The History Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in African History, beginning Fall 2022.

The Department seeks candidates with expertise in African history, region, and period open. Applicants with comparative, transnational or global perspectives are welcome to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching within a federally funded and internationally engaged National Research Center, focused on Africa. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of employment. Applicants should submit by November 1, 2021, a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests (including your ideas on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion); a C.V., and two letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online ( Further documentation may be requested of short-listed applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately after November 1; preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted before the Winter Break, with campus visits anticipated immediately following the break. We are committed to reviewing candidacies in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

For further information contact John K. Thornton [email protected]