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CUNY Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Art History (African and/or African Diaspora Art) Fall 202 in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Art History (African and/or African Diaspora Art) Fall 2020

Job ID: 21443

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Music and Art Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) invites highly motivated applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor in Art History with a specialization in African and/or African Diaspora Art, starting Fall 2020.

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of its students. With enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 25 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). The College is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, over 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities — and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice. BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be — a leading community college nationwide — we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural and international environment.

The Department of Music and Art seeks a candidate with an earned Ph.D. in Art History with proven teaching experience. Primary responsibilities for Music and Art faculty include teaching a wide range of survey, capstone and area of expertise courses. Teaching experience in African and/or African Diaspora Art is preferred. Other teaching duties assigned according to the candidate’s interests and expertise.

Research and scholarly publication are expected for tenure and promotion. Other areas of responsibility include curriculum development, participate in departmental and college-wide activities and committees, such as grant writing, assessment, faculty development, mentoring student projects and academic advisement. The qualified candidate must be able to work in either the Day or Evening/Weekend program, as needed by the Department.


For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Ph.D. in Art History in area(s) of expertise in African and/or African Diaspora Art or equivalent. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Experience in teaching, three years at a two- or four-year college, is preferred.


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.


January 2, 2020


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