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Assistant/Associate Professor, African History, Brandeis University
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African History

Assistant/Associate Professor, African History, Brandeis University

The Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University seeks applications for a tenure-track position in African history and the African diaspora. We expect that the appointment will be made at the assistant professor level, although an appointment for a more advanced candidate with exceptional qualifications may be considered. Periodization and geographical specialization are open. We are especially interested in candidates with proven leadership experience and a commitment to departmental development. The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2015.

This search is part of an ongoing cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory and core courses in African history, in addition to courses in their area of expertise. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, a strong record of publication, and evidence of teaching excellence. The full time position carries a 2-2 teaching load. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an article or chapter length writing sample and three letters of reference on Academic Jobs Online at Questions about the position can be directed to: Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department ( Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African History 


Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African History to begin in August 2015.  Highly experienced applicants may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.  The ideal candidate will also offer courses in the African Diaspora.  We expect this hire to contribute to the growth and development of the Africana Studies Program as well as the College's Human Diversity and Global Engagement general academic requirement.  All members of the History Department teach topical Introduction to History courses as well as upper-level courses in their field.  Department faculty frequently teach First-Year Seminars and our courses are significant contributions to the College's Humanities requirement.


We seek applicants who are excellent and innovative teachers with both a strong commitment to teaching in a Liberal Arts environment and an active research program.  Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment.  Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Applicants should speak to their experience contributing to the diversity of an academic community.


Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Mark Stein, Chair of the History Department, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as a single pdf file to:  Please also arrange for graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically.  Application deadline is October 30, 2014.  Please indicate if you will be available for interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting.

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