Assistant Professor - African American History

Date Posted
October 8, 2020
Job Description

The Department of History at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American History at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021. We seek a broadly trained specialist in African American history. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies; Archaeology; Environmental Studies; Global & International Studies; Global Media & Digital Studies; Urban Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Ph.D. expected by August 2021.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five and a half courses. Duties include teaching introductory and upper-level courses in African American History, supervising senior research projects as part of the Independent Study Program, and participating in the First Year Seminar Program.

Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio.  Please submit a letter of application addressed to the African American History Search Committee (1-2 pp.); teaching statement (1-2 pp.); research statement (1-2 pp.); a statement detailing how the applicant expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community (1-2 pp.); curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript; and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position should be directed to Ibra Sene ( or Greg Shaya (, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

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