The Department of History at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American History to begin August 15, 2022. The area of specialization is open. The standard teaching load is 2-3, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a mixture of undergraduate surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate courses. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. A PhD in History or a related discipline is required, although ABD candidates will be considered if completion is anticipated by August 15, 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a chapter or article-length writing sample, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references to The diversity statement should discuss the candidate’s interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for references will be requested in the online application and a link will be provided through which references can submit letters.

Applicants may submit additional publications or teaching materials through optional Other Documents. Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Derek Hastings, at

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Application deadline: December 14, 2021

Date posted: September 18, 2021