Visiting Assistant Professor of African History

The Susquehanna University Department of History invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of African History, beginning in August 2022. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses on early or modern African history (or both), upper-level courses in expertise, and the option to teach in the Africana Studies Program. Successful candidates will present evidence of excellence in teaching; the department strongly values student mentoring and active learning. The teaching load is 3/3. Support for conference attendance and scholarships is available.

An earned doctorate in History is preferred; candidates with degrees in African Studies are also welcome to apply if their specialization is in history and they can teach introductory and advanced history courses. Candidates who are ABD with expected completion by August 2023 will also be considered. Teaching experience is preferred.

Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. David Imhoof, [email protected]. The review of applications will begin on March 5, 2022.

As a living, learning, and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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