The Department of History at Villanova University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure track position, in African American History to begin August 2018.  Candidates should be able to teach a two-semester undergraduate and graduate survey in African American History. The successful applicant will also teach a thematically-based core History course of his/her creation and will be able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in her/his areas of specialization. Teaching load 3-2. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load is continued for another three years.  Ph.D. required at the time the position commences.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017.  Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AHA annual meeting. Applications must be submitted online at and will include the following: a) Cover letter of interest b) Complete curriculum vitae c) Statement of teaching philosophy d) Dissertation abstract and one article or chapter-length writing sample e) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required if you are chosen for interview f) Contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload their recommendations g) Statement of contribution to the university’s mission (finalists only)

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. The university is located in the ethnically and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region.  Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. For more information please see