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.