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The Department of History at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in 20th-century Global History and Politics with a focus on Africa and/or the Middle East. Engagement in Public History with oral history proficiency is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Outstanding candidates in the final stage of doctoral studies are eligible for consideration but must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2021. Preferred applicants will have proven college/university teaching excellence and engagement with Public History.

Faculty responsibilities for this position include collaborating with departmental faculty to develop curricula in the applicant’s areas of specialization. General duties include teaching five courses per academic year, including core department courses and in the University’s first-year general education curriculum, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a productive research and publication trajectory, and actively participating in the life of the department, college, and university through involvement in shared governance and other service activities.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin at once, with a final application deadline of December 1, 2020.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status, or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To learn more about Suffolk, visit our website at


Contact: Professor Robert Allison,

History Department, Suffolk University

617 573 8510

Primary Category: African History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Public History
Posting Date: 11/04/2020
Closing Date 02/02/2021


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