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Mixed Specialty[]

Al Akhawayn University (MAR) - North Africa, Middle East, or Sub-Saharan Africa[]

  • Assistant Professor of history, to begin Fall 2021
  • For additional details, see:
  • "Areas of specialization may cover any period or region. In addition, we seek candidates whose teaching and research interests include North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East."
  • Teaching Load: 3 undergraduate courses per regular semester; the successful candidate will hold regular office hours and participate in co-curricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., school committees, community service, etc.). Scholarly research and service to SHSS and to the university are expected."
  • While teaching is conducted in English, a working knowledge of Arabic/French is recommended
  • Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
  • Applications under review. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon for online interviews [10 May]
  • Offer made and rejected [14 June]

Loyola University Maryland (USA:MA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and North African history, with the possibility of a renewal, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience preferred
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 including a survey of modern Middle Eastern history and an upper-level course on the modern Middle East through literature and film. Basic departmental or university service is expected
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and a list of three references online at The cover letter should include the applicant's philosophy of teaching, a summary of their teaching experience, and a description of the courses they would be excited to teach.
  • Review begins: 15 Mar 2021.

Suffolk University (USA:MA) - Global History & Politics with Africa and/or the Middle East[]

  • tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in 20th-century Global History and Politics with a focus on Africa and/or the Middle East.
  • Engagement in Public History with oral history proficiency is highly desirable
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Outstanding candidates in the final stage of doctoral studies are eligible for consideration but must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2021.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year including core department courses and in the University’s first-year general education curriculum
  • Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references.
  • Review begins at once [ad posted 4 Nov] with a deadline of 1 Dec. 2020
  • [Nov. 27] any news? x2 (9 Dec)
  • rejection [Dec. 21] x4

University of Copenhagen (NDL) - Modern Turkish[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern Turkish history, society, and culture  under the study programme “Middle Eastern language and society” to be filled by January 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate post will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.
  • The successful applicant is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of modern Turkish history, society and culture. She or he must have a command of the Turkish language and an interest in Turkish literature. Insight into Ottoman history will be an advantage
  • Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to be able to interact with colleagues and students.
  • Deadline: 21 Jun. 2021

University of Edinburgh (UK) - History of Labour[]


Auburn University (USA:AL) - African or African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African or African Diaspora History, to begin August 2021
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in African history, their area of specialty, and contribute to Auburn’s core curriculum in world history.
  • A Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies is required at time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final state of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.
  • To apply, visit and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a syllabus for an undergraduate course on African history, topic open, (4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and (5) the names and contact information for three referees... Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sarah Hamilton, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2020 and continues until the position is filled
    • [16 Sept] Zoom interview invites sent
    • [8 Oct] Any word on finalist selection? 
    • [9 Oct] Candidates selected for "on-campus" stage

Carleton University (CA:ONT) - African Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African Studies, to begin July 2021
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including large foundational courses, and contribute to the development of a collaborative doctoral program.
  • The position requires a Ph.D. in any of the Social Sciences or History. Candidates with expertise in North Africa, East Africa or the Great Lakes region are of particular interest. Evidence of an active commitment to research and the potential to develop an externally funded, high-quality research program is essential. Evidence of excellent teaching potential is required, and interest in developing outstanding teaching in an interdisciplinary context is highly desirable. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment is crucial.
  • Applications must be sent electronically in a single PDF file addressed to the Director, Dr. Christine Duff, and sent to: June Payne, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, at Applications should include: cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio that contains a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, two scholarly writing samples, and a list of three references.
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Any word on first-round interviews? [12 Oct. 2020]
  • [3 Nov. 2020] Still no updates?
  • Does anyone know if their letter writers were contacted?-November 9 --> crickets over here, November 17
  • Received letter that my application did not make it to the next round-Nov. 19 [x2]
  • Offer made and accepted [18 January 2021]

