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Trinity College (Cambridge, UK), Senior Research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences Due: January 14, 2020

Trinity College intends to elect either one or two Senior Research Fellows in the Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences with effect from 1 October 2020 (or an agreed later date).  The College regards a Senior Research Fellowship as being of academic standing comparable to that of a distinguished research professorship at a major university, and applicants are expected to have an outstanding record of achievement in research.  The stipend, for a Fellow not receiving regular remuneration from other sources, will be negotiable within the range of £84,000–£102,000.

Senior Research Fellowships can be held until the retirement age (currently 67), but there is a statutory requirement that continuation of tenure after each period of not more than five years is subject to the College Council’s being satisfied that the Fellow is continuing to make contributions of high value to his or her subject of study.  Further particulars, including details of emoluments and terms of appointment, and a guide to the information required in the application, may be obtained from the College’s website (Further Particulars) or from the Fellowship Administrator fellows.office@trin.cam.ac.uk.  Applications should be made via the College’s online applications system https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/trinsrf.aspx  by 14 January 2020 at the latest.  Applicants should ask three referees to submit letters on their behalf via the same online system and by the same date; they will also need to submit the names and contact details of their referees on the system. Applicants may also wish to make online submission of their recent publications.

Application system https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/trinsrf.aspx

Informal inquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Boyd Hilton (ajbh1@cam.ac.uk).

Trinity College is a registered charity: Registered Charity Number 1137604.


Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Museum of the City of New York, 2020-2021

The Museum seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of urban history, American studies, gender studies, the history of race and ethnicity, anthropology, sociology, architectural history, or related fields, who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and to pursue an independent research project related to the Museum of the City of New York’s collections or programs. The selected Fellow will be in residence at the Museum of the City of New York for a two-year period beginning in September 2020, during which time they will be fully integrated into the life of the Museum, including but not limited to collections handling, cataloging, and planning; exhibition develop­ment and implementation; educational work related to the Museum’s public and school audiences; and collaborating on budgeting, marketing, and donor rela­tions in the areas related to the Fellow’s research and expertise. The Fellow will also be expected to complete an independent capstone project related to the Museum’s collections and/or mission, which will culminate in the development and production of an exhibition, publication, website, film, or public event based on the research conducted during the period of residency. 

Compensation starts at $61,800 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, project development, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

The deadline for receipt of all material is February 16, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online to fellowships@mcny.org 

Applicants must:

• Have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a humanities or social science field related to the mission of the Museum by August 2020 at the latest, and 2014 at the earliest.

• Have demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas and be interested in pursuing them in relationship to a project in New York City history:

  • History of immigration, ethnicity, and the diverse cultures of New York
  • History of architecture and the built environment
  • History of urban political and economic development
  • Cultural history

• Have an established interest in material and/or visual culture and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches

• Have a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work

Application Requirements:

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)

• Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work

• Completed application form, including a statement of all university and external support received during graduate study: fellowships, teaching or research assis­tantships, tuition grants, and summer support.

• A brief proposal for a public-facing capstone project that relates to the Museum’s collections and/or mission (not more than 2,500 words)

• Excerpt from completed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words. The selection must be in English, though citations may be in other languages (with translations provided).

• Two confidential letters of reference

• Confirmation Letter of Academic Status (candidacy or degree conferred)

The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.


Dartmouth College, School of Arts & Sciences, African and African American Studies Due: February 1, 2020

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship. We seek top scholars working in any geographies and disciplines and interdisciplinary spaces across African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship in which the fellow is focused on their research and writing. We seek scholars who can contribute to building the intellectual life of the AAAS program and Dartmouth College.. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation at the end of their first year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment for the second year. In the first year, predoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $36,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses. In the second year, postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2020-22 will be set at the time of offer). Fellows will teach one course in the second year.

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

Application Instructions

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced);
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced);
  4. Curriculum vitae;
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Your offer is contingent upon your consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy.


Schomburg Center, Scholars-in-Residence Program Due: Dec 1, 2019

The Schomburg Center’s Scholars-in-Residence Program provides a limited number of long-term and short-term research fellowships to scholars and writers pursuing projects in African diasporic studies in fields including history, politics, literature, and culture.

Long-term fellowships provide a $35,000 stipend to support academics and independent scholars who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six to nine months. Fellows are provided with individual office space, research assistance, and access to the unparalleled resources of the Schomburg Center. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows also engage in an ongoing interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, sharing their research with one another in a weekly work-in-progress seminar. While in residence, they are also exposed to the vibrant intellectual life of the Schomburg through its public exhibitions, panels, screenings, and events.  

Short-term fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets) who work in residence at the Schomburg Center for a continuous period of one to three months. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $3000 per month. 

Both long-term and short-term fellowships are awarded for continuous periods in residence at the Schomburg Center. Fellows are expected to devote their full time to their research and writing. They are expected to work regularly at the Schomburg Center and to participate in the intellectual life of the Scholars-in-Residence Program. Fellows may not by employed during the period in residence, except on sabbaticals from their home institutions. Those selected as Scholars-in-Residence are encouraged to supplement their stipends with funding support from their home institutions or other non-residential fellowships or grants if the requisite approval is received from the Schomburg Center.

Long-term fellows may choose to begin residence at the Center either in September or in January. Terms for short-term fellows are dependent on the availability of space and resources at the Center; the Scholars-in-Residence Program staff will consult with each selected fellow to determine the dates of the fellow’s tenure.

Scope

The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to (1) encourage high-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, and culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora; (2) to promote and facilitate intellectual exchange among scholars across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities; and (3) to support the development of new scholarship and writing for public dissemination that draws on extensive research in the unique holdings of the library. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how they plan to use the resources of the Schomburg Center in their research. For access to the catalogs of the Schomburg Center and The New York Public Library, go to: http://catalog.nypl.org. For assistance from a reference librarian, call 212-491-2218.

Eligibility


The Scholars-in-Residence Program is intended for scholars and writers requiring extensive, on-site research with collections at the Schomburg Center, the pre-eminent repository for documentation on the history and cultures of peoples of African descent around the globe. Fellows are expected to be in full-time residency at the Center during the award period and to participate in scheduled seminars and colloquia. The Program is intended to support research in African diasporic studies undertaken from a humanistic perspective; projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge.

Candidates who need to work primarily in the New York Public Library’s other research libraries – the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and the Science, Industry and Business Library – are not eligible for this fellowship, nor are people seeking funding for research leading directly to a degree. (Applications are accepted from current doctoral students, as long as they will defend their dissertation and graduate before starting the fellowship tenure.) Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include:

  • The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Application.
  • A 1500-word description of the proposed study.
  • Curriculum vitae (limit to 3 pages).
  • Names of references (long-term fellows must submit three recommendation letters; short-term fellows must submit a minimum of two letters). References will receive an e-mail instructing them how to upload their recommendations.

Selection Criteria

Applications for the Scholars-in-Residence Program will be reviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of five external reviewers, a rotating panel of accomplished scholars and writers with expertise across the fields of study covered by the fellowship. The Selection Committee is convened and chaired by the Director of the Scholars-in-Residence Program.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relationship of the project to the resources of the Schomburg Center.
  • Qualifications of the applicant.
  • Quality and feasibility of the project plan.
  • Importance of the proposed project to the applicant’s field and to the humanities.
  • Relationship of the project to the humanities.
  • Likelihood that the project will be completed successfully.
  • The provisions for making the results of the project available to scholars and to the public at large

Applicants selected for the Program will be notified in late-March. 

The Schomburg Scholars-in-Residence Program has been made possible by generous support from from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Irene Diamond Foundation, the Pitts Family Foundation, and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.


Princeton University, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past, present, and future. Its theme, Cities on the Edge, encompass several interrelated concepts, including the juncture of built/natural environmental studies, center/periphery, hemispheric comparatives, migration, New Jersey urbanism, social justice, the humanities as a force of change, and the margin as a place of radical possibility. Additional information about the Princeton-Mellon’s themes and program may be found at https://arc- hum.princeton.edu/.

We seek to hire Mellon Fellows with an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Candidates can come from any discipline. They may be academics, designers, and/or practicing writers or artists. The individual may teach or team-teach an interdisciplinary course on some aspect of urbanism (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty) and participate in Princeton-Mellon Initiative events.

Fields of specialization might include (but are not limited to) the humanistic dimensions of architecture, architectural history, design, urban planning, public policy, urban studies, environmental studies, science and technology studies, geography, history, philosophy, art history, material culture, politics, sociology, anthropology, literature, religion, cultural studies, queer studies, race and ethnicity studies, gender studies, performance studies, visual arts, documentary studies, photography, and creative writing. Fellows may focus on any geographic area.

We will accept applications from those who have earned a Ph.D. in any discipline (or those who expect to earn their doctorate before September 2020), or a terminal Master’s degree in architecture, planning, or related practice discipline. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) single-authored writing sample, 1,000-word description of a research project, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2020 for full consideration.

Those seeking a fellowship should apply
to https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=14381. Applicants seeking a visiting position (for a sabbatical year, etc.) please apply
to https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=14382.


Oberlin Research Travel Grant

he Oberlin College Archives welcomes applications for the 2020 Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program.  The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020.

The Oberlin College Archives established the Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program in 1990. This research program, which is made possible by a grant from the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, is intended to encourage and facilitate the publication of scholarly, humanistic studies based on archival and special collections sources at Oberlin College, with special emphasis on the history of the institution, Oberlin Community and liberal arts education. Studies of a local nature involving the resources of both archival and special collections departments are especially encouraged. 

Researchers will be selected on the quality and significance of their research proposal, its relationship to the holdings of the Oberlin College Archives and Oberlin College Library, and on the potential for publication.

For more information please go to the following link:  www2.oberlin.edu/archive/artz/index.html

Contact Info: 

Ken Grossi, Oberlin College Archivist
Mary Church Terrell Main Library, Room 420
148 West College Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
440-775-8014
ken.grossi@oberlin.edu

Editor, Encyclopedia

  • Virginia Humanities is seeking a colleague to join our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) team. The digitally-born Encyclopedia Virginia is a free, reliable, multimedia resource that attempts to tell the inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities that seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future.We are looking for an editor who can identify and recruit scholars on all aspects of Virginia history and culture to write for our site, and then edit the entries they produce so that they will be accessible to the general public. The editor reports to the director and will coordinate with the media editor and assistant editor to integrate primary resources, media, virtual tours, podcasts, and other multimedia elements into the finished entry.  Since EV is an ever-evolving site, we are in search of a creative editor who can oversee the workflow from a raw entry to a final published piece as well as envision new ways to use or improve our site.  Because public history is key to our mission, the editor must be able to write and speak to a variety of audiences at conferences, schools and across social media platforms, to represent who we are and what we do. The editor will also provide occasional support to the Virginia Humanities communications team.Virginia Humanities is a unit of the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is “fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.”At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.
    Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree is required, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in history or humanities
    • Three years of experience with editing and developing workflows for web and/or scholarly publications is required, preference will be given to candidates with five years or more of experience.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and other subject matter experts
    • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with fellow team members to contribute to the ongoing production of a dynamic publication
    • Creative, outside-the-box thinker with an interest in bringing in new ideas
    • Keen intellectual curiosity, and interest in telling inclusive stories about Virginians
    • Possesses an excitement for the potential role of public history in society
    • Flexible, able to work on an ever-evolving project
    Please feel free to reach out with any questions by emailing Peter Hedlund (pmh3g@virginia.edu). In particular, we’re very happy to talk with anyone who’s interested, but not sure whether they have the required and preferred skills.This position will remain open until filled.  This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance.  Anticipated Hiring Range: $54,000 – $60,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.How to Apply:Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0011019′. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0011019.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Queens College, CUNY, Department of History, African American History (Associate or Full Professor) / Director Africana Studies Program

The History Department of Queens College, CUNY is conducting a search for an Associate or a Full Professor of African American history. Beginning in Fall 2020, the successful candidate will also serve as Director of the Africana Studies Program for a minimum of 3 years with the goal of strengthening and developing initiatives related to advancing the program, student engagement, alumni and community involvement, and fundraising. Regardless of research specialty, the candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the History Department’s African American History survey course, as well as other undergraduate and Master’s level courses in their field of expertise.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field; have already obtained tenure in their home institution; and have a demonstrated record of research excellence, leadership experience, and academic program advancement (i.e. curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaborations, conference planning, and program outreach).  Applicants will provide a cover letter, CV, optional writing sample, and the names of three references.  In addition to possible on-campus interviews, this search may involve video-conference discussions at any stage of the process.  Evidence of teaching excellence is requested, preferably formal institutional student teaching evaluations and/or chairperson’s annual review letters, in addition to other evidence, such as awards or informal student feedback.  This may be emailed directly to grace.davie@qc.cuny.edu.  For more information about this full-time position, please visit: https://www.qc.cuny.edu/HR/Pages/DetPage.aspx?job_id=564&web=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eqc%2Ecuny%2Eedu%2FHR&list=HR%20Job%20Listings&slist=HR%20Job%20Settings&coption=om


San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies, Department of Africana Studies, Department Chair, at the Rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Deadline: December 2, 2019

San Francisco State University, Department of Africana Studies, invites applicants for our Department Position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor beginning August 2020. The Department has offered courses since 1969. We seek a dynamic and respected scholar to provide creative, intellectual and programmatic leadership for the Department of Africana Studies. Qualifications for success include an outstanding scholarly research and publication record, demonstrated administrative experience and experience administering budgetary and personnel processes for at least three years. Africana Studies is a vibrant department with eight tenured/tenure track faculty and fifteen part time faculty. The candidate will be the Chair of Africana Studies for at least three years and lead the multidisciplinary unit with existing partnerships across the university and advance the departments national and international reputation.

Qualifications Required: 

Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interpersonal skills and experience managing a program or department for a minimum of three years. Credentials commensurate with senior academic appointment and demonstrated administrative experience. We encourage applicants with a scholarly background in Africana/Black Studies with a specialization in one of the following areas: Political Science, Economics or Queer Studies.

Preferred:

Demonstrated ability to manage an academic department and lead multidisciplinary unit with existing programs. Evidence of managerial, advocacy and interpersonal communication skills to promote and sustain a healthy work environment. Evidence of demonstrated approaches that challenge institutional practices that are barriers to different groups.

Responsibilities 

This position requires leadership as Chair, teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students in Africana Studies, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in areas of their specialty. Committee and service assignments, including working with Department, College and University committees. View: ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu

Detailed position is available at: http// Africana.sfsu.edu   

Rank and Salary

Associate Professor or Full Professor as Department Chair. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The CSU provides health, retirement and other benefits. 

Application Process 

Submit letter of intent by 2 December 2019, a current CV, a statement of how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Africana Studies Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests as relevant; names and contact information of three references.  Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.   

Send to:  afrs2020chair@sfsu.edu

Questions Should be Directed to: 

Dr. Johnetta Richards, Chair of Hiring Committee 

afrs2020chair@sfsu.edu

Review of Applications will begin 2 December 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is an equal opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Senior Human Resources Manager.

Other Information: The successful candidate will be joining a growing and diverse faculty at San Francisco State University. San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University System, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The Department of Africana Studies was the first department of Black Studies in the country and is situated in the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the country. The mission of Africana Studies is to advance academic excellence, social responsibility and cultural grounding. Africana Studies focuses on the study of people of African descent from a core paradigm that seeks human liberation. As a discipline, Africana Studies draws its philosophical and intellectual foundation from African culture. The discipline of Africana Studies is concerned with investigating the thought and practice of Africana identified people using theories, concepts, and perspectives that emerge from the unique heritage, and contemporary experiences of people of African descent. For additional information: Africana.sfsu.edu; ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu


Colby College, Department of History, Assistant or Associate Professor of the history of the Atlantic World. Deadline: Review begins on November 15

The Department of History at Colby Collegeinvites applications for a tenure/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of the history of the Atlantic World, within a global context beginning September 1, 2020. The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses deeply grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher- scholar with a focus on the Atlantic World in any era. The Department is open to expertise on all themes, including (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of migration, trade, and empire. Reflecting the Department’s increasing focus on global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts, positioning the worlds constituted around the Atlantic in comparative, transnational perspective. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History, on an occasional basis. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who will bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that will resonate with History’s, and Colby’s, increasingly diverse student body. We are searching for candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teachers of history at Colby, who may be willing to make use of resources made available by the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections, and the Mule Works Innovation Lab. In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses. PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members. 

