The Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two outstanding Associate Professors or Professors in African American Studies. These hires are part of a cluster hire initiative in African American Studies across several departments. For more information, please visit http://la.psu.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/faculty. We are looking for excellent applicants in all disciplines and fields, but especially welcome those working in areas of the diaspora outside of the U.S., in earlier time periods, comparatists, and social scientists. The successful candidate will join a thriving African American Studies department with faculty from the humanities and social sciences, an undergraduate major and minor, a growing dual-title Ph.D. program, and significant grant activity. We have strengths in 20th and 21st century U.S. history, gender studies, Africana religions, racial formation, and cultural theory. We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in one of the following areas: cultures of the African diaspora; immigration, migration and the global black experience; and urban black life. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or field, and a strong research and teaching portfolio. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://apptrkr.com/1283872 and should include a cv (with the names of at least three referees), letter of application, and statement of current research. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nan Woodruff, Chair of the Search Committee, at new7@psu.edu. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.