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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in African & African American Studies advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

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Jobs for 2024 (List alphabetically)[]

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) | Assistant Professor of African American Literature | TT | https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/42636[]

Berklee College of Music

https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=178688849&Title=Full%20Time%20Faculty%2C%20African%20History%2FAfrican%20Political%20Science

Full time faculty of African history/politics

Posted: 02/08/2024

Category: Ethnic and Multicultural Studies; +1

Job Description:

Berklee College of Music invites applications for a full-time member of African History or African Political Science in the Africana Studies Department housed in the Africana Studies Division. The successful candidate will teach sections of Colonialism & Apartheid in Africa and other courses as assigned. This is a nine-month position with renewable contract; initial appointment to begin September 2024. Compensation and rank are commensurate with education and professional experience.

The successful full-time faculty member will report to the Chair of Africana Studies. The ideal candidate will have content expertise and is a skilled educator. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a teaching philosophy that articulates a commitment to student-centered and culturally competent education. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate their commitment to Africana Studies and their particular approach to training creative artists.

Boston University (MA)[]

Assistant Professor of Black American & Diasporic Cinema

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023

The English department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black American and Diasporic Cinema at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2024. We welcome candidates with strong research profiles in the history, culture, politics and poetics of Black cinema within and beyond the confines of Hollywood, including considerations of race, film historiography and the archive; international, anti-colonial and/or Black Diasporic cinematic traditions; theoretical work on race, performance, spectatorship and identification; intermedial work spanning film, television, digital media, photography, video games and visual art; and intersectional approaches to race, gender and sexuality. In addition to English, the successful candidate would hold strong ties to the Cinema & Media Studies Program, the African American & Black Diaspora Studies Program, and the American & New England Studies Program.

The English Department believes that the diversity of faculty, staff, and students is vital to the excellence of our research and academic programs, and we are especially eager to hire colleagues who support our institutional commitments to ensuring that Boston University is inclusive, equitable, and diverse. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and be prepared for teaching duties at the undergraduate and graduate level (2/2 load). Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter; CV; 3 letters of recommendation; a 25-page writing sample; a 2-page description of dissertation or major publications; a teaching statement; and a 1-page statement on how your teaching and research would further Boston University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by November 1st to ensearch@bu.edu. Initial interviews via Zoom or Skype.

Apply: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37527903/assistant-professor-/#application-form

Drew University (NJ)[]

Assistant Professor of 18th and 19th century U.S. History and Africana Studies.

Deadline: 10/15 (rolling)

The College of Liberal Arts' departments of History and Africana Studies at Drew University are seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 18th and 19th century U.S. history within the broader Africana context.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in 18th and 19th century U.S. history within the broader Africana context. Scholarship that focuses on African American or Africana life and history. Teaching experience in the above areas is also extremely important for the successful candidate.

Desired Skills and Experience: We seek candidates who have depth and breadth in the study of 18th and 19th century United States history and its Africana context, and who are passionate about innovative teaching within a liberal arts context. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate courses on 18th and 19th century U.S. history, African American history, and historical research methods. In addition to excellent teaching, candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship, and to contribute to the university community through mentoring and advising students, co-curricular planning, collaboration across disciplines, committee service, and leadership at Drew. The successful candidate should also be prepared to work actively with the Africana studies program in terms of mentorship and co-curricular engagement with students.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?jobId=470632&cid=1a7897cc-04a2-40ac-93ee-a63f004602a5&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings

Denison University, OH, USA[]

Two Assistant to Associate Professors of Global Health (open discipline)

Deadline: Sept. 28, 2023

The Global Health Program at Denison welcomes perspectives from a diversity of disciplines that engage in global health topics and issues.  Topics of disciplinary training may include, for example, epidemiology, behavioral health, environmental health, global health, health education, health equity, health policies, health promotion, health systems, medical anthropology, medical sociology, population health, or public health, each with a global focus.

Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/128311

Drake University, IA, US[]

Assistant Professor, African-American History, TT, full time

We are seeking a dedicated teacher and insightful scholar with expertise in and a passion for African American History.

Deadline: 10/15/23

https://jobs.drake.edu/jobs/assistant-professor-african-american-history-998787

  • November 16 - Drake emailed last month indicating that they did not secure funding for the position and they will relist it next year

Emerson College[]

Deadline: Nov. 1st

The Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies (MILAIS) invites applications for a tenure-line open rank position in African-American studies. A Ph.D. in History and/or Africana Studies is required. The candidate will teach African-American history from the colonial period to the present and contribute to the minors offered through the Marlboro Institute. Candidates with research and teaching focus in the areas of Black Disability Studies, Carceral Studies, Black Queer Studies, or other innovative areas of study are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment begins August 22, 2024 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2024.

Emerson College believes the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus climate where everyone can thrive is only possible in an authentically equitable, accessible, and socially just environment. As a community of storytellers, we continually strive to cultivate a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent, fully embracing individuals from varied cultures, races, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, linguistic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, life experiences, nationalities, perspectives, beliefs, and values. Please articulate in your cover letter how your pedagogy and research upholds these commitments.

To apply, please submit a two-page cover letter, a current curriculum vita, an example of recent scholarship, and teaching evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available).

https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=178543129&Title=Open%20Rank%20Faculty%20Member%20in%20African%2DAmerican%20Studies

  • Nov 16 - Has anyone been contacted for interviews?

Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) - Assistant Professor of Africana Studies[]

Deadline: 30 Nov. 2023. TT. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37551350/tenure-track-assistant-professor-africana-studies-log-25-038/

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA).[]

TT Assistant Professor of English. We welcome candidates with strong research and teaching profiles in the forms, history, and politics of 20th- and 21st-century African American literature. Specialists in all literary genres and critical approaches are encouraged to apply, particularly those working in or at the intersection of the Black avant-garde; Black optimism and/or Afropessimism; Afrofuturism and speculative literature; Queer and Trans of color critique; Black feminisms; archives and memory studies; affect and psychoanalysis; or Black digital humanities. Work that expands the definition of African American literature using global, oceanic, or hemispheric frameworks or comparative race and ethnic studies is welcome, as are interdisciplinary approaches that will expose our students to the many methodological possibilities of Black studies. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before November 17 will receive full consideration. TT and FT. Apply at https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26585.

The successful candidate will teach at a university that has made social justice central to its vision (http://www.luc.edu/mission/) and will join an intellectual community with faculty doing interdisciplinary work in textual studies and digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and critical race theory (http://www.luc.edu/english/). The position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in our MA and PhD programs. The successful candidate will pursue a strong program of scholarship and engage in service at the department level or above. The candidate will have a PhD in English or a closely related field, or have a plan in place to defend by May 2024. Apply at https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26585

Memorial University (NL, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor in the History of Race, Colonialism and/or Diaspora[]

Deadline: April 1, 2024.

https://www.mun.ca/history/media/production/memorial/academic/faculty-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/history/media-library/Department%20of%20History%20-%20Tenure-Track%20F01411-2023-234%20-%20Race,%20Colonialism%20and%20Diaspora.pdf

New York University, NY, US[]

Assistant Professor. Black Cultural Studies. 11/10/23. TT. FT. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37540222/assistant-professor-in-black-cultural-studies/?LinkSource=TopJob. Updates:

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) - Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies[]

Deadline: 10 Dec. 2023. "We are seeking a scholar working in the mid-19th through the 20th centuries in the Americas (including the U.S.) whose research demonstrates innovative historiographic methods and novel approaches to the study of slavery’s world-defining impacts."