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/69612. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this search should be directed to: historysearch@colby.edu 

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu. 


Northern Arizona University, Assistant Professor of Latin American History. Deadline: Review begins on November 4, 2019

About the Department

 The Department of History at Northern Arizona Universityis a community of historians dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We use history to empower scholars, students, and the public at large to use critical thinking and communication skills to expand curiosity, creativity, compassion, tolerance, and integrity in our diverse and ever-changing world.

We have around 283 undergraduate majors, one-half of whom major in History and Social Studies Education, as well as an active Master’s program

Job Description

The Department of History at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the history of Latin America. Historical period and area of specialization are open, though in keeping with the department’s mission of understanding local histories in a global context, we are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching focuses on the history of Latin America in a global context. The successful candidate should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship. They will be expected to teach the Department’s Latin American history survey courses, a third-year course in Mexican history, and upper division courses commensurate with the successful candidate’s regional and thematic specialization. The successful candidate should also be able to contribute to the Department’s thematic strengths at the graduate level, which at present include Race, Ethnicity & Gender; Politics, Economy & Culture; Indigeneity & Colonialism; Environment & Health; Transregional & World; Borderlands & the U.S. West; and Public History & Interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in History, or related fields, conferred by May 2020.

Experience teaching surveys and/or advanced university courses.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of potential for or a record of excellence in scholarly contributions to the profession

Ability to address gender, race, and ethnicity in an intersectional manner.

Scholarship demonstrating engagement with recent theoretical scholarship on Latin America in a global context.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the university level.

Experience teaching surveys and advanced courses in Latin American history.

Background working with diverse student populations

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary

Commensurate with experience. 

$55,000-$62,000

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page

Immigration Support/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

How to Apply

For information about the University, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of History, please consult our home pages at https://nau.eduhttp://home.nau.edu/cal/ and https://nau.edu/history-department/.

To apply for this position, please apply via the online application at https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/(Job ID: 604568). Applications MUST be submitted via this online process, others will not be accepted for consideration. Application must include:

   letter of application,

   A curriculum vitae,

  Evidence of teaching abilities (including two sample syllabi of courses taught and that the candidate would like to teach, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and student evaluations if available),

   Research Statement

   One writing sample (sole-authored publication, or other as appropriate).

In addition, three letters of recommendation are required, and should be sent directly from the recommenders as e-mail attachments to the History Department Administrative Associate at Eliza.Nokomis@nau.edu. Additional materials may be requested of finalists selected for an interview.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on-line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019. 

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, Assistant Professor of American History and Women’s and Gender Studies. Deadline: Review begins on November 15 

The History Department and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee invite applications for an assistant, tenure-track professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality and American history to begin in August 2020. This joint appointment in History and Women’s and Gender Studies is open to scholars in any chronological field of American history who also specialize in the history of gender and/or sexuality. We encourage candidates whose research and teaching agendas focus on issues of race, class and ethnicity and who deploy feminist methodologies in their work to apply. 

The standard teaching load is five courses a year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate survey courses in American history, introductory courses in Women’s and Gender Studies (WMST 100), Women’s and Gender Studies Seminar (WMST 448), and courses related to their research specialization in consultation with the History department and WGS program. Preference will be given to applicants who will contribute to Sewanee’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD in History or a related interdisciplinary field (American Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc.) by August 1, 2020, when the appointment begins. We welcome candidates who have experience with program development and administration and advising student organizations and groups as the appointment entails a leadership role in the WGS Program. 

For more information about the Department of History, please visit https://www.sewanee.edu/academics/history/about/ and for more information about the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, please visit https://www.sewanee.edu/academics/wgs/about/. 

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted). A representative writing sample and teaching dossier, including a brief description of teaching interests, course ideas or sample syllabi, is desirable and may be requested of semifinalists. Application materials must be submitted through the online portal at: https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/3840. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be interviewed via Skype. Please direct questions regarding the position to the search co-chairs, Dr. Courtney L. Thompson (clthomps@sewanee.edu) or Dr. Kelly J. Whitmer (kjwhitme@sewanee.edu).   

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

University of Southern California, History Department, Assistant Professor of African Diaspora and/or African-American history. Deadline: November 1, 2019

The History Department of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire one tenure-track assistant professor in African diaspora and/or African-American history.  

A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-history/1209/13166452.  

Applicants to this search should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references.  Application materials are due 1 November 2019. Inquiries may be sent to search chair Professor Lon Kurashige (kurashig@usc.edu).  Application materials must be submitted online.USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Williams College, Department of History, Assistant Professor of African-American History. Deadline: October 15, 2019


African-American History: The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in African-American history (period open), to start July 1, 2020.  The department is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio address African-American history from diasporic, transnational, relational, or comparative perspectives.  Possible fields include political economy, urban studies, environmental studies, and science and technology.  The candidate should be a committed scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2020.  The teaching load in the department is 2-2 plus a January-term course every other year, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their fields.  Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: https://history.williams.edu.  The History Department has demonstrated success in developing a diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from historically under-represented groups and those whose scholarship and/or teaching contribute to the breadth and excellence of our academic communities.

Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66643: a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses); and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for receipt of materials is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Department of Religion and the Department of African American Studies, Assistant Professor. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

The Department of Religion and the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2020 at a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  A PhD in Religion, African American studies or an immediately relevant field must be in hand by early June, 2020. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Possible areas of expertise might include but are not limited to: the rise and historical development of African American religious communities in North America, including the slave period and rural and urban contexts in diverse periods; the role of religion and the black church in social movements, especially the struggle for civil rights, and in shaping cultural and artistic expression; and gender, religion, and African American identity. We would also welcome expertise in some aspect of the religious experiences of the broader African diaspora. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach in courses that include theory and method in the study of religion.   This position has a 2-2 teaching load with three courses in Religion and one course in African American Studies. Most, if not all of these courses will be cross-listed between the two departments. Applicants must have demonstrated a promising research agenda, an ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

To apply, interested individuals should create a profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu.  Required information includes a cover letter, CV/resume, a writing sample, evidence of teaching experience (evaluations, up to three sample syllabi), and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Applicants should also include a separate statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender, and first-generation backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the commitment of Illinois and the College of LAS to diversity. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2019; letters of reference must be received by November 8, 2019. References will be contacted electronically within 2-3 business days of application submission.

For further information please contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Lehigh University, Senior Scholar and Director of Africana Studies, Deadline: November 15, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar and Director of the Africana Studies Program at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor, effective August 15, 2020, with tenure on initial appointment. This hire is a joint appointment between the Africana Studies Program and an academic department represented in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University. We especially encourage applicants with a scholarly background in African American/Black Studies/critical race studies in one of the following areas: politics, public policy, political economy, or urban planning.

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in archaeology or anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology, journalism, English literature, or a related field, and will integrate African American/Black Studies/critical race studies into their scholarship. The candidate will have a minimum of eight years of scholarly and teaching experience and three years of leadership or administrative experience in an academic setting. Like other Africana faculty, the successful candidate will receive a joint appointment in a relevant academic department – and may have the opportunity to mentor M.A. and Ph.D. students in their home department, as appropriate, in addition to teaching undergraduates in courses cross-listed with Africana Studies.

