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Loyola Marymont University (USA:CA)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African History or Middle Eastern history, chronological focus open, at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2022.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in African or Middle Eastern history and world history, as well as upper-division courses in the area of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following History Concentrations: Law, Politics, and Society; Environment, Science, and Technology; Public and Applied History; Race, Gender, and Culture; and Global Economies, Encounters, and Exchange
  • Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education
  • Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) sample syllabi, and (6) writing sample, online at Tenure Line History ( Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to For questions, contact Constance Chen, chair of the search committee, at
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021

San Diego State University (USA:CA) - Africa or Caribbean[]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor specializing in Africa or the Caribbean
  • We seek to fill this position with a scholar who has a commitment to an engaged student-centered teaching pedagogy and a demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, and whose research applies to the needs and interests of Africana communities in Africa or the Caribbean (including history, culture, political economy, post-colonialism, gender relationships, cultural patterns and behavior, family, housing and employment, and other areas). Further, the scholar’s research and teaching philosophies should interrogate the intersection of history, culture, society, power, and behavior from a culturally centered perspective.
  • We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy three or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least three (3) of these criteria.
  • Applicants should submit: 1)   Letter of application/cover letter, describing publications, ongoing research, and teaching philosophy/interests, Africana community engagement, and how these relate to diversity and understanding of underrepresented populations and communities; 2)   Full curriculum vita; 3)   Official transcripts of graduate study; 4)   Three letters of recommendation; 5)   Writing sample.; 6)   Evidence of teaching effectiveness; 7)   Applicants must include a separate written diversity statement
  • For full consideration: 25 Oct. 2021 position open until filled.

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Middle East & North Africa[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern/North African  History (loosely defined, 18th-20th centuries) to start on or after July 1, 2022
  • We welcome applicants with any specialization within that broader field.  
  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2021
  • Any updates? [Oct. 3]
  • Not here. Any updates? [Oct. 12]
    • Nothing here. Their search for history of science last year took ~3 weeks from the initial deadline until the first request for more writing materials, and then another ~2-3 weeks until people received rejections. [Oct. 12]

University of Dayton, Ohio (USA:OH)[]

  • tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank specializing in Middle Eastern or North African history as part of a Middle Eastern Studies hiring cluster. This position will start August 16, 2022
  • The expectations of this position are: 1) maintenance of an active research and publishing agenda in Middle Eastern or North African history; 2) developing history courses for the Middle Eastern Studies minor; 3) teaching courses in modern Middle Eastern history to support the history major, Middle Eastern Studies minor, the International Studies Program, and the Common Academic Program; 4) teaching HST 103: Introduction to Global Historical Studies, an introductory course in historical study and the department’s contribution to the university’s first year Humanities Commons Program, and; 5) service responsibilities at the departmental, divisional, and university level as determined in consultation with the department chair and executive committee.
  • To apply and for a complete list of qualifications, please go to: - Please email with any questions.
  • The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university
  • Applicants must upload a letter of application that directly addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications met, CV, and copy of Graduate Transcript(s). Upload evidence of teaching effectiveness (student and/or peer evaluations) if available. If you do not currently hold your Ph.D., a letter from your Ph.D. advisor stating your expected defense and graduation dates is required. Three reference letters are required of those invited for teleconference interviews, but at this time you need only supply email addresses of your references....Applicants selected for teleconference interviews will be required to submit a writing sample and course syllabi including a sample HST 103 syllabus. Teleconference interviewees will also receive instructions for having their letter writers submit references.
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2021 - Teleconference interviews will be conducted in early November 2021.


Albion College (USA:MI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history (Africa/Global South), to begin Aug. 2022
  • Ability to teach transnational, gender, science/medical, and/or environmental topics is highly welcomed.
  • This position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to various students, faculty and staff (e.g., historically underrepresented, first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, LGBTQ students). Applications are encouraged from candidates who can address the needs of a diverse student body and contribute to building a more diverse and equitable college community, including through the use of inclusive pedagogies.
  • Teaching responsibilities include an introductory survey in African history as well as mid-level and advanced courses on the Global South and other topics of the instructor’s choosing. The course load is 3/3, with one course every year contributing to an interdisciplinary program such as a First Year Seminar (FYS) or the Honors Program.
  • Ph.D. in History or related field by start of appointment.
  • For consideration, candidates must submit applications to Interfolio at
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2021

Boston University (USA:MA)[]

  • tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in African History, beginning Fall 2022.
  • The Department seeks candidates with expertise in African history, region and period open. Applicants with comparative, transnational or global perspectives are welcome to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching within a federally funded and internationally engaged National Research Center, focused on Africa. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of employment.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests (including your ideas on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion), a C.V. and two letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online ( Further documentation may be requested of short-listed applicants
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021
  • preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted before the Winter Break with campus visits anticipated immediately following the break