  • Dec. 29 - Zoom interview invite
  • [Jan 21]: For folks who got a zoom interview, have you heard any news about a campus visit? I am assuming the lack of news means a rejection, but I wanted to check anyways.
  • [Jan 22] ^ Yes, campus visit invites went out around Jan. 11.

Pitzer College, CA, US[]

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, TT, full time

The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor who works at the interface of Africana Studies and environmental justice.

Deadline: 9/15/23

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24956

Randolph College (USA:VA) - Non-TT, American Culture[]

Visiting Scholar of American Culture. Two-year appointment at the assistant professor level. Specialization open but encourages applicants with strengths in interdisciplinary fields such as African-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Native American Studies, and Gender Studies

Qualifications: Ph.D., well-advanced ABD, or equivalent; evidence of scholarly achievement or promise; and success in teaching undergraduates

The teaching load is three courses per semester. In the fall, the candidate will teach courses in their field. In the spring, the candidate will teach one additional class in their area and two courses in Randolph's signature and travel-oriented American Culture Program.

Application includes a letter of interest, CV, and three names of references. In their cover letter, candidates should address teaching philosophy and how diversity informs their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2024.

San José State University (San José, CA) - Assistant Professor of African American Studies[]

Deadline: 15 January 2023 (Extended deadline). TT, FT. "The Department of African American (AFAM) Studies at San José State University invites applications for tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor with specialization in gender and sexualities beginning August 2024. Candidates with research interests in popular culture and race and new media studies are strongly encouraged to apply."

Stanford University (Stanford, CA, US)[]

Open-rank, Black Studies in the Arts,TT, full time

The newly formed Department of African and African American Studies (DAAAS) at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in the field of Black Studies in the Arts. This is an open-rank search; the appointment may be at the rank of Assistant Professor (on the tenure-track), Associate Professor (with tenure), or Full Professor. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.

Deadline: 10/1/23

https://facultypositions.stanford.edu/en-us/listing/

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, US[]

Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, TT, full time

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for up to two tenure-stream positions, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2024. Scholars of all time periods and specializations in any humanities or social sciences discipline within Black Studies and Latinx Studies are encouraged to apply and will receive full consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that include (but are not limited to): Gender, Comparative Approaches (Afro-Latinx, Afro-Asian, etc), Social Movements, Black Southern Studies, Decolonial Studies and/or Queer of Color Critique.

Deadline: 10/2/23

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/862/cw/en-us/job/498943?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250

Trinity University, TX, US[]

Assistant Professor of African-American History, TT, full time

We seek candidates with expertise in African-American history, specialization open. We especially welcome applicants whose research or teaching interests cover the 19th century, as well as candidates with a passion for undergraduate education and a commitment to inclusive pedagogy.

Deadline: 10/9/23

https://trinity.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Trinity_University/job/Trinity-University-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-African-American-History_JR100505?jobFamilyGroup=d065843291d601021156859e24a40000

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, US[]

Deadline: April 25, 2023

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for three full-time, tenure track positions in the Africana Studies Department. Since its inception 50 years ago, the Africana Studies Department has made important contributions to the study of history, politics, and literature; of ancient and contemporary culture including the arts, religion, and socio-economic sciences; and of economic development and the broad dimensions of public policy that affect the societies and welfare of people of African descent. Now, as the department looks ahead to its fiftieth anniversary, it seeks faculty who will chart its course forward as an integral part of the region’s most diverse public university. Two positions will be at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates at this senior rank must show evidence of administrative experience and/or readiness to serve as Department Chair. The third is an open rank position. Start date to be determined in consultation with the selected candidates.

Fields of specialization are flexible within Africana Studies. They can include but are not limited to: Black/Africana History, African diaspora literature, Africana religion, community and economic development, public policy in Black communities, global Black/Pan-African movements, Black feminist theory and practice, Caribbean studies, urban planning in the African diaspora, post-colonial theory, and Black/Africana fine and performing arts.

