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Assistant Professor in the History of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration

The History Department at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of race, ethnicity, and migration in the 20th-century US to begin in the fall of 2023.  The successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching will focus on migrations that transformed the 20th-century US, including the transnational forces that shaped those migrations and multiple identities that emerged from them.  The Department welcomes scholars of race in the most capacious sense. Preferred areas of expertise include comparative race and ethnic studies, comparative migration studies, and/or public history.  The successful candidate will teach assigned classes, advise students, be active in research and publication, perform university service, and contribute to a growing community of faculty interested in related fields. These include an incoming hire in race, ethnicity, and migration in modern Europe, and existing scholars working in African-American history and Black diasporas, as well as anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Among the classes to be taught will be an introductory course on global forces that created multicultural, multiracial, and multiethnic societies in the US context. This position is also part of a university-wide cluster hire focused on race and ethnicity. For more information, see .


A PhD in hand by August 1, 2023 is required. Please send a cover letter and cv via Applications should be received by October 3, 2022.


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