Clark University (USA:MA) - Sub-Saharan post-1500[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of sub-Saharan African History (post-1500) to begin Fall 2022
  • All regional specializations and topics of study will be considered. Scholars whose work includes research in a non-European language preferred, but not required. Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 2022.
  • Teaching: we seek applicants capable of contributing to the training of MA students in History’s accelerated degree program and Ph.D. students in Holocaust and Genocide History. Finally, the successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses that scaffold the study of Africa beyond the History Department (Art History, Geography, and International Development, Community, and Environment) and contribute to programs in Africana Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, or other relevant interdisciplinary programs.
  • For full consideration go to to submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2021

Connecticut College (USA: CT) - Sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor position in African History to begin July 1, 2022.
  • All time periods and thematic approaches to sub-Saharan African history are welcome.
  • We especially seek experts in African history who incorporate African languages in their research.
  • We are interested in scholars whose research and/or teaching explores some of the following topics: Black radical social and political movements, African indigeneity, gender and sexuality, health and medicine, human rights, and environmental and economic injustice, and transnational connections.
  • Successful candidates will be able to teach courses on pre-colonial, colonial, and modern African history.
  • After a first year of teaching 2-2, professors teach 3-2 (5 courses total over the academic year).
  • Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Questions should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Marc Forster (
  • Required materials: CV, cover letter, letters of rec
  • Link:
  • Review of applications will begin 1 November 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

McGill University (CAN)[]

  • tenure-track position in African history at the rank of assistant professor, effective 1 August 2022.
  • The time period and specialization are open. Knowledge of an African language would be an asset. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, the successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching and will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate program. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically to Workday (McGill’s Employment Portal), including a cover letter & curriculum vitae, and three reference letters.  PLEASE NOTE: once your application materials have been submitted, you will be notified via McGill’s Employment Portal Workday to provide the contact information for three referees. These referees will then be contacted by Workday to upload their reference letters. Enquiries about the process may be directed to and about academic matters to the Chair of the search committee, Professor Brian Lewis, at .
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021

Ohio State University (USA:OH) - African Diaspora to the US[]

University of Michigan (USA:MI)[]

  • 9-month tenured associate or full professor level for the A.M. and H.P. Bentley Chair of African History, to begin 29 Aug. 2021
  • Please upload a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and evidence of teaching excellence (which may include teaching evaluations, syllabi, course observation, etc.) via the Interfolio application...Questions should be sent to
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2021

University of North Carolina - Wilmington (USA:NC)[]

  • Nine-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of African History, pref. start date Jan 2022 with a possibility of starting August 2022
  • Teaching: Teaching responsibilities include upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in specialty and a two-semester survey of Global History Since 1500, in both online and traditional formats
  • Please apply online at Special Notes to Applicants Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required...To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including: Combined unofficial graduate transcripts, Writing sample – (article-length essay or book chapter), Statement of diversity and inclusion – addresses how the candidate will contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion on campus, Curriculum Vitae, Cover letter
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021

University of North Georgia (USA:GA)[]

  • full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African History. Region and time frame are open.
  • The committee is particularly interested in scholars whose work engages with a non-European language. Candidates are also encouraged to share digital history projects and instruction.
  • Teaching: Instruction responsibilities include undergraduate survey courses, upper-division and graduate courses in area of speciality. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education and the local community.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 30th Dec.

University of Southern California (USA:CA)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in Sub-Saharan African history beginning August 2022
  • Academic fluency in an African language preferred. All time periods and topics of study will be considered. Scholars of color as well as scholars based in African universities are encouraged to apply.
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Please send a letter of introduction, c.v., names and email contacts for three references, a diversity statement, and a writing sample (either a dissertation chapter or an article). A PhD in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021

University of Victoria (CAN)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in African History, to begin 1 July 2022
  • The area of specialization is open
  • In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to candidates who self identify as Indigenous or who are members of a visible minority group.Applicants in these groups are required to self-identify in their cover letter.
  • To apply, the following materials should be sent to (electronic only, in PDF or Word format) to A cover letter; A complete curriculum vitae; A writing/publication sample; Confidential letters from three referees.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history, to begin Aug. 2022
  • Position 1: West or Central African history. Research interests may be in any sub-field, specialization, or time period. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history and to work closely with the UW-Madison's Title VI National Resource Center in African Studies.
  • Ph.D. in History or related field by start of appointment.
  • For full consideration: 8 Sept. 2021

African Diaspora[]

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN) - History of Slavery[]

