Carnegie Mellon University, History
Assistant Professor in African American/Black Diasporic History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
African American/Black Diasporic History. Fueled by a new University-wide initiative to support “cross-college cluster hires to build scholarly capacity and expertise” in critical race studies, racism, and Black and Afrodiasporic studies, the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of 19th/20th century African American or Black Diasporic History. The successful candidate will join a dynamic cohort of new scholars working on African peoples and the intersections of race, racism, and identity formation on a global scale. We are particularly interested in scholars of the United States, but we also welcome applications from specialists on the transnational Black experience from all corners of the globe. Scholars working on a broad-range of geographic, thematic, and topical areas are encouraged to apply. Diverse themes and topics that complement existing departmental strengths might include gender / sexuality; science and technology; labor / class; urban, entrepreneurial, and environmental history; and racialized forms of wealth-creation, law and state-making, criminal justice, policing, incarceration, and health disparities.
The candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate students in their areas of specialty on a 2/2 semester course load. The new hire will also collaborate with scholars in a variety of interdisciplinary research, teaching and education centers, including the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), housed in the History Department, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the Humanities Center. The candidate must receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2021. All applicants are required to apply on line at http://apply.interfolio.com/79011. The completed application should include 1) a c.v., 2) a cover letter outlining research, teaching, and community service, and 3) a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. For applicants that advance beyond the initial review, we will also request three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received on or before November 20, 2020. Review of applications will commence immediately.
"Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways."
Carnegie Mellon University also seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.
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|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies