Wiki page for Academic Jobs in African & African American Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Allegheny College (USA:PA). Assistant Professor of English in African American and African Diasporic Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 16 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Angelo State University (USA:TX). Assistant Professor of History, 20th Century U.S. Civil Rights (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Appalachian State University (USA:NC). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Austin Peay State University (USA:TN). Assistant Professor of African American Studies (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Boston University (USA:MA). Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Religion and Black Studies (Tenured). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

California State University, Fullerton (USA:CA). Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

California State University, Fullerton (USA:CA). Advanced Assistant Professor of African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK): University Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature: Caribbean literature; East African literature; West African literature (Tenure Track). Deadline: Dec 14 2020. Job Ad on University Website Updates:

Carleton University (Canada:ON). Assistant Professor of African Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 September 2020. Job Ad on Carleton University website Updates:

Carnegie Mellon University (USA:PA). Assistant Professor of African American/Black Diasporic Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Interfolio  Updates: 

Chapman University (USA:CA). Assistant Professor of Sociology in African/African Diaspora Studies (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

College of Wooster (USA:OH). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Interfolio  Updates: 

Dartmouth College (USA:NH). Assistant Professor in Black Diaspora in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 October 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Emory University (USA:GA). Assistant Professor of African American Studies Specializing in Art and Art History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Interfolio Updates:

Furman University (USA:SC). Open Rank Professor of African American History (Tenured/Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Howard University (USA:DC). Assistant Professor of African American Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Jacksonville State University (USA:AL). Assistant Professor of English in African American Literature (Tenure-Track) Deadline: 29 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Kent State University (USA:OH). Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Lake Forest College (USA:IL). Assistant Professor of African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 25 November 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Loyola University, Chicago (USA:IL). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Macalester College (USA:MN). Advanced Associate or Full Professor of African American HIstory and Department Chair (Tenured). Deadline: 23 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Marist College (USA:NY). Assistant Professor of History in African Studies (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Middlebury College (USA:VT). Assistant Professor of Black Studies (Tenure-track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Middlebury College (USA:VT). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 7 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Mount St. Mary's University (USA:MD). Assistant Professor of African American Studies (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates: 

New Jersey City University (USA:NJ). Open Rank Professor of African American Studies and Director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Northeastern University (USA:MA). Open Rank Professor of Africana Studies (Tenured/Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on University Website Updates:

Northeastern University (USA:MA). Associate or Full Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Africana Studies Program (Tenured). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on University Website Updates:

Providence College (USA:RI). Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Black Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 13 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Providence College (USA:RI). Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and Black Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad On Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Providence College (USA:RI). Assistant Professor of French or Spanish and Black Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Queens College, CUNY (USA:NY). Open Rank Professor of African American History and Director of the Africana Studies Program (Tenured/Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Ryerson University (Canada: Toronto). Assistant Professor of Black Studies: media, literatures, and cultures of the African diaspora (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 28 November 2020 [1]

Salve Regina University (USA:RI). Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

San Francisco Community College (USA:CA). Instructor in African American Studies (Tenure-Track). No Deadline Indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Santa Clara University (USA:CA). Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in African American Studies. Deadline: 30 October 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:  Any news? (24 Nov)

Smith College (USA:MA). Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Professor of Africana Studies. Deadline: 30 October 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs . Updates: 

Stetson University (USA:FL). Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies (tenure-track). Deadline 15 December 2020 Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA:IL). Assistant or Associate Professor of Africana Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

SUNY, New Paltz (USA:NY). Associate or Full Professor of Black Studies (Tenured). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs. Updates:

Texas A&M University, College Station (USA:TX). Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Black History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 4 December 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates: 

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (USA:TX). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 16 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Texas A&M University, San Antonio (USA:TX). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates: 

Texas State University (USA:TX). Assistant Professor of African American Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 13 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

Tufts University (USA:MA). Assistant Professor of African History (Tenure-Track). Deadline 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Interfolio Updates:

University of Bayreuth (DEU:Bay). Junior Professor (Asst. Prof. equivalent). African Languages and the Construction of Knowledge. Deadline: 30 September 2020. Job ad on university website Updates:

University of California, Davis (USA:CA). Assistant Professor of African Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 30 September 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates: 

University of Colorado, Boulder (USA:CO). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 18 December 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

University of Hong Kong (CHN:HK). Assistant Professor in African Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Deadline: 15 July 2020. TT. FT. Job ad on H-Net  Updates:

University of Kentucy, Lexington (USA:KY). Assistant Professor in African American and Africana Studies and Environmental Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 7 October 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates: 

University of Massachusetts, Boston (USA:MA). Assistant Professor of African American Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA:NC). Assistant Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 20 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of North Carolina, Greensboro (USA:NC). Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 11 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of North Carolina, Pembroke (USA:NC). Assistant Professor of African American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of North Carolina, Wilmington (USA:NC). Assistant Professor of African American History and Public History (Tenure-Track) Deadline: 1 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of Notre Dame (USA:IN). Hesburgh Chair of African American Studies and Department Chair (Tenured). No deadline indicated. Job Ad On Interfolio Updates:

University of Pittsburg, Bradford (USA:PA). Assistant Professor of English in African American Culture Studies/Literature (Tenure-Track). No deadline indicated. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of Portland (USA:OR). Associate Professor/Professor for Development of Ethnic Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of Southern California (USA:CA). Assistant Professor of Black Feministy and/or Black LGBTQ Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 30 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

University of Southern California (USA:CA). Assistant Professor of Global Black Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 4 December 2020. Job Ad on University Website Updates:

University of Texas at Austin (USA:TX). Associate or Full Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies (Tenured). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of Washington (USA:WA). Assistant Professor in African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: Heard anything? (24 Nov)

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO). Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 26 October 2020. Job Ad on Interfolio Updates: 

Williams College (USA:MA). Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Wofford College (USA:SC). Assistant Professor of New Southern Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 4 December 2020. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:  

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

California State University, Northridge (USA:CA). Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 10 January 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Eastern Michigan University (USA:MI). Assistant Professor of Africology and African American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 13 January. 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Howard University (USA:DC). Associate or Full Professor of Afro-American Studies and Department Chair (Tenured). Deadline: 1 February 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

Michigan State University (USA:MI). Open Rank Professor of African American and African Studies (Tenure-Track/Tenured). Deadline: 4 January 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of Colorado, Boulder (USA:CO). Associate Professor of African American Studies (Tenured). Deadline: 15 January 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of Denver (USA:CO). Assistant Professor of African/African Diaspora History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 4 January 2021. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

University of Florida (USA:FL). Assistant Professor of West African Dance (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 4 January 2021. Job Ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates:

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA:MA). Associate or Full Professor of Afro-American Studies and Department Chair (Tenured). Deadline: 8 January 2021. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Word on the Street

Has anyone heard back from Carleton Uni about the Assistant Prof position in African Studies? (17 Oct)

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