Africana Studies at Lehigh is a robust interdisciplinary program, with a dozen tenure track faculty in history, literature, political science, religion studies, psychology, sociology and anthropology, theater, and art, architecture and design. Coursework in Africana Studies has been offered since the 1970s and the dedicated program was inaugurated in 1990. The growing program offers a major, minor, and graduate certificate. The program enjoys the strong support of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2015 Africana Studies was awarded a NEH challenge grant to establish an endowment for the program. The NEH endowment supports four critical areas: Public Humanities Programs, Visiting Public Humanities Fellows, Graduate Public Humanities Fellows, and Public Humanities Research Awards to advance cultural literacy, public dissemination of knowledge, and culturally relevant teaching and learning with and from public voices. The endowment is currently funded at 1.2 million dollars and potential exists to raise that to 2 million before summer 2020. Please visit https://aas.cas2.lehigh.edu for additional information.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least three references by November 15, 2019 to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14794). Please address how you will contribute to an inclusive environment in your cover letter. Personal statements summarizing leadership efforts, teaching experience and interests, and contributions to diversity are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Search co-chairs are Dr. Vera Fennell (vlf208@lehigh.edu) and Dr. Bruce Whitehouse (brw208@lehigh.edu).

Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. The university is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania (USA) known as the Lehigh Valley. About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.

Pepperdine University, The Humanities and Teacher Education division of Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Two faculty positions in United States History, Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track appointment in United States History with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Preference will be given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. by August 2020. Sub-specialization is open, but candidates who can teach courses in Atlantic world, African, California, Native American, or public history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching duties will include a one-semester survey of United States history along with upper-division and core courses in the history major. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, have a clear and attainable research agenda, and be active in a Christian faith community. The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to support curricular assessment, student advising, and other teaching responsibilities and University service.  We are dedicated to increasing diversity among our students and faculty. Please submit application materials at apply.interfolio.com/68696 by October 31, 2019. 

Pepperdine University is also 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)
Chair, Search Committee
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263    

2019–2020 AADHum Scholars Call For Proposals

The African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative at the University of Maryland is pleased to continue its AADHum Scholars Program for the 2019–2020 academic year, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. AADHum welcomes applications from students, faculty, archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and publicly engaged scholars—working inside and outside institutions–interested in advancing Black DH within a vibrant community of practice. While we welcome applicants from near and far, AADHum will not be able to offer additional funding for travel and lodging.


The AADHum Scholars Program is designed for scholars committed to intentionally advancing their project, while also participating in deep exchange with the cohort. In addition to building technical skill efficacy, this program creates space for scholars to grapple with theory, critique, and implications that emerge in Black DH practice. Scholars who are self-motivated and prepared to work through this enrichment process are encouraged to apply.


Alumni of the AADHum Scholars Program have produced a robust research portfolio and thoughtful community. Both the inaugural class of AADHum Scholars and the 2018- 2019 AADHum Scholars contributed to AADHum blog, participated in Digital Humanities Intensives and Incubators, and presented during AADHum’s workshop series. Scholars also presented their work at AADHum’s national conference, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black.


AADHum and MITH staff will offer the new cohort of AADHum Scholars individualized support to develop their digital scholarship. Proposed work can include: syllabus transformation, in-progress digital project, or developing a digital component to a dissertation, article or book chapter. AADHum and MITH staff are also pleased to plan possible publication and dissemination strategies for projects. The AADHum Scholars Program will deepen the cohort’s understanding of Black DH, giving special attention to design, ethics, DH tools, collaboration, and project management. After presenting and gaining feedback during the AADHum Intensive sessions, scholars have the opportunity to receive up to $6,500 in June 2020 to support summer research.


Program Requirements: All AADHum Scholars are required to present their in-progress work in an AADHum Intensives session during the Spring 2020 semesterAll AADHum Scholars must attend two (2) AADHum Intensive sessions (in addition to their own) as well as two (2) working group sessions; attendance must be physical, rather than remote/virtual. Scholars can attend other sessions remotely in addition to the four mandatory in-person sessions. Dates and times for Spring 2020 Intensives and working group sessions are forthcoming. AADHum will not provide additional lodging or traveling funds.All AADHum Scholars must work with AADHum staff to write, revise, and publish one (1) post on the AADHum blog. AADHum will provide the guidelines for blog contributions. All AADHum Scholars must write a report on the outcomes of their summer work, to be submitted in August 2020. Program Application: To apply for the AADHum Scholars Program, submit the following materials as a single PDF to aadhum@umd.edu by Monday, November 18.Brief cover letter detailing your current/proposed research project, teaching, skills, and interests. Be sure to include any relevant project links. This program is designed to advance projects centering Black history and culture. Application readers will look for thoughtful engagement with debates in Black Studies and an awareness of methodologies of care and harm reduction in the digital space. Only applicants with explicitly digital projects will be considered.Current curriculum vitae.

Clemson University, History and Geography19th Century African-American History, Deadline: November 14, 2019

The Department of History at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of 19th-century African American history, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history. Ph.D. should be in hand by August 15, 2020. Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as History of the South to 1865. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and our newly-developed PhD in Digital History.

Clemson University is a doctoral-granting R1 research, land-grant institution in South Carolina enrolling 18,000 undergraduates and 4,800 graduate students with 5,000 ethnic minorities and 1,500 international students. Seven interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,500 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 PhD programs. Clemson’s annual operating budget is $956 million, with an endowment of $623 million. The University has externally funded research expenditures of $100 million per year. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at 3 innovation campuses and 6 research and education centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson University is ranked as a top 30 national public university by U.S. News & World Report. Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake.

Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as History of the South to 1865. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and our newly-developed PhD in Digital History.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as History of the South to 1865. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and our newly-developed PhD in Digital History.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates should make electronic submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Prof. Abel Bartley, 19th-Century African American History Search Chair, Dept. of History, Clemson University, 126 Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0527 by means of Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/69172 .

Applications received by November 14, 2019 will receive full consideration.



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Princeton University, Department of African American Studies, 2020-2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Deadline: December 13, 2019 

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. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  3. a 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 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13601

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Pennsylvania State University, Editor, Journal of the Civil War Era, Deadline: November 15, 2019

The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center seeks applicants for Editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era for a five-year term beginning January 2020. The Editor is supported by a team of associate editors, as well as a managing editor housed at the Richards Center. The position requires support from the Editor’s home institution, which generally includes course release time and some level of administrative assistance. In return, the RCWEC provides a stipend and recognition of the Editor’s home institution as a sponsor of the journal.

The Journal of the Civil War Era is published by UNC Press in association with the RCWEC. It publishes the most creative new work on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the country’s signal conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century. The journal offers a unique space where scholars across the many subfields that animate nineteenth-century history can enter into conversation with each other. Besides offering fresh perspectives on the military, political, and legal history of the era, the journal covers such disparate subjects as slavery and antislavery, labor and capitalism, popular culture and intellectual history, expansionism and empire, and African American and women’s history. For additional information please see: https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/.

Previous editorial experience and tenure are recommended. Other qualifications include:

  • A strong vision for the future of the journal and the field
  • Good organizational and managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, meet deadlines, and work with publishing professionals
  • The ability to attract established scholars in the field as contributors and reviewers
  • The ability to collaborate with members of an editorial team

Major Responsibilities. The Editor is responsible for the intellectual content, quality, and timeliness of the journal issues as well as the overall success of the journal. Specific duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing clear direction for the journal and its online presence
  • Working collaboratively with the Associate Editors and Managing Editor to create content and keep deadlines
  • Working closely with the team at UNC Press
  • Soliciting high-quality manuscripts from a diverse pool of potential authors
  • Selecting a sufficient pool of competent peer-reviewers and managing the peer review process
  • Appointing an Editorial Board to provide advice and counsel
  • Representing the journal on the Board of the Society of Civil War Historians
  • Representing the journal in outside venues and conferences

Application. Applicants should submit a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a proposal (5pp. maximum) that contains:

  • An assessment of the intellectual strength of the Journal of the Civil War Era as it now stands
  • A vision for the journal describing the challenges and opportunities it faces, future plans for the journal, continued development of online presence, and objective milestones for evaluation.
  • A description of institutional resources that addresses the feasibility of serving as Editor. Preliminary statements of institutional support from the applicant’s Chair and/or Dean are requested.

