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CUNY Faculty Open Rank - Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor - Africana & Puerto Rican/Latin Studies (African American Politics) in New York, New York

Faculty Open Rank - Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor - Africana & Puerto Rican/Latin Studies (African American Politics)

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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 American Politics. 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.


  • Develop and maintain an active research agenda and publication record in the field of African American politics.

  • Teach several introductory, intermediate, and advanced level courses in the interdisciplinary field ofAfricana Studies with a focus on African American politics.

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

  • Serve on programmatic, departmental, divisional, and college committeesas needed.

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 Latino diasporas. Hunter College has both a teaching and a research mission.

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 Political Science, (or a related field such as Africana Studies, African American Studies or American Studies) with a specialization in African American Politics, 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 in African American politics with demonstrated research and teaching related to how racial state policies shapes Black citizenship, diverse forms of Black political participation, and how neighborhoods shape racial and political attitudes among Black Americans. We are particularly interested in applicants who can teach introductory and advanced-level courses in the field including but not limited to public policy, electoral politics, and or Black social movements.

The following qualifications are preferred: knowledge of the global African diaspora, a scholarly record illustrating rigorous research with respect to the political dimensions of African American communities, 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 academic accomplishments and experience within the range of the title.

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 26320

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 Anthony Browne ( ) or James Cantres


Applicants seeking full consideration should apply no later than February 28, 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 openuntil the position is filled.


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