The University of Chicago — Assistant Professor, Slavery and Emancipation

Histories of Slavery, Emancipation, and the Afterlives of Slavery

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the histories of slavery, emancipation, and the afterlives of slavery, to begin on or after July 1, 2020. We seek applications from historians of Africa, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States. We especially welcome candidates working on Afro-descendent slavery, and from scholars of race, ethnicity, empire, migration, gender, and sexuality, but will consider scholars from any subspecialty related to the search’s core themes and scope. This search is part of a larger cluster hiring initiative in this field that will lead to multiple appointments.

Among the goals of the search is increasing the diversity of the faculty in the Department of History, and we therefore welcome applicants who are from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.

Qualifications
Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board at apply.interfolio.com/65684 and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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