Required qualifications: All candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field. Appointments at the senior level require significant teaching experience, an excellent record of scholarship, an active research agenda, and a commitment to service and community engagement. A junior level appointment requires substantial promise for developing a strong scholarly record and evidence of the potential for excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service and community engagement. Interdisciplinary research interests and the ability to teach across disciplinary lines will be considered an advantage.

Application instructions: Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2023 and will continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Please include with your application a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three references. Please direct questions to [cla.dean@umb.edu].

  • any updates on this position?

University of California, Berkeley, CA, US[]

Assistant Professor-Afterlives of Slavery–African American Studies, TT, full time

The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose work demonstrates prior or potential contributions to the study of the Afterlives of Slavery.

Deadline: 9/28/23

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03886

  • Anyone heard anything on this one, even through the grapevine?
  • 11/17 - Yes, I've head they sent out Zoom interview invites (but I didn't get one).

University of Illinois - Springfield, Springfield, IL[]

Assistant Professor, field open, serving Liberal Studies, African American Studies

The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant professor to begin August 16, 2024, serving a major in Liberal Studies and minors in African American Studies and/or Women and Gender Studies. Applicants are invited to affiliate with the newly formed Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice. We seek a specialist in interdisciplinary or intersectional studies, multicultural and ethnic studies, Black studies, women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, or related area. Field is open, with tenure home possible in Sociology/Anthropology, English, History, Human Development/Social Work, or Art/Music/Theatre. Candidates with public-facing scholarship or interest are especially welcomed.

Deadline: 12/10/23

https://uis.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/617?c=uis

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, US[]

Associate Professor of African American and African Diasporic Literature, TT, full time

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of African American and African Diasporic Literature with tenure, to begin August 2024. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any aspects of the production and consumption of African American and African Diasporic literary and popular culture with interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches are welcome.

Deadline: 10/15/23

https://apply.interfolio.com/128206

University of Michigan, MI, US[]

Open rank search in Global Black Urban Studies, TT, full time

Candidates should investigate Black social and cultural life within urban spaces and foreground Black Studies epistemologies in their scholarship. We are especially interested in scholars situated in fields such as Black Geographies, Critical Geography, as well as the theory and praxis of Black social and cultural movements as well those with experience working in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams that are committed to anti-racist practices, community-based research, and co-produced knowledge.

Deadline: 10/1/23

https://apply.interfolio.com/109798

University of Michigan, MI, US[]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Music search, Department of Music: Contemporary Music Studies (Black musics of the Americas encouraged to apply)

Description

The Musicology Department of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, at the University of Michigan, invites applications to fill a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure), starting in August 2024. We seek a dynamic teacher and accomplished scholar who is dedicated to original, compelling, and intellectually probing research centered on critical music studies and whose interests complement and expand existing departmental strengths. Our ideal candidate will be a specialist in contemporary music, broadly defined to encompass musical experimentalism, music and technology, and vernacular and popular genres. We are open to applicants whose expertise extends from the present to engage historically with earlier periods as well as those whose work productively bridges disciplines. Specialists in Black musics of the Americas are especially encouraged to apply. We wish to attract a teacher who possesses a proven ability to empower, advocate for, and value a diverse range of students with different identities and experiences who are pursuing varied careers in music and musicology. Collaboration is a fundamental pillar of our department’s culture, and we wish to welcome a new colleague who is enthusiastic about contributing, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Deadline: 12/15/23

https://apply.interfolio.com/133173

University of Missouri, MO, US[]

Assistant Professor of Black Studies, TT, full time

The Department of Black Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin on August 15, 2024. While all specializations are welcome, we are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on Black gender and sexuality studies, including Black women in work, sport, media, business, academia, religion, healthcare, or migration. The ideal candidate would be able to teach various interdisciplinary courses on aspects of Black history, politics, and culture. Disciplinary areas include Arts and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Deadline: 10/1/23

https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=9&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=9&JobOpeningId=48241&PostingSeq=1

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, (2 listings)[]

The Department of African American & African Studies (AA&AS) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for two positions

1. Open rank position (tenure-track advanced assistant, tenured associate, or tenured full professor) in African American & African Studies to begin as soon as August 26, 2024. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose research engages with major themes of African American Studies from a national, regional, global and/or transnational perspective. Deadline October 1, 2023.

