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Assistant Professor in Chicano/a/x Studies in the Department of Black and Latino Studies

Baruch College
New York City, New York

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Baruch College - Assistant Professor in Chicano/a/x Studies in the Department of Black and Latino Studies


Job Description: 

The Department of Black and Latino Studies in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York invites applications for a full- time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023.


The Black and Latino Studies Department offers interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses that center the knowledge production and contributions by peoples from the African, Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas in the United States and globally.


Its goal is to provide students tools to theorize and engage solutions to social issues rooted in longstanding and persistent racial and social inequalities. It celebrates student-centered teaching and learning alongside active scholarly engagement.


Candidates should be equally committed to teaching and research excellence. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship and teaching in areas such as empire and colonialism, gender, sexuality, environmental justice, and comparative approaches to BIPOC cultures. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university leadership. New faculty will have the opportunity to design new courses in the service of building a more robust program.


Baruch College is a senior college within the City University of New York system. It is an equal employment and equal access institution that welcomes faculty diversity. It will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veterans status, an individual’s genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.



All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Compensation and Benefits:

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



Applicants should have or anticipate a PhD by August 2023 in interdisciplinary fields including but not limited to Mexican American and Chicano/a/x Studies, Central American Diasporas Studies, Latinx, and/or Indigenous cultures and societies with intersecting critical interests in Borderlands, Chicana and Women of Color Feminist Theory, Queer Studies, migration and migrant rights activisms, Afro-indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance and Media Studies, Anthropology, Ethnography, Geography, Literature, Music, Religion, or History.


How to Apply: 


Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #24835.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting


To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching and equity statement, and a writing sample. The teaching and equity statement should describe the applicant’s commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students in a diverse cultural and ethinic campus, responsive the the multiple ways that people learn.


STEP TWO - Go to


All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.


Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.


Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Contact Shelly Eversley, Interim Chair of Black and Latino Studies ([email protected]) with questions. To learn more about the department, please visit: departments/black-and-latino-studies/


Closing Date:

December 24, 2022.


EEO Statement:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Baruch offers 23 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate-level specializations through our three acclaimed schools. Our schools and programs are consistently ranked highly by The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and others. The "smart" classrooms in our award-winning Newman Vertical Campus equip faculty and students with state-of-the-art technology and the Newman Library was named the top college library in the nation.

baruch_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york2.jpgBaruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its Zicklin School of Business, the only CUNY school that offers business programs accredited by the AACSB, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools world-wide; the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, which offers a full range of traditional liberal arts disciplines; and the School of Public Affairs, which is widely recognized in the areas of municipal government, nonprofit and educational administration, and policy analysis and evaluation. We also offer nondegree and certificate programs through our Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.baruch_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york1.jpg

Baruch is home to centers and institutes that support education and research in business, finance, the global economy, public policy, social equity, real estate and metropolitan development. Baruch College has introduced new interdisciplinary minors such as 'Information Technology and Social Responsibility' and 'Law and Policy.' There are also minors in New York City studies that are enriched by visits to the Museum of Natural History, the Rose Planetarium, and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Baruch College is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and firms, and gives students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. Some of the city’s top executives are Baruch alumni, and many of them regularly come to campus to share their expertise with current students. Baruch College’s 15,500 students, who speak 110 languages and come from 160 countries, have been repeatedly named the most ethnically diverse student body in the United States.baruch_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york3.jpg

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