The Department of History at the University of Maryland seeks an assistant, associate, or full professor in the field of African American History. Applications from scholars in all areas of specialization from the colonial period to the present are welcome. A strong record of research and teaching is required. The successful candidate will actively research and publish, teach graduate and undergraduate history courses, mentor graduate students, serve on administrative committees, and participate fully as a faculty member in the department.

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland, College Park, is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. Its proximity to archival repositories, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

For best consideration, applicants should submit a letter describing their scholarly and teaching interests and achievements, along with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (approximately 30 pages), and the names and contact information for three recommenders to  by November 5, 2018. Recommenders will be invited to submit their letters of reference online. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (Chicago, January 3-5).

If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact department coordinator Gail Russell (, or Professor Michael Ross (, chair of the search committee.

The University of Maryland, College Park is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone. We actively subscribe to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity