Job Opening: Professor of African Studies at Harvard

Position: Professor in African Studies, Harvard University

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: African and African American Studies

Position Description

The Department of African and African American Studies seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in African Studies, specializing in the social sciences, with a preference in areas of sociology, political science/ government, or economics and economic development. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The tenure-track professor is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications 

Doctoral degree required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is expected.

Special Instructions 

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2019.

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Names and contact information of 3-5 referees who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
Publications, if applicable
Contact Information

Jacob Olupona, Chair of Search Committee, Department of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 02138

Contact Email

Jacob Olupona, c/o Giovanna Micconi ( or (

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.