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,
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.