The History Department at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century African American history beginning fall 2020.  As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, and cultural backgrounds is preferred.  Scholars whose research places the African American experience in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome.  Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program as part of the regular teaching load is required.  Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable.  Ph.D. by date of appointment required.


Providence College, a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons of color. 


Letter of application, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to  

Deadline for completed applications is September 13, 2019.