Job Opening! (James Madison University)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of history with a specialization in Latina/o – Latinx history and the dynamics of shifting boundaries of race and ethnicity in the United States. The department especially welcomes applicants whose research and teaching focus on gender and sexuality and/or migration. The successful candidate will teach courses in large and small classroom  settings that serve general education, American Studies, the history major, interdisciplinary minors and the department’s MA program.

This position forms part of a first-of-its-kind initiative at James Madison University: a cohort hire of six outstanding, tenure-track faculty working collaboratively in several interconnected areas, which include social justice, minority cultures and politics, racial equity, non-Western thought, and critical race studies. Scholars hired into this cohort will be appointed in six of the College’s ten departments:

Sociology and Anthropology; History; Political Science; Justice Studies; Philosophy and Religion; and Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.

A complete description of this cohort hire may be found here: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8052.

We seek excellent applicants within particular disciplines, but also scholars and teachers eager to work across them, both within the College and beyond. Arriving as a cohort with broadly shared interests, successful candidates will enhance existing strengths in Latinx, African American, African diaspora, ethnic and global studies. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to collaboration in building an equitable and inclusive environment and to supporting diversity initiatives with their research, teaching and service. The position will begin in August 2021, and PhD in hand is preferred.

To apply go to http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8052 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1517. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!


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