University of Kansas — Associate / Full / Distinguished Professor, Hall Professor in British History

The University of Kansas seeks an associate, full, or distinguished professor of the history of slavery in the British Atlantic World. We define the British Atlantic World broadly as an area that spans the British Isles, the Americas, and Africa. We define the history of slavery expansively, including but not limited to ideologies, economies, institutions, lived experience, race, identity, and gender. The successful applicant will complement and enhance departmental strength in Early American, colonial Latin American, African, and early modern European history. This position is a full-time, academic year (9-month) appointment, beginning August 18, 2022.

The University of Kansas is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the appointment.

Founded in 1865, KU is the state’s flagship university and as a premier research institution is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students with many top ranked graduate programs. The campus is situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to A complete application will include the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy, (2) a Curriculum Vitae that includes a record of accomplishments and productivity, (3) and the names, addresses and contact information for 3 professional references.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

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