Position Description: The Departments of History and African and
African American Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track professor
in the History of Modern Africa (focus on sub-Saharan Africa, field
open). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The
tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in History or
related discipline required by the time the appointment
Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to
teaching and advising is desired.
Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through
the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11513)
Applications must be submitted no later than September 19, 2022
(with all reference letters submitted by September 26, 2022).
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and
4. Research statement
5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion,
and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future
contributions in these areas.
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked
by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation
once the candidate's application has been submitted. Three letters
of recommendation are required, and the application is considered
complete only when at least three letters have been received. At
least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the
candidate's undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral
7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion,
creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status,
disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Contact Information: Taylor Maurice, Faculty Coordinator,
Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA 02138, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Applicants may submit letters already on file with Interfolio by
following these instructions: