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Assistant Professor of History: African Diasporas in the Americas

Job description

Job location: Washington State University

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-17
Req: R-11



270-NN - Assistant Professor



Business Title:

Assistant Professor of History: African Diasporas in the Americas


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Washington State University



College of Arts and Sciences





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Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible


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Position Details:

This recruitment is included in the Washington State University Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas cluster hire. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://provost.wsu.edu/clusterhire/.



Summary of Duties: The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the field of African Diasporas in the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. Candidates should have a research focus which explores the Black experience in some part of the Americas. The Department of History especially values scholarship that places an emphasis on the history of race and resistance. Benefits are competitive. The position is part of a faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality in the Americas. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.


Tenure Track: Yes
Monthly Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Position Term in months: 9 months


Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in History (or strong evidence of completion of PhD before August 2021); demonstrate expertise in the study of African Diasporas in the Americas, broadly conceived; provide evidence of successful teaching and instruction; provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; demonstrate their commitment to campus diversity efforts and inclusion; show clear engagement with the communities they study.


Additional Information:

Department Link: https://history.wsu.edu/
Background Check: This position has been determined to require a background check.

Location: Pullman, Washington 99164
Screening Begin Date: January 16, 2021


Special Instructions to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications; Current Curriculum Vitae; Statement addressing the candidate‚Äôs commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion in teaching and research; and the names and email address of three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. Direct inquiries via email to Dr. Jennifer Thigpen [email protected]



Required Documents: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and reference contact information.


Time Type:

Full time


Position Term:

9 Month


Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].




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Job No:
Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time