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African History, Assistant Professor, Utah State University

The Department of History at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the history of Africa, beginning August 2024. The period and region of specialization are open, but with preference for scholars whose work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. The successful applicant will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula; this will include teaching an African history survey and either half of the World History surveys. We welcome candidates who can also contribute to one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, including Public History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Peace Studies. USU is an R1 university with a teaching mission, and so the department seeks a colleague who can show evidence of both scholarly productivity and teaching effectiveness. This is a research-focused position that typically has a teaching load of two courses per semester.
Review of applications begins January 6, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Victoria Grieve, at victoria.grieve@usu.edu. Please apply at this link: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/7207/assistant-professor%2c-african-history/job .


The successful candidate will be expected to:

Produce high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship
Teach either half of the World History surveys
Teach an undergraduate African history survey
Contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula
Contribute to service in the Department, College, and University

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in African History or related field by June 2024
Evidence of scholarly productivity
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in sub-Saharan Africa
Ability to contribute to other units in the History Department, including Public History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Peace Studies.

Department Highlights

The History Department at Utah State includes dynamic teacher-scholars in History, Religious Studies, and Classics as well as undergraduate and master’s level students interested in a global field of study. The faculty values high-quality research in keeping with its research mission, but it also places the highest importance on accessible and quality teaching. The department offers majors/minors in history, history teaching, and religious studies. It also offers minors in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, and Latin Teaching, and two masters’ program in History and Ancient Languages and Cultures. Faculty in the program are located at the main campus in Logan as well as at locations around the state as part of the university’s statewide mission. For more information on the department, see our website: http://history.usu.edu