Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sub-Saharan African at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

The History Department of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, is seeking to hire one tenure-track assistant professor in Sub-Saharan African history beginning August 2022. Academic fluency in an African language is preferred. All times and topics of study will be considered. Scholars of color as well as scholars based in African universities are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-in-sub-saharan-african-history/1209/13635024592 .

Please send a letter of introduction, c.v., names and email contacts for three references, a diversity statement, and a writing sample (either a dissertation chapter or an article). A PhD in the relevant field of study is required at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants should feel free to contact Professor Wolf Gruner, chair of the search committee, with any questions at gruner@usc.edu.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.  USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.