The Department of History at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in History and Africana Studies, beginning Fall 2019. The Department will consider applications at the Assistant Professor rank. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in African American History, Africana Studies/Black Studies, Ethnic Studies or the History of Race. The search is open to candidates working in any time period, although they should be prepared to teach broad historical courses about the African American experience. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research involves queer, environmental, medical, or disability studies or the history of capitalism and inequality. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an engagement with the Department’s research strengths in transnational history or in the histories of science, technology and environment. 

The History Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

The candidate should have their Ph.D. requirements completed by September 1, 2019. 

Candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department’s current and future undergraduate and graduate curricula and will be responsible for teaching, research and service.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and an article or chapter-length writing sample in addition to providing the names and contact information for three academic references. Please do NOT send letters of reference; they will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Only applications submitted via Drexel’s online system will be considered. The Drexel posting is located at

Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018. 

Please address all queries via email to Scott Gabriel Knowles, Department Head, History,

Located in Philadelphia, Drexel is a privately endowed university founded in 1891. With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation. The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission and a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent). It is an opportunity to join an exceptional University, one achieving record growth and strongly committed to further enhancing its reputation in research and teaching. For more information about Drexel University, please visit

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