Chapman University (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of modern African History, to begin Aug. 2021
  • A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.
  • The department is interested in historians who address their field of history in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts, and who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate can also teach and advise students in the Department’s Masters of Arts in War & Society Studies. The program expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.
  • Qualified applicants should electronically submit: A letter of interest, Faculty employment application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three references. To Dr. Robert Slayton, Search Committee Chair C/O Stacy Laird at Please use "History Position" as the email subject line. Inquiries regarding this position may also be directed to
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2020 and continues until position filled
  • Any development on this one? Any news? [12 Feb]
  • Received email search was concluded and hire was made [5 March]

Colby College (USA:ME) - World w/specialisation in African[]

  • VAP in world history with specialisation in African History
  • see full posting (link above) at World/Global/Transnational_History_2020-21
  • Any news after the Zoom interviews? [Feb 10]
    • Final interview requested last week, will take place next week [Feb 10]
    • Have they made an offer to anyone yet? [March 8]

College of the Holy Cross (USA:MA) - [non-TT][]

  • One-year visiting full-time faculty position in African History for academic year 2021-2022, to begin in August 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year (2022-2023).
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 These include two-sectioned survey classes, namely, “Early Africa to 1800” and “Modern Africa since 1800.” The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach courses in their subspecialty, either focusing on regional, thematic, or theoretical perspectives in African history.
  • These include two-sectioned survey classes, namely, “Early Africa to 1800” and “Modern Africa since 1800.” The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach courses in their subspecialty, either focusing on regional, thematic, or theoretical perspectives in African history.
  • For full consideration: 26 Mar. 2021
  • [19 Apr.] Any news?
  • 26 April: Offer made

Connecticut College (USA:CT) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • one-year visiting assistant professor in African History to begin to begin July 1, 2021
  • Candidates must have permission to work in the US, be located in the US during the period of employment, and have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 This individual will teach courses in any field and time period of African history, including two survey classes already scheduled for the fall semester: the introductory-level survey HIS103 “African Civilizations to 1870” and the intermediate-level HIS245 “Modern African History, 1870-Present.”
  • Please submit a cover letter addressed to Leo J. Garofalo, Chair, History Search Committee, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to with “African History” and applicant’s surname in subject line.  Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to with “African History” and the applicant’s surname in subject line
  • Review begins: 15 Mar. 2021
  • Any news on this one? [10 April]
    • Request for interview received this past week. [11 April]

Durham University (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • 23 month lectureship in African History

Please note, "It is not anticipated that this post would be extended beyond the initial fixed term." and the period of 23 months may be to avoid triggering some worker rights. Check before applying.

  • Teaching: In the first year, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the team-taught level 1 module ‘Power in Africa’ and to offer a strand for the Level 2 historiography module ‘Conversations with History’ – this might be an adaptation of the existing strand ‘Perspectives on Apartheid South Africa’ or a new strand designed by the post-holder. They may also be expected to offer a strand for the Level 1 core module ‘Making History’. They will undertake some undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision and, where appropriate, carry out other teaching duties specified by the Head of Department. In the second year, they will be expected to offer additional teaching on new or existing level 2/3 modules
  • Deadline: 24 Aug. 2021

Johns Hopkins University (USA:MA) [senior hire] post-1500[]

  • Senior (tenured full or associate) professorship in African history (post-1500).
  • We have a preference for applicants whose scholarship includes research in one or more non-European languages. Scholars of color as well as scholars based in African universities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (article length), research statement, and the names of three potential referees online via Interfolio at
  • We will inform candidates if we intend to contact their referees.
  • Review of applications will begin on 20 Jan. 2021 and will continue until the position is filled
  • We intend to invite finalists for further discussion in late-March and/or April 2021.

Kalamazoo College (USA:MI) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for one year—September 2021 through June 2022.
  • Field and period of specialization is open, but position is responsible for most African Studies courses and will need to offer a variety of classes
  • Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required. Prior teaching experience is desirable
  • Teaching Load: 2/2/2 across three, ten-week terms in African History, including Introduction to African Studies, Civilizations of Africa, Contemporary Africa, and three upper-level elective courses chosen or designed in consultation with the department.
  • Upload cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), all in PDF format to Semifinalists will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation to Please direct all inquires to Dr. Dennis Frost, Department Chair, at the same email address.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 21 Jan.]
  • Didn't they hire a VAP recently, like sometime in the past year? I can't find it on last year's page, but I definitely remember hearing about it through the grapevine. Curious.
    • Yes, there is currently a VAP in this position. Last spring, the tenured prof was placed on administrative leave pending investigation; he was subsequently dismissed from the college a few months ago. [Source: a friend from grad school is a prof in a different dept.]

