Assistant Professor - African American Studies

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
May 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10490

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college of over 16,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position requires a commitment to teaching, research, and other scholarly pursuits, service to the college, and student advisement.

The African American Studies Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses about the African, African American, and Caribbean experiences.  He or she will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to presentations as well as publications. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to participate actively in departmental and college-wide activities. City Tech offers opportunity for professional development through collaborations with the College's various programs in Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology and Design, and with those of the larger CUNY community.


At time of appointment the applicant must hold a Ph.D. in African American Studies or the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and with teaching experience at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests in at least two areas of the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre).


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.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of resumes will begin 4/23/14.


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