Search Procedure. Interested parties should request further information from the Director of the Richards Center by writing to rshelden@psu.edu. Review of applications by the Richards Center Academic Advisory Board will begin November 15, 2019. Members of the Board and Director will conduct Zoom interviews in early December. The Board will make a recommendation to the Director thereafter. The successful candidate will be required to provide a letter from the sponsoring institution on its commitment of resources to the journal’s success.

Swarthmore College, Black Studies Program, Black Studies with a concentration in African-American and African-diasporic music cultures, especially jazz, Deadline: November 4, 2019

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position specializing in African-American and/or African-diasporic musics and their cultures. In addition to applicants with advanced interdisciplinary training in Africana, African American, or Black Studies, we welcome applications from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, and others whose work evinces humanistic approaches to the theories, histories, cultures, and aesthetics of jazz, as well as other black vernacular musics. Because this appointment is in Black Studies, the committee seeks candidates with the demonstrated ability to teach our introductory and capstone courses, along with a broad range of other Black Studies courses reflecting their research interests; we also seek candidates who will contribute to the leadership and future direction of the Program. This appointment will begin on August 15, 2020, with a 2/2 teaching load, a generous leave policy, and a salary commensurate with qualifications.

Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College is a vibrant interdisciplinary unit that maintains strong working relationships with departments and programs across the College, as well as the Black Cultural Center, the Intercultural Center, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our program, we draw our majors and minors from students whose interests vary by methodology and approach. While there is no requirement to do so, nearly all students take at least one Black Studies course during their time at Swarthmore, demonstrating our significant reach throughout the curriculum and the wider campus community. Located just outside of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College is a highly selective, residential liberal arts college, and the Black Studies program benefits from students who are focused, creative, and socially engaged.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2020, a broad range of research and teaching interests anchored in Black Studies, and enthusiasm for cross-departmental collaboration. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your research agenda, teaching interests, and other qualifications for the position, along with a current CV and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 4, 2019 will receive our fullest consideration. Please address any inquiries to Dr. Anthony S. Foy (afoy1+blstsearch@swarthmore.edu). 

For further information about Swarthmore College, please see https://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Apply at:  apply.interfolio.com/68697 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Deadline: November 18, 2019

This is a position for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science, focused on American Institutions and Public Policy.  We are seeking a candidate who is interested in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment that values teaching and an active and applied research agenda.  Our faculty have conducted award winning research, developed exciting new courses, and managed large and innovative National Science Foundation grants, all while also mentoring students as part of a supportive and inviting community.  Our department includes professors of political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, social work, and history.  We thrive on and celebrate that diversity while each maintaining a commitment to the importance of our respective disciplines.  The Applied Social Science B.S. program is a central focus of the department, but faculty also collaborate creatively with the other 50 programs on campus, as well as with other universities (within the University of Wisconsin system and beyond).  

The anticipated start date is August 24, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Ph.D. in Political Science by the beginning of the appointment
  • Preference will be given to candidates with:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Contribute to instruction, research/scholarship, and university/community service.

Teach 12 credit hours per semester, assess student learning, schedule and maintain appropriate office hours, and be available to students for consultation and academic advisement. Attend and participate in meetings of the Social Science Department and History/Politics discipline.  Courses will include Introduction to American Government, along with other courses in public policy and American Institutions which complement and expand the department’s current offerings, and contribute to the University’s commitments to general education, diversity, global understanding, and the interdisciplinary Applied Social Science B.S. Program.  The ability to teach courses in Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, and Research Methods is also desirable.

Show the ability to work collaboratively and engage in professional service, scholarly activities, and the pursuit of external funding.  Interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in conducting applied research in non-profit, business and industry, social service, and/or government sectors is encouraged.  Interest in online delivery is a plus.

CAMPUS INFORMATION 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system–it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 50 undergraduate and 24 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university:  http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

TO APPLY

Go to:   http://jobs.uwstout.edu/ 

Screening of applications will begin November 18, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

– Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

– Current Curriculum Vitae

– Evidence of teaching ability (e.g. student evaluations, peer evaluations/observations, teaching philosophy)

– Conference paper or journal article (published or submitted)

– Names and contact information for a minimum of three current references

– Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

If you have application questions, contact: Beverly Deyo-Svendsen, Recruitment Coordinator  Email: deyo-svendsenb@uwstout.edu or Phone: 715-232-2287

Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship, Deadline: November 15, 2019

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential writing fellowship, which supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship has been extended until November 15, 2019.

The Center’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2020-2021) in historic Chestertown, Md.

Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought.  We encourage a broad reading of such terms as “founders” and “founding ideas.”

For information on how to apply for a Patrick Henry Fellowship, click here</live/files/8121-2019-henry-application-docx-1docx>.</live/files/6909-2018-henry-application-docx>

Applications from published writers and established scholars are welcome.
Questions may be directed to Patrick Nugent, Starr Center Deputy Director at pnugent2@washcoll.edu<mailto:pnugent2@washcoll.edu>.

Deadline for the 2020-2021 fellowship is November 15, 2019.

Applications may be submitted via email in a single pdf document to: applications_starrcenter@washcoll.edu<mailto:applications_starrcenter@washcoll.edu>. All email correspondence must include applicant’s full name in the subject line.

To learn more about previous Patrick Henry Writing Fellows, please visit this page</centers/starr/fellowships/patrick-henry-fellows/>.

Support for the Starr Center Fellowships at Washington College comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities<http://www.neh.gov/>, the Starr Foundation<http://www.starrfoundation.org/>, the Hodson Trust<http://www.hodsontrust.org/>, the Barksdale-Dabney-Patrick Henry Family Foundation, and other donors and friends. The Patrick Henry Fellowship is cosponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House<http://lithouse.washcoll.edu/>.

University of Southern California, Assistant Professor of African and/or African Diasporic and/or Latinx and/or Latin American History of Art, Visual, and/or Material Culture, post-1750, Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Department of Art History in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African and/or African Diasporic and/or Latinx and/or Latin American history of art, visual, and/or material culture, post-1750. Applicants may conduct research in one or more of these areas, and various methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome. We have a particular interest in scholarship that contributes to increasing the diversity of the department’s intellectual life and offerings. This position is expected to begin August 2020.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department and the university. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and show exceptional scholarly promise. Interested candidates should provide 1) a cover letter that includes a discussion of research and teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples, at least one of which should be a chapter from a dissertation or book manuscript, and 4) the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted in a system-generated email to provide letters. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-african-and-or-african-diasporic-and-or-latinx-and-or-latin-american-history/1209/13261319 .  For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2019. 

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Gotham Center, Fellowship: Writing the History of Greater New York, Deadline: December 15th, 2019​

The Gotham Center is now taking applications for “Writing the History of Greater New York,” a fellowship program established with the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Two yearlong grants of $40,000 will be awarded by March 15th, 2020 to scholars with book manuscripts substantially near completion that explore 1) the history of the “outer boroughs” (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx), 2) Long Island’s contributions to the development of the metropolitan region, or 3) that integrate the history of Long Island and New York City somehow, approaching the fields of urban / suburban history with a metropolitan / regional lens.

The award provides office space at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and full access to the library consortium and its subscriptions. Benefits are not included.

Applying & Timeline

Applications must include PDFs of the following: an abstract, a statement of need, and a progress report (no more than three pages); a writing sample of no more than ten pages (longer, published articles based on the research are permissible, too); a scholarly C.V. (no more than two pages); and three letters of reference. The applications should be emailed to GothamCenter@gc.cuny.edu with the subject line: ‘Gardiner application.’ The deadline is December 15th, 2019.

Favor will be given to independent and early-career professionals, but we invite all scholars to apply.