Howard University (USA:DC) - African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the African Disapora, to begin 16 Aug. 2021
  • Candidates with particular research interests in women are especially encouraged to apply. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research agenda in their area of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activity. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.
  • Earned doctorate in History from an accredited institution by the starting date
  • Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing: Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above, Current curriculum vita, Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests, and future plans, Two-page statement of teaching experience and/or philosophy, One copy of a recent publication or one dissertation chapter, Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee
  • Completed applications should be addressed to the co-chair of the search committee: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, and submitted electronically to
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2020 and continues until position filled.
  • [oct 19] any news?
  • [Dec 26] any update?
  • [jan 5] rejected

Kings College London (UK:Eng) -Modern [non-TT][]

  • 20 month lectureship (~VAP) in Modern African History, to begin 1 Jan. 2021
  • To replace Dr Vincent Hiribarren for the period of his secondment to the French Institute for Research in Africa.
  • The post-holder will specialize in Modern African History and contribute to departmental teaching in the subject. Core teaching responsibilities will be: to deliver entry-level teaching on the module 4AAH0001 Historical Skills, Sources and Approaches and on 4AAH1008 World History, 1870s-2000s; to convene and deliver the single semester 2nd year modules, 5AAH1023 Cultures of Kingship and Empire: Power and Pushback in Portuguese-speaking Africa and 5AAH1024 The History of Portuguese-Speaking Africa 1960 to the Present, and the two-semester module, 5AAH3010 Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African History; to co-convene with another member of the department at least one of the 3rd year thematic modules 6AAH4005 Nations and 6AAH4012 Authority; and to teach the MA module 7AAH5020: The Power of Naija: Culture and Politics in Postcolonial Nigeria. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the Department of History.
  • Candidates should have submitted a PhD by the date of appointment.
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2020 - nb advertising period may mean this employer is unable to sponsor work visas. Please check before applying.

Lindenwood University (USA:MS) - European imperialism in Africa and/or the African diaspora.[]

  • 9 month Assistant / Associate Professor, History, to begin Jan. 2022
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses
  • Review begins: 13 Sept. 2021

Macalaster College (USA:MN) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor during the academic year 2021-22
  • A completed dissertation is expected at the start of the appointment. ABDs may apply
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year These include two survey classes: “African History to 1800” and “African History since 1800,” and three other African history classes from our catalogue such as “African Life Histories” or “Women in African History.”
  • To apply, electronically submit a c.v., cover letter, and three letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online:
  • Review begins 8 Mar. 2021

Any news after the first round of interviews? [April 6]

New York University (USA:NY) - pre-colonial[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in pre-colonial Africa for academic year 2021-2022, with a possibility of extending it for a second year
  • Gallatin welcomes proposals for courses that examine social and economic relations, political and linguistic traditions, migration, faith systems, art and material culture, ecological relations, orality and the archive, and early exchanges with Arabs, Asians and European peoples. We seek applications from scholars in the humanities and social sciences who reach across disciplinary boundaries in research and teaching.  Potential disciplines include religious studies, history, archaeology, anthropology, and philosophy.
  • Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Please submit your application via Interfolio: Applicants are asked to please submit a letter of application, CV, names of two references, a writing sample (25 pages or less), and a brief description of three dream courses (250 words per course)
  • Deadline: 14 May 2021

North Carolina Central University (USA:NC) - West Africa[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in the history of West Africa, to begin Aug. 2021
  • Required: ability to teach west Africa and nineteenth-century African American history. Ability to conduct and direct research in a specialty area; recruit, advise, and mentor students
  • Candidates will also teach graduate courses in African history
  • PhD in history required
  • apply at: and include all documents (including those noted as optional on website) with application
  • Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate); Teaching Philosophy, Writing Sample, DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
  • Review of applications will begin on 5 April, 2021

