Florida International University invites applications for an assistant professor of 19th- and/or 20th-century African history. This is a joint appointment in the Department of History and the Program in African and African Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will contribute a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective to the Department and Program. Ability to teach broad surveys required, but candidate will also teach in subfields of interest in upper-division undergraduate courses and our vibrant graduate programs. Regional specialization is open but West Africanists are particularly encouraged to apply; topic of specialization is open but scholars of decolonization or historians with expertise in Africa and the Atlantic World will be of special interest. This position is contingent upon funding. Please send three letters of recommendation, a CV, cover letter, and writing sample (the last document in .pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2012.