Full/Associate Professor, Historian of Slavery
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Open Date: Sep 30, 2020
Deadline: Jan 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Department of Africana Studies announces a search for a historian of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, beginning Fall 2021. The position will be either at the full or associate professor level with the tenure home in Africana Studies and a joint appointment in Notre Dame's new center for the comparative study of race that will be launched later this year. We are especially interested in scholars who use a comparative and transnational approach to engage issues of movement of enslaved Africans and their descendants, the intersection of race and gender, resistance movements, religion and ritual, political and communal organization, cultural formation, and the complex relationship between slavery and freedom in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In addition to being well-grounded in historical methodology, we expect candidates to have a deep investment in interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration.
Department of Africana Studies
Established in 2005, the Department of Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary department devoted to the study of the histories, politics, and cultures of peoples of African descent across the African diaspora. The department includes faculty with joint appointments in History, American Studies, English, Political Science, Theology, and Education, and offers a major, minor, and supplementary major.
Global in scope and comparative and interdisciplinary in approach the College's new center for the comparative study of race will foster anti-racist scholarship and artistic production by supporting scholars, writers, artists, and community organizers whose work examines various configurations of race and racism, recovers narratives of resistance, and celebrates the contributions of communities of color. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the building of the center's relationship with other units in the College of Arts and Letters.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and multiple refereed publications in competitive academic journals and presses.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/79231
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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