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.

A highly selective teaching and research university with more than 10,500 students, TCU is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution committed to academic freedom located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 13th largest city in the United States and part of the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area.  TCU has been recognized for seven consecutive years as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.