Assistant/Associate Professor, pre-1860 US Af/Am or Black Atlantic History

The Department of History at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level in pre-1860 African American or Black Atlantic history, to begin August 2019. Candidates are expected to contribute to an active Ph.D. program and to offer undergraduate courses in African American History, and in the history of sub-Saharan Africa and/or the African Diaspora.  Their research specialization should include a significant U.S. component. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate students at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, carrying out a scholarly research and publication program, and contributing service at the department and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support, including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program.

Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with a teaching, publication, and service record commensurate to their academic experience. TCU values the teacher-scholar model and seeks candidates with a dedication to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment, a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement, and a commitment to developing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.

TCU, with 10,000 students, is an independent, nonsectarian, selective teaching and research university with a dedication to academic freedom. For the past seven years in a row, it has been selected as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” TCU is located four miles from downtown Fort Worth, part of a metropolitan area of seven million people and highly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018 and should be submitted through the TCU Human Resources website at  Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, CV, and one-page statement addressing the candidate’s ability and experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or mentoring students from underrepresented populations. Please have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to  Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Rebecca Sharpless ( Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at 817-257-7790.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.