Smith College, Africana StudiesOpen-Rank Professor of Africana Studies

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

Submit application at 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

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 ( 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 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

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

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.
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 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,, 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

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 
Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and chapter-length writing sample at: 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

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, “Attention: Billington” in subject heading.  All materials are due by November 11, 2019. 

For more details, please see our web page: 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:

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

St. John’s University, Assistant Professor of African American History

The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

History / St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences –

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Department of History at St. John’s University is seeking applications for the position of African-American history at the rank of Assistant Professor for its Queens campus beginning September 1, 2020. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and will teach specialized history electives, survey-level courses, graduate seminars, and contribute to Ph.D., Masters, and Africana Studies programs.

Chapman University, Assistant Professor of African History

General Information:

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of History in the History Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences beginning August 2020.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Currently ranked #5 in Regional Universities West, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has been elevated to R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10% of all U.S. Universities. Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the History Department and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


The History Department seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in modern African history. The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest.

Requirements include a Ph.D. from an accredited University, scholarly work which promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity.


The successful candidate will contribute to a nascent interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies for undergraduates and contribute to the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies on a regular basis. The MA in War and Society Studies expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise undergraduate and MA student theses, and maintain an active research and publication agendas.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.

The University of Knoxville, Tennessee, Religious Studies, Assistant Professor of Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Africana Studies invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas to begin August 2020. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. We particularly welcome applicants who specialize in African-American religions or religions of the African diaspora in any region within the Americas. Applicants with other specializations will be expected to show the ability to teach Africana Studies courses. We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including comparative, ethnographic, historical, literary, political, sociological, theological, and theoretical, as well as ethics and social justice, gender theory, globalization or diaspora studies, and media studies. This position has a 2-2 teaching load to be split evenly between Religious Studies and Africana Studies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Ms. Ashley Briggs at or Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450. Review of applications begins September 23, 2019. After an initial review, we will request writing samples and three letters of recommendation from selected applicants, and will then conduct Skype/Zoom interviews in November 2019. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Megan Bryson, at

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

University of Toronto-Scarborough, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Assistant Professor of Transnational History

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  

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 (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 by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. E. Natalie Rothman, Chair at  

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

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

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 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

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 Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

Apply online at

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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

The University of Texas at El Paso, Assistant Professor Position in Texas History 

The History Department at The University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Texas History to begin in the fall of 2020.  We invite applications from scholars with research interests in any facet or period of the history of Texas. We are especially interested in critical and innovative scholarship that addresses issues such as, but not limited to, gender and sexuality, race and racialization, immigration, transnationalism, and diaspora.  We expect the successful applicant to chair dissertation committees and otherwise play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands History, and we are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to our mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  The successful applicant will regularly teach an upper division survey of Texas History–which is required of students seeking certification to teach history in Texas schools–as well as the U.S. History survey, and should be able to offer other courses in U.S. History as well.  UTEP is an R1 research institution, and history faculty generally have a 2×2 teaching load.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About UTEP and El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in one of the largest binational communities in the world. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students, invests $91 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 10 colleges and schools. About 80% of our students are Hispanic and more than 50% are the first generation in their families to attend college.  The University maintains an operating budget of $450 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to the access facet of its “access and excellence” mission.  The University has earned national recognition as a leader in how best to serve first-generation, Hispanic students and improve their social mobility.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and has been repeatedly identified as among the safest large cities in the United States.  Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-around.  The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.


A Ph.D. in history or closely related field required at time of appointment.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.    

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP’s Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include the following materials:

1. Letter of interest

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Writing sample

4. Statement of teaching interests

5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)

6. Contact information for three references

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Samuel Brunk at  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit  

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th C African American History, Deadline: September 16, 2019 for full consideration.

The Department of History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2020, at the Assistant or Associate professorial rank, in Twentieth-Century African American History. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates who specialize in Black Internationalism, which can encompass a range of different areas of inquiry, including transnational histories of Pan Africanism, decolonization, grassroots organizing, Black radicalism, neocolonialism, cultural exchange, or Black expressive culture; and a range of geographies including the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, Black Pacific, and Latin America. Intersectional approaches that engage gender, sexuality or other vectors of difference to these topics are especially welcome but not required. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.

