The Department of African, African American, & Diaspora Studies at the University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a historian who specializes in American slavery, whose  work focuses on the African American experience, and who is able to teach related courses from  the colonial period through the Civil War. Of particular interest are candidates whose research  and teaching center labor, resistance, gender, community formation, and/or cultural dynamics.  

The successful candidate will join a department with a range of multidisciplinary strengths in  African American Studies, African Studies, and Caribbean and Latin American Studies. The  appointment will be at the assistant or associate rank. The individual hired will hold the title of  Morehead-Cain Alumni Fellow (assistant professor) or Morehead-Cain Alumni Scholar  (associate professor), reflecting the partnership that made the position possible. We especially  encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals whose  research and teaching engage issues of diversity and equity. This search is part of a larger hiring  initiative focused on themes of race, history, health, and community.  

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, at the time of application, candidates are required to identify four names, titles, and email addresses of professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Applications are to be submitted online at: Consideration of applications will begin on November 20, 2020, and the official appointment will start July 1, 2021. 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origina, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.