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The Department of African, African American, & Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a historian who specializes in American slavery, whose work focuses on the African American experience, and who is able to teach related courses from the colonial period through the Civil War. Of particular interest are candidates whose research and teaching center labor, resistance, gender, community formation, and/or cultural dynamics.

The successful candidate will join a department with a range of multidisciplinary strengths in African American Studies, African Studies, and Caribbean and Latin American Studies. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate rank. The individual hired will hold the title of Morehead-Cain Alumni Fellow (assistant professor) or Morehead-Cain Alumni Scholar (associate professor), reflecting the partnership that made the position possible. We especially encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals whose research and teaching engage issues of diversity and equity. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative focused on themes of race, history, health, and community.

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of four referees to Consideration of applications will begin on November 20, 2020, and the official appointment will start July 1, 2021.

Please note: The AAAD search for a historian of American slavery is separate and distinct from a similar search process that the UNC-CH Department of History is concurrently conducting.  The two units are working cooperatively to maximize the chances of success for each search.

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