Associate Professor of African-American History, Tenure-Track - Log # 22-091

  • Georgia State University
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time History

Job Description

Georgia State University, Associate Professor of African-American History, Tenure-Track - Log # 22-091

The Department of History at Georgia State University (downtown Atlanta campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor in African-American History before 1865 with a record of distinguished research and teaching. The department is especially interested in scholars whose work speaks to connections between African, African-American, and Indigenous populations, belief structures, and religious practices. The ability to contribute to existing department initiatives in the African Atlantic World, environmental, and Georgia history is especially welcome. The position will begin in August 2021.

Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta. Georgia State is the largest research university in the state of Georgia and a national leader in innovative efforts to promote student success. It ranks among the nation's top universities in the Carnegie Foundation's elite category of the Highest Research Activity, and it is the 10th most racially and ethnically diverse university in the nation; demonstrating that students of all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success is central to the university's mission. The Department of History ( is committed to enhancing its research and instructional excellence by increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in underrepresented groups.

Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2-2 course load. Teaching responsibilities include cross-listed History/African-American Studies courses at all levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper division undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in History and African-American Studies, and to supervise graduate research for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The department encourages applicants with a passion for teaching and mentoring our students. The successful candidate may also have the option to hold interdisciplinary affiliations or joint appointments with other departments (such as the Departments of Religious Studies and Africana Studies) as appropriate. Ph.D. required by date of hire (August 2021).

Applicants should submit: 1) a Cover Letter (2 single-spaced pages); 2) a CV; 3) a Research Statement (1-2 single-spaced pages, include a narrative of past, current, and future scholarship); and 4) the names and affiliations of three potential referees. All four documents should be combined into a single PDF file (LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf) and submitted as an email attachment to Chair, African-American History Search Committee, at Those applicants long-listed by the search committee will be contacted for three reference letters and a writing sample. Applications received by April 30, 2021 are assured full consideration; preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conference. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

Offer of employment conditional upon background verification. Please direct questions to Dr. Nick Wilding at

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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