The History department at Wayne State University seeks a Tenure Track Professor  In the History of Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World.


The History Department at Wayne State University invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track professorship (open rank) in the history of Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, with a joint appointment in History and African American Studies, to begin August 2023. Specialization in the period before 1830 is preferred. The Departments seek candidates with an independent research agenda, with a preferred focus on slavery and emancipation in the Caribbean, Latin America, and/or transatlantic experience. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service, to be shared 50/50 between the two departments.

Qualifications and Requirements

Qualifications are a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. The rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience and publication record. This position is part of a large-scale cluster hire in Black studies that will bring 50 new tenure-track and tenured faculty members to Wayne State over the next three years.

An online application is required. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references (names, titles, contact information), a research statement that outlines your current and future research agenda, and a teaching statement, including a description of courses taught and their potential relationship to current course offerings. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply, go to this link.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.