Assistant Professor of Africa, Department of History, New York University Arts and Science

New York University Faculty of Arts and Science
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Africa
Department of History
New York University Arts and Science

New York University’s Department of History seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Africa in a full-time, tenure-track position. We especially welcome applicants whose work is focused on East Africa, Lusophone Africa, or Central Africa. Scholars of the African Diaspora, whose work engages substantively with those regions of Africa, are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history. Priority will be given to candidates who work in gender and sexuality; slavery, race, and inequality; or the history of political, ethnic, and/or religious thought. 

These positions are part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in Black Diaspora Cultural Studies that includes the NYU Arts & Science Departments of History and Art History, and NYU Gallatin and which may expand to other departments in future years. A primary aim of the cluster is to create a network for scholars working in these areas to collaborate across NYU. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background about NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative.

Appointment will begin September 1, 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021.

Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, cv, and contact information for three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2021 via this Interfolio link Because diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, as part of your letter of interest, please describe briefly how diversity figures into your past, present and future teaching and, if applicable, research. Information about diversity and inclusion statements may be found at
Inquiries regarding the job may be directed to Mike Gomez, the search committee chair

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here.

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

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