Assistant Professor, African History

Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor, African History
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
The Susquehanna University History Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor in African History, beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses on early and early modern African history, upper-level courses in the area of expertise, and history methodology and research courses. Successful candidates will present evidence of excellence in teaching; the department strongly values student mentoring and active learning. The teaching load is 3/3. Successful candidates will also demonstrate an active research agenda and a commitment to institutional service.

Required Qualifications	
A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. Edward Slavishak, Review of applications will begin on October 1.

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