Boston University, Department of History

Position ID:BU-History-ASTP [#25120]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: History / The African American experience prior to 1900
Appl Deadline:2023/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/07, finished 2024/03/16, listed until 2024/01/07)
Position Description:    

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

The History Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the history of the African American experience prior to 1900, beginning Fall 2024. This position will be joint between the History Department and the African American and Black Diaspora Studies Program.
We seek candidates with expertise in any aspect of the pre-1900 African American experience, including Afro-Indigenous History and Atlantic World. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. must be in hand by beginning of employment. By September 15, applicants should submit to a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and three letters of recommendation. We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Further materials will be requested of short-listed applicants. Preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in October. We are committed to reviewing candidates in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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226 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215