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Assistant Professor of African-American History

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American History at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will contribute to the general education survey load in the department by offering an introductory course in African American History, teach advanced courses in African American History including the Civil Rights Movement, coordinate an interdisciplinary minor in African American Studies and teach its introductory course, and periodically teach an historical methods course. Secondary areas of particular importance to the department are Sub-Saharan Africa, Women’s History, or Public History; and/or the ability to contribute to our Social Studies licensure program.

The UNCP History Department expects faculty to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and be actively engaged in professional scholarship and university service.

UNC Pembroke, part of the University of North Carolina system, is among the most diverse universities in the South and has a student population of 8000 in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate Native Americans, UNC Pembroke has grown rapidly in recent years and today is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the eastern United States. Southeastern North Carolina offers close proximity to major cities and nearby beaches, and an affordable cost of living. The History Department has a strong record of teaching, publication, and service. Additional information about the university ( and department ( is available online.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in History by August 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Interested applicants should submit an online application, cover letter, c.v., and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System ( In addition, please upload a 500-word teaching statement, a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant course, and unofficial graduate transcripts to the Online Employment System. Applicants should submit their materials by December 15, 2020.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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