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Suffolk University (USA:MA) - Global History & Politics with Africa and/or the Middle East[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in 20th-century Global History and Politics with a focus on Africa and/or the Middle East.
  • Engagement in Public History with oral history proficiency is highly desirable
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Outstanding candidates in the final stage of doctoral studies are eligible for consideration but must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2021.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year including core department courses and in the University’s first-year general education curriculum
  • Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references.
  • Review begins at once [ad posted 4 Nov] with a deadline of 1 Dec. 2020

African[edit | edit source]

Auburn University (USA:AL) - African or African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African or African Diaspora History, to begin August 2021
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in African history, their area of specialty, and contribute to Auburn’s core curriculum in world history.
  • A Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies is required at time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final state of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.
  • To apply, visit and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a syllabus for an undergraduate course on African history, topic open, (4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and (5) the names and contact information for three referees... Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sarah Hamilton, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2020 and continues until the position is filled
    • [16 Sept] Zoom interview invites sent
    • [8 Oct] Any word on finalist selection? 
    • [9 Oct] Candidates selected for "on-campus" stage

Carleton University (CA:ONT) - African Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African Studies, to begin July 2021
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including large foundational courses, and contribute to the development of a collaborative doctoral program.
  • The position requires a Ph.D. in any of the Social Sciences or History. Candidates with expertise in North Africa, East Africa or the Great Lakes region are of particular interest. Evidence of an active commitment to research and the potential to develop an externally funded, high-quality research program is essential. Evidence of excellent teaching potential is required, and interest in developing outstanding teaching in an interdisciplinary context is highly desirable. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment is crucial.
  • Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file addressed to the Director, Dr. Christine Duff, and sent to: June Payne, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, at Applications should include: cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio that contains a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, two scholarly writing samples, and a list of three references.
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Any word on first-round interviews? [12 Oct. 2020]
  • [3 Nov. 2020] Still no updates?
  • Does anyone know if their letter writers were contacted?-November 9 --> crickets over here, November 17
  • Received letter that my application did not make it to the next round-Nov. 19 [x2]

Chapman University (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of modern African History, to begin Aug. 2021
  • A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.
  • The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate can also teach and advise students in the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies. The program expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.
  • Qualified applicants should electronically submit: A letter of interest, Faculty employment application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three references. To Dr. Robert Slayton, Search Committee Chair C/O Stacy Laird at Please use "History Position" as the email subject line. Inquiries regarding this position may also be directed to
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2020 and continues until position filled

Colby College (USA:ME) - World w/specialisation in African[edit | edit source]

Howard University (USA:DC) - African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the African Disapora, to begin 16 Aug. 2021
  • Candidates with particular research interests in women are especially encouraged to apply. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research agenda in their area of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activity. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.
  • Earned doctorate in History from an accredited institution by the starting date
  • Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing: Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above, Current curriculum vita, Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests, and future plans, Two-page statement of teaching experience and/or philosophy, One copy of a recent publication or one dissertation chapter, Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee
  • Completed applications should be addressed to the co-chair of the search committee: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, and submitted electronically to
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2020 and continues until position filled.
  • [oct 19] any news?

Kings College London (UK:Eng) -Modern [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • 20 month lectureship (~VAP) in Modern African History, to begin 1 Jan. 2021
  • To replace Dr Vincent Hiribarren for the period of his secondment to the French Institute for Research in Africa.
  • The post-holder will specialize in Modern African History and contribute to departmental teaching in the subject. Core teaching responsibilities will be: to deliver entry-level teaching on the module 4AAH0001 Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches and on 4AAH1008 World History, 1870s-2000s; to convene and deliver the single semester 2nd year modules, 5AAH1023 Cultures of Kingship and Empire: Power and Pushback in Portuguese-speaking Africa and 5AAH1024 The History of Portuguese-Speaking Africa 1960 to the Present, and the two-semester module, 5AAH3010 Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African History; to co-convene with another member of the department at least one of the 3rd year thematic modules 6AAH4005 Nations and 6AAH4012 Authority; and to teach the MA module 7AAH5020: The Power of Naija: Culture and Politics in Postcolonial Nigeria. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History.
  • Candidates should have submitted a PhD by the date of appointment.
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2020 - nb advertising period may mean this employer is unable to sponsor work visas. Please check before applying.

