Assistant Professor of African-American History

Job description

The History Department at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African-American History beginning September 2019. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a two-course survey sequence in African-American history, as well as intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization. Candidates should also be prepared to contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary Africana Studies program. The topical historical specialty of the candidate’s research within the African-American history field is open.

When applying online you will be required to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).  Review of applications will begin November 9.  Finalists will be interviewed at the AHA convention or via Skype.  Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Barton Myers ([email protected]), Chair, African-American History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 




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Posted: 5/14/2018
Application Due: 7/13/2018
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