Link for the complete job posting: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357115

2. Assistant Professor, TT, Black Feminist Literary and Cultural Studies

Link for the complete job posting: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357103

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA[]

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, specializing in Black Feminisms. Deadline: 12/11/23 Link

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for the Eleanor M. Carlson Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024 with an expertise in Black Feminisms. Successful candidates will have both an active research agenda and a strong record of teaching experience in the field of Black Feminisms. We seek a scholar whose teaching and research are located in the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women’s Studies who specializes in Black Feminisms in the United States and/or African diaspora and/or Global Black Feminisms with a focus on one or more of the following: Black feminist theory; AfroLatinx/Afrolatine diaspora; or Afrolatine Studies. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the University of Rhode Island have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage applicants who can reflect and deepen this commitment.

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA[]

Open Rank Position in Global Black Studies

The newly formed Department of Black Studies at the University of Rochester is searching for scholars whose research and teaching is particularly focused in Global Black Studies, open to all areas of specialization, with preference given to candidates whose work is largely focused outside the United States. We are especially interested in candidates who bring new interdisciplinary perspectives to examining the Black Diaspora, through the use of innovative methodological, thematic, geographic, and analytical approaches. This is an open-rank search; the appointment may be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track), associate professor (with tenure), or professor.

Deadline: October 16, 2023

Apply: https://www.sas.rochester.edu/aas/faculty-positions.html

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA[]

Open Rank Position in Black Visual Culture

The newly formed Department of Black Studies at the University of Rochester is searching for scholars whose research and teaching is particularly focused on Black Visual Culture. This is an open-rank search and the appointment may be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track), associate professor (with tenure), or professor. The term of appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024.

We are particularly inviting applicants whose research and teaching engage in artistic and creative humanistic inquiry—through visual cultural analysis and examination of film, media, photography, art, performance, and other objects of study. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose critical work attends to issues of racialized gender and sexuality. Applicants should have a strong research portfolio which expands Black Visual culture and demonstrates a record of excellence in research and teaching. While we welcome all areas of specialization, we are especially interested in scholars trained in Black studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; ethnic studies and other interdisciplinary fields.

Deadline: October 16, 2023

Apply: https://www.sas.rochester.edu/aas/faculty-positions.html

University of Tampa, FL[]

The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Black Studies position to begin in August 2024. We are particularly interested in scholars of African-American literature, African diasporas, and or Black cultural studies. We welcome theoretically informed research that adopts transnational or activist approaches. The candidate's teaching specializations will complement existing departmental strengths in American literature, gender, sexuality, and colonialism. Our recently redesigned major in English includes courses on identity and difference, revolutions and rebellions, literary history, and theory; the new hire will have the opportunity to design course content in these areas and others and to shape curricular development in the major. The new hire will be expected to teach 24 credits each year, typically divided into three courses per semester. The course load will be evenly split between literature and Academic Writing. The University of Tampa, an independent, private institution, is committed to diversity and academic freedom. We particularly seek candidates whose writing, experiences, and interests give voice to historically underrepresented communities. The successful candidate must show promise of scholarly achievement and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level in literature and academic writing. Teaching responsibilities in literature include courses at all levels.

Update from email from Dept Chair: Review begins beginning of November.

https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty/job/Tampa/Assistant-Professor-of-English-and-Writing_R0007867.

