, asks provocative questions, and contests norms of knowledge production. The hire will be expected to teach in and contribute to the development of the new, undergraduate Black Studies minor. Like the Black Studies minor, the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program (CRES) was created through student activism. The fastest-growing major in the Humanities Division, CRES is also a vibrant program on the level of faculty research. Though the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program is located in the Humanities Division, the candidate’s departmental affiliation is open to departments in the Arts Division (for example, Film and Digital Media, History of Art and Visual Culture) and Social Sciences Division (for example, Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies, Politics, Sociology), in addition to the Humanities Division (for example, Feminist Studies, History, History of Consciousness, Literature, or Philosophy).

UCSC is a majority-minority campus. We therefore welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses scheduled over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities to the department, division, and campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in both large lecture (such as Introduction to Black Studies) and advanced seminar course formats, in the core curriculum of the CRES program as well as in the undergraduate and graduate programs of their home department.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS PhD or advanced terminal degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in a relevant field in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Arts in hand at time of application; a record of interdisciplinary research and scholarly productivity; and evidence of teaching experience at the university level.

POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020.

APPLY AT: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00781. Please refer to Position # JPF00781-20 in all correspondence. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Documents/Materials:

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications (including research and teaching) and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service (required). See guidelines on diversity statements at https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html 
  • Sample course syllabi at the graduate and undergraduate level (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted)
  • One representative writing sample (ex. article or book chapter) (required)

Reference Requirement: Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation (three are required). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 06, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


University of Delaware (deadline: until position is filled)

Open Rank Position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U.S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system. Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.

The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. There is potential for collaboration with other departments and programs on campus including the Department of History, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Material Culture Studies, in addition to participating in public and digital humanities-centered teaching and research.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2020. In addition, candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching. The start date for this position is August 16, 2020.

Application Instructions: Applicants are asked to create and upload a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and the names as well as contact information for three references at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 494147. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Review of applications will begin October 9, 2019 and will continue until filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, cdhicks@udel.edu. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the TalentLink.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Africana Research Center

The Africana Research Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in any aspect of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. During their residency, Scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities in the first year and will teach one course in the second year. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to africanacenter@la.psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to africanacenter@la.psu.edu

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1593621


Stanford University (deadline: until position is filled)

Associate Director, African and African American Studies

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS), established in 1969, was the the first African & African American Studies program at a private institution in the country and the first ethnic studies program developed at Stanford University. AAAS has more than 30 affiliated faculty whose scholarship focuses on all aspects of the African diaspora. Students can major or minor in AAAS. Website: https://aaas.stanford.edu/

The Associate Director (AD) serves as the thought partner to the Faculty Director. Together, the Faculty Director and the Associate Director will devise and implement the vision, strategy and goals of AAAS. The Associate Director maintains close relationships with majors and minors and gauges student needs and interests which will shape the development of programming. Primary responsibilities include brainstorming programming, the recruitment and retention of major and minors, facilitating graduate and postdoctoral programming, and the administration of key program events such as the annual St. Clair Drake Lecture and Emerging Scholars Conference, field trips, guest speakers, and lecture series. The AD helps develop and review curricula, facilitates the creation of new courses for the program by affiliated faculty, and develops and teaches courses relevant to AAAS. The AD works to build the intellectual identity of the program and assures an intellectually exciting and collegial environment for faculty, students, and staff by fostering interdisciplinary, campus, regional, and national collaboration. The AD establishes and maintains communication within the University, as well as among regional and national networks of individual scholars, intellectuals, cultural leaders and professional organizations. Working with Human Resources and the Finance Department, the AD oversees the program’s budget. The AD also works with and manages the Student Services Officer (SSO) to ensure the growth of the program.

Core Duties:

  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

Education and Experience:

A Ph.D. and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Excellent interpersonal and management skills. Experience with managing a budget and developing financial plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and to seek out funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1594460

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in the role.


