AFRICA AND AFRICAN DIASPORA. The Department of History at The University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in African and African diasporic history, starting in Fall 2020. The department seeks to further strengthen its core program in African American history with the addition of a faculty member focusing on Africa and the African diaspora, with a preference for specialists in the precolonial era. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-division and graduate courses in African and African diasporic history as well as a survey course in World, African American, or U.S. History. Normal teaching load is 2/2. The Department of History is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and we therefore welcome applicants who are from groups that are historically underrepresented.

The application process is online at Choose “Full-Time Faculty Positions” tab, then “Assistant Professor, Africa and African Diaspora.” The Posting Number is 001728.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application (“Cover Letter”)
  • CV
  • Writing excerpt from book/dissertation/article (“Other Document 1”)
  • Academic transcript (“Other Document 2”)
  • Contact information (including email address) for three professional references (“References List”)

Screening of applications begins December 5, 2019. Review of applications may continue until the position is filled. The Search Committee will conduct preliminary interviews by video conference the second week of January 2020.

The University of Memphis, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, is a metropolitan research institution that offers competitive pay and benefits.

For more information about the Department of History, see:


Contact: Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Beverly Bond, at, with any questions.


Primary Category: African History / Studies

Secondary Categories: African American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Indigenous Studies

Posting Date: 10/23/2019

Closing Date: 12/19/2019

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