Open University (UK) - Black, African and Caribbean History[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Black, African and Caribbean History
  • You will play a key role in increasing non-European perspectives, sources and approaches in our existing and future history teaching, starting with contributions to a rewrite of our Empire and Global History module, which currently ranges from 1492 to 1975. Over time, you will contribute to some combination of our multidisciplinary, British and European modules, and our postgraduate teaching. Candidates may have a research specialism in any area of Black, African or Caribbean History (covering any part of the period 1627 to 1968) and will prepare distance learning materials, oversee the presentation of modules, and contribute to our research culture and REF preparations. Scholarship and public engagement may also form part of the postholders duties, depending on experience and inclination.
  • Required: A postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in History or a cognate area (preferably a PhD), or other professional experience indicative of a similar level of discipline expertise and writing ability
  • The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time learning, combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education; You can live anywhere in the United Kingdom, but the role is based at the Open University’s Milton Keynes campus and involves attendance there at academic community and module team meetings.
  • Deadline: 1 Jun. 2021

Rhodes University (ZAF) - multiple positions[]

  • 2 Posts at Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer levels available in the Department of History at Rhodes University (South Africa). One is a permanent post and the other one is a contract post from 2021 to December 2025.
  • A PhD in History or a cognate discipline is required for applicants applying at Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer levels. Candidates should have experience in teaching and researching in the disciplinary areas of the Social, Political and Cultural History of Africa. The ability to teach Gender Studies and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies would be an advantage. Ability to teach through blended learning would be a further advantage.
  • Associate Professor: Considerable teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required including Masters and PhD levels. Research supervision of Masters and PhD degrees to completion required.
  • Senior Lecturer: Teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required. Research supervision of at least Masters’ degrees to completion required.
  • Lecturer: A PhD in History or a cognate discipline required. Candidates who are close to completing a PhD may be considered, provided convincing evidence is submitted. Tutoring, practical facilitation and some teaching experience required. Ability to teach and research in the disciplinary areas of the Social, Political and Cultural History of Africa required. The ability to teach Gender Studies and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies would be an advantage. Ability to teach through blended learning would be a further advantage. No research supervision required. Candidates with supervision experience would be an advantage.
  • The following documents are required: An application form; A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts; Evidence of PhD studies to be submitted for those close to completion; A substantial motivation which tells us: your research trajectory. Your teaching approach and experience. The level you are applying for, your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements. VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the above documentation as one single attachment Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered.
  • Deadline: 21 Jun. 2021

Tufts University (USA:MA) - Sub-Saharan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 including surveys of pre-modern and modern periods, in addition to specialized courses.
  • PhD must be in hand 'at time of hire'
  • Applications should include a letter of application that includes evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference which should be directly uploaded to Interfolio by recommenders. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Application letters should be addressed to Dr. James Rice, Search Committee Chair. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please direct questions to Annette Lazzara, Department Administrator, at
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2020 and continues until position filled

[Jan 6] first round interviews were this week.

[Jan 12] Any news after the Zoom interviews?

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - Modern [Non-TT][]

  • 12 month lectureship (~VAP) in the History of Modern Africa, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • Teaching: You will contribute to the provision of existing team-taught units on Global and Modern History. This will involve delivering a proportion of the lectures and seminars on team-taught ‘Skills’ and/or ‘Outline’ and ‘Option’ units, such as HIST10067 Modern Revolutions, HIST10078 Fight the Power: Democracy and Protest, HIST20112 Global History, HIST20116 Decolonisation, HIST30012 Global Empires, and HIST30117 Race. You will also be expected to convene large team-taught units and carry out associated assessment duties. You will be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations and act as an academic personal tutor, undertaking other teaching and administrative duties as appropriate
  • Deadline: 1 Jul. 2021

