Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Caribbean Studies

Job Description:

The Department of Black and Latino Studies in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2022.

The Black and Latino Studies Department offers interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses that center the knowledge production and contributions by peoples from the African, Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas in the United States and globally.

Its goal is to provide students tools to theorize and engage solutions to social issues rooted in longstanding and persistent racial and social inequalities. It celebrates student-centered teaching and learning alongside active scholarly engagement.

Candidates should be equally committed to teaching and research excellence.  We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship and teaching in areas such as empire and colonialism, gender, sexuality, environmental justice, and comparative approaches to Black life and Caribbean cultures. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university service.  New faculty will have the opportunity to design new courses in the service of building a more robust program.

Baruch College is a senior college within the City University of New York system.  It is an equal employment and equal access institution that welcomes faculty diversity.  It will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veterans status, an individual’s genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 

Compensation and Benefits: 
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.


Applicants should have or anticipate a PhD by August 2022 in fields including but not limited to Caribbean Studies, Afro-Caribbean Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Anthropology, Literature, Religion, or History.

– How to Apply: 

STEP ONE – Click “Apply Now”
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23015.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting.

Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching and equity statement, and a writing sample.

STEP TWO – Go to
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 

For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by December 15, 2021.

EEO Statement: 

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.