The Department of History at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American history to begin July 1, 2023. The department especially encourages applications from scholars with expertise in Public and/or Digital history. The chronological period for this search is open. We seek a scholar with a dynamic research agenda and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The position is part of a School of Arts and Sciences cluster initiative focused on hiring scholars who do path-breaking research in Black Studies. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of History ( In addition, candidates will have numerous opportunities for research and teaching collaborations and interactions with the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

Candidates are expected to teach courses on their research specialization, in addition to the two-part survey course in African American history and to also contribute broadly to the curriculum. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (2:2 load). Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

– Ph.D. in History or related field
– ABD candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2023.

For more information about the position or the Department of History, please visit our website ( or contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Pablo Sierra, at

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Application deadline: October 17, 2022

Date posted: September 13, 2022