Stanford University (deadline: until position is filled)

Research Fellow, Program in African and African American Studies

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS), established in 1969, was the the first African & African American Studies program at a private institution in the country and the first ethnic studies program developed at Stanford University. AAAS has more than 30 affiliated faculty whose scholarship focuses on all aspects of the African diaspora. Students can major or minor in AAAS. Website: https://aaas.stanford.edu/

The Research Fellow in AAAS, under the direction of the Faculty Director, is responsible for developing the research agenda and research goals of the program. The Research Fellow will be expected to work closely with graduate students to administer graduate student programming, manage two (2) postdoctoral fellows to ensure their research progress and teaching success while at Stanford, and execute scholarly conferences, lecture series, and student retreats. The role will also facilitate student research projects and provide mentoring to undergraduates on research projects, honors theses and senior papers. The role will encourage graduate student engagement at Stanford to create a community of graduate students who work on Black Studies at Stanford, including matching graduate student mentors with undergraduates, developing programming to meet graduate student needs and other programming. The role will be expected to submit proposals to further AAAS teaching, programmatic support and funding for guest speakers. The fellow will also have opportunities to conduct research and write in their field of interest. The successful applicant will be expected to play a meaningful role in a program committed to dynamic teaching and to maintain a vibrant and productive scholarly research agenda.

This is a one-year fixed term position. Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter expressing their interest, a writing sample, a teaching statement that describes your pedagogical philosophy and learning goals in the classroom; and teaching evaluations (if available.)

Your responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.

To be successful in this position you will bring:

  • A PhD and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1594435


University of South Carolina (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology (http://www.psych.sc.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2020. We seek a faculty member with a research program that addresses promoting health and well-being in African American communities. We seek a scholar with expertise in theoretical frameworks and empirical methods for understanding barriers to well-being and how cultural strengths can guide health promotion. We will focus on finding the best scholar in this area regardless of specific discipline within Psychology. Qualifications include a promising record in original research, preparation to provide doctoral level instruction in one’s area of expertise, and a commitment to quality teaching. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) from a doctoral program in Psychology or a closely related discipline. We strongly encourage candidates interested in a joint position with our African American Studies Program to apply. Our college has a track record of successful joint appointments that benefit faculty. Successful candidates will (a) be competitive for external research funding and (b) contribute to USC’s priorities on health-focused research.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, letter of application, personal statement, names, phone numbers, and email addresses of letter writers, and any additional materials that demonstrate educational, academic, and work experience (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). In their optional application materials, candidates are encouraged to include a statement about their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service. The search committee will begin reviewing application materials October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For further information about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Jeff Schatz, Ph.D. (schatz@sc.edu).


City College of New York (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor, 19th Century U.S. History

The Department of History at the City College of New York is seeking a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in nineteenth-century American History (ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History). The subfield is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a regular sequence in the Civil War and Reconstruction. While serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor, the successful applicant will pursue an active scholarly agenda while teaching part-time (3 courses per year). The fellow will also receive research funds.

Assuming satisfactory performance after two years, the incumbent’s Assistant Professor line will be moved to tenure-track. In that role, the candidate will be expected to continue their scholarship, to assume a full teaching load, to recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental and divisional service.  The Department encourages applications from candidates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in History or related field required at time of appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrate scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

How to apply: Please apply as follows: Go to www.cuny.edu and click on “Employment”; Click Search Job Listings; Click on More Options to search for CUNY Jobs; Search by Job Opening ID number 21161; Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions.

Applications, including the following must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi
  4. Chapter- or essay-length writing sample
  5. Names and contact information for three references

All materials should be submitted as one PDF file.

In addition to applying online, all applicants must email, via lnterfolio, in a single PDF file a cover letter, a CV, a teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi, a chapter- or essay-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to history@ccny.cuny.edu with the subject line: “19th Century U.S. Search”

Inquiries may be sent to Professor Clifford Rosenberg at crosenberg@ccny.cuny.edu.

The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 25, 2019.


