Job: Open Rank Faculty Position, Africana Studies, Nineteenth-Century African-American History / American Slavery

University of Delaware

Location: Newark, DE

Open Rank Position:  The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery.  The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U. S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system.  Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas. 

The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.  There is potential for collaboration with other departments and programs on campus including the Department of History, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Center for Material Culture Studies, in addition to participating in public and digital humanities-centered teaching and research.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2020.  In addition, candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.

The start date for this position is August 16, 2020.

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