University of Toronto, ON, Canada (2 listings)[]

Assistant Professor - Black Political Thought, TT, full time

The successful candidate will specialize in Black Political Thought, understood broadly to include political thought from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada, the United States, Europe, or other parts of the world. Lived experience related to Africa and its diaspora will be an asset. The position is open with respect to approach and methodology. Examples of possible research areas include but are not limited to the history of political thought; critical analysis of race, racism, and ethnicity; gendered and class hierarchies of power; colonialism, imperialism, slavery, and their afterlives; political solidarity and social movements; and the implications of Black political thought for comparative political theory.

Deadline: 10/5/23

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Black-Political-Thought-ON/572804917/

Associate Professor/Professor - Black Political Thought, TT, full time

The successful candidate will specialize in Black Political Thought, understood broadly to include political thought from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada, the United States, Europe, or other parts of the world. Lived experience related to Africa and its diaspora will be an asset.  The position is open with respect to approach and methodology. Examples of possible research areas include but are not limited to the history of political thought; critical analysis of race, racism, and ethnicity; gendered and class hierarchies of power; colonialism, imperialism, slavery, and their afterlives; political solidarity and social movements; and the implications of Black political thought for comparative political theory.

Deadline: 10/5/23

https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-ProfessorProfessor-Black-Political-Thought-ON/572805217/

Wake Forest University, NC, US[]

Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, TT, full time

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2024. We seek candidates with research and teaching interests in the field of Black Feminist Digital Studies. Within Black Feminist Digital Studies, we are particularly interested in scholars with research and teaching focus in Black ecologies, Black girl studies, environmental justice studies, transnationalism, Disability Studies, and/or geography.

Deadline: 9/15/23

https://wfu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty_Career_Website_live/job/Assistant-Professor--Department-of-Women-s--Gender--and-Sexuality-Studies_R0006008

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies with a specialization in Black Studies. TT. FT. https://hr.wwu.edu/careers-faculty?job=501294

Review of applications will begin 1/29/2024.

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, USA[]

Assistant Professor, English Department, Tenure-Track, full time.

The English Department at Westmont College invites applicants for an Americanist with interests in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Start date for this position is August 2024. Review of applications will begin October 2023. https://www.westmont.edu/office-provost/open-positions

Williams College, MA, US[]

Associate or full professor to specialize in comparative and/or relational approaches to ethnic studies, TT, full time

The Williams College American Studies Program seeks to hire an associate or full professor to specialize in comparative and/or relational approaches to ethnic studies. Scholars working at the intersection or intersections of Black, Latinx, and Native American/Indigenous Studies, with a focus on the U.S. or the Americas, are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 10/15/23

https://apply.interfolio.com/129545

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, US)[]

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in African American and African Diasporic History. NTT, FT.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in African American and African Diaspora History for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in August 2024. We especially invite scholars working on the United States and the Americas, in any period, deploying transregional, international, comparative, and/or global perspectives and methods. We are particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated record of teaching who can contribute to the department’s thematic areas of focus in Africana Studies; gender, sexuality, and women’s studies; and/or histories of science, technology, and medicine.

Deadline: 3/15/24

Update: Request for zoom interview 23 March 2024

https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Visiting-Assistant-Teaching-Professor-in-African-American-and-African-Diaspora-History_R0002685

Word on the Street[]

University of Texas at San Antonio cluster hire

  • Has anyone heard anything as of May 2024?

San José State University

  • Someone was hired for this position (5/2024)

Wayne State University[]

