The History Department at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American history with an anticipated start date of August, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in African-American history, specialization open. We especially welcome applicants whose research or teaching interests cover the 19th century, as well as candidates with a passion for undergraduate education and a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.

Trinity University is a private, secular, and nationally-ranked liberal arts university with a commitment to interdisciplinarity and intentional inclusion. Trinity’s student body consists of approximately 2500 students, of which 45.5% are students of color, and boasts a 9:1 student/faculty ratio. Trinity University’s commitment to recruitment and retention of talented scholars from diverse backgrounds includes opportunities and funding for professional development, a fully-funded semester-long junior research leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), regular, fully-funded, post-tenure research leaves, and support for pedagogical development, grant writing, digital tools, and community engagement.

The Department of History and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.

The teaching load is five courses per year.

Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by September, 2024 in history, African-American Studies, or other related fields.

To apply, go to Please submit a CV, Cover letter, a diversity statement (250-500 words), and a teaching statement (250-500 words).

Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gina Anne Tam, Search Chair, at [email protected].


Application deadline: September 9, 2024

Date posted: August 9, 2023