Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence. Application material should be uploaded via the link provided:

Job Summary

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in African-American Studies. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications*

Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary field prior to appointment. Candidates should be qualified to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as graduate seminars that show both a breath of knowledge and specific areas of focus. The successful candidate will complement the strengths of current faculty in African-American Studies and beyond the department.

Desired Qualifications*

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching demonstrate intersectional or cross-disciplinary historical, cultural, or literary interests in the areas of feminist and gender studies, queer studies, and performance studies.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 15, 2017.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.