The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of African American History. Appointment to begin August 2019. All periods and specializations are welcome, but interest in and experience with digital history preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and display a compelling research agenda. PhD in History or related field required, awarded prior to appointment. The successful candidate will teach both halves of the US History survey course, and upper-level courses in his or her specialty. Standard duties for academic-year faculty include teaching three courses per semester, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department, College, and University.


Minimum Requirements

  • Earned Ph.D. in History or related field at time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship



Teaching courses as assigned; holding office hours, providing timely grading and student feedback; adhering to all academic policies of the University; maintenance of a high quality research program; and publication of peer-reviewed scholarship.


How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position you must apply online at Please search for Job ID# 14981. Please upload your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, and contact information for at least three academic references, as one PDF document. For more information, contact Dr. Steven Weiss, Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University, 1120 15 th Street, Augusta, GA  30912 or Review of applications will begin November 6.


Augusta University

Augusta University is a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with over 9,000 students and 1,200 faculty members committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service. The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy offers undergraduates degrees in History and Anthropology, and teaches a broad range of core social science and humanities courses. We are located on the beautiful and historic Summerville campus.

Augusta, GA is growing and thriving with its greater-metropolitan area approaching half a million with beautiful nature in arm’s reach. Located on the south bank of the Savannah River, midway between the Great Smoky Mountains and coastal beaches; Augusta is within a few hours of the cultural centers of Atlanta, Asheville, Savannah, Athens, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston. The Morris Museum of Art, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and performing arts events at The Miller Theater, The Imperial Theater, and the James Brown Arena establish a rich cultural milieu. And of course Augusta is home to the world-renowned Masters Golf Tournament.

Due to a $100 million contribution from the state of Georgia, Augusta is now becoming one of the leading centers for cyber security in the nation. This is bringing a huge influx of leading edge businesses and investments, further transforming cultural activities, including arts and design, providing new jobs, and energizing the historical downtown district.

Augusta University is committed to excellence through diversity in our student body and faculty, and thus strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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