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Community College of Rhode Island (USA:RI) - World Civ with Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East[]

Georgetown University (USA:DC) - Middle East and North Africa (MENA)[]

  • tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The appointment is to begin on August 1, 2023
  • The Department seeks an historian of the early modern to modern “Near East” (Mashriq), corresponding to the former Mediterranean provinces of the Ottoman Empire: Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. Candidates must specialize in the social and cultural history of the MENA and be proficient in Arabic and Arabic sources. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in scholarship and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary methods. Scholars specializing in gender and sexuality, women’s studies, Islamic legal history, and post-colonial MENA states and societies will be strong candidates for the position
  • Teaching Load: four graduate and undergraduate courses in a normal academic year. Responsibilities will also include teaching a graduate methods seminar, advising theses for both master’s students and undergraduate honors majors, and overseeing independent research studies. Finally, the successful candidate will pursue opportunities for community outreach and intermural collaboration with associated MENA departments at Georgetown University, such as the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Qualified candidates must be in possession of their Ph.D. in History no later than July 1, 2023.
  • For full consideration, candidates must submit all application materials electronically via Interfolio ... using the following link: The application package should include a CV, a letter of application summarizing interest and qualifications, statements on teaching and research philosophies, a chapter or article length writing sample, and a list of three references with contact information...References will be requested only from selected applicants, after an initial review. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom video conferencing. Final candidates will be invited to campus for in-depth interviews and a job talk.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2022
  • campus visits announced (Feb 11)

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga (USA:TN) - Africana Studies, Senior Hire[]

  • Tenured Associate or Full Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies to begin on August 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.
  • Teaching: 2/2 These classes will include introductory and upper-level courses in Africana Studies, reading and writing in history, the History capstone course, and other teaching assignments in the History Department
  • PhD in History, Africana Studies, Black Studies, or a closely related discipline with training, research, and teaching experience in history
  • Applicants must submit the following materials electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Job Site:

Cover letter of two or three pages which includes teaching philosophy; experience coordinating interdisciplinary programs and/or projects; and current and proposed research agenda. Evidence of candidate’s commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and examples of ongoing commitments to those efforts is optional but preferred. Curriculum vitae (CV), including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.) Sample syllabi for an introductory core course in Africana Studies and an upper-division Africana studies course on a topic of the candidate’s choice Additional materials, including a writing sample and letters of reference will be requested of semi-finalist candidates.

  • Review begins: 8 May 2023


Augusta University (USA:GA) - Africa/Islamic World[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of History with ability to teach the history of Africa and the Islamic World. 
  • Other specialties and subfields open. Ability to support a new doctoral program in International Security Studies and/or a new undergraduate certificate in Africana Studies would be considered a plus. Appointment to begin August 2023.
  • PhD in History or related field required, awarded prior to appointment.
  • Teaching: survey courses in US History and World history, as well as upper-level courses in African History, other areas of the Islamic world, and potentially other courses in the candidate’s areas of interest.
  • Standard duties for academic-year faculty include teaching undergraduate history courses, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department, College, and University.
  • To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online citing Job ID# 248950.Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list with contact information for three references. Please upload these items as one PDF document. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Goss, Chair of the Search Committee, at the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 or
  • Review begins 14 Nov. 2022 with a hard deadline of 28 Nov. 2022.
    cross posted to World/Global/Transnational History Jobs
  • [Jan 20th] First round interviews extended
  • [Feb 20] Anyone hear back?
  • [Feb 20] Yes-virtual campus visit invites went out late Jan and are taking place now
  • [March 17] heard that they made an offer to someone who intends to accept

Baylor University (USA:TX) – Sub-Saharan Africa[]

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Sub-Saharan Africa to start August 2023
  • The Department of History seeks a specialist in the history sub-Saharan African History to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in this area. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and a willingness to seek external research funding.
  • Candidates should possess an earned doctorate by August 2023 in the appropriate field of study.
  • You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts; and a list of three references. Applicants considered for interviews will be asked to provide a response to Baylor’s Christian mission. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2022
  • Request for more materials received
  • Zoom interviews took place 11/11
  • [15 Dec] Any news?
  • [Dec 21] any campus interviews scheduled yet?

Clark University (USA: MA)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of sub-Saharan African History (post-1500)
  • All regional specializations and topics of study will be considered.
  • Begins Fall 2023
  • .Scholars whose work includes research in a non-European language preferred, but not required.
  • For full consideration go to to submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference no later than September 30, 2022. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Professor Amy Richter, Chair, African History Search Committee at [[1]]. Applicants’ statements should detail how their scholarship and teaching will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds and further Clark’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may instead submit a separate diversity statement.
  • Review begins: September 15, 2022
  • [Nov 21] Any news? (NB: This search failed last year.)
  • [Dec 15] Any news?

