The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the field of African Diasporas in the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. Candidatesshould have a research focus which explores the Black experience in some part of the Americas. The Department of History especially values scholarship that places an emphasis on the history of race and resistance. Benefits are competitive. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.
WSU is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage, its formal Memorandum of Understanding with Native American tribes in the region, and tradition of service to society. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History thus encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups including, but not limited to Indigenous, Native American, First Nations, Black, African diaspora, and Latin(x) populations.
The Department of History at WSU is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity. Comprised of social, natural and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research. We are united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by our service to the community. We will begin accepting applications on December 16, 2020. To apply visit WSU Jobs. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Direct inquiries via email to Dr. Jennifer Thigpen firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate must:
have a PhD in History (or strong evidence of completion of PhD before August 2021)
demonstrate expertise in the study of African Diasporas in the Americas, broadly conceived
provide evidence of successful teaching and instruction
provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; and,
demonstrate their commitment to campus diversity efforts and inclusion
show clear engagement with the communities they study
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