Professor of History, Tenure Track, August 2021

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
General Information

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of modern African History, in the Department of History, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to begin August 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the History Department and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the President recently announced a new Vice President position in Diversity and Inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues, beginning with “The Significance of Race” in Fall 2020:



A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.

The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate can also teach and advise students in the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies. The program expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.



Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will contribute to the nascent interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies for undergraduates. The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses, including an African history survey, and advise undergraduate theses. They will have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in their area of expertise and supervise MA student theses.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit:

• A letter of interest
• Faculty employment application
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of three references

To Dr. Robert Slayton, Search Committee Chair

C/O Stacy Laird at

Please use "History Position" as the email subject line. Inquiries regarding this position may also be directed to

Application review begins December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. This position is contingent upon final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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