  • Any updates?
  • Haven't heard anything - sent an app on January 30th.
  • Still nothing? (3/18)
  • Nothing so far (3/20)
  • They had a major shakeup at the provost's office which seems to be the entity running the search, hence the delay (?) (3/25)
  • Heard from a friend of a friend, so take this as you will: The provost office shakeup is indeed disrupting things and so individual departments are taking the search into their own hands. This means that each department will be on a different schedule and some are faster than others. She said that likely some will call for interviews this week, and others later. (4/1)
  • Thanks for that information! I personally haven't heard anything, anyone else hear? (4/22)
  • I have not heard anything, but I did receive confirmation about the major shakeup from a current employee at WSU. Hopefully it does not derail everything. This was a late advertisement tho (posted in December/January), so I assume they will try to make hires this year but I am afraid it might just get pushed to next year. (4/23)
  • Received rejection email. They got more than 400 applications. A colleague friend says they're hiring 6-7 people this year and 7 over the next two years. (5/10)
Texas A&M[]
  • 12/10 - Texas A&M Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor of Afro-Latin and Latin American Indigenous Studies, any news?
  • 01/29 - Campus visits are happening now in February.
UNC Charlotte[]
  • 12/10- University of North Carolina Charlotte (Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Africana Studies), has anyone heard anything?
  • 12/20 - request for interview
  • 1/25 - anyone heard anything since interviews?
  • 2/12 - I just had a request for Zoom interview
  • 2/12 - I got told today that bureaucratic delays were slowing things up and to expect an update in the next few weeks (I had a zoom interview in Jan)
  • 2/22 - For the person who got the zoom invite on 2/12, I am wondering if you had your interview or learnt anything more? It seems strange that they're doing another round of zoom interviews after the first batch in early Jan, so I am also wondering if the search committee mentioned anything about that?
    • Sure, they didn't specify anything about the search, except that it is going to take a while and campus visit invites likely won't be sent out until March.
    • Thanks for the info! I'll post if I hear anymore too
  • 3/15 - not heard anything since email on 2/12, others?
    • No, no updates, though there are likely candidates not updating this wiki so I don't know.
  • 3/30 Campus visits for the African History position in Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte began the week of 3/11
  • 04/02 - Does anyone know if their search in African Diaspora Studies got cancelled then? I haven't heard anything more since their email about bureaucratic delays on 2/12.
  • 04/04 - Fellow finalist here. I had the visit last week and I think there's someone else visiting this week. Within two weeks or so they should make the phone call for the job offer.
UMass Boston Africana Studies cluster hire[]
  • - anyone heard anything about this? my status recently changed from "new" to "application review complete," eight months after I applied...
Colgate Africana and Latin American Studies[]
  • 12/05 - The Colgate Africana and Latin American Studies job isn't on here, but if anyone hears anything post-Zoom interview, please reply!
  • 12/10 - I also would love to have post-Zoom interview updates.
  • 12/12 - Invitations for campus visits went out.
  • 02/20 - Any word after campus visits?
Williams[]
  • Dec 5- any news on Williams?
Emerson College[]
  • - zoom interview invite 11/30 [x2].
  • R2: On that note did you see the time slots they had in calendly? Some of them were like 2:00 AM. I wonder if they programmed the thing right....
  • - Request for reference letters 12/4
  • has anyone heard anything since the zoom interviews?
  • Feb 2 - heard through grapevine that campus visits have been scheduled for the next two weeks
Stanford University[]
  • Nov16 - any news on Stanford???
  • (12/1): Anyone heard anything about this search?
  • 12/5 No news! Maybe interview requests have already been sent? Or the search has been cancelled? Or the committee is just taking its time.
  • 12/8 Zoom interviews were held in late November.
  • 12/8 Thanks so much for the update--not knowing is THE WORST.
  • 1/19 Campus interviews in progress
Berkeley[]
  • any news on the position at Berkeley? X2
  • - I have not heard anything about the position at Berkeley. (can confirm heard nothing as of 11/9/23) -> Requests for letters from recommenders went out for the Berkeley position on 11/15/23.
  • - Thanks for this update on the Berkeley position. Were the requests sent to applicants via e-mail? Were they sent to recommenders? I vaguely recall having to provide the names and e-mail addresses of my recommenders when I submitted the application back in September.
