The George Washington University Department of History is seeking a professor of African American history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to serve as Director of its Africana Studies Program. Applicants from the ranks of advanced Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor are welcome.

The Africana Studies Program at GW promotes an interdisciplinary, comparative course of study. Students in the program are introduced to methodology from core areas of the humanities and social sciences, such as history, sociology, literature and anthropology. Africana Studies offers undergraduate majors and minors and has affiliations with faculty from across GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in African American history, American Studies, or a closely related field. Applicants should have a distinguished record of scholarship reflected in peer-reviewed publications and grants/fellowships and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor’s comments. Applicants must also have a distinguished record of scholarly publishing and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 Application Procedure: Applicants should complete an online application at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an example of written work. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded with the online application, emailed to, or physically mailed to African American History Search, George Washington University, Department of History, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 335, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent pending budgetary approval and the satisfactory outcome of a standard background check.

The University is an Equal Employment 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 or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.