Category Archives: Heritage Studies

Ohio State University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Citizenship

Deadline: May 8

Length: 1 year

Comments: “Candidates will be evaluated using the following criteria: 1) academic grounding in social justice research focusing on blackness in a transnational or domestic context in any field; 2) research agenda linking the humanities to fields such as law, public policy, medicine, public health, education, social work, or the social sciences; and 3) experience designing and teaching Africana Studies courses.”



University of Delaware Assistant Professorship in African American Studies

Deadline: January 15

Length: “Continuing Track”

Comments: “The range of courses [to be taught] include: Introduction to Black American Studies; Survey of African American Culture, and Contemporary Issues in African American Culture.”


State University of New York-New Paltz Assistant Professorship in Black Studies

Deadline: January 6

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “The primary responsibility will be to teach courses within the Department of Black Studies including core courses such as Introduction to Africa, Pre-colonial Black History, Introduction to Black Studies, courses in the culture and history of Sub-Saharan Africa, courses on race and racism, basic Black American History courses and Senior Seminar.” “The Department is open as to the applicant’s field of interest; however those with specialties in the areas of the oral and familial traditions in Sub-Saharan Africa or Black Education and Psychology are especially encouraged to apply.” “We will also consider applications from those in the field of Black Educational Psychology.”


Alberta College of Art and Design Assistant/Associate Professorship in Indigenous Studies

Deadline: January 3

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Candidates working within fields such as cultural anthropology, material culture, visual culture, art history, curatorial studies, public policy analysis, arts and heritage, and community relations advocacy are especially desirable.”


Rutgers University-New Brunswick Assistant Professorship in American Studies

Deadline: December 1

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Desirable research and teaching specializations include folklore, Native American studies, material culture, borderlands, and contact zones.” Must have “Ph.D. in American Studies, Folklore, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment.”


University of California-Merced Open Rank Professorships in Inequality, Power, and Social Justice

Deadline: November 1

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: Four positions. “We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality. Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.”



Claflin University Assistant/Associate Professorship, United States History/African Diaspora History

Deadline: Open until filled

Length: Tenure-track/tenured

Comments: “The Department of Humanities is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor for Fall 2016 to teach United States History Survey, African History Survey, African American Heritage (required freshman course), other history courses required for the major, and additional courses within his/her area of specialty.”

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Claflin University Assistant Professorship/Instructorship of African and African American Studies

Deadline: Review begins immediately

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “The Department of Humanities is seeking an Assistant Professor or Instructor for Fall 2016 in any discipline, except history, to help coordinate and teach sections of the required freshman course, African American Heritage, AAAS major requirements, Introduction to AAAS, and develop the standard AAAS methodology course.  In addition, the successful candidate will offer courses in area of specialty that contribute to the AAAS major/minor.  The Department is particularly interested in experienced candidates who are qualified to build and coordinate an African and African American Studies Program and to assist in the academic review of the overall AAAS major.  Additional responsibilities include student advisement, serving on committees, and performing other duties within the scope of the position.”


McMaster University Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: April 14

Length: 2 years

Comments: The Wilson Institute’s “perspective involves studying the ways in which Canadians have contributed to and been influenced by transnational or supranational phenomena such as international migration, Diaspora politics, religious movements, changing conceptions of human rights, gender and civil society, popular culture, epidemics, wars, and global finance and trade”


City Colleges of New York-Lehman College Assistant Professorship in African/African American Studies

Deadline: March 28

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: Preference will be given to the candidate that has the following:
– Ph.D. in Africana Studies preferred (or related disciplines with a concentration in Africana
– An understanding of African American history, culture and art
– Knowledge of the Africana Studies discipline, its intellectuals, movements and ideas behind the African/African Diaspora experiences
– An understanding of Black male masculinity/gender and mass incarceration
– A comprehension of the media in relation to peoples of African heritage
– Awareness of the notion and practice of intersectionality in the discipline
– A defined and active research agenda that shows solid promise of publications (a writing sample is requested of no more than 25 pages)
– Demonstrated excellence in teaching; employ Blackboard in teaching; and evidence of effective pedagogy in the discipline