A selection committee will notify the successful applicants by March 15th, 2020. The fellowship will begin on September 1st, 2020, and terminate on the same date in 2021. Questions should be addressed to the Gotham Center’s Director, Peter-Christian Aigner: paigner@gc.cuny.edu

Terms of the Award

Gardiner fellows will be expected to submit an excerpt of no less than 50 pages of new material in late December 2020, and once more in early May 2021, for peer review by two experts in their subject area chosen by the Gotham Center. Fellows will also submit their manuscripts to Pulitzer-winning historian and Gotham Center board chairman / founder Mike Wallace, for editorial guidance at end-of-term. During the year, fellows will assist the Gotham Center in developing public programming based on their research at partnering institutions in the metropolitan region.

Smith College, Africana StudiesOpen-Rank Professor of Africana Studies, Deadline: November 1, 2019

The Department of Africana Studies at Smith College invites applications for two positions: the first in Sociology or Anthropology and the second in Black Women’s Studies, to begin July 1, 2020. These positions are part of a faculty cluster search in Africana Studies that will also eventually include the Inaugural Ruth J. Simmons Chaired Professor. This is an opportunity to contribute to the restructuring of a department with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

This is an open-rank search for tenure-track or tenured appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. Teaching responsibilities will probably include 200 and 300-level courses, gateway courses such as Intro to Black Culture, History of African-American People to 1960, and the senior capstone seminar. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidates’ fields of specialization. Ph.D. in Africana, American or Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology or a relevant field, is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates with a strong foundation in Black feminism or queer studies, the Black family, labor/class, religion, the judicial system and incarceration, pre-20th century African American history, diaspora, transnationalism, black internationalism and/or global studies, are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Africana Studies may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/africana-studies.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/68475 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University, Assistant Professor of African-American History, Tenure-Track, Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Department of History at Georgia State University (downtown Atlanta campus) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in African-American History (period open) to begin August 2020. The university is located in the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States. Georgia State is the largest research university in the state of Georgia and a national leader in innovative efforts to promote student success. It ranks among the nation’s top 115 universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of the Highest Research Activity and research faculty received $122.7 million in external research funding during the 2018 fiscal year. Georgia State is the 10th most racially and ethnically diverse university in the nation; demonstrating that students of all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success is central to the university’s mission. The Department of History (https://history.gsu.edu/) is committed to enhancing its research and instructional excellence by increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in underrepresented groups.

Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2-2 course load. Teaching responsibilities include cross-listed History/African-American Studies courses at all levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper division undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in History and African-American Studies, and to supervise graduate research for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The department encourages applicants with a passion for teaching and mentoring our students. The successful candidate will also have the option to hold an interdisciplinary affiliation with the Department of African-American Studies, the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and/or other units. Ph.D. required by date of hire (August 2020).

Applicants should submit: 1) a Cover Letter (2 single-spaced pages); 2) a CV (if the doctorate is not already in hand, please indicate the expected date of graduation); 3) a Research Statement (1-2 single-spaced pages, include a narrative of past, current, and future scholarship); and 4) the names and affiliations of three potential referees. All four documents should be combined into a single PDF file (LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf) and submitted as an email attachment to Chair, African-American History Search Committee, at HistorySearchCom@gsu.edu. Those applicants long-listed by the search committee will be contacted for three reference letters and an article/chapter-length writing sample. Applications received by October 31, 2019 are assured full consideration; preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom. 

Offer of employment conditional upon background verification. Please direct questions to Dr. Julia Gaffield at jgaffield@gsu.edu.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

University of Kansas, Associate or Full Professor rank in African American Studies, Deadline: October 21, 2019

The American Studies Department and the History Department at the University of Kansas are seeking candidates for a joint position at the tenured Associate or early Full Professor rank in African American studies. The position is expected to begin August 18, 2020.

Candidates should possess strong emphasis on and training in the interdisciplinary study of African American history.  Areas of specialization are open; we especially invite scholars with expertise in the antebellum period, slavery, environment, incarceration, political economy, globalization, or migration and diaspora.  Candidates will be expected to teach core and specialized courses in American Studies and in History at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the university’s research and service priorities including engagement with KU’s stated commitment to increasing diversity across the campus.  In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization to work in the US by time of appointment.

Job Description

40% – TEACHING: Candidates will be expected to teach core and specialized courses in American Studies and in History at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. Participate in the academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in the research advising of students, including serving as a dissertation/thesis committee member and professional mentorship for students.

40% – RESEARCH:  Conduct and publish research (quantity, quality, significance, and impact) commensurate with an AAU institution. Research, write, and publish in area of specialty in peer reviewed books and journals. Maintain an active and productive research program. Attend and present findings at professional conferences.
 
20% – SERVICE:  Serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees and actively contribute to the workings of the University community. Participate in professional service to the field of African American history.
 
Collegiality:  
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.  Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Required Qualifications

  1. Earned doctorate in History, American Studies, African American Studies, or another field providing training in interdisciplinary study of the African American past from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2020).
  2. A substantial record of publication illuminating the African American past.
  3. Demonstrated familiarity with methodologies central to American Studies and to History.
  4. Ability to teach required and specialized courses in both History and American Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  5. Evidence of a strong record of teaching and mentoring.
  6. Scholarship and teaching featuring culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity.

For consideration, submit application materials consisting of a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, and list of three potential recommendation writers to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15595BR by the first review date of October 21, 2019.

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  • In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

University of New Hampshire, Assistant Professor of American History, Deadline: November 1, 2019

19th Century U.S. History. The Department of History at the University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the United States between 1800 and 1877.  Scholars of African-American history are of particular interest. The ability to teach the history of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction is essential. Applicants will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in American history and one General Education survey per year. 

Applicants are expected to show promise of scholarly excellence as well as a commitment to teaching at every level, from introductory surveys to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. For more information on the History Department, visit http://cola.unh.edu/history. 
Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and chapter-length writing sample at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted.

Occidental College, History Department, Teaching/Fellowship Opportunity for a Distinguished American Historian, Deadline: November 11, 2019.

We seek a distinguished American Historian who will split the 2020-2021 academic year between Occidental College and the Huntington Library.  In addition to researching the Huntington’s collections, the Billington Professor teaches one intermediate or advanced class per semester in the Occidental History Department, ideally courses that complement existing course offerings.  Associate and Full Professors from any college or university (excepting those in the greater Los Angeles area) are invited to apply.  The position includes office space at both the Huntington and Occidental, a stipend of between $100,000-$120,000 (depending on rank), and other generous benefits.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research proposal for the Huntington, course proposals for Occidental courses, evaluations of undergraduate teaching, and three letters of recommendation by email to Katherine Izumi, Swan Hall Coordinator at kizumi@oxy.edu, “Attention: Billington” in subject heading.  All materials are due by November 11, 2019. 

For more details, please see our web page:  https://www.oxy.edu/academics/areas-study/history/billington-visiting-professorship-us-history. Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.  We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.


University of Mississippi, Director of Community Engagement

The University of Mississippi needs your help recruiting and hiring the inaugural Director of Community Engagement. After learning more about the position, please consider applying and/or sharing this email with interested CE colleagues. Applicants may apply for the position at: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/Oxford-Director-of-Community-Engagement-MS-38677/589707700/

The successful Director of CE candidate will co-create, develop, and sustain a comprehensive CE unit with four complementary functional areas integrating UM’s research, learning, and services missions. The functional areas include: i) credit and non-credit Social Change Model of Leadership Development programs, ii) a comprehensive volunteer center, iii) a center for community-engaged learning and research, and iv) an initiative for community-based partnerships. 

During UM’s 2019 Carnegie Community Engagement application self-study, the CE unit was identified as a needed institutional priority, and this position was subsequently conceptualized and approved. Once hired, the director will build the broader CE team including additional dedicated CE staff and graduate service assistants. 

