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Assistant/Associate Professor of Black Studies, CUNY York College

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Anthropology at York College, the City University of New York seeks an anthropologist for a tenure-track position in Black Studies/Anthropology. We seek a dynamic scholar with a strong background in innovative, evidence-based teaching and evidence of an ability to develop a sustained program of original research.

Field: open, with a preference for cultural

Area of Specialization: African diaspora with preference for a Caribbeanist

Area of Concentration: open, with preference for ability to teach undergraduate quantitative and qualitative methods

Teaching load is 6 courses/18 hours per year, with 18 hours of university-funded release time to be used across the first five years to support research. In addition to strong teaching and research, robust service to the department and the college is expected. We have small undergraduate Black studies major and minor programs with a rich history in the college and the community. The successful candidate will partner with students and faculty to update program curricula and expand the footprint of these programs in the college. They will also be one of the college’s liaisons to CUNY’s $10M Mellon Foundation-funded Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise or equivalent. Also required are the abilities to teach effectively in multiple modalities, develop a sustained program of publishable scholarship, and cooperate with others for the good of the department and institution.

The College seeks faculty members who thrive in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and are committed to both access and excellence in higher education. 95% of York College students identify as non-white, and York is a designated Hispanic-serving and predominantly Black institution. Successful candidates must demonstrate that they are eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body.

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.


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.


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, CV/resume, teaching and research philosophy statements, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

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This post will remain open until filled.


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