The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Caribbean Studies. Applications in the field of Afro-Latin American Studies will also be considered. This is an open field search. Applicants in the humanities or the humanistic area of the social sciences including the disciplines of literary criticism, gender studies, history, art history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, and philosophy will be considered. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

We seek an energetic, promising scholar with a record of publication, prior teaching experience, and the desire to be an engaged member of a growing, dynamic department. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, and demonstrate a willingness to participate in departmental governance, and must be committed to being a highly productive scholar. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2019.

Applicants should submit the following information in order to be considered:

  • Introductory letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Sample syllabi and copies of student evaluations (if available)
  • One writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter)
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested

Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by Monday, October 22, 2018. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply through this posting, using Job ID # 41593, via Washington University’s jobs portal at

Or by mail:

AFAS Search Committee
c/o Janary Stanton
Department of African & African American Studies
Washington University, Campus Box 1109
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

“Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.”

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