Rhodes College (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Sociology to begin in fall of 2020. One position is for an Assistant Professor and the other is for an Assistant or Associate Professor. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We seek broadly trained sociologists with firm commitments to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college. The area of specialization and methodological approach are open. Our department welcomes public scholarship and community-engaged teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses per year, and the person in each of these positions will be expected to contribute to teaching our core major requirements as well as offer courses in their areas of specialization. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and in particular from candidates who can contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Educational Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Urban Studies. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related interdisciplinary field by July 2020.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths you will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; 5) a statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; and 6) the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.


First Division Museum, Robert R. McCormick Foundation (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Historic Vehicle Program Coordinator

The Historic Vehicle Program Coordinator helps to maintain and present the First Division Museum’s historic vehicle fleet and interpret the history of the 1st Infantry Division in the broader context of American military history. This position plans, coordinates, and implements historic vehicle programs such as the Wheaton Fourth of July Parade, Touch-a-Truck events, and historical reenactments. The Coordinator also assists with other First Division Museum special events and programs, volunteer coordination, and training. This is a full-time, temporary position (one-year contract with the possibility of extension) that reports to the Director of Programs and Education.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programming for the historic vehicle fleet
  • Assists with the preservation and interpretation of statically displayed vehicles to exclude vehicles within the museum
  • Coordinates the maintenance work of the operating fleet based on the program needs and helps to establish an effective work schedule
  • Assists with maintaining, cleaning, and organizing motor pool tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Maintains museum accountability regarding historical interpretation of the fleet
  • Develops the museum’s collection of historic vehicles by making recommendations to Director of Programs and Education and Executive Director of the First Division Museum
  • Coordinates and trains motor pool volunteers for historic vehicle programs and motor pool operations
  • Emphasizes best practices regarding safety in the workplace including the safety of volunteers during motor pool operations; follows established safety rules for the use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery, and the handling of a variety of materials
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to participate in any other museum exhibits, programs, or special events

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, education, or related field and demonstrated interest in learning and sharing knowledge of military history
  • Knowledge of historic military vehicles and firearms, including familiarity with operation and basic maintenance, basic carpentry and automotive skills, and ability to operate a manual transmission
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences, and sensitive cultural subject matter
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other visitors for long periods of time
  • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful
  • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed
  • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays, and some evenings
  • The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to stand for 4-5-hours at a time; be physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs. using proper safety precautions; ability to work in variable weather conditions; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment
  • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training
  • Must attend First Division Museum training once a year
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess or willing to obtain a Firearms Owner Identification Card for the State of Illinois
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here.


First Division Museum, Robert R. McCormick Foundation (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Collections Manager

The First Division Museum is looking for a Collections Manager who will be responsible for the preservation, care, and use of the permanent collection of more than 15,000 three-dimensional artifacts. Specifically, this position manages and supervises proper handling, conservation, documentation, and storage to preserve and interpret objects that represent the history of the 1st Infantry Division in the broader context of American military history. The ideal candidate brings at least two years of experience working in a museum collections department and is familiar with 20th- and 21st-century United States military material culture. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys caring for and sharing the museum’s vast collection to make that knowledge accessible to others. This is a full-time position that reports to the Chief Curator.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the care, documentation, and inventory of the three-dimensional permanent collection, including supervising access and activity in storage areas and cataloging objects into museum’s PastPerfect database
  • Responsible for conservation of objects, including pest monitoring, housing projects and storage upgrades, condition reporting, recommending conservation priorities, arranging for off-site conservation, and overseeing the budget for conservation supplies
  • Monitor collections and artifacts on exhibit, including environmental data loggers, security issues, disaster preparedness, and coordinating an annual cleaning routine
  • Prepare reports on artifact collection at the direction of the Curator of Collections, responsible for annual firearms inventory and other inventories as requested
  • Attend exhibit planning and design meetings and collaborate with the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician to create basic and specialized mounts/supports, assist with case preparations, assist with artifact installations/de-installations, and design and implement a rotation plan for artifacts on display at the First Division Museum or other museums
  • Promote the use of the collection by researchers and the general public
  • Represent the First Division Museum at programs, events, and professional museum/history conferences
  • Coordinate movement of permanent collection when needed and help oversee outside contractors hired to assist with collection moves and installations/de-installations
  • Emphasize best practices regarding safety in the workplace including the safety of volunteers during motor pool operations; follows established safety rules for the use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery, and the handling of a variety of materials; and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, or related field; master’s degree in a museum studies preferred
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in a museum setting and knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century United States military history
  • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences, and sensitive cultural subject matter
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation
  • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful
  • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed
  • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission
  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in PastPerfect
  • The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to stand for 4-5-hours at a time; be physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs. using proper safety precautions; ability to work in variable weather conditions; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment
  • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend events and some travel
  • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training
  • Must attend First Division Museum training once a year
  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar, African American History