College of William and Mary (USA:VA) - [non-TT][]

  • two-year, non-tenure-track position in African history (field/period open) to begin August 10, 2023
  • Masters essential, PhD preferred by appointment date
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 including a survey of African history, freshman seminars, and upper division courses in African history.
  • Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, and sample syllabi. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration: 15 Mar. 2023
  • First round interviews underway [23 March]

Georgetown University (USA:DC)[]

  • tenure line assistant or associate professor of sub-Saharan African History
  • We encourage applicants working on all periods and regions, but particularly welcome a focus on West Africa.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, contact information for three to five recommenders who may be contacted at a later date, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). SFS is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through Interfolio at Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Lauren Bauschard, Director of Faculty Affairs, at Questions about the position should be directed to Katharine Donato, SFS Faculty Chair, at
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2022
  • [11 Nov] Any news?
  • [2 Dec] Interview request
  • [23 Dec] Campus visit invitations have been made
  • [24 Feb] Any updates re: offers?

London School of Economics (UK:Eng) - non-TT[]

  • 24 month LSE Fellow in International History – History of Africa
  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Twentieth Century History by the post start date or in a relevant area by the post start date or, be near completion. The successful candidate will have expertise in the history of Africa and the British Empire, ideally including India. A developing research record in the field; Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, as well as on a one-on-one basis with students and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience and previous use of Virtual Learning Environment would be desirable.
  • Teaching: Expertise in the History of Africa and the British Empire is Essential as the Fellow will be required to primarily teach HY240 From Empire to CommonWealth: war, race, and imperilaism in British History, 1780 to the present day and HY436 Race, Violence and Colonial Rule in Africa as well as other courses in the next two academic sessions.
  • Deadline: 9 Jul. 2023
  • intend to interview in the afternoon of Thursday 20th July 2023.

New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Open Rank[]

Posted without link to original job advert. Please ALWAYS include a link to the original advert when adding postings. AFII (talk) 09:40, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

  • Full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty position. We seek a scholar and educator with a research and teaching focus on the history of Africa, with a demonstrated record of teaching and engaging with global frameworks.
  • The ideal candidate must have a strong research agenda and be on track for a publication record suitable for tenure at New York University. Commitment to teaching excellence, ability to supervise BA, MA and PhD students, and a record of service to their current and previous institutions are required.
  • Qualifications: This position requires a Ph.D. in History, or comparable in African Studies.
  • To apply for this position, please submit the following items to CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Statement, Names and email addresses of 3 references (each will be contacted to upload their reference via Interfolio). For questions about this position, please email [[2]].
  • Review begins: 10 January 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in Fall 2023, subject to final budget approval.
  • [Feb 5] Any updates?
  • 2/8 request for additional materials
  • [Feb 22] Any updates? (x 2)
  • [Feb 24] Nothing here. Any News?
  • [March 6] anyone hear back? [x3]
  • [March 14] What has happened here? Did the search fail? I have yet to hear back and so far nothing. (x3)
  • [March 17] Does anyone know if there was an internal or NYU candidate?
  • [March 23] There is no internal candidate. Emails have gone out asking for additional materials for some candidates but the committee is also working with a search firm.
  • [April 6-13] First round Zoom interviews are underway

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Africa, to begin in August 2023.
  • Periodization and research specialty are open but candidates should be able to teach an upper division class on Modern Africa.
  • Teaching: 2/2 including lower-division surveys in World History, upper-division courses, graduate seminars in the area of specialization, and courses cross-listed with Africana Studies
  • Submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to
  • for full consideration: 1 Nov. 2022
  • [Nov 9] Interview requested
  • [Dec 16] any updates?
  • [Dec 16] I have yet to hear back after the Zoom interview.
  • [Dec 16] Same here. But I would imagine the search has reached the next stage.
  • [Dec 17] Post-interview rejection

Rice University (USA:TX) - Modern (Colonial and Post-Colonial)[]

