FEATURED JOB: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of History, Furman University

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of History

Furman University 

The Furman University Department of History is seeking candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant, associate, or full level in the history of the African diaspora with a focus on North America. The chronological period is open. The appointment will commence with the 2020-21 academic year.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment and is expected to become an excellent classroom instructor and student mentor, establish and maintain an active scholarly agenda, and be an enthusiastic contributor of service to the Department of History and Furman University. Furman seeks candidates who can enrich the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The teaching load is 3-2.

Applicants must submit materials no later than October 25, 2019, through the Furman University application portal. The review of applications will begin immediately. Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference.

Application Instructions

Required Documents (Upload all application materials as a single PDF in the order listed below.)

  • Cover letter (The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.)
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Diversity statement
  • Teaching philosophy and two sample syllabi
  • Writing sample of no more than 20 pages

Submit three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio to lilah.westmoreland@furman.edu


Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley InstituteThe David E. Shi Center for SustainabilityThe Institute for the Advancement of Community HealthThe Rinker Center for Study Away and International EducationThe Cothran Center for Vocational ReflectionThe Shucker Center for Leadership DevelopmentThe Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville -Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

Education Requirements:

Doctorate (Required)

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Contact Info: 


Lilah Westmoreland

Department of History

Furman University