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Assistant Professor of Africology & African American Studies

University of Virginia
Department: Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time tenured position, beginning Fall 2020, at the Associate or Full professorial rank, in African and African Diaspora Studies. The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates with research expertise in shifting racial formations in Africa, African Diasporas, and/or “South-South” contexts, linking African diasporic communities in the Global North and the Global South across a range of geographies.

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Assistant Professor of Africology & African American Studies

Eastern Michigan University
Department: Africology & African American Studies

The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Africology and African American Studies who focuses upon social/cultural and/or behavioral issues in the discipline. Salary depends on qualifications.

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Assistant or Associate Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Justice

University of Kentucky
Department: African American and Africana Studies Program

University of Kentucky seeks candidates who center Black perspectives and experiences in areas such as environmental racism, (feminist) political ecology, racialized landscapes, cultural memory, community response to disaster and disaster recovery, critical development studies, conservation, climate justice, land rights and territorial politics, political activism, and/or social justice. Applicants who include community engagement, participatory research or other qualitative approaches in their research programs are especially welcome. Area of geographic specialization is open.

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Department Chair, Full Professor or Advance Associate Professor

Texas Christian University
Department: Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for our next Department Chair at the rank of full Professor or advanced Associate Professor, starting fall 2020. Research specialty within the broad field of U.S. Ethnic Studies is open, but we especially seek scholars who apply comparative or relational approaches to the study of race/ethnicity and/or scholars who meaningfully integrate the intersectional study of women, gender, and sexuality. All faculty in the department are expected to incorporate community-engaged pedagogy into their teaching and to take part in the wider Fort Worth and Texas communities as civic-minded scholars.

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Application Deadline: December 12, 2019

Africana Studies Lecturer

Texas A&M University
Department: Africana Studies Program

The interdisciplinary program in Africana Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Critical Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, Non-Tenure, Lecturer position in the Africana Studies Program with a 9 month academic appointment beginning the Fall 2020 semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses per semester (fall and spring), including two sections of Introduction to Africana Studies, which explores Africa’s foundational relationship to and connections with its diaspora in the USA, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and two additional courses in their specialty areas.

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Application Deadline: Until Filled

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing (Fiction)

University of Missouri Saint Louis
Department: English

The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in creative writing (fiction), to begin in August 2020. The department seeks an active writer and dedicated teacher to teach courses in both our MFA program and our BA in English. We welcome applications from candidates with secondary expertise in such areas as creative non-fiction, screenwriting, translation, or new media. The ability to teach courses in literature, composition and rhetoric, or linguistics is welcomed, as well. Candidates should have at least one book of fiction published by (or under contract with) a nationally recognized press, as well as a commitment to teaching that aligns with the University’s mission and core values of access, inclusion, and community engagement.

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Assistant or Associate Professor in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora

University of Kentucky
Department: African American and Africana Studies

This ad is explicitly a call for applications for a position in Francophone Africa and/or the African Diaspora. The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Francophone Africa and/or the Francophone African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures; History; Geography, Anthropology; Sociology; or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Application Deadline: November 22, 2019.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking Africa and/or the African Diaspora

University of Kentucky
Department: African American and Africana Studies

The program in African American and Africana Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking Africa and/or the African Diaspora, to begin August 2020. The successful applicant’s tenure home is open, and will be discipline specific to include the departments of: Hispanic Studies; History; Geography, Anthropology; or other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Assistant Professor of American History and Women’s and Gender Studies

Sewanee – The University of the South
Department: History & Women’s and Gender Studies

The History Department and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee invite applications for an assistant, tenure-track professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality and American history to begin in August 2020. This joint appointment in History and Women’s and Gender Studies is open to scholars in any chronological field of American history who also specialize in the history of gender and/or sexuality. We encourage candidates whose research and teaching agendas focus on issues of race, class and ethnicity and who deploy feminist methodologies in their work to apply. The standard teaching load is five courses a year.

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Assistant Professor

Wayne State University
Department: Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit seeks to hire at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. AOS: Open. AOC: Open, but the department has needs in the areas of Early Modern Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy (broadly construed), Bioethics, and Philosophy of Language.

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Postdoctoral Scholar, African American History (Job #91456)

The Pennsylvania State University
Department: George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar in African American history, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome.

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Application Deadline: December 10, 2019.


Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil War Era (Job #91453)

The Pennsylvania State University
Department: George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

The Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the history of the Civil War Era, beginning July 1, 2020. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. All research interests spanning the pre-war period through Reconstruction will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that align with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome.

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Application Deadline: December 10, 2019.

Ethnomusicologist/Musicologist (Asst. Prof. Tenure-Track) Afro-Latinx Musics

Fordham University
Department: Department of Music

The Department of Art History and Music at Fordham University seeks a full-time tenure-track Ethnomusicologist / Musicologist at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Afro-Latinx music, to begin in Fall 2020. Candidates should possess: a terminal degree in (ethno) musicology, a dynamic research program, and demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

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Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 11 October 2019.

Assistant Professor

University of Houston
Department: Comparative Cultural Studies

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary department that is home to curricular programs in Anthropology, Liberal Studies, and Religious Studies. We seek to hire an outstanding scholar and teacher with an active agenda of research and publication in any area of comparative cultural studies, whose academic work would enhance and amplify intellectual synergies in the department and whose teaching could ideally contribute to more than one of our programs.

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Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

Department Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and Professor (or Associate Professor)

Kennesaw State University
Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Kennesaw State University is seeking an individual who demonstrates excellence in teaching and research; a strong commitment to service and engagement with communities; and a strong dedication to social justice, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The ideal candidate must also be a strong advocate for faculty, students, and staff, with a demonstrated track record for shared governance.

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Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

FT/Tenure Track Instructor – US History

Santa Monica College
Department:  Education

The successful candidiate’s primary teaching assignment will consist of courses in U.S. Racial & Ethnic Survey, U.S. Surveys (To/Since 1877), and at least one additional field.  Additional responsibilities include engagement in departmental and campus community activities including involvement in student success initiatives, departmental and curricular planning and organization, and academic committee work.  Salary: $62,407 – $130,032

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Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

Black Studies with a concentration in African-American and African-diasporic music cultures, especially jazz

Swarthmore College
Black Studies

The Black Studies Program at Swarthmore College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position specializing in African-American and/or African-diasporic musics and their cultures. In addition to applicants with advanced interdisciplinary training in Africana, African American, or Black Studies, we welcome applications from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, and others whose work evinces humanistic approaches to the theories, histories, cultures, and aesthetics of jazz, as well as other black vernacular musics.

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Application Deadline: November 4, 2019

Full-time Lecturer

University of Tennessee
Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program (AFST) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (https://africana.utk.edu/ ) invites applications for a full-time lecturer to teach Introduction to African American Studies and/or Introduction to African Studies, to begin Spring 2020. Appointment will be full-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

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Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled

Caarceral Studies/Critical Prison Studies/Africana Studies

The University of Oklahoma
Department: Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies

The Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies, housed in College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is beginning a multi-year period of expansion and renewal. As part of the growth of this progressive unit, applications are being solicited for an outstanding faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor in Carceral Studies/Critical Prison Studies. Area of specialization is open, however, the ideal candidate’s scholarship will be rooted in Africana Studies.

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Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled

Assistant or Associate Professor of English & African American Studies

University of Iowa
Department: African American Studies

The Department of English and the Program in African American Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in African American Literary and Cultural Studies, beginning fall semester 2020. We seek a dynamic scholar and teacher who works in any area of 19th, 20th, and 21st century African American literary and cultural studies.

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Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled

Tenure-Track Position in the Department of Africana Studies

The College of Wooster
Department: Africana Studies

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Africana Studies, commencing 2020-2021. Rank of Associate or Full Professor determined by strength of successful candidate\’s teaching experience, broad interdisciplinary training, and/or extensive publications in Africana Diasporic Studies. Must teach introductory and upper-level courses in Africana Studies, supervise undergraduate independent study projects in Africana Studies, and contribute to the College’s First Year Seminar.

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Assistant Professor

Loyola Marymount University
Department: African American Studies

The African American Studies department at Loyola Marymount Univeristy invites applications for Assistant Professor. The department seeks candidate with Ph.D. in African American Studies with a specialization in social scientific research including quantitative techniques. The department will consider applicants with backgrounds in other appropriate social science fields whose work centers the black experience, including but not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy, and Public Health. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

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Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

Open Rank Position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery

The University of Delaware
Department: The Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U. S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system.

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Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 9, 2019 and will continue until filled.