University of Pennsylvania — Tenured Associate Professor, Pre-colonial African History

Pre-colonial African History: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a historian of pre-colonial West Africa at the rank of tenured associate professor with a preference for applicants whose work has a comparative perspective and/or engages with transregional or global scholarship. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of superb scholarly production, evidence of outstanding teaching and mentoring, and a proven ability to contribute to a vibrant, collaborative, and interdisciplinary global black studies graduate and undergraduate program.

Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research statement. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Africana Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.