JOB: African American History for the Gerald Gill Professorship

The Department of History at Tufts University seeks an historian of African American History for the Gerald Gill Professorship.  The successful candidate will teach courses on African American History in the long 20th century, including the Civil Rights Movement.  Specialists in all sub-fields are encouraged to apply.

This position offers the opportunity of engagement with the Tufts Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora.

The appointment commences July 1, 2018.

A PhD in history or related field.  Candidates at the rank of Professor are preferred advanced Associate Professors will also be considered.

  • Applications should include a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, and the names of three references.
  • No references will be contacted without the explicit approval from the applicant.
  • All application materials must be submitted via interfolio at:
  • Application letters should be addressed to

David Ekbladh

Search Committee Chair.

Please direct questions to Annette Lazzara, Department Administrator,

Review of applications begins September 15, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.

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