University of Cape Town (ZAF) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies
  • We particularly encourage application from scholars pursuing innovative research in any field of intellectual, cultural, economic, political and social history of modern Africa. Academic fluency in historically underrepresented southern African vernaculars will be very positively considered. Candidates would be expected to have strong empirical grounding in their fields of specialization, a collaborative spirit, theoretical fluency, and ability and willingness to develop and teach critical and imaginative courses beyond their immediate research fields.
  • A PhD in History or a cognate discipline for appointment. Exceptional candidates nearing the completion of PhD may also be considered for the position
  • To apply, please e-mail the documents listed below in a single PDF file to Mr Ian Petersen at * Complete applications will include: UCT Application Form (download at ); An up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names and e-mail addresses of three academic referees.; A cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, which includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a short description of past and current research, and an outline of future research plans; One writing sample of no more than 30 pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); An original proposal for a twelve-week lecture course intended for final-year undergraduates in History. A course proposal may include: A title, A short 150-word introduction to the nature, contents and aims of the course, indicating the main questions, the types of study materials, and the skills involved, Twelve explicit sub-themes expressed clearly in the titles of weekly lectures, Specific readings, with full citation details, for each week’s theme (not to exceed three for each week).
  • Deadline: 10 Mar. 2021

University College London (UK:Eng) - [non-TT][]

  • 12 month Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in African History, from 1st September 2021 until 31st August 2022 (maternity cover)
  • Teaching: undergraduate modules, Kingdoms of Gold – South Africa 1867-2012, Africa, Decolonisation and Internationalism, Race, Ethnicity and the “other” in Africa. Additionally, the successful candidate will act as tutor to Dartmouth (junior year abroad) students in term one; act as Writing and Learning Mentor; serve as a Personal Tutor to undergraduate students.
  • Deadline: 18 Jul. 2021
  • Intend to interview 5 Aug.

University of Denver (USA:CO) - African/African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure-track appointment in the history of Africa or African diaspora, period open, to begin Sept. 2021
  • ABD, with a Ph.D. in a related field required by the start of the appointment. A candidate hired at the ABD level will hold the title and rank of instructor until completion of degree
  • The successful candidate will teach a broad range of introductory- and upper-level courses to history majors and the undergraduate population at DU. The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics related to the candidates field of expertise.
  • Please include the following documents with your application: Cover letter, CV, Writing Sample, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Sample Syllabi, List of Proposed Courses, One-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application has been submitted for consideration.
  • For full consideration: 4 Jan. 2021
  • Letter Recommenders asked to send in letters 13 January 2020.
  • Request for preliminary interviews sent 17 January 2021.
  • Any news after the Zoom interviews? [February 9]
    • Request for final interview/virtual campus visit sent 9 February. [February 10]
    • Offer made. [March 8]
    • Anyone know who got this job?

University of St. Andrews (UK:Scot) - [Non-TT] Africa & France[]

  • Associate Lectureship in the History of Twentieth-Century France and Africa, 1 year from 2 Aug. 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be required to teach the following Honours (third/fourth year) courses: Postcolonial Europe: empire and its legacies in Western Europe since 1945 (MO3523); France and Africa in the Twentieth Century: Colonialism, Anti-colonialism, Post-colonialism (MO4962). They will also be expected to contribute substantially to lectures and tutorials of the group-taught sub-honours (first and second year) module MO1008: Themes in Late Modern History, c.1776 - 1989. The successful candidate may also be required to contribute to the teaching of other sub-honours modules (e.g. HI2001), and the MLitts in Modern History or Transnational, Global and Spatial History
  • Deadline: 15 Jul. 2021

University of Toronto (CAN) History of the Horn of Africa[]

  • full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of the History of the Horn of Africa, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • This will be a joint appointment between the Department of History (51%) and New College (49%).
  • Applicants must have earned a PhD in History by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing strengths in the Department of History and the African Studies Program. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members in the Department of History and the African Studies Program. Chronological specialization is open. We seek applications from historians who situate their research firmly in the Horn of Africa and whose work seeks to decolonize the field of African history and African studies. Research that places the region within the wider field of African history or that reaches out to the Red Sea or to Western Asia is particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
  • apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a recent article or chapter-length writing sample, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
  • Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated, and signed) sent directly by the referee via email to by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Alison K. Smith, at
  • Deadline: All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by 28 Jan. 2021
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • full-time Teaching Fellow in African History for a fixed-term period of 12 months commencing on 1 September 2021
  • Teaching: It is envisaged that you will teach on all or a combination of the modules listed below, depending on the successful candidate’s knowledge and expertise and department requirements: First year module ‘HI177 A History of Africa from 1800’; Second year module ‘HI277 Africa and the Cold War’; Third year module ‘HI32B Kenya’s Mau Mau Rebellion’
  • Deadline: 3 Jun. 2021

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI)[]

Moved to the new African/Middle Eastern History 2021-22 page.

