Assistant Professor with Research Interests in the Area of African Diaspora – Howard University Department of History
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Monday, August 10, 2020 10:47 AM
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of African Diaspora. Candidates with particular research interests in women are especially encouraged to apply. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research agenda in their area of expertise, actively participate in the Department’s teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activity. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students, located in the heart of the nation’s capital,
Washington, DC.

The Department of History currently consists of eleven faculty members, conducting research with specializations in United States, Africa, African Diaspora, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Public History. It offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in History with concentrations in the United States, Africa, African Diaspora, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Public History.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in History from an accredited institution by the starting date
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Effective communication and organizational skills


Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests, and future plans
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and/or philosophy
  5. One copy of a recent publication or one dissertation chapter
  6. Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters
    upon request from the search committee


Completed applications should be addressed to the co-chair of the search committee: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, and submitted electronically to [email protected]. Screening will begin on September 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at


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