The Department of History at Duke University invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure track in thehistory of Sub-Saharan Africa to begin in July or August 2022.  Ph.D. must be in hand by the time of appointment.  Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (article or dissertation chapter) along with three letters of recommendation to Professor John D. French, Chair of the Search Committee, via the following:

Applications received by January 7, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration.

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application
  • Writing Sample
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dr. John D. French <>

224 Classroom Building (East Campus)
Box 90719
Durham, NC 27708-0719


Application deadline: 01/07/22

Date posted: 11/22/21