For full consideration, applicants should upload a cover letter addressed to Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Chair of the African American History Search Committee, a CV, and a list of three references by September 16th to:

About Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of History

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment

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:  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.

The University of Chicago, The Department of HistoryAssistant Professor, Slavery and Emancipation, Deadline: Review will begin September 15, 2019

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the histories of slavery, emancipation, and the afterlives of slavery, to begin on or after July 1, 2020.  We seek applications from historians of Africa, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.  We especially welcome candidates working on Afro-descendent slavery, and from scholars of race, ethnicity, empire, migration, gender, and sexuality, but will consider scholars from any subspecialty related to the search’s core themes and scope.  This search is part of a larger cluster hiring initiative in this field that will lead to multiple appointments.  

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. 


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 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 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  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:

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 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

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

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:

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. (

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  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:

Princeton University, Professor or Associate Professor of American Studies, Deadline: Review will begin September 1, 2019

The Program in American Studies at Princeton University is seeking applications from distinguished scholars for a senior position in American Studies.  Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We are particularly interested in scholars who work across an array of fields of inquiry and disciplines such as: constitutional and/or legal studies; anthropology, sociology, or religion; race, gender, and sexuality; class and inequality; food and environmental life; culture, history, and literature.  The successful candidate will be appointed in the Program in American Studies and may be affiliated with department(s) best suited to her/his/their research.  Field of specialization is open.  Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references online at  No reference will be contacted until the final stage of the hiring process. 
Princeton is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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.


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,

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 ( 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

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:  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 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:

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 (  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 ( 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:    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 if you have any questions.  

American University ( ) 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 (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:

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.

University of Chicago: Associate or Full professor, Histories of Slavery, Emancipation, and the Afterlives of Slavery, Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on September 1, 2019

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenured appointment (associate or full professor) in the histories of slavery, emancipation, and the afterlives of slavery to begin on or after July 1, 2020.  We seek applications from historians of Africa, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.  We especially welcome candidates working on Afro-descendent slavery, and from scholars of race, ethnicity, empire, migration, gender, and sexuality, but will consider scholars from any subspecialty related to the search’s core themes and scope. This search is part of a larger cluster hiring initiative in this field that will lead to multiple appointments. 

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.

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:

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:—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: First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2019.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Dona Delorenzo,

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:

California State University-East Bay: Assistant Professor of History–Migration in the Americans, Deadline: For full consideration, September 15, 2019

We seek candidates who emphasize race, rebellion, and the complex notions of work, freedom and citizenship in the Americas (North America, South America, and the Caribbean).  An interest in environmental history and sustainability is a plus. A tenure-track hire would also teach the early US History survey courses and support the Department’s core offerings in historical writing and historiography, as well as graduate courses. A Ph.D. in history or related field is required.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Positions are opened until filled; however, complete applications submitted before September 15, 2019 will receive first consideration.

For more info or to apply:

Texas Christian University: Assistant or Associate Professor of African American History, Deadline: September 15, 2019

The Department of History at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in pre-1877 African American history, to begin August 2020. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history, directing graduate students at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, carrying out a scholarly research and publication program, and contributing service at the department and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support, including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program. Candidates with expertise that extends into the Black Atlantic or elsewhere in the diaspora are especially encouraged to apply, but all scholars of U.S. African American history are welcome and will receive full consideration.

Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with a teaching, publication, and service record commensurate to their academic experience. TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the department seeks a scholar with demonstrated experience or expertise in contributing to these areas.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, full CV, and one-page statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at TCU. Please have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to For Ph.D. candidates, one of the references must be the applicant’s dissertation committee chair. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Max Krochmal ( Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at or 817-257-7790.

Providence College: Assistant Professorship in Twentieth-century African American history, Deadline: September 13, 2019

The History Department at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century African American history beginning fall 2020.  As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds is preferred.  Scholars whose research places the African American experience in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome.  Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program as part of the regular teaching load is required.  Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable.  Ph.D. by date of appointment required.

Providence College, a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons of color. 

Letter of application, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to  

Deadline for completed applications is September 13, 2019.