Washington University of St. Louis Assistant Professor (in the area of Caribbean) - African & African American Studies - 41593 in St. Louis, Missouri

Essential Functions

The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Caribbean. This is an open field search. Applicants in the humanities or the humanistic area of the social sciences including the disciplines of literary criticism, gender studies, history, art history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, or philosophy will be considered. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

We seek an energetic, promising scholar with a record of publication, prior teaching experience, and the desire to be an engaged member of a growing, dynamic department. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses, advising students, and demonstrate a willingness to participate in departmental governance, and must be committed to being a highly productive scholar.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2019.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should submit the following information in order to be considered:

  • Introductory letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Sample syllabi and copies of student evaluations (if available)
  • One writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter)
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested

Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by Monday, October 22, 2018. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply through this posting, using job identification number 41593, via Washington University’s jobs website.

Supporting information should be uploaded but may also be sent to:

AFAS Search Committee

c/o Janary Stanton

Department of African & African American Studies

Washington University, Campus Box 1109

One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Assistant Professor (in the area of Caribbean) - African & African American Studies - 41593

Job ID: 41593

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Regular/Temporary: Regular