Assistant Professor of African History, Tenure-Track - Posted 09/18/2017
Department of History

The Department of History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position in African history beginning July 1, 2018. The department welcomes scholars of all periods and geographical areas as well as those representing all specialized areas and interpretive approaches. Courses that are interdisciplinary and that place Africa in a global perspective are particularly appealing to our students, who participate in many study abroad and community service programs. Ph.D. in hand by July 2018 strongly preferred.


Deadline for first round consideration is November 20, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to submit all material, including a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching dossier, to Judy Mahoney-Benzer at mahoney@hws.edu. Alternatively, materials may be mailed to:

Judy Mahoney-Benzer
Academic Department Coordinator
History Department Search Committee
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456


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