York University (CAN) - post-1900 [Open Rank][]

  • Professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Africa since 1900 at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021
  • This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, or Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • A PhD in History (or a related discipline) with a specialization in the History of Africa since 1900 by the start of the appointment is the minimum required for this position, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence as appropriate to career stage, in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research, research creation, and/or professional practice in the History of Africa since 1900.
  • Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2021

African Diaspora[]

Ryerson University (CAN)[]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the African Diaspora, with a preference for Caribbean and/or Latin American history, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • We seek a faculty member whose expertise in the history of the African diaspora will fill important gaps in our curriculum while complementing our existing scholarship in Modern and Ancient Africa and the Atlantic world.
  • Candidates will have a Ph.D. in the History of the African diaspora or related discipline (for example, a PhD in African Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, or Latin American Studies). Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] and are demonstrably very close to completion of their PhD may also be considered.
  • The successful candidate must also present evidence of: an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs through evidence of high-quality teaching, including experience with course/curriculum review/development; a strong, emerging research profile and scholarly record that demonstrates creativity and evidence of impact, such as peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, presentations at significant conferences and other similar contributions; an ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program; commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as they pertain to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, the Faculty and the University through collegial service.
  • Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin). All applications received by October 2, 2020 will be assured of consideration. The application must contain the following: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; two samples of recent scholarly production; the names of three individuals who may be contacted for references
  • For full consideration: 2 Oct. 2020
  • [oct 19] any news?
  • [Oct 29] Zoom interview notification have been sent
  • [Nov 25] Finalists contacted for "campus interviews"

Middle Eastern[]

Furman University (USA:SC) - Middle East and Islamic World [Open-Rank][]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in any period or field of the history of the Middle East and the Islamic world, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Required Documents (Please combine all documents into a single pdf before uploading): 1. Resume/C.V. 2. Cover letter (The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.) 3. University diversity statement 4. Two sample syllabi (one from an introductory course, one from an advanced course) 5. Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages 6. Three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio. Link to apply:
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio to Sara Abraham-Oxford (, administrative assistant to the History Department
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 13 Nov] with a deadline of: 15 Dec. 2020
  • Applied (x3)
  • Any news? (8 Jan) (x2)
  • [11 Jan. 2021]: Received invitation for first-round interview this morning. x2
  • [24 Jan] Received a phone call inviting me for an on-line "campus" visit.
  • [17 Feb] Has anyone heard anything since the campus visits (the faculty would have voted yesterday I was told)
  • [3 Mar] Received notification that their first choice accepted the offer (I was their second). This was in late February. So the position has been filled.

Newcastle University (UK:Eng) - [non-TT] Modern[]

  • full time fixed term for a duration of 12 months, commencing on 1 September 2021. The position is to cover an academic in the section on research leave.
  • Teaching: You will be expected to contribute to deliver scholarship-informed modules on aspects of the 20th Century Islamic World at undergraduate and postgraduate level, ideally including the history of Islam in Africa and/or the dynamics of Islamism. In addition, there will be supervision of undergraduate dissertations, a contribution to taught Masters Programmes, and participation in the administration of the School might also be required.
  • Deadline: 15 June 2021

SOAS, University of London (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer (~teured asst/assoc prof) in the History of the Middle East
  • The preferred candidate will be proficient in the regional languages relevant for their research, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration, and the environment. The periodic focus is open. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching programme at all levels, which includes but is not limited to teaching on any aspect of the history of the modern Middle East and developing new modules.
  • For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Andrea Janku on or Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4636
  • If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form and submit your CV and supporting via the SOAS website. You can find further information the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
  • Deadline: 14 Mar. 2021

University of Toronto (CAN)[]

Università Ca' Foscari - Venice, Italy - Modern Arab World[]

