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Assistant/Associate Professor of African History

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
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Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor of African History
Georgetown University: Main Campus: Walsh School of Foreign Service

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Oct 04, 2022

The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University seeks to hire a tenure line assistant or associate professor of sub-Saharan African History affiliated with our African Studies Program. We encourage applicants working on all periods and regions, but particularly welcome a focus on West Africa.

African Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on cultural and social, political and economic questions, and drawing growing student interest across the university.

Georgetown seeks faculty generating internationally impactful scholarship and committed to engaged teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, contact information for three to five recommenders who may be contacted at a later date, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). SFS is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through Interfolio at Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Lauren Bauschard, Director of Faculty Affairs, at [email protected]. Questions about the position should be directed to Katharine Donato, SFS Faculty Chair, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022; submissions will remain open until the position is filled.


Application Instructions

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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