The Program of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a historian of seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century US slavery.

We are especially interested in applicants whose primary research fields are related to slavery and Black life in the antebellum US. Secondary interests might include but are not limited to: Black political thought and philosophy including critical race theory and Black feminisms; educational, economic, legal, political and environmental inequalities/injustices; Black migration/immigration, place or regional studies; Black family and community life; Black Queer or Trans studies; language and translation studies.

To learn more about the Program in African and African American Studies, visit

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (i.e., History, Black Studies, or a closely related field), or be ABD with Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample that demonstrates strong skills in historical and archival methods, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are now being accepted via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to the search committee chair, Michael Chaney, at

For additional job openings at Dartmouth College, please see the Office of the Provost and Human Resources.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.