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Assistant Professor, History of African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction

University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, Maryland
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time




History of African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction. The Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this field of specialization and to share in teaching the introductory-level African American history surveys (pre-1865 and/or post-1865). Applicants should have a broad knowledge of African American history and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly research on African Americans in the Era of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand prior to appointment (August 1, 2024).

Applications should be submitted online at and include:

  • a 3-4-page letter of application (describing scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample (one article or book/dissertation chapter)
  • contact information for three recommenders who will be asked to submit their references online

The University of Maryland, College Park, has articulated a commitment to “diversity, equity and inclusion as morally right and educationally sound.” As throughout academia, working toward meaningful diversity and inclusion is an ongoing project. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to the History Department’s efforts in these areas.

Applicants are asked to address in their letter of application their past or potential contributions in teaching, mentoring, research, or service toward building an equitable scholarly environment and increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by November 3, 2023. Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Elsa Barkley Brown, at Applications must be submitted online.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

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