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History of Modern Africa (Colonial and Post-Colonial), to begin 1 Jul. 2023
  • The successful candidate's research areas will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research engages indigenous languages/cultures or crosses imperial and/or national borders. Scholars specializing in gender/sexuality, imperialism and anticolonialism, post-colonial states, the environment, medicine, politics, or science and technology will be strong candidates for this position.
  • Teaching: 4 courses/year including an annual offering of either the core course for the CAAAS undergraduate minor or the core course for the Center’s graduate certificate program
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted, via Please attach a letter of application summarizing your interest and qualifications, C.V., an article-length writing sample, and statements on teaching and research philosophies, each uploaded separately to their respective tabs. Please list three references with contact information, from whom we might solicit letters as the search progresses
  • Review begins 15 Oct, for full consideration: 15 Nov. 2022
  • [29 Nov] Zoom interview request
  • [15 Dec] Any updates on campus interview?
  • [21 Dec] Not yet for me.
  • [24 Dec] Nothing for me
  • [27 Dec] I likewise have heard nothing, but was told in the interview they would send out invites before the holiday.
  • [5 Feb] Any updates on campus interview?
    • [5 Feb] Campus visits occurred in Jan.
    • [14 Feb] Question: did anyone receive an offer since the campus visit?
      • [20 Feb] I have also not heard anything.... OP: keep me posted if you do (I'll do the same)

Saint Mary's College (USA:IA) - African or Asian[]

  • Tenure-track appointment for a teacher/scholar with a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in the history of Africa or Asia.
  • At the time of appointment, applicants should have a completed Ph.D.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Teaching responsibilities include the World History survey and upper-level courses with two sections of the World History survey each semester.. We seek candidates who can contribute to or enhance our offerings in related programs, including – but not limited to – Gender & Women’s Studies, Global Studies, and Environmental Studies. Applicants with expertise in public history, digital history, or oral history are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, at least three letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. sample syllabus, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations), and a diversity statement, as described above, to Dr. Bill Svelmoe, Department of History, Saint Mary’s College at
  • Review begins: 12 Dec. 2022, with a deadline of 7 Jan 2023
  • The department expects to conduct preliminary interviews via Zoom in January.
  • [Jan. 18] Invited for Zoom interview
  • [Feb 17] Campus visits happening mid-Feb
  • [March 22] Heard that they made an offer

Sam Houston University (USA:TX) - non-TT[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Sub-Saharan Africa to begin Fall 2023. This is a one-year appointment.
  • Teaching: 4/4 to include both halves of the World History survey as well as upper-division and graduate courses in African history. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to engaging Sam Houston State University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus.
  • To apply, upload to a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Chairperson of the Department of History; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists); a statement specifically addressing your strategy for engaging all students at SHSU; a writing sample of chapter length; two sample syllabi (one for a World History survey course, and one for an upper-division course in African history, both uploaded as a single file to the Teaching Portfolio link); and three letters of recommendation. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate’s advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation.
  • Review begins: 1 May 2023

Southwestern University (USA:TX)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of Africa to begin in August 2023
  • While we welcome candidates with expertise in any area of African history beyond the Maghreb, we will give priority to those candidates who can offer a course on the global history of enslavement and resistance, can contribute to a variety of interdisciplinary programs, and whose thematic, chronological, and methodological interests augment those already represented among the department’s faculty.
  • Teaching Load - 5 courses a year: They will teach sections of a thematic world history course as well as regional surveys and specialized seminars drawn from their areas of expertise. These offerings should be attractive to a wide range of students (within and outside the major) and accessible to first-year students. While most of the candidate's courses will automatically count within the International Studies program, the Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and/or research will also contribute to one or more of Southwestern’s other interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies, Feminist Studies, and/or Race and Ethnicity Studies. Our current department members further contribute to the First-Year Seminar program and rotate sections of our theory/methods and capstone seminars; the successful candidate may have the opportunity to join one or more of these rotations during their pre-tenure period.
  • For full consideration, submit a C.V. and a two-page cover letter... to In addition to describing your teaching experience and/or philosophy and research expertise, the cover letter should elaborate on your particular interest in working in a liberal arts college context characterized by small, discussion-driven classes and cross- and interdisciplinary thinking as well as your previous, current, and future efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university classroom and beyond. Additional materials, including three letters of recommendation, brief descriptions of possible courses, sample syllabi, and an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter will be requested from selected candidates later in the process. Please direct any questions about this position to the co-chair of the committee, Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Hower (
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2022
  • [14 Oct] request for more materials
  • [11 Nov] Any news?
  • [17 Nov] First round interview scheduled
  • [15 Dec] Any Update?
  • [15 Dec] Not yet for me. [x3]
  • [21 Dec] It's been several weeks since first round interviews... any campus interviews scheduled yet?
  • [22 Dec] heard they´ve scheduled it.
  • [06 Feb] Any news on campus visits?

