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Position opening: Tenure-Track Harvard Professor in the History of Modern Africa, Harvard University

September 19, 2022

The Departments of History and African and African American Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in the History of Modern Africa (focus on sub-Saharan Africa, field open). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11513). Applications must be submitted no later than September 19, 2022 (with all reference letters submitted by September 26, 2022).

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
  4. Research statement
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.*
  7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
Contact Information: Taylor Maurice, Faculty Coordinator, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138,tmaurice@fas.harvard.edu.

*Applicants may submit letters already on file with Interfolio by following these instructions:https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/aries-faculty-hiring/faq/can-i-use-my-interfolio-account-submit-my-letters-recommendation.


September 19, 2022
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