Chapman University, Assistant Professor of African History

General Information:

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of History in the History Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences beginning August 2020.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Currently ranked #5 in Regional Universities West, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has been elevated to R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10% of all U.S. Universities. Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the History Department and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at

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The History Department seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in modern African history. The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest.

Requirements include a Ph.D. from an accredited University, scholarly work which promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity.


The successful candidate will contribute to a nascent interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies for undergraduates and contribute to the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies on a regular basis. The MA in War and Society Studies expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise undergraduate and MA student theses, and maintain an active research and publication agendas.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.