Susquehanna University (USA:PA)[]

  • tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant professor in History covering any geographic area in Africa and any time period to start August 2023
  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) is required. Candidates who are ABD with expected completion by August 2023 will also be considered
  • Teaching load: 3/3 The successful candidate will teach African history survey classes (early and/or modern period), upper-division courses of choice, and will have the option to teach in the Africana Studies program.
  • To apply, please submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, a statement on how the candidate will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation at Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. María L. O. Muñoz,
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2022
  • [10 Nov] News?
  • [8 Dec] First round interview scheduled
  • [2 Feb] Any news on campus visits?
  • [Feb 17] Campus visits Feb 6-17
  • [March 8] they made an offer

Texas Christian University (USA:TX) - Africa/Global South[]

  • Tenure-track position in the History of Africa/Global South, at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in August 2023
  • We seek applicants whose research is grounded in Africa; time period and regional specialization within Africa are open. The committee welcomes applications from scholars who treat and connect varied regions/nations of the continent, or who tie Africa to other geographic areas, such as South Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. The Department is especially interested in scholars whose research incorporates non-European languages and sources.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, full CV, a statement of research, and a one-page statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at TCU. Please provide the name of three references who may be asked to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Peter Szok ( Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at or 817-257-7790.
  • Review begins: 30 Sept. 2022
  • First round interviews started
  • [21 Oct] Campus visit requests sent
  • [15 Nov] Have they made the offer yet?
  • [16 Nov] Also haven't heard yet
  • [14 Nov] They made an offer
  • [20 Dec] Emailed to check in and they're in the midst of finalizing an offer

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng) - [non-TT][]

  • Fixed term (to 31 Aug. 2026) Assistant Professor in African History
  • We are seeking to appoint a Historian of Africa whose research and teaching will expand and complement the current range of expertise in the School of History and Cultures. Candidates’ research may focus on any time period and any region of sub-Saharan Africa, but the appointee must be prepared to teach a broad curriculum in African history to undergraduate students who are taking degrees in African Studies, History, and Anthropology.
  • Teaching: Undergraduate teaching in the first year is likely to include the following modules: The History of Africa and Its Diaspora, Atlantic Slavery, Gender and Colonialism in African History, and Anticolonial, Postcolonial, Decolonial. In subsequent years, the appointee may also develop new optional modules to reflect their own specialisms.
  • To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please ... visit our careers website: quoting job reference number 101056
  • Deadline: 26 Feb. 2023

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - [senior hire][]

  • Associate or Full Professor in African History, to begin 1 Jan. 2023
  • The successful applicant will have an international reputation based on an extensive track record of innovative research and recognised contributions to the discipline. The successful applicant will be a specialist in any aspect of African history. The successful applicant will be expected to provide effective leadership in teaching and administration within the Department of History.
  • Deadline: 18 Sept. 2022

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - [junior hire][]

  • Lecturer (~asst/assoc prof) in African history, to begin 1 Jan. 2023
  • PhD must be in hand by the end of December 2022
  • Deadline: 14 Sept. 2022

University at Buffalo, State University of New YOrk (USA:NY) - History of Health, Disability and/or Science in Africa[]

The University of Chicago (USA:IL) - pref. Eastern Africa/Anglophone/Lusophone [Open Rank][]

  • open rank tenure line faculty position in the history of sub-Saharan Africa, beginning on or after July 1, 2023
  • All time periods and places will be considered, but a focus on eastern Africa is particularly welcome, as is expertise on Anglophone or Lusophone Africa. There is a preference for scholars who employ African languages in their research, and who show a durable, ongoing commitment to the continent
  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 6) the names and emails of three recommenders
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Applied X 2
  • [22 Oct] Request for additional materials

University of Massachusetts - Amherst - sub-Saharan[]

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor in Sub-Saharan African History, to begin 1 Sept. 2023
  • We are particularly interested in candidates whose research complements existing strengths in the Department of History, the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, and the Five College African Studies Program.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 including the undergraduate survey course on African history since 1500 and other undergraduate and graduate courses related to the successful candidate’s areas of specialization, and to contribute to institutional and professional service.
  • To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching and advising philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, statement addressing one’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion which identifies past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. Via the application please provide the names and contact information of three references who are prepared to provide letters of reference upon request. Application materials should be submitted to:
  • For full consideration: 13 Nov. 2022
  • [30 Nov] Interview request
  • [15 Dec] Any updates from the interview?
  • [16 Dec] Campus visit request
  • [26 Feb] Any updates on this search?

