West Virginia University, History
Assistant Professor, African History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||West Virginia, United States|
African History. The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the history of Africa since 1800, to begin August 16, 2013. The department is particularly interested in candidates with research experience in Africa, including the ability to read/speak in an African language. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys in African history and world history, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in African history, including pre-colonial history. PhD in African history in hand is expected by the time of appointment. Evidence of commitment to and potential for establishing strong records of excellence in both teaching and research are required. The department values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.
WVU is a research institution, and the normal teaching load for research-active history faculty is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests, potential for securing external funding in support of their research, three letters of reference, c.v., transcripts, and a sample of their scholarship to Dr. Joseph Hodge, Dept. of History, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6303, Morgantown, WV 26506-6303. For questions or additional information, contact Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Department Chair, 304-293-9307, email: Elizabeth.Fones-Wolf@mail.wvu.edu. The screening process will begin on Nov. 5, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be interviewed at the African Studies Association annual meeting in Philadelphia from Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies