Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies

The Department of African and African American Studies (AAS) at The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies.  Rank will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Seeking someone with expertise in the African Diaspora beyond the United States of America, with a particular preference for those with expertise in Caribbean Studies and/or Afro-Latinx Studies.

Major Responsibilities

  • Teaches three courses per semester in area of specialization and in related general education courses, as assigned by the department chair.
  • Maintains an active scholarly agenda appropriate to rank.
  • Advises and mentors AAS students.
  • Performs active service to the AAS department and to the College.

Required Qualifications

  • Completed PhD in Africana Studies or a related field, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Demonstrated expertise in Latin American/Caribbean cultures and history, from an Africa-centered perspective.  Other areas of the African Diaspora outside of the US will also be considered
  • A record of scholarship in area of expertise appropriate to the rank of an assistant professor
  • Demonstrated potential for continued high quality scholarship in area of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in area of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach introductory courses such as Introduction to African American Studies or Institutional Racism
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively mentor and advise AAS students
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in administration and departmental leadership, with the potential to assume the role of department chair by the second year of appointment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in contributing to service learning opportunities for AAS students through the AAS study/service program
  • Interest in community outreach
  • Interest in recruiting students for the AAS major
  • Interest in the department’s mission of Africa-centric research and teaching
  • Expertise in another area of the African Diaspora outside of the Western Hemisphere or Africa

Department Description

The Department of African and African-American Studies at the College at Brockport is a growing department; with approximately 30 majors and 20 minors.  The Department has four full-time faculty and many adjunct professors with expertise in the history, sociology, education, and cultures of Africa.  The faculty are also experts in the history and culture of people of African descent in North America.  Our small size lends to an intimate learning environment where we nurture our students in preparation for post-graduate study and/or the workforce.

The College

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. Located in western New York, the College benefits from a small town atmosphere located near major metropolitan cities; 16 miles west of Rochester, 45 miles east of Buffalo, and 140 miles from Toronto.  The Department of African and African American Studies has actively promoted the Africana perspective on our campus since 1970, offering both a major and a minor in AAS.  We seek a colleague who can help us build on that tradition and energize our program for the twenty-first century.  We offer a collegial and supportive environment for any Africana Studies scholar.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Salary and Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurances and generous paid time off.

Application Instructions

For best consideration, applicants should submit a 1) cover letter which should detail your teaching philosophy and research interests/specialties, 2) CV, and the 3) names and contact information for 3 references by February 15, 2019.  There is no need to have letters of recommendation sent as we will request letters of recommendation only for shortlisted candidates.  Writing samples will also be requested later in the process and should not be sent at this point.  Submit materials through  Inquiries about the position are welcome and may be addressed to department chair, at  or 