Florida International University Associate or Professor African Studies/AADS

Job Information:
The Department of History at Florida International University invites applications for an associate or full professor of modern (19th and 20th century) African history. This is a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Program in African and African Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will contribute a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective to the Department and Program, maintain a strong research profile and international reputation, and demonstrate a commitment to graduate mentorship. All regional specializations and topics of study will be considered. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply.

Qualified applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 523754 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/. Please include in a single .pdf file a c.v. and a cover letter discussing your teaching expertise and pedagogical innovations, scholarly profile and position within the field, externally funded projects, and how you envision your work enhancing the Department’s strengths. Florida International University is dedicated to the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community. Applicants’ cover letters should therefore also speak to their demonstrated commitment to this goal or describe how they envision advancing equity and inclusion if hired at FIU. For more information visit https://dei.fiu.edu/. Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date.

Please send a second copy of all application materials to [email protected] All applications and required materials received by the deadline of October 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. A review will continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous career and achievement. Email questions to Dr. Okezi Otovo, committee chair, [email protected] or call 305-348-2328. For more information on the FIU History Department, visit https://history.fiu.edu.

FIU supports interdisciplinary programs related to African studies, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. For more information on AADS visit https://africana.fiu.edu. Our Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL), an emerging preeminent program at FIU, has just received two multi-million-dollar grants that shall emphasize oral histories involving Miami’s African diasporic communities, race relations, and environmental inequities in Florida. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to them.

Review Date: 10/15/2021