The University of Georgia (UGA) Department of History and Institute for Women’s Studies invite applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of African American women’s history. We seek a specialist in African American women’s history, with a preference for candidates whose research focuses primarily on any period prior to 1945. Candidates with specific research and teaching interests in the history of science, health, reproduction, sexuality, environment, labor, or slavery are especially encouraged to apply. This is a joint appointment between the two units on campus; the tenure home will be in History. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2023. Applicants must have their PhD in History, Women’s and Gender Studies, African American Studies, or a related field conferred by July 30, 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda in African American women’s history. Competitive applicants will demonstrate evidence of training, expertise, and commitment to women’s and gender studies. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to their specializations and the curricular needs of both units, including but not limited to U.S. women’s history. The standard teaching load is four courses per year (two in each unit). The successful candidate also will participate in activities related to the academic mission of both units and the university, including service on committees, student advising, and recruitment.

Applications should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; C.V.; the names and contact information for at least three references; and an unofficial transcript. Letters of reference, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and transcripts will be requested from a smaller pool of applicants at a later date. Applications should be submitted at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/287220. Applications received by November 18, 2022 will receive full consideration.

The UGA Department of History (history.uga.edu) grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The department has a strong tradition of expertise in subjects ranging from early American to modern African American history, the Caribbean to the Middle East, early modern Europe to the modern U.S. South, popular culture to foreign policy, religion to global capitalism. Faculty members have won numerous teaching and scholarly awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Fulbright Awards, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize in History, a Bancroft Prize, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, and many others.

The Institute for Women’s Studies (iws.uga.edu) provides a feminist, intersectional, and interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, IWS cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges at UGA in developing its curriculum and programming. IWS offers an undergraduate major, minor, and LGBTQ certificate as well as a graduate certificate.

The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land- and sea-grant university whose main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). It is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. Its enrollment exceeds 40,000 students, and its academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Cindy Hahamovitch, Search Committee Chair (cxhaha@uga.edu).

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Application deadline: November 18, 2022

Date posted: October 19, 2022