University of Miami (USA:FL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African History, to begin 15 Aug. 2023
  • Region, chronological and thematic research expertise are open. Scholars whose work addresses gender, environmental, medical, transregional history, or Africa and other parts of the world, are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate must be prepared to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate History courses, closely mentor graduate students, and provide evidence of an ambitious research and publication agenda. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in History by the appointment start date.
  • Applications can be submitted via the University of Miami’s career website: Job ID: R100060914 - Please compile the following documents in a single PDF and upload under the Resume/CV section of the online application: letter of application, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a statement that explains your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, please send three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee at
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2022
  • [11 Nov] Any news? (x 2)
  • [30 Nov] request for writing sample
  • [21 Dec] Any update on interviews?
  • [23 Dec] invitation for Zoom interview
  • [2 Feb] Any update on campus visits?
  • [20 Feb] Did anyone receive a campus invitation?
    • [20 Feb] No, and if I recall correctly, their goal was to do visits in Feb, so I've written this one off at this point.
  • [March 20] They completed the campus interviews in the last week of February. Does any of the finalists know if they have made an offer?
  • [March 31] Offer made

University of Montreal (CAN)[]

  • Professeur adjoint ou professeure adjointe en histoire de l’Afrique / Assistant Professor in History of Africa, to begin 1 Jun. 2023
  • PhD by the start of the job + An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.
  • Teaching: undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students on subjects related to the history of Africa, be active in research, publishing, and the diffusion of knowledge, and contribute to the activities of the University.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2022

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Non-TT, post-1800[]

  • Departmental Lecturer in African History - The post is a full-time, fixed term until 30th September 2024 and is tenable from 1st October 2023.
  • This is primarily a teaching role that will cover three courses: the MSc in African Studies, the MSt in Global and Imperial History, and undergraduate teaching in the area of African History. There will also be time to engage in your own research, and to participate in the research activities of the Faculty and the Centre
  • You will have active research interests in post-1800 African history and some experience of teaching the subject. You will have the ability to inspire and enthuse students at all levels, and a willingness to participate in the administrative and research activities of the Faculty of History and the African Studies Centre. You will hold a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, the ability to educate and inspire students in African History (undergraduate and graduate), and draw on your own research to inform and enrich your teaching. You will also be able to publish in international journals and with major presses in history, social sciences and/or African Studies.
  • Deadline: noon 12 Jun. 2023

University of Southern Mississippi (USA:MS)[]

  • 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of Africa.
  • Time period, area of specialization and subfield are open.
  • Teaching: Successful applicant will be required to teach upper-level History survey courses in the History of Africa, the World Civilizations general education survey, and others in their area of specialty.
  • Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, names and email addresses of three individuals providing recommendations, statement of teaching philosophy, and an article/chapter length writing sample to (job #req3072 ). All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. In addition, confidential letters of recommendations should be sent directly to
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2022
  • [5 Feb] Zoom invites went out last week.

Western Carolina University (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African History; geographical, chronological, and thematic research expertise are open.
  • We seek candidates who can contribute to or enhance our offerings in related programs, including – but not limited to – Global Black Studies and / or International Studies
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 including lower-level surveys, liberal studies courses, and upper-level/graduate courses
  • To be considered, you must apply online at Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three references with full contact information. Letters of recommendation and sample teaching materials such as syllabi may be asked for at a later date.
  • Review begins: 18 Nov. 2022
  • [Dec 23] Any news?
  • [Dec 27] Yes, a Zoom invite went out earlier in the month.
  • [Feb 21] - Any updates about campus visits?

African Diaspora[]

Clemson University (USA:SC) - African American or African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in African American or African Diasporic History to begin August 15, 2023.
  • See full posting, link above, at North_American_History_2022-23

Stetson University (USA:FL) - [non-TT][]

  • "Specializations in African American History or Atlantic World History, or the history of the African Diaspora are particularly welcome."
  • See full posting, link above.

Towson University (USA:MD)[]

  • tenure-track, 9-month position for an Assistant Professor of the history of the African Diaspora with a specialization in migration and/or refugee studies in the Department of History beginning August 2023
  • Research specialization in migration and/or refugee studies of the African Diaspora. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in applicant’s field of specialization. Demonstrated scholarship and active research agenda. Proven ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student body and to support the University’s Diversity Strategic Plan
  • PhD in History or related fields required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the ‘Instructor’ rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2024
  • Teaching Load: The normal teaching load is 3-3, with a reduced 2-3 load for the first year and additional opportunities for reduced teaching load in future years.The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop upper- and lower-level courses in the History of the African Diaspora and in migration and/or refugee studies as well as in their other areas of specialization.
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement on diversity and inclusion, and contact information of three professional references. The letter of application should contain the following: a description of research and a description of one upper-division course and one lower-division course applicant would be prepared to teach. A writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts and letters of professional references will be requested from those candidates who advance to preliminary interviews.
  • Review begins: 3 Jan. 2023
  • First round interview invitation: 18 Jan. 2023.

Middle Eastern[]

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco)- North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East[]

  • "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, the Middle East and cognate maritime histories."
  • "Appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor."
  • "Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled. References will only be contacted in the final stages of selection."
  • Possible January 2023 starting date

The American University in Cairo (EGY) - [Open rank; Non-TT][]

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Middle East History
  • This is a fixed-term position for four years. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach various geographical regions of the Middle East complementing the department's strong research focus on Egypt.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate should be an engaged teacher and is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, foundational survey courses in Islamic and Middle East History, and thematic courses in the history of the Middle East from 600 to 1800, as well as more specialized graduate seminars in the areas of his/her specialization
  • All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system: a) a C.V.; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) a writing sample; (e) a brief statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate would like to teach/develop; (f) two sample course syllabi; (g) copies of recent student evaluations of instruction, if available. Three letters of reference may be requested for candidates invited to interview for the opening. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system or by email at Please identify the position in the subject title of the email and in the letters as follows: Middle East History at ARIC. Apply Here:
  • For full consideration: 30 Nov. 2022

Carleton University (CAN)[]

  • tenure-track appointment at Assistant Professor rank in The History of the Middle East, time period open, beginning on July 1, 2023.
  • At the time of appointment, applicants should have a completed Ph.D. (or an expected completion date prior to July 1, 2023) on a research topic that addresses the History of the Middle East. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in at least one, but preferably more than one primary source languages of the region
  • Teaching: Teaching will consist of undergraduate lecture and seminar courses, graduate seminars, and the supervision and mentoring of graduate students.
  • Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF which includes the following: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, writing sample (no longer than a chapter or article), list of three referees, to be supplied at a later date. Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans. Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada. Candidates may be contacted and asked to provide more materials after the closing date.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 30 Nov.
  • [Jan. 3] Long list of semi-finalists (invited to send references and teaching portfolio)
  • Any news?

Dartmouth College (USA;NH) - Early Islamic Period[]

  • Assistant Professorship in the Early Islamic period (600-1400), beginning July 1, 2023.
  • We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching engages the Central Islamic lands (the Middle East, North Africa, Indian Ocean), and whose research includes Arabic language sources. Qualified candidates should be able to teach courses on early Islamic history and the development of the Islamicate world in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as upper-level topics courses and specialized seminars (teaching load is 2/2 on a quarter system). Qualified candidates should show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, or be ABD with degree in hand by the start date.
  • Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) diversity statement, and 4) writing sample (article or book/dissertation chapter). No letters of recommendation are required (they may be asked from selected candidates later in the process). For a complete position description, see Interfolio search .
  • Review of applications will begin September 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom in mid to late October.

[8 Oct. 2022] First round interview scheduled.

  • Anyone hear back after the first round? They were planning on inviting candidates to campus in Nov. so I assume we'll be hearing back soon.
  • I haven't, but they said that the "winners" would have been notified at the beginning of this week and all others next week.
  • [25 Oct. 2022] Still haven't heard a word.
  • [25 Oct] Invited for campus visit
  • [30 Nov] Heard through grapevine they've made an offer to someone

Kings College London (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer (~asst/assoc prof) specialising in the history of the Middle East before 1918. Applications are welcome from candidates with expertise in any aspect of the history of the Middle East or North Africa in the Ottoman period (c. 1500-1918)
  • You will teach on the survey module Faraway so Close: The Middle East since 1800, as well as developing new modules in your area of specialism and contributing to the planning, organisation and delivery of other teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To assist in the shortlisting process, please include a copy of an article or chapter (either published or intended for publication) and a proposal for a collaboratively taught module at undergraduate level. You should make clear in your supporting statement how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependents). Applicants should also include a separate short statement describing past experience that promotes diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized and other minorities in the applicant’s core discipline, or in the academy more broadly.
  • Deadline: 17 Apr. 2023
  • [May 4]: Any news?

Loyola University - New Orleans (USA:LA)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor of Middle Eastern History.
  • Contemporary Middle Eastern history (Twentieth Century to the Present) is preferred; however, applicants must be able to teach both parts of the Middle Eastern History Survey as well as a Global History survey. Applicants with research and teaching specialties that would contribute to our international studies oncentration are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will include direction of the Middl East Peace Studies Minor and the Annual Loyola University New Orleans Student Peace Conference.
  • Applicants must have a Ph. D. in History in hand by August 2023.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae , and three letters of recommendation to Dr.Mark Fernandez, , Chair, Department of History , Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2023

[March 21] Any news? [March 20] Zoom interview invitation

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - late Medieval/Early Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant Professor in the history of the late medieval and/or early modern Middle East.
  • While the field is open, we are particularly interested in scholars with research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: comparative empire, mobility, race and gender.
  • Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in History or an adjacent field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in at least one, but preferably multiple, primary source languages of the region and be able to advise graduate students in their field.
  • Teaching: They will be expected to teach a survey course on medieval and early-modern Islamicate history
  • A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation/book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at
  • Deadline: 20 oct. 2022

[Nov 10] any words?

