Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.


The College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenured associate professor of African American history, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The successful candidate must be a specialist in African American history, preferably with a concentration in the twentieth century; secondary field in African history is desirable.  She/he will teach courses that are cross-listed in Black Studies: Africa and the Diaspora that include the African American History survey, 1865-present; a seminar on the Long Black Freedom Struggle, and other courses in African American history and Black Studies.  As one of the leaders of Fairfield’s interdisciplinary Black Studies Program, the candidate will participate in the teaching of the foundational Black Lives Matter course.  Strong scholarly accomplishment and excellent teaching ability and experience required.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach in the American Studies M.A. program and to receive grants from the Humanities Institute.  Fairfield’s new expanded core curriculum program includes a signature element on Social Justice for which courses in African-American history and Black Studies are central.


To be considered for an interview please provide a CV and at least three letters of reference (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers) by November 15, 2018 and upload to https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fairfield-CT/Tenured-Associate-Professor-of-AfricanAmerican-History_JR0000233. We will interview at the American Historical Association Meeting, January, 2019.


Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.