The Department of History at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African American History. We seek an innovative scholar-teacher committed to a robust research agenda and to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates should be able to teach thematically-based Core History courses of their own creation; two-semester surveys in African American History at both the undergraduate and graduate level; and electives in related areas at both levels, including, potentially, courses in African Diaspora and/or Caribbean History. We value interdisciplinarity and seek candidates who will contribute to the University’s Africana Studies Program and who will build upon some of our department’s interests in Public History, Urban History, and Cultural History.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism are integral components of Villanova University’s mission and strategic plan. We welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service prepare them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences. Our new colleague should demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds. The selected candidate will hold a five-year appointment as the Albert R. Lepage Assistant Professor of History which includes an annual research fund. The position begins August 2024. PhD required at the time the position commences. The application deadline is October 15, 2023.

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Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. The University is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. More information about the Department of History can be found here.


Application deadline: October 15, 2023

Date posted: August 9, 2023