Assistant Professor of History: Africa/Global South

Application Deadline: January 16, 2022.  This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Department of History at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Africa/Global South, at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2022. We seek applicants whose research is grounded in Africa; times and regional specializations within Africa are open. The committee welcomes applications from scholars who treat and connect varied regions/nations of the continent, or who tie Africa to other geographic areas, such as South Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. The Department is especially interested in scholars whose research incorporates non-European languages and sources.
Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African history, carrying out a scholarly research agenda, and contributing service at the department and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support.
Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. in History or in Africana Studies by the time of appointment, with a teaching, publication, and service record commensurate to their academic experience. TCU values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the department seeks a scholar with demonstrated experience and expertise in these areas.

School/College Description
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 11 departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 15 Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group; 5 percent are international students, and 42% are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87% of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are educational imperatives that are tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions, this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity, and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States, and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world-class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals, and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island, and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, full CV, a statement of research, and a one-page statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at TCU. Please provide the names of three references who may be asked to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair; Dr. Peter Szok ([email protected]). Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at [email protected] or (817) 257-7790.

AA/EEO Statement
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