Bentley Chair in African History

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The University of Michigan Department of History is seeking a scholar of African history to fill the A.M. and H.P. Bentley Chair, an endowed chair for a distinguished historian of international prominence with a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and successful teaching. We expect to make an appointment at the associate or full professor level, and we therefore invite applications from advanced assistant, associate or full professors. We hope to hire a scholar who works meaningfully in African languages. More generally, our department encourages applications from scholars who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; interested in public engagement of various kinds; and open to digital humanities work.  This is a tenured position and a university-year (9-month) appointment. The anticipated start date is August 29, 2022.

Please upload a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and evidence of teaching excellence (which may include teaching evaluations, syllabi, course observation, etc.) via the Interfolio application (please click the ‘Apply’ button to access). Questions should be sent to hist.bentleychair@umich.edu.  The search committee will begin considering applications on October 1, 2021.  Women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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