The History Department of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of African History. All regions and times will be considered for research specialties. Teaching responsibilities include upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in speciality and a two-semester survey of Global History Since 1500, in both online and traditional formats. Salary competitive.

The preferred start date is January 2022, with the possibility of starting in August 2022.
A comprehensive doctoral high research activity university situated in the historic port city of Wilmington, UNCW enrolls over 17,000 students and offers the opportunity to specialize in African History within the global track at the M.A. level.

-Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship is required.
-Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or a related field at the start of employment.
-Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and MA levels.

Before the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on November 1, 2021, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

1. Combined unofficial graduate transcripts
2. Writing sample – (article-length essay or book chapter)
3. Statement of diversity and inclusion – addresses how the candidate will contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion on campus.
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Cover letter

Also, please have three letters of reference sent electronically to Ms. Meaghan Wright at [email protected] Note that all requested components must be submitted to meet the application requirements. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Please direct questions concerning the search to Professor Stephen McFarland, Search Committee Chair. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Meaghan Wright at [email protected]