A successful CE director will need to excel in the follow areas: 

  • Vision and demonstrated success in co-creating, revising, and sustaining integrated curricular and co-curricular CE programs with community partners, students, faculty, and staff 
  • Ability to work across university divisions and silos and community divides
  • Success in serving and elevating the work of other people, departments, and organizations
  • Ability to contextualize CE work across UM’s learning/development, research, and service missions 
  • Ability to tailor language and presentations to connect with different audiences (e.g. community, faculty, student affairs, students, and administrators)
  • Proven administrative and leadership skills (e.g. hiring and supervision, performance coaching and leadership, managing complex budgets, time and resource management, assessment and evaluation)
  • Ability to form and sustain respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships across the university and within communities

The CE director will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for CE. The CE unit will be the newest component in UM’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement(DCE). Established in 2017, DCE integrates the Inclusive Excellence Model with essential elements in CE. 

DCE’s core work includes: 

  • Developing respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships within and beyond the academy
  • Ensuring access and equity
  • Addressing complex social, civic, economic, and moral challenges
  • Improving the culture of learning, development, and civic action
  • Advancing UM’s research, learning, and service missions
  • Increasing the diversity of formal and informal curricula
  • Transforming individuals, institutions, and communities
  • Ensuring positive campus and community climate

DCE is a dynamically developing division at UM. DCE’s role is transforming people, institutions, and communities through partnership, access, and engagement that fosters belonging, enriches learning and development, and creates a more equitable and thriving world. The work of DCE is delivered through the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, the Ronald E. McNair Program, and the LSMAMP IMAGE Program.

The UM CE unit will complement the missions of the existing offices and serve a vital institutional role in establishing and sustained long-term, respectful, and mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations; building CE capacity through new infrastructures, programs, and community partner, student, faculty, and staff development; supporting the integration of CE methods and logistics in formal and informal teaching/learning, research, and service; and connecting UM faculty, staff, students, and administrators with partnering communities to capture new opportunities and address humanity’s most complex social, civic, economic, and moral problems.

We are excited about filling the very important role of CE Director at UM and ask that you consider applying and for you to share this email with other CE scholarly practitioners who may be interested. If you have additional questions, please contact the search chair, Dr. Stephen Monroe at smonroe@olemiss.edu.

University of Toronto-Scarborough, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Assistant Professor of Transnational History, Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of transnational history. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and demonstrate a considered engagement with transnational history both conceptually and methodologically. Regional and period specialization are open, but a significant element of the applicants’ current and future research must focus on transnational dynamics and phenomena beyond the Global North, with evident attention to relevant archives and, when appropriate, vernacular languages. The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement our department’s strength in the study of mobilities of people, objects, ideas, and practices within and across imperial formations, and will share our commitment to non-Eurocentric, decolonial pedagogy. Candidates must be prepared to teach both historical surveys (thematic, period-specific, and/or regional) and more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses – either interdisciplinary or discipline-based that fit our curricular needs. Demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to more than one of our programs in African Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, Global Asia Studies, and Women and Gender Studies is a plus. Special consideration will be given to scholars who bring critical and interdisciplinary methods, grounded in archival research, to the study of gender and/or migration.

The successful candidate must be engaged in innovative and independent research of a recognized international caliber and will be expected to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a research statement, a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through a teaching dossier consisting of a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The multidisciplinary Department of Historical and Cultural Studies is located at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), a comprehensive university and a fully integrated part of the tri-campus system of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities. Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the university, HCS is uniquely positioned to nurture interdisciplinary and critical scholarship and teaching, drawing students from across the world and situated in one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in North America. For more information about the Department, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hcs.  

Alongside an undergraduate appointment at UTSC, the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate graduate unit at the University of Toronto, including but not limited to History, Classical Studies, East Asian Studies, or the Women & Gender Studies Institute. The incumbent will teach and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students and develop courses at all levels.

All application materials should be submitted online at http://uoft.me/academicopportunities (Job#1903614). Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement that explicitly addresses the candidate’s understanding of transnational history, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, as well as evidence of teaching strength from recent courses taught).

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. All application materials should be combined into a single PDF/MS Word file and submitted online.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to transnational-history@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. E. Natalie Rothman, Chair at hcschair@utsc.utoronto.ca.  

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 31, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cornell University, Africana Studies and Research Center, African-Americanist, tenure-track and open-rank faculty position, Deadline: October 16, 2019

The Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University invites applications for an African Americanist tenure-track and open-rank faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2020. We are interested in candidates who specialize in any period(s) with a preference for the 20th, and 21st centuries and whose research will contribute to our current offerings in political, philosophical and intellectual history and thought, Black feminism, critical race theory, and the societal impacts of race and racism from a social scientific perspective.  While the specific field of expertise is open, related areas of research may include but are not limited to the following: Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Youth Studies, Environmental Studies, Performance and Media studies, Queer Studies.  We encourage applications from candidates with track records of engagement with their respective fields of expertise from an Africana perspective. Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2020.  Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online through Academic Jobs Online and complete applications must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a research statement 4) a teaching statement 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, 6) Names and contact information for 3 referees, 7) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (email africana@cornell.edu for examples). First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Pennsylvania State University, Africana Research Center, Postdoctoral Scholar, November 18, 2019

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 vita (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/1593624

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

University of Minnesota, Two-Year Postdoc in Public History

The Department of History and the Heritage Studies and Public History Program, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invite applications for the position of post-doctoral associate in the field of public history beginning in fall 2020 (August 31, 2020). 

Preference will be given to candidates whose research encompasses the global south and/or focuses on diasporic and/or Indigenous communities and who have experience with community engaged and collaborative research projects. The associate will teach two courses; one a graduate course, to be cross-listed with the Heritage Studies and Public History program, and one an undergraduate course. The fellow will also have some responsibilities to assist the department in developing undergraduate curriculum in public history and to participate in the intellectual life of the Heritage Studies and Public History program.

For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources websiteand search for job ID 332111

Case Western Reserve University, Assistant Professor of History, African American History, Deadline: October 4, 2019

The Department of History at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a position in African-American history at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to begin Fall 2020.  All categories and specializations in the field are welcome.  The successful candidate for this job will have the opportunity to affiliate and work with the Social Justice Institute, a Strategic Alliance affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are required.  The teaching load for this position is two (2) courses per semester.

Completed applications must include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, an article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing, and relevant teaching evaluations.  Submit all materials and request three (3) letters of recommendation online: http://apply.interfolio.com/66379.  Complete applications are due Friday, October 4, 2019.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity at (216) 368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Among the goals of the search is increasing the diversity of the faculty in the Department of History, and we therefore welcome applicants who are from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.  

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board at apply.interfolio.com/65684 and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference.  Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

University of Pennsylvania,Tenured Professor of Early North American History/Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Deadline: November 1, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania seeks an accomplished senior scholar and administrator to assume the Directorship of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. The McNeil Center is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who study the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850.

The Director must possess a proven ability to mentor pre- and postdoctoral fellows, to oversee a robust schedule of seminars and conferences, to supervise staff, manage a budget, and fundraise effectively.  The Director will also serve as one of the editors of the Penn Press series in Early American Studies.  She or he will hold an appointment as a tenured faculty member in the History Department and usually will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course in colonial and early North American History each semester.  

The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching.  We seek candidates committed to enhancing the History Department and to sustaining and developing the McNeil Center as a premier scholarly institution.  

Candidates should apply online at apply.interfolio.com/66469.  Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research and teaching statements. The department will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

College of William and Mary, Assistant Professor History (20th-Century US Immigration & Ethnic History), Deadline: October 18, 2019


The Department of History of the College of William & Mary invites applications for a tenure-track position in Twentieth-Century US Immigration and Ethnic History with a preference for the cultures and politics of Latinx, Asian, and Pacific Islander American, and/or Middle Eastern peoples. The position will begin August 10, 2019. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, including surveys, freshman seminars, and upper division courses at the undergraduate levels, and seminars in US history at the graduate level.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 18, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment. 

Information on the degree programs in the Department of History may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/history/.