Tufts University (USA:MA) - Sub-Saharan[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 including surveys of pre-modern and modern periods, in addition to specialized courses.
  • PhD must be in hand 'at time of hire'
  • Applications should include a letter of application that includes evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference which should be directly uploaded to Interfolio by recommenders. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Application letters should be addressed to Dr. James Rice, Search Committee Chair. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please direct questions to Annette Lazzara, Department Administrator, at
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2020 and continues until position filled

University of Denver (USA:CO) - African/African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track appointment in the history of Africa or African diaspora, period open, to begin Sept. 2021
  • ABD, with a Ph.D. in a related field required by the start of the appointment. A candidate hired at the ABD level will hold the title and rank of instructor until completion of degree
  • The successful candidate will teach a broad range of introductory- and upper-level courses to history majors and the undergraduate population at DU. The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics related to the candidates field of expertise.
  • Please include the following documents with your application: Cover letter, CV, Writing Sample, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Sample Syllabi, List of Proposed Courses, One-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application has been submitted for consideration.
  • For full consideration: 4 Jan. 2021

African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

Ryerson University (CAN)[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the African Diaspora, with a preference for Caribbean and/or Latin American history, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • We seek a faculty member whose expertise in the history of the African diaspora will fill important gaps in our curriculum while complementing our existing scholarship in Modern and Ancient Africa and the Atlantic world.
  • Candidates will have a Ph.D. in the History of the African diaspora or related discipline (for example, a PhD in African Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, or Latin American Studies). Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] and are demonstrably very close to completion of their PhD may also be considered.
  • The successful candidate must also present evidence of: an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs through evidence of high-quality teaching, including experience with course/curriculum review/development; a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, presentations at significant conferences and other similar contributions; an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program; commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as they pertain to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, the Faculty and the University through collegial service.
  • Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). All applications received by October 2, 2020 will be assured of consideration. The application must contain the following: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; two samples of recent scholarly production; the names of three individuals who may be contacted for references
  • For full consideration: 2 Oct. 2020
  • [oct 19] any news?
  • [Oct 29] Zoom interview notification have been sent

Middle Eastern[edit | edit source]

Furman University (USA:SC) - Middle East and Islamic World [Open-Rank][edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in any period or field of the history of the Middle East and the Islamic world, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Required Documents (Please combine all documents into a single pdf before uploading): 1. Resume/C.V. 2. Cover letter (The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.) 3. University diversity statement 4. Two sample syllabi (one from an introductory course, one from an advanced course) 5. Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages 6. Three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio. Link to apply:
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio to Sara Abraham-Oxford (, administrative assistant to the History Department
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 13 Nov] with a deadline of: 15 Dec. 2020

Università Ca' Foscari - Venice, Italy - Modern Arab World[edit | edit source]

  • Position is equivalent to advanced assistant or associate professor
  • Language of the interview is Italian, language of instruction is English
  • The profile required is that of a scholar with in-depth knowledge of the contemporary Arab world, with the ability of a multidisciplinary approach and a prolonged experience in the field. In particular, the researcher must demonstrate original analytical skills regarding the socio-economic and political dynamics of the Arab world (e.g. impact of political-economic structures on Arab societies; analysis of inequalities, problems of poverty, young people and the labor market ; in-depth knowledge of the actors influencing economic and political processes, from civil society associations, such as, for example, Islamist movements and workers' movements, to international agencies and institutions such as the European Union; attention to the gender perspective of these dynamics), as well as possessing the linguistic and methodological tools necessary to access primary sources. The scholar must prove a solid research experience, expressed through publications including international high-level scientific publications, participation in conferences and the coordination of national and international research projects, as well as many years of teaching experience.
  • Additional information in the call for applicants here
  • Deadline : 19 Dec. 2020

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Modern[edit | edit source]

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2: Assistant or Associate Professor), History of the Modern Middle East, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • The initial appointment as Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) is for a five-year term, with an opportunity to apply for renewal for an additional five years. The CRC comes with an one-course (3 credit) annual teaching release and an annual research stipend of $15,000.
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years from their degree at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree will also be considered in cases where breaks in the candidate’s research career due to maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care have occurred; such applicants will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For Program Details on Canada Research Chairs, please visit:
  • Applicants should have (relative to career stage) demonstrated or potential ability to: publish research of exceptional quality and originality that diversifies and/or complements research strengths in the Department of History; teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population; productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.
  • Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at
  • Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a 300-500 word statement in which the applicant may wish to consider the ways their research addresses questions of diversity; their experience relevant to working with a diverse student body; and their contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the department, university and beyond; up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters); evidence of teaching effectiveness, including but not limited to: a single-page statement detailing pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and/or approaches used in teaching the history of the modern Middle East; a syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate seminar course on Middle Eastern history. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - Hebrew Bible[edit | edit source]

Posted without link to original ad. PLEASE include the original advert AND follow the format of other posts when adding postings. AFII (talk) 12:41, September 15, 2020 (UTC)

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Hebrew Bible, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • Prospective candidates should have strong philological skills in biblical Hebrew and Aramaic as well as a methodological philological competence in dealing with the Bible's composite texts. A grounding in another relevant language of the ancient Near East is desirable. Engagement with scholarship in one or more other fields in the humanities and social sciences is also expected. These fields include (but are not exclusive to) literary criticism, anthropology, historiography, folklore, history of religion, history of sexuality.
  • Applicants for this position must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
  • Please direct inquiries to: - Where to apply:
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2020
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