Assistant Professor of African Studies, Tenure Track, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

Location: Waco, Tx

Open Date: Oct 04, 2021

Deadline: Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The position in African Studies is a tenure-track, full-time teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Honors College. The teaching assignment is two 3-hour courses (or the equivalent of 6 total hours) in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in each of the fall and spring semesters. The search committee is approved to fill one position, with an anticipated start date in August 2022.


We seek to hire a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in African Studies, time period and region open. Candidates in the disciplines of history, cultural anthropology, sociology, literature, and religion, particularly with a focus on global and transnational approaches, are especially encouraged to apply. Other specializations will be welcomed. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core is an integrated, team-taught core curriculum program for students in the Honors College that emphasizes global and comparative perspectives on primary texts in historical context. Course sequences in which candidates might teach include and, and a full listing of BIC course sequences can be found

Application Instructions:

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Applicants should submit by November 30, 2021: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references. Cover letters should describe candidates’ research, approach to teaching, fit with the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program, and fit with Application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio.

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