Open Rank, , Professor of History Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

Lewisburg, Union County
Jul 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of History and the Department of International Relations at Bucknell University seek a historian of Modern Sub-Saharan Africa for a full-time, tenure-track, joint appointment to begin in July 2015. This is an open-rank search.

The successful candidate's scholarship and teaching must operate from within the historical experience of Sub-Saharan Africa. She or he will teach undergraduate courses in history and international relations on the history of Modern Africa in general, courses on more specialized topics in history and international relations, and courses in her/his area of research or regional specialization. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in History at time of application and a commitment to diversity. Exceptional candidates may be eligible for a MacArthur Professorship in History, which would include guaranteed research funding for five years.

The Department of History offers courses on a variety of regions and historical themes, and its major requires students to explore history broadly. The Department of International Relations is composed of faculty representing different disciplines and offers a carefully constructed, multidisciplinary major in international relations.

Submit a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio; a statement of research; a sample of scholarship; and, three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2014. The position is open until filled.

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About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.