The Department of History at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position in nineteenth-century US history, with a specialization in slavery, emancipation, and African American history to begin in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the history of slavery and emancipation in the United States, a survey of African American history to 1865, and other subjects related to their own particular interests. In addition to participating in the life of the History Department, they will maintain an active institutional affiliation with the Africana Studies Program at GWU.

The university is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff, and fostering their success when hired. Members of under-represented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Please see the university’s Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Non-Retaliation policy at

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in US history, Africana Studies/African and African American Studies, American Studies, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated significant research promise and teaching competence.

Application procedure: Applicants must complete an online faculty application at Applicants should only a cover letter, a CV, and a statement about the candidate=s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the post is filled.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Application deadline: December 1, 2021

Date posted: 11/23/21