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Full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of African History at Brandeis University

The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at
Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of African
History, beginning in Fall 2024. This position is subject to budget approval.

Candidates with a capacious and imaginative research and teaching portfolio; who have a keen
sense of, but are not limited by, the debates and protocols that have governed the field; and who
specialize in African History in any period or sub-field or methodology are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time position in the Department of African and African American Studies, with a 2/2
undergraduate course load. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in
the university-wide and interdisciplinary African Diaspora Cluster Working Group, as well as
establish a relationship with the Department of History. While we welcome applications from
junior scholars at all levels of experience, the Ph.D. must be in hand by July 2024, before

First consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2023. Interested
scholars should submit the following application materials electronically through Academic Jobs
Online, at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25119. (a) A detailed cover letter addressing
your current and future research and teaching experience and plans. As part of your cover letter,
please let us know how your present or future commitments to departmental and institutional
equity, diversity, and inclusion, are reflected in your creative and intellectual endeavors, your
teaching, or your service. (b) A full C.V., and (c) three letters of recommendation. Only online
applications will be considered. Please note that in the second round of the application process
we will ask selected applicants for two writing samples totaling no more than 50 pages, and
possibly other teaching materials. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of
the search committee, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, at olaj@brandeis.edu. More information about
the Department of African and African American Studies is available at:

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of
academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer
that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment
positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission,
we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have
been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who,
through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building,
engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.