The Department of History at Auburn University seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of Africa or the African diaspora at the rank of assistant professor, period and specialization open. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in African history, their area of specialty, and contribute to Auburn’s core curriculum in world history. A Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies is required at time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final state of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies is required at time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final state of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The History Department embraces Auburn University’s commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

How to apply

To apply, visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/ and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a syllabus for an undergraduate course on African history, topic open, (4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and (5) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Sarah Hamilton, Search Committee Chair, at srhamilton@auburn.edu

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.