The Department of History at The University of Memphis invites applications for a non-tenure track Instructor position in African American History, starting in Fall 2022. This is a one-year position that may be renewed for two additional years, contingent on satisfactory performance. PhD in History preferred, but advanced ABDs in History will be considered. Open to any time period, geographic area, or topical focus in African American History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3-4 load the first year that includes survey courses in African American and U.S. history as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in those fields, both in classroom and online formats. The Department of History is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and we therefore welcome applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled.

The application process is online at Choose “Faculty,” then “Instructor in African American History.”

All applicants must upload the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Writing sample (Upload in “Other Document 1”)
  • Academic transcript
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references

The University of Memphis, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, is a metropolitan research institution that offers competitive pay and benefits.

Please contact the search co-chairs, Dr. Beverly G. Bond ( and Dr. Dennis Laumann (, with any questions.

For more information about the Department of History, visit:

Application deadline: February 1, 2022

Date posted: November 16, 2021