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CUNY Assistant Professor - African American Studies in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - African American Studies

Job ID: 20123

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

City Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin during the 2019-2020 academic year. The African American Studies Department is designed to bring into disciplinary focus, through inter-departmental and multicultural course offerings in Liberal Arts and Sciences, the history and culture of Africans and their descendants, throughout the diaspora from antiquity to the present.

The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement. The faculty member will be expected to actively participate in College and University-wide initiatives and function collaboratively in department level efforts, including involvement in the creation, development, and assessment of department curricula. The faculty member will also be required to prepare and deliver instruction for undergraduate intermediate-level courses, such as Early Black Writers, Contemporary Black Writers, Black Women in Literature, Early African Literature, and/or Modern African Literature. The department also expects the successful candidate to employ interactive instructional models as well as digital tools.


Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, in African American Studies, Literature, and/or other related fields. The department seeks candidates with teaching and research experience in African American and/or African literature at the college level.


• Possess an interdisciplinary approach to instruction and research interests in North America and/or on the continent of Africa.

• Demonstrated potential for or evidence of scholarly leadership.

• Projects that contribute to the breadth and depth of the discipline.


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.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a cover letter summarizing teaching philosophy and research agenda, curriculum vitae, an article-length published or unpublished scholarly writing sample, and three letters of reference.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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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.