Research Professor of African American History


Thomas University is seeking a research professor to capture and document the lives and accomplishments of Thomas County’s African American residents between the years of 1900-1970.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in African American History with a concentration in public history and specializations in oral history and/or archival sciences (ABD may be considered).  Although there is no classroom teaching associated with the position, the research professor will both oversee and direct a small team of students who will serve as research assistants.  Successful candidates will have outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of key stakeholders. 

This is a three-year grant funded position that will begin on June 2, 2022.  Publications that provide an intellectually honest, holistic, picture of the people who contributed to the success of Thomas County are the expected outcome of the research.


Interested applicants should complete the Thomas University application for employment and submit a cover letter that specifically details the candidate’s ability to work with multiple stakeholders such as museums, alumni associations, churches, government agencies, etc.; official transcripts, CV, and three references to Chris Lyons, Director of Human Resources:  All electronic submissions should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Thomas University an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education with undergraduate and graduate programs, located in Thomasville, Georgia, approximately 35 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida.

Thomas University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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