Associate or Full Professor of Modern (19th and 20th century) African History - Florida International University
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Friday, June 11, 2021 07:32 AM

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

The Department of History at Florida International University invites applications for an associate or full professor of modern (19th and 20th century) African history. This is a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Program in African and African Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will contribute a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective to the Department and Program, maintain a strong research profile and international reputation, and demonstrate a commitment to graduate mentorship. All regional specializations and topics of study will be considered. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply.

Qualified applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 523754 at Please include in a single .pdf file a c.v. and a cover letter discussing your teaching expertise and pedagogical innovations, scholarly profile and position within the field, externally funded projects, and how you envision your work enhancing the Department’s strengths. Florida International University is dedicated to the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community. Applicants’ cover letters should therefore also speak to their demonstrated commitment to this goal or describe how they envision advancing equity and inclusion if hired at FIU. For more information visit Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date.

Please send a second copy of all application materials to [email protected]. All applications and required materials received by the deadline of October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous career and achievement. Email questions to Dr. Okezi Otovo, committee chair, [email protected] or call 305-348-2328. For more information on the FIU History Department, visit

FIU supports interdisciplinary programs related to African studies, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. For more information on AADS visit Our Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL), an emerging preeminent program at FIU, has just received two multi-million-dollar grants that shall emphasize oral histories involving Miami’s African diasporic communities, race relations, and environmental inequities in Florida. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to them.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access 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 or protected veteran status.