  • Position is equivalent to advanced assistant or associate professor
  • Language of the interview is Italian, language of instruction is English
  • The profile required is that of a scholar with in-depth knowledge of the contemporary Arab world, with the ability of a multidisciplinary approach and a prolonged experience in the field. In particular, the researcher must demonstrate original analytical skills regarding the socio-economic and political dynamics of the Arab world (e.g. impact of political-economic structures on Arab societies; analysis of inequalities, problems of poverty, young people and the labor market ; in-depth knowledge of the actors influencing economic and political processes, from civil society associations, such as, for example, Islamist movements and workers' movements, to international agencies and institutions such as the European Union; attention to the gender perspective of these dynamics), as well as possessing the linguistic and methodological tools necessary to access primary sources. The scholar must prove a solid research experience, expressed through publications including international high-level scientific publications, participation in conferences and the coordination of national and international research projects, as well as many years of teaching experience.
  • Additional information in the call for applicants here
  • Deadline : 19 Dec. 2020

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Modern[]

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2: Assistant or Associate Professor), History of the Modern Middle East, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • The initial appointment as Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) is for a five-year term, with an opportunity to apply for renewal for an additional five years. The CRC comes with an one-course (3 credit) annual teaching release and an annual research stipend of $15,000.
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years from their degree at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree will also be considered in cases where breaks in the candidate’s research career due to maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care have occurred; such applicants will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For Program Details on Canada Research Chairs, please visit:
  • Applicants should have (relative to career stage) demonstrated or potential ability to: publish research of exceptional quality and originality that diversifies and/or complements research strengths in the Department of History; teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population; productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.
  • Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at
  • Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a 300-500 word statement in which the applicant may wish to consider the ways their research addresses questions of diversity; their experience relevant to working with a diverse student body; and their contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the department, university and beyond; up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters); evidence of teaching effectiveness, including but not limited to: a single-page statement detailing pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and/or approaches used in teaching the history of the modern Middle East; a syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate seminar course on Middle Eastern history. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020
  • [Nov. 25] any news?
  • Crickets, I am also a bit anxious about this -- it is a sweet gig for whomever ends up getting it.
  • No news yet [Nov. 28] agree that it is a very sweet gig - other than the Vancouver weather. I am sure they will make the list before the end of the year.
  • [Dec. 4] long shortlist contacted --- Could you kindly clarify? Did you get a reference letter request? -- [Dec 6] yes, request for reference letters + first-round interview
  • Any news? Anybody contacted for the second round of interviews?
  • [Jan. 27] Any news?
  • [Jan. 28] Short list announced

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - Hebrew Bible[]

Posted without link to original ad. PLEASE include the original advert AND follow the format of other posts when adding postings. AFII (talk) 12:41, September 15, 2020 (UTC)

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Hebrew Bible, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • Prospective candidates should have strong philological skills in biblical Hebrew and Aramaic as well as a methodological philological competence in dealing with the Bible's composite texts. A grounding in another relevant language of the ancient Near East is desirable. Engagement with scholarship in one or more other fields in the humanities and social sciences is also expected. These fields include (but are not exclusive to) literary criticism, anthropology, historiography, folklore, history of religion, history of sexuality.
  • Applicants for this position must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
  • Please direct inquiries to: - Where to apply:
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2020

University of Toronto, Late Antiquity/Early Islam[]

also: Religious Studies and Theology 2020-2021

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary scholarly community at UTSC and in the tri-campus University of Toronto with related regional, temporal, and thematic foci.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Classics, Middle East Studies, History, Religion, Art History, Archeology, or another, closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Late Antique studies and/or the study of early Islam both conceptually and methodologically. We are particularly interested in scholars with active, interdisciplinary research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: Religious history, transnational connections, race, ethnicity, and identity, as well as postcolonial or decolonial approaches to the field. A significant element of applicants’ current and future research must look at Late Antiquity and/or early Islam in any region in the wider area from North and East Africa to the Indian Subcontinent, with evident attention to relevant sources and languages.

  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at (Req ID: 437.)
  • Deadline Dec 1st

12/21 - Any updates?

2/18 - Interviewed in early Feb. Have finalists been announced yet?