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Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban. Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Deadline: Mar 31, 2020.

Job Opportunity at North Orange County Community College District, 2/13/2020.

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Museum of the City of New York, 2020-2021, Deadline: Feb 16, 2020

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 

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.

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  For more information about this full-time position, please visit:

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 and for more information about the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, please visit 

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: 

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 ( or Dr. Kelly J. Whitmer (   

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:  

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 (  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:  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.

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

To apply, interested individuals should create a profile through the University of Illinois application login page at  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 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 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 ( 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 ( and Dr. Bruce Whitehouse (

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:

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 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 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 (
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 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.


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.


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: .

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

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:

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 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 ( 

For further information about Swarthmore College, please see

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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.


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


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.


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: Facts and data about the university:


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).

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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:

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: 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<>.

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

Applications may be submitted via email in a single pdf document to:<>. 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<>, the Starr Foundation<>, the Hodson Trust<>, 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<>.

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: .  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 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:

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

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, 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 ( 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.