Lehigh University, History Department

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Position ID:Lehigh-HIST-HISTAFAM [#19166]
Position Title: History Assistant Professor/Africana Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Africana Studies / African American Studies, Africana Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/08/12, finished 2022/05/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University welcome applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in African American history. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load. Chronological and thematic research fields are open. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History, Africana Studies, or a closely related field; advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. This is a joint appointment in History and Africana Studies. Examples of the kinds of courses this person might teach are transnational histories, African American women’s history, theories of race and racism, and/or Black radical thought. In addition to participating in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in these fields, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant Ph.D. program in the History Department. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the Intro to Africana Studies course as well as courses across the full range of African American history.

Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the committee, Prof. Michelle LeMaster (mil206@lehigh.edu). Lehigh University is a distinguished research university, offering a distinctive educational environment for its 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe. Located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the university is about one and a half hours from downtown New York City and an hour from Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with a reasonable cost of living, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. It seeks faculty and staff who will promote an inclusive community that affirms and advances the diverse backgrounds and experiences of its members. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits, and is committed to helping employees balance the responsibilities of their professional and personal lives. More information about policies and benefits for Faculty at Lehigh can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html History Department: https://history.cas2.lehigh.edu/ Africana Studies Program: https://aas.cas.lehigh.edu/

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references by September 24, 2021. Please address how you will contribute to an inclusive environment in your cover letter. Letters of recommendation, teaching portfolios, and writing samples will be requested at a later time. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
History Department
Lehigh University
9 W. Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015