Princeton University, Associate or Full Professor, Legal History of the United States, Deadline: Review to begin October 7, 2019

Legal History of the United States. Associate or Full Professor. Anticipated start date: September 1, 2020. The Department of History at Princeton University invites applications from scholars with a strong engagement with the history of American law and society. The time period–from the colonial period to the present–and field of specialization are open, but the candidate should be prepared to offer an undergraduate survey on American legal history, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on specialized aspects of this field. Review of files will begin October 7, 2019, but applications will be considered until the department chooses to close the search. Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, book abstract(s) and chapter outline(s), and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three potential recommenders as part of the online application process.
Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12681.

Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  This position is subject to the University¹s background check policy. 

Monmouth College, Assistant Professor, United States History, Deadline: Review will begin October 10, 2019

Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History, with a focus on United States History. The appointment is to begin August 2020. 

We seek applicants whose research and teaching adopt a comparative and/or global approach to United States History. While all areas of specialization will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates whose work intersects with the histories of underrepresented and marginalized groups in the United States, including African American Studies, Gender and Women’s History, and American Indian Studies. Candidates who can contribute to our department’s public history track are encouraged to apply.  A Ph.D. in History (with completion date of August 1, 2020 or before) is required.

Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan titled “Think Anew, Act Anew,” the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. Monmouth is again in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the “National Universities – Liberal Arts” category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. The College’s mission statement can be found here: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx

Candidates must be fully committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching and student advising. Successful candidates will be able to teach the U.S history survey sequence, history seminars, upper-level research courses, and general education courses offered in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program. (https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/academics/integrated-studies/)

The History Department at Monmouth College is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community through teaching, research and service.

Applications must be submitted electronically to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu.  Please include:  1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a contribution to diversity statement that includes a discussion of how you approach diversity in the classroom; and 6) a list of three references.  Letters of reference are not required at this time.  Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019.  Please note that late applications will not be considered.

For further information or questions, please contact Amy de Farias, Search Committee Chair and Chair of the History Department at:  adefarias@monmouthcollege.edu

University of Delaware: Department of Africana Studies, Open Rank Position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery, Deadline: Reviews begin October 9, 2019

Open Rank Position:  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. 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.

About the University

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research.  

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is nationally recognized for our exceptional educational experiences and for integrating instruction, research, and public engagement. CAS is a thriving academic unit of over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 600 faculty, featuring outstanding research and teaching facilities. We encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and engage local, national, and global audiences through our research and creative activity.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups knowing that diversity and inclusion enrich the academic experience and expand the knowledge base for innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. The universityencourages applications from minority group members, women, people with disabilities and veterans.

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. Our notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

Applications close: Open until filled

Williams College, Assistant Professor African-American History, Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in African-American history (period open), to start July 1, 2020.  The department is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio address African-American history from diasporic, transnational, relational, or comparative perspectives.  Possible fields include political economy, urban studies, environmental studies, and science and technology.  The candidate should be a committed scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2020.  The teaching load in the department is 2-2 plus a January-term course every other year, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their fields.  Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: https://history.williams.edu.  The History Department has demonstrated success in developing a diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from historically under-represented groups and those whose scholarship and/or teaching contribute to the breadth and excellence of our academic communities.

Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66643: a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses); and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for receipt of materials is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

American University: Associate or Full Professor in Latinx Studies, Deadline: October 15, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C. invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latinx Studies to begin August 1, 2020. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the social sciences, history, literature, and the arts, who are committed to building an interdisciplinary academic program that brings together work from all these fields.  

The successful candidate will be appointed jointly in the department that best corresponds to their disciplinary affiliation, and the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative (https://www.american.edu/cas/crgc/). Rank will correspond to experience and stature in the field. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.  

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research as well as teaching. They should also demonstrate a vision for building an interdisciplinary Latinx studies program, and have relevant leadership experience. In addition to scholarship, teaching, and program building, responsibilities will include service to department, college, and the university.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2019.   Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/65360    Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers.  We will request letters of recommendation on behalf of finalists at a later stage. Please contact Kelli South, Special Assistant to the Dean, at south@american.edu if you have any questions.  

American University (www.american.edu ) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Michigan State University: Associate or Full Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies, Deadline: November 1, 2019 for full consideration

we are seeking a tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor in the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) with 100% appointment in the unit, with normally expected 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% service time percentages. The areas of specialization for this position is open, with a preference for the capacity to teach interdisciplinary social science methods. AAAS is a newly approved, interdisciplinary department that will serve an undergraduate and graduate population. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach to multiple audiences; aid in the cultivation of an emerging department; be a strong advocate for the new Department; and provide support for the development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The full time, 9-month appointment position is available beginning August 15, 2020.

This tenured faculty member will play a key role in the development of a new AAAS Department with core areas in Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Studies. The normal teaching load is 2-2. The successful candidate will maintain high quality research in Black Studies or related interdisciplinary fields and approaches. The service load for this position will be distinctive as the incumbent will provide support to an inaugural chairperson. The following responsibilities include, but are not limited to: aiding in the implementation of strategic short- and long-range plans for departmental development; assisting in the creation and implementation of operating policies and procedures according to best practices of faculty governance; including best practices for recruiting outstanding faculty, students, and staff; helping to facilitate the creation of a departmental governance structure; and aiding in creating educational programs to foster and produce knowledge in the field.

We are seeking candidates that have a doctorate in Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, hold relevant terminal degrees, or practice any related interdisciplinary approach. We value interdisciplinarity and the work of candidates (especially those with a PhD in a “traditional” discipline) should incorporate and seriously engages knowledge, methods, and approaches from Race and Ethnic Studies, especially Black Studies. Candidates for this position must meet the requirements for tenure at the rank of associate or full professor. There are no required areas of specialization for this position, however we are seeking an applicant with an appreciation for the range of methodologies and approaches related to Black Studies. A successful candidate should have a demonstrated history of community engagement and/or community-based approaches to scholarship.

To apply, applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu/ (Posting #592470). Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Glenn Chambers Jr., Ph.D. Professor of AAAS and History, Michigan State University 619 Red Cedar Rd #C629, East Lansing, MI 48824, Office: 517-432-0869, Email: chamb311@msu.edu

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals.

National Humanities Center, Deadline: October 10, 2019

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2020 through May 2021. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.

In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States. The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

For more info or to apply:https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/?utm_source=fellowships&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fellows

Georgetown University: Librarian – University Initiatives and Collections on Slavery Memory, and Reconciliation, Deadline: N/A

The Librarian for Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Collections and Initiatives takes the lead within the Library to develop collections, instruction, and programming to support the process to engage the historical role of Georgetown University in the institution of slavery. This is a three-year term position. The incumbent also collaborates with individuals, departments, and centers to address contemporary issues related to the legacies of slavery, such as our nation’s system of mass incarceration, unlawful discrimination, unfair housing, unemployment, workers’ rights, and health disparities. S/he directly engages with faculty in a wide variety of disciplines who wish to incorporate topics related to slaveholding and its legacies into their course curricula as well as with students, visiting scholars, descendants of those who were enslaved, and the broader community.

For more info or to apply: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Librarian—University-Initiatives-and-Collections-on-Slavery-Memory–and-Reconciliation_JR07058

Brandeis University: Assistant Professor of Early American History, Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Brandeis University History Department seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of Early American History (i.e., North America before 1850). While the specific field of expertise is open, we are especially interested in historians who would expand the methodological and chronological range of our department faculty and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching. Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2020. This position is subject to budget approval.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, and three letters of recommendation.

Only online applications will be accepted. Please submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14039. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2019.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Dona Delorenzo, delorenz@brandeis.edu.

Emory University: Twentieth Century African American History – Open Rank, Deadline: October 10, 2019

The Department of African American Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for an open rank tenured/tenure-track position in 20th century African American history. We are particularly drawn to scholars working on the struggle for rights, especially civil rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, labor rights, reproductive rights, and/or environmental rights. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. Qualifications: The Ph.D. is required by time of appointment. 

Application Instructions Applications should include the following: a cover letter, CV, three references (those who continued to be considered after the initial review will then be asked to provide three letters of recommendation), a 20-25-page writing sample, and a list of potential courses, including a class on the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equality and inclusion. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due October 10, 2019. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered. 

For more info or to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/65533