Assistant Professor of Sub-Saharan African History

Lexington, Virginia
Aug 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The History Department of Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Sub-Saharan African history beginning September 2019.  Period and area of specialization are open. 

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory surveys of African history and intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization.  The successful applicant will participate as well in Washington and Lee’s Africana Studies Program.


The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D. by June 2019. 

When applying online, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018.  Finalists will be interviewed at the AHA convention or via Skype.  Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor David Bello, (, Chair, African 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.

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