Stanford University, Department of History

Position ID:StanfordHistory-History-AAH [#11499]
Position Title: 20c African American History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stanford, California CA, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / 20th-century African American History
Appl Deadline:2018/10/01 finished (2018/07/24, finished 2019/04/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an outstanding senior scholar for a tenured professorship (associate or full) in twentieth-century African American history with a specialization in the modern civil rights movement. This scholar also will serve as the Faculty Director of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute for a renewable five-year term.

The successful applicant will be expected to play a meaningful role in a department committed to dynamic teaching and to maintain a vibrant and productive scholarly research agenda. This scholar will provide intellectual, strategic and visionary leadership for the Institute. We welcome applications from scholars who are pursuing a wide range of projects that represent the broad diversity of the field of modern African American and civil rights history. The position will be entirely located in the History Department. The scholar will split time between teaching and research (50%) and directing the Institute (50%). If the scholar chooses not to renew the directorship position after five years, the scholar’s teaching and research obligations will be to the History Department at 100%.

The university views filling this position as an important step in a process to build our program in African American Studies. The successful candidate should bring a dynamic vision and leadership ability to Stanford.

Recognizing the crucial benefits that diversity contributes to our intellectual vitality, the university has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from dedicated scholars eager to contribute to this mission. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted on-line via Please submit a statement of interest that includes a description of academic background and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, research statement of no more than three pages, and the names of three recommenders. Please direct questions to Allyson Hobbs at

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Stanford University
Department of History
450 Serra Mall, Building 200
Stanford CA 94305

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