Assistant Professor of History at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Assistant Professor of History

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience
  • Location Adamawa
  • Job Field Education / Teaching&nbsp

Location: Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable


  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor of History who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research. S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in History from a reputable university. The area of specialization should be in Colonial and independent Africa history of any region, preferably eastern, southern or northern, African civilization, Nigerian peoples and culture. Preference will be given to candidate who can demonstrate excellence as classroom instructors and as supervisors of student research projects.  Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of spoken and written English.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in History. Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in History
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements/Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should Apply online Via the link, and submit the following: Application letter, Curriculum vitae, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to: [email protected] in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you wish to make any informal inquiry on this vacancy please contact Dr. Bolade Agboola, Chair, Petroleum Chemistry and Physics Department, School of Arts and Sciences, via email at [email protected] or phone on +2347055106488.
  • AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

Interested and qualified? Go to American University of Nigeria (AUN) on to apply