The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. This position will be joint between the Department of History and the African American Studies program, and we seek a colleague whose scholarship focuses on African American experiences, with a particular ability to teach courses on the modern United States. Areas of specialization are open. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. 

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the date of appointment. 

Initial applications should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11691
 and include 

1) a cover letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience addressed to Professor Louis Chude-Sokei, Chair, Search Committee

2) curriculum vitae 

3) two samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) three letters of reference, sent directly by your referees. 

Review of applications will begin October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype. We are 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.