  • Assistant Professor, historian of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, beginning Fall 2022
  • We are especially interested in scholars who use a comparative and transnational approach to engage issues of movement of enslaved Africans and their descendants, which may include a focus on the intersection of race and gender, resistance movements, religion and ritual, political and communal organization, cultural formation, and/or the complex relationship between slavery and freedom in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In addition to being well-grounded in historical methodology, we expect candidates to have a deep investment in interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration. The Committee is open to consideration of beginning as well as more advanced assistant professors.
  • Candidates must attach a CV and cover letter. Questions may be directed to Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes, Department of Political Science, 2169 Jenkins Nanovic Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, or To apply, visit:
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2021 [ad posted 7 Oct]

University of Texas - El Paso (USA:TX)[]

  • Assistant Professor of History (African Diaspora)
  • Scholars whose work brings new and innovative insights to the study and teaching of the African Diaspora, while engaging the historical, contemporary and global experiences, representations and cultural contributions of Africans and people of African descent throughout the African Diaspora, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have a research interest in Africa and African Diasporic history in a global context.  Additional interest in borders, migration, social justice movements or other related issues that will allow her or him to contribute broadly to our doctoral program in History, are welcome
  • All applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample, transcripts, and contact information of three reference writers. Letters of recommendation will be requested separately of candidates going into the first round of interviews. Additionally, applicants should submit a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2021

Middle Eastern[]

Colby College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East/Islamic history beginning September 1, 2022.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The statement of teaching philosophy and the statement of research interests should demonstrate commitment to the values of diversity and inclusivity. Please submit applications via Interfolio at the following link
  • review begins: 1 Dec. 2021

College of William and Mary (USA:VA) - Middle Eastern History and International Relations[]

  • Assistant Professor in modern Middle Eastern history, including Iran and Central Asia, and International Relations. Appointment will begin August 10, 2022.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach an interdisciplinary course on contemporary issues in international relations, an introduction to global history, and compelling courses on modern Middle Eastern history, as well as to contribute to the Program in International Relations.
  • Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2021

Tulane University (USA:LA)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East/Islamic World, starting July 2022.
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by 1 June 2022
  • Applicants’ dossiers should include a letter of application, C.V., an article-length writing sample, and names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates. All applicants must submit their dossiers via Interfolio at this link: Inquiries can be made to F.T. Luongo at (
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2021 and continues until position filled

University of Chicago (USA:IL)[]

  • tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East in the Early Islamic Period until the Mongols (i.e., until circa 1258 C.E.) with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability and/or potential to carry out original independent research and publication on the social, political, and economic history of early Muslim/Islamic societies; be able to teach a wide range of courses from surveys to advanced seminars; be able to supervise theses and, in time, Ph.D. dissertations; and have a strong command of classical Arabic. Knowledge of an additional relevant language desirable
  • To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at The application must include: a cover letter, cv, a published article or a dissertation chapter, a research statement,and three letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration: '11pm central time 1 Nov. 2021 letters of recc. needed by 15 Nov.

University of Tennessee_Knoxville (USA:TN) - Modern[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the History of the Modern Middle East (1500 to present), to begin Fall semester 2022
  • Research specialties in any topic will be considered. We particularly encourage applications from scholars whose thematic focuses complement our department’s existing expertise in transregional histories, social identity, gender, empire, or memory.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 including a survey in World History from 1500, undergraduate upper division courses in modern Middle Eastern History, and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.
  • Materials should be submitted to
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2021

University of Utah (USA:UT)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the Middle East, research specialization and time period open.
  • PhD preferred, but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load: two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Middle East, one half of a two-course World History survey, and contributing to the department’s required undergraduate course on historical methods.
  • Opportunities to participate in the University’s interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, Asian Studies, and Religious Studies programs among others, and may also contribute to the University’s initiatives in Environmental Humanities, Medical Humanities, and/or the Digital Humanities.
  • In addition to a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three recommenders, please submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Deadline: 5 November 2021

Utah State University (USA:UT)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East, specializing in any period from the medieval to the modern
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Religious Studies Program, which is part of the Department of History.
  • A PhD in History or related field is required by June 2022.
  • Teaching load: typically 2/2, Candidates should be able to teach one-half of a two-course World History survey and contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Along with the online application, please attach: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A cover letter that speaks to your effectiveness as a researcher and teacher;3. A statement describing how your work would contribute to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service; 4. The names and email addresses of three references. (Your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation if your candidacy advances to the next level.) Link to apply: Please direct questions to Dr. Christopher Conte, Search Committee Chair, at (Do not send application materials to this email address. Please use the application link above.)
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021


NB Ottoman posts can also be found at European History 2021-22

Johns Hopkins University (USA:MD)[]

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  • Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in Early Modern Ottoman history (fifteenth to eighteenth centuries)
  • Expected start date 1 July 2022
  • All regional specializations are open, but research engagement with Ottoman Turkish and other relevant languages preferred.
  • Particularly interested in topics that make broad connections and/or span multiple regions and communities
  • Materials should be submitted to:
  • Deadline: 15 November 2021.