[Dec 5] Still nothing? Their Early Modern Europe job that was due the same time apparently sent out rejections a couple weeks ago, see the Europe jobs thread.

[Dec 5] Still nothing, but I'm asuming they must've moved on. It's way too long...

[Dec 5] Heard that they asked for another round of documents in late November.

[Dec 16] Any news on interviews since submitting extra documents in November?

(Feb 10) Received an email saying that the position has been filled

Simon Fraser (Vancouver BC) - comparative study of Muslim societies and cultures[]

  • Assistant Professor, History (Professorship in the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures)
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2022

[Jan 14] Just put up this entry, though the deadline has long passed (sorry!). Curious if people have heard from them. Where are they at in the process?

[Jan 20] First round interviews have been extended.

--- Thanks! Out of curiosity, when did the first-round invites go out?

[March 4] Did anyone hear back after the first round interviews? Anyone received a campus invitation?

Queens College (USA:NY) - Middle East/Islamic World.[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East/Islamic World.
  • We are open to candidates working within the Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern (contemporary) periods. Desired specializations include, but are not limited to, the History of Science, History of Education, and Gender.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be able to teach both parts of the undergraduate Islamic Civilization survey, as well as courses in the department’s MA program
  • For application information and more details, Go to, in the box under "Job titles and keywords", enter the job ID “25695” click on “Assistant Professor - History Department” and select the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.
  • Deadline: 18 December
  • [26 Jan] ANY NEWS?
    • [26 Jan] None here, but I think there is a strong internal candidate.
    • [16 Feb] I couldn't identify any obvious internal candidates, at least not from part-time & teaching faculty on the program websites.
  • [10 FEb-ish] Interview requested
  • [2 March] Any news after the interviews?
  • [19 March] Rejected after interview.

St Andrews University (UK:Scot) - Middle Eastern and Islamic History, c. 600-1700, non-TT[]

  • Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) within the School of History. The position will be full-time (36.25 hrs per week), on a fixed term contract held from 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024.
  • You will be a scholar with a growing international reputation in the Islamic history of the Middle East (c. 600-1700) and a commitment to delivering high-quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests, to be active in research that strengthens or complements that of the School, and to be capable of teaching the subject to students from a wide range of backgrounds. Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills across a wide chronological range and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. In addition to near native-level proficiency in English, candidates should have an excellent command of Classical Arabic and/or Persian.
  • In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to submit: a covering letter detailing how their previous experience qualifies them for the post; a CV including a list of publications; and the names of three referees. The application must not exceed a total of 10 pages of A4.
  • Deadline: 24 Apr. 2023

University of Greenwich (UK:Eng) - Middle East/Global, non-TT[]

  • fixed-term Lecturer in History for the 2023-24 academic session
  • The candidate must have expertise in the history of the Middle East and/or global history, and should be actively engaged in research in these or related areas.
  • Teaching: You will join the History programme team and will be responsible for leading and teaching HIST1087: Making the Modern World: Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Long Nineteenth Century (Level 4) and HIST1067: Empire and Nation in the Middle East (Level 5). You will also be required to contribute to other teaching as appropriate, as well as to the wider work of the School.
  • Deadline: 7 Jun. 2023

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Modern[]

  • full-time tenure-track position in the history of the Middle East at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2023.
  • We welcome research that focuses on any time period, although candidates should also be qualified to teach courses on the modern Middle East.
  • PhD is required at the time of application or by June 15, 2023, to be appointed as an Assistant Professor. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but will complete all the PhD requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the PhD requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.  
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through  and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ commitment to diversity.    Letters of reference will be requested after the initial screening. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.
  • For full consideration 1 Nov. 2022.
  • [10 Nov] I am aware it is too early to hear back. I thought I'd get a thread started for all of us who'd applied, especially given how slim the market is (at least, for modernists).
  • [10 Nov] You think it's back for modernists? Try doin early modern. Everything this year is pre-1500 or post-1900
  • [15 Nov] Request for writing sample [x4]
  • [7 Dec] Any updates?
  • [7 Dec] Invitation for 1st round interview
    • Did you receive that invitation today (Dec 7)?
    • Yes.
  • [4 January] Campus invitation
  • [20 Feb] Any news since the campus visits?

