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Assistant Professor of African American History

University of Washington Department of History
Seattle, Washington State
Start date
Aug 15, 2023

The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor to specialize in African American history. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: the long twentieth century; racism, gender and sexuality; legacies of enslavement; Black freedom movements; comparative Black diasporas; policing and the carceral state; as well as corollary topics such as racial capitalism; U.S. imperialism; African Americans in the U.S. West; and environmental history. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will begin in September 2024.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be at $9,250--$13,500 per month on a 9-month basis ($83,250--$121,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or a related field, or foreign equivalent, in hand by the start date.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Moon-Ho Jung, chair of the search, at if you have any questions.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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