The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar in African American history, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6-page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin December 10, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/91456.


Penn State University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil War Era History

The Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the pre-war period through Reconstruction will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vitae (6-page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin December 10 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the CWE Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to richardscenter@psu.edu. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to richardscenter@psu.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/91453.


University of North Texas (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant Professor of History, Slavery in the Americas

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of “Slavery in the Americas” to begin Fall 2020. We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.

A Ph.D. in history or a closely related field by the time of appointment is required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting a vigorous research program, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. Candidates will also have the opportunity to engage the department’s many initiatives and programs, including minors in African American and Mexican American Studies, the Oral History Program, digital scholarship programs and projects, the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, and the Military History Center. We encourage applicants who will contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion at UNT. Additional information about the department is available at: http://history.unt.edu.

All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement on research, a statement on teaching, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and an article or chapter-length writing sample.

Review of applications will begin on 8 November 2019 and continue until the position is closed. Please direct questions to Prof. Andrew Torget (Andrew.Torget@unt.edu), Search Committee Chair.


University of Kentucky (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area of geographic specialization is open, but we encourage candidates with interests in West Africa and the Caribbean (Afro-Caribbean). French proficiency required.  We seek candidates whose research center the Black experience in areas such as Africana Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Colonial and/or Postcolonial literature, Educational Studies, and Literary Studies.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. This hire is part of a multi-year cluster hire in AAAS, which recently introduced a new major. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization, teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department, contribution to the mission of the home department, and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/253062. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) a research statement (upload under Specific Request 1); 4) one writing sample; 5) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 2); and 6) a diversity statement (upload under Spcific Request 3). The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications begins November 22, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bertin M. Louis, Jr. at Bertin.Louis@uky.edu.


Pepperdine University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in United States History

Pepperdine University is accepting applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in United States History. Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. by August 2020.  Teaching responsibilities consist primarily of a one-semester U.S. history survey. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellent teaching, and application materials must reflect a commitment to the Christian values of the University and support of the Seaver College mission.

Please submit application materials at apply.interfolio.com/68704. Application review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 3,400 students with a commitment to diversity among students and faculty. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within American Protestant Christianity. Application materials must reflect a commitment to the Christian values of the University and support of the Seaver College mission. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and who are committed to supporting an inclusive educational environment.

Contact: Sharyl Corrado (sharyl.corrado@pepperdine.edu)


Texas Christian University (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Department Chair, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (Full or Advanced Associated Professor)

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for our next Department Chair at the rank of full Professor or advanced Associate Professor, starting Fall 2020. Research specialty within the broad field of U.S. Ethnic Studies is open, but we especially seek scholars who apply comparative or relational approaches to the study of race/ethnicity and/or scholars who meaningfully integrate the intersectional study of women, gender, and sexuality. All faculty in the department are expected to incorporate community-engaged pedagogy into their teaching and to take part in the wider Fort Worth and Texas communities as civic-minded scholars. The successful candidate should possess a strong background of service at the department or university level, a track record of administrative capabilities, and the ability to raise funds. We are interested in candidates who will provide programmatic leadership and direction for the burgeoning department, and who are committed to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other programs on campus. Additionally, the department chair will serve as a campus leader in the development of CRES, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and larger university initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of an ambitious research agenda centered on race/ethnicity as well as prior experience in or potential for administrative leadership.

Required qualifications:

  • An existing record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the requirements for tenure and promotion in the Department of CRES.
  • Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on critical theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity in the U.S. and/or courses on applied inquiry, methods, and activism.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. and/or work experience in an interdisciplinary field or department such as Ethnic Studies, African American or Africana or Black Studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, etc.
  • Experience in community-based participatory research or creative activity
  • Experience in activism, community engagement, or critical service learning

To apply, upload a detailed, 3-page letter of application describing your research agenda, teaching, and approach to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the department and institutional levels. Please also submit a complete CV, sample publication, and a list of three references who will only be contacted later in the search process. Applications must be submitted online at https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Other questions may be directed to Dr. Max Krochmal, Department Chair, at m.krochmal@tcu.edu.

Review of applications begins December 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to hold preliminary interviews later that month and invite finalists to campus by February, 2020. The position start date is in August, 2020.


University of Kentucky (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Justice

The University of Kentucky in Lexington is in the second year of a multi-year hiring plan to build a more inclusive curriculum, diversify our faculty, support our Program in African American and Africana Studies, and to contribute to our new undergraduate major in that program. Faculty will have tenure homes in departments relevant to their training and research focus and will actively help build and support the AAAS program. Last year we hired seven new faculty, and this year we plan to hire additional faculty in diaspora studies, Black feminisms, environmental justice, ethnomusicology, and the economics of inequality. This ad is explicitly a call for applications for a position in Environmental Justice.

The program in African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in social science approaches to Environmental Justice to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline-specific to include the departments of Anthropology, Geography, Sociology or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

We seek candidates who center Black perspectives and experiences in areas such as environmental racism, (feminist) political ecology, racialized landscapes, cultural memory, community response to disaster and disaster recovery, critical development studies, conservation, climate justice, land rights and territorial politics, political activism, and/or social justice. Applicants who include community engagement, participatory research, or other qualitative approaches in their research programs are especially welcome. Area of geographic specialization is open.

Teaching and service will be shared with AAAS and the tenure-home department. Arts and Sciences academic units and AAAS are committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 2020.

Responsibilities of the position also include pursuing an active research program in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching a total of four courses per year in AAAS and the home department; contribution to the mission of the home department; and taking an active role in the expansion of the program in AAAS. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/254938. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3) one writing sample; 4) a teaching portfolio, which should include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and sample teaching/course evaluations (upload under Specific Request 1); and 5) a diversity statement (upload under Specific Request 2). The University of Kentucky is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2019. Questions about the search should be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Lisa Cliggett, lisa.cliggett@uky.edu.


University of Virginia (deadline: until position is filled)

Job Ad–Librarian for African-American and African Studies

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly-skilled professional to serve as the Librarian for African-American and African Studies. As a member of the Arts and Humanities team, the successful candidate will serve as the liaison to other departments or programs that align with the responsibilities of the role.

The Librarian for African-American and African Studies will provide communication and outreach to faculty, students, and fellows, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration. They will provide research assistance to scholars at all levels and participate in digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, students, and library colleagues. The Librarian will engage with faculty to integrate information, digital, and data literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum and will provide instruction in a variety of forms (orientations, course-related instruction, workshops). They will be responsible for working with the collections management team and the other liaisons to establish collection priorities for African-American and African Studies, manage approval plans, recommend specific purchases, maintain digital desiderata lists, and promote newly acquired resources. They will collaborate with colleagues in Archives and Special Collections on collecting strategies that will support research and teaching in African-American and African Studies. The Librarian will be expected to participate in regional and/or national professional organizations related to academic librarianship and librarianship in support of African-American Studies in particular.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area along with library experience.
  • Strong academic grounding in African-American or African Studies or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous professional experience in a liaison or subject specialist role at a research library.
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment.

Expected salary: 60,000-70,000

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020

TO APPLY:

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0010845″. Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, (R0010845) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

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For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


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