University of Illinois - Chicago (USA:IL) - Modern[]

  • Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2023

[Dec. 13] Any news on UIC's search?

[Dec. 14] Nothing here.

[Jan.5 ] Any news? Nope ... I hope they're just taking their sweet ass time not that they've sent out invitations already.

[Jan 9] Request for reference letters ... Congrats! But may I ask how was that communicated? Via e-mail to you personally or through your referees? (I heard nothing but I am very much assuming that this means I am out at this point). << Their HR system emailed me a request for letters ... I desperately checked my spam folder so I am out. I wish you luck though and I hope you make it all the way!

[13 Feb] campus visit invite

University of Nottingham (UK:Eng) - Late Medieval/Early Modern Middle East and/or Central Asia[]

  • Assistant Professor with specialist knowledge in the history of Late Medieval/Early Modern Middle East and/or Central Asia, to begin 1 Sept. 2023
  • You will have a PhD in history or relevant subject area, with research expertise on social and political networks across the region and related expertise in material culture. Your research interests will be interdisciplinary in nature and may also include a focus on museums and collecting, and public history more broadly. You will deliver teaching across a broad subject area of interest to students in the Departments of both History and Classics & Archaeology.
  • Shortlisting is anonymous: we cannot see any personal data or the 'Additional Information' section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions, rather than a CV or letter.
  • Deadline: 8 June 2023

University of Tennessee Knoxville (USA:TN) - 7th-14th c.[]

  • professor of premodern Islamic history (7th – 14th centuries) at the tenure-track Assistant rank. The appointment will begin fall semester 2023.
  • Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The field of research is open in terms of geography and thematic focus, though the successful candidate will be able to teach the undergraduate world history survey (pre-1500 CE) and offer upper level and graduate courses that complement our current strengths in premodern and medieval histories.  The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
  • Applications should include a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample. Materials should be submitted to
  • Reviewbegins 7 Oct. 2022 and will continue until an appointment is made.
  • [Oct 21] Heard they've scheduled first-round interviews

University of York (UK:Eng) - After 1800[]

  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (asst/assoc, assoc/full) in the History of the Middle East (After 1800)
  • Applicants will have a strong publication record commensurate with their career stage and be able to demonstrate the potential for grant capture. A capacity to develop knowledge exchange and impact will be desirable. Clear evidence of leadership potential in research, teaching, and academic citizenship will be required of applicants at Senior Lecturer level.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for, and experience of, designing and delivering modules informed by their research interests. The Department, in preparation for semesterisation in September 2023, is currently revising all our portfolios. Applicants should seek to demonstrate how their interests and experience would contribute to one or more of our Stage One World History modules, our existing range of Stage Three Special Subjects (undergraduate) and our Taught Postgraduate programmes and options (postgraduate).
  • Applicants wishing to be considered for Senior Lecturer should outline briefly in the cover letter how their research, teaching, and administrative experience meets the criteria for the higher grade. Cover letters should be no longer than 2 pages for applications for the Lecturer position, 4 pages for applications for the Senior Lecturer positions and CVs should be no longer than 4 pages.
  • Deadline: 12 Jan. 2023
  • Intend to interview Feb 2023.
  • Offer made and accepted.

West Virginia (USA:WV) - Modern[]

  • 9 month tenure-track Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in the Modern Middle East, beginning August 11, 2023
  • We seek an outstanding candidate whose teaching and/or research specialization will contribute to one or more of the department’s four thematic strengths: gender and kinship; imperial and postcolonial societies; labor and political economy; and war and society.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach a survey course in World History as well as specialized courses in the Modern Middle East at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • To apply, please visit Applicants should upload (1) a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) complete contact information for three professional references. Additional material may be requested at a later date
  • Review begins: 12 Dec. 2022
  • Received an email saying that the search got cancelled this year! Jan 30th, 2023


Bilkent University (Turkey: Ankara) - Pre-Modern, Faculty Position in Classical Ottoman History (1300-1700)[]

  • The Department of History at Bilkent University invites applications for a tenure-track position of open rank in the Ottoman History of Classical Period (1300-1700). The candidate should be prepared to offer an undergraduate lecture on pre-Modern Ottoman History, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses on the specialized aspects of this history.
  • Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate excellence in research, publications and teaching. The Department of History particularly welcome applications from scholars who will enhance standing thematic and interdisciplinary strengths in the department.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2023.
  • Benefits include membership in a comprehensive group health plan (with a small monthly premium), a free, fully-furnished on-campus apartment, and support for travel for international conferences and possibly research.