Baylor University seeks an Assistant to Associate Professor of Sub-Saharan Africa to start August 2023.

The Department of History seeks a specialist in sub-Saharan African History to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this area. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and a willingness to seek external research funding.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate by August 2023 in the appropriate field of study.

Application Instructions
You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a copy of the official transcript for the highest degree conferred (if Ph.D. is in progress, the applicant should submit a copy of the official transcript showing Ph.D. hours completed); and a list of three references. Applicants considered for interviews will be asked to provide a response to Baylor’s Christian mission. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To learn more about the above position, the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit Please contact the Office Manager, Dianne Reyes (, with any questions.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Baylor University: Office of the Provost: College of Arts and Sciences: History
Waco, TX
Open Date
Jun 27, 2022


Application deadline: October 1, 2022

Date posted: September 18, 2022