The Department of African, African American, & Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a historian who specializes in American slavery, whose work focuses on the African American experience, and who is able to teach related courses from the colonial period through the Civil War. Of particular interest are candidates whose research and teaching center labor, resistance, gender, community formation, and/or cultural dynamics. The successful candidate will join a department with a range of multidisciplinary strengths in African American Studies, African Studies, and Caribbean and Latin American Studies. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate rank. The individual hired will hold the title of Morehead-Cain Alumni Fellow (assistant professor) or Morehead-Cain Alumni Scholar (associate professor), reflecting the partnership that made the position possible. We especially encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals whose research and teaching engage issues of diversity and equity. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative focused on themes of race, history, health, and community.
Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, at the time of application, candidates are required to identify four names, titles, and email addresses of professional references.
Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Applications are to be submitted online at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184309.
Consideration of applications will begin on November 20, 2020, and the official appointment will start July 1, 2021.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origina, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at UNC Chapel Hill is a transnational program that emphasizes the histories, cultures, cultural linkages, and contemporary sociopolitical and economic realities of Africa and the African Diasporas in the context of a globalizing world. Included on our faculty are award-winning teachers and recognized scholars whose work in and out of the classroom covers all major regions of Africa, the United States, and increasingly other parts of the Atlantic African Diaspora, including the Caribbean and Latin America.