  • - Just called Berkeley and spoke with the search's coordinator. She informed that I have not made the long-list.
  • - To the person who called Berkeley, I say this with kindness: I understand that it's frustrating not to hear back, especially when informal channels like this indicate that a search is moving to the next stage. If you're a grad student or recent PhD, you might not be aware that calling at this stage (as opposed to if you've already done a Zoom/conference interview or campus visit, for instance) is a bit of a faux pas. There are sometimes hundreds of applicants for jobs, and it can be an undue imposition to expect the admin assistant (or even the search chair) to look things up for every single one of us who they leave hanging. It sucks, I know. And academic searches should really do a better job of keeping candidates informed of the status of our applications. But I want to at least make you aware (if you weren't already) of how this comes across so that you can make a fully informed decision about if you want to call in the future. When you make the longlist, you will know. *Rejection is hard, especially when something as important as your career is at stake. I empathize with everyone struggling to get these jobs. I wish there were enough of them for all of us. And I wish the decision makers cared enough about us to not force us to find out about our professional fates in this particular way.
  • "Faux pas" notwithstanding, as someone who has been on multiple search committees and who has advocated for better communication to applicants about the stages of the process, I support being proactive in getting information about a job when the committee/department isn't forthcoming. We ask applicants to submit a lot of materials and it takes each of them a lot of time to do so. The least we can do is keep them informed about the process. And it honestly would not be that difficult for a search chair to post updates on this forum. I've done it in the past and it takes less than a minute. If you didn't get the interview, you don't have anything to lose. If the process is still ongoing and you're a candidate they're interested in, a responsible committee is not going to penalize you for being proactive. Make the phone call if that will help you relieve some of the stress of waiting.
  • does anyone know who got job? The dept site doesn’t show a new fac member and there isn’t a news announcement either.
Washington University in St. Louis[]
  • I recently received an e-mail informing me that I had not made it past the first round for the Assistant Professorship in African American Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.
U-Richmond[]
  • Anyone heard from U-Richmond? NYU?
  • (2/12) Still nothing beside an email in January saying to expect more info in Jan/Feb
  • (03/04) Same here. Still nothing.
  • (3/15) - still not heard anything, others?
  • (6/3)- Received an email stating the Univ. decided not to hire for the position.
NYU[]
  • (12/1) Any news yet about the NYU search?
  • (12/8) Has anyone heard anything further about NYU?
  • (12/15) Contacted today about scheduling Zoom interview in early January
Buffalo[]
  • Nov 29- Any news on U at Buffalo position -—zoom interview invite sent (12/4)
Georgia State[]
  • (12/5) This job isn't on here and deadline just recently passed, but if anyone hears from Georgia State's African American Studies Search, please post!
Michigan[]
  • (12/23) Any news on Michigan urban position?

UCLA- African American Studies Junior Faculty Black Religion

  • 4/9- Any news on this position?
  • It's not listed here or in Religious Studies
  • Application submitted in October 2023 and status has never changed from submitted
  • The original search was in 2022-23 and failed (the selected person took a position elsewhere)

UMass Amherst

  • (12/31) Any news on the Global Black Studies position?
  • 1/25 still not heard anything?
  • 2/12 - I had an interview at the end of the year and they never reached out for a campus visit. I asked for an update and they said "the search is still ongoing." They confirmed that campus visits have already been scheduled.

University of South Carolina

  • African Diaspora History in African American Studies Dept.
  • 2/12 - Had an interview in Jan, not heard anything since. Anyone else?

Georgia Tech

  • African Diaspora History in History and Sociology Dept.
  • 2/9 - Request for interview
  • 3/1 - any news since the zoom interviews on 2/23? They told me they want to do campus visits the first 2 weeks of March, so I assumed they would reach out to schedule those this week
  • 3/15 - still not heard anything, others?
  • 3/18 - they've finished campus visits

Bowdoin College VAP position

  • Anyone been contacted yet?
  • rejection letter in late February

Berklee College of Music Africana Studies Position

- interview request March 22nd

- first round interview March 27th

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