The History Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in African American or African Diaspora History at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Subfields open, though ability to teach courses in U.S. history preferred. The successful candidate will teach survey courses, upper-division and MA courses in their field(s) of specialization, and methods and capstone courses as necessary. This position will also support the Africana Studies minor. The candidate must demonstrate potential for research and service, a commitment to diversity, and experience promoting inclusive excellence.  The candidate may be expected to teach online as needed, with requisite training provided by the university if necessary. PhD required; ABD considered if degree is expected by date of appointment on August 16, 2021. 
 
To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter specifying the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position; CV; and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit application materials on Interfolio via the link: http://apply.interfolio.com/79537.  Recommendation letters, sample syllabi, and a writing sample will be requested if the candidate advances to the preliminary interview stage. Review of applications will begin Nov. 5.
 
For further questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, David Smith, at dksmith@eiu.edu. To learn more about the department, please visit https://www.eiu.edu/history/~information.php
 
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.