Assistant Professor in 20th Century African American History

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2023. Specialization: 20th Century African American History. The new faculty member will play a central role in moving the current program in African American Studies towards departmental status. We are, therefore, seeking a candidate who has experience in curriculum and departmental development. The African American Studies Program seeks to hire faculty broadly engaged in research that is field-bridging, and which will add to our program’s intellectual diversity, as well as better reflect the interests of our undergraduate students.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to the African American Studies program’s mission and values. For this tenure-track position, we are particularly interested in candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship, with community engagement.

The program strives to provide innovative, compelling, and strategic research and teaching to both academic audiences as well as the local and national community. Core strategic priorities include:
  • Research that examines the African American experience in a transnational context from a broad base of disciplinary theories;
  • Community-based outreach and learning; and
  • Teaching and skills development that introduces students from all disciplinary areas to African American intellectual history, critical theory, and professional development.
Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research and experience in developing a department. More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in History or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in African American Studies is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. Applications must be must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Sample publication
  • The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can comment on the quality of scholarship/teaching. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

    Questions may be directed to Dr. Riche’ Barnes, Chair, Steering Committee, at

    The selected candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

    As articulated in the goals of the university, the college values faculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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