Assistant Professor of History (Sub-Saharan African History)

North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of History (Sub-Saharan African History) 

The Department of History and Geography at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Sub-Saharan African history, beginning February 1, 2021.  The primary research focus should be the colonial or post-colonial era, with regional and thematic specialization open.  A completed Ph.D. in History is required by February 1, 2021.  Teaching responsibilities will include: introductory and upper-division courses in the area of specialization, World in the Twentieth Century, study abroad classes on the continent, and classes in the Elon Core Curriculum.  Interest in and ability to teach modern Middle East and North Africa and the ability to mentor undergraduate research are highly desirable. Strong candidates will show potential for excellence in innovative teaching and curricular development, as well as interest in teaching in Elon’s interdisciplinary core curriculum, and a passion for mentoring students in high impact experiences such as research, internship, study abroad and community outreach or service.

 Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at  Applications must be received by January 15, 2021 .  Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information from three professional references to historysearch2020@elon.eduElon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.


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