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CUNY Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor - Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (Afro-Caribbean Literature & Culture) in New York, New York

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor - Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (Afro-Caribbean Literature & Culture)

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Hunter College

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The Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies ( at Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications for an open rank faculty position specializing in African Diasporic Caribbean literature and cultures. This is a full-time tenure-track or tenured open-rank appointment as an assistant, associate, or full professor. The position will begin August 2023.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies offers students a critical understanding of the political, cultural, social, and ideological forces that have shaped the experiences of people of African, Puerto Rican and Latinx diasporas. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission.


  • Develop and maintain an active research agenda and publication record in the field of African diasporic Caribbean literatures.

  • Teach several introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in the interdisciplinary field of Africana studies with a focus on diasporic Caribbean literatures and cultures.

  • Pursue professional development to remain current with scholarship in areas of research and teaching responsibility; contribute to long-term curricular development and offerings in the department.

  • Serve on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committees as needed.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. Applicants must also demonstrate commitment to work in culturally diverse and urban education settings.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

To qualify for this position, applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in English (or a related field such as African Diasporic Literary Studies, or Caribbean Studies) with a specialization in Caribbean literary and cultural studies in and of the diaspora, demonstrated pedagogical success, scholarship or achievement, and an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The Department seeks a candidate with expertise and a demonstrated research agenda and teaching record in African Diasporic Caribbean literature.The primary area of expertise is Anglophone Caribbean literary and cultural studies; however, applicants with knowledge of Hispanophone, Francophone, and/or other non-Anglophone Caribbean literary and cultural histories will also be considered.We seek a scholar with an interdisciplinary research profile and an ability to engage with Caribbean and Diasporic cultural and literary studies encompassing both written and oral narratives through a variety of literary and expressive media. Colonialism and cultural imperialism; postcolonial studies; gender and sexuality studies; among other fields of diasporic Caribbean inquiry are desired.

We are particularly interested in applicants who can teach introductory and advanced-level interdisciplinary courses while grounded in literary and cultural studies.

The following qualifications are preferred: knowledge of the global African diaspora, strong student and peer evaluations, a record of service, and commitment to mentoring students.


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.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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.

Assistant Professor $52,267 – $99,532

Associate Professor $67,784 – $117,805

Full Professor $83,878 - $141,858


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26330

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.

All additional inquiries may be directed to Arlene Torres ( ) or Milagros Denis-Rosario


Applicants seeking full consideration should apply no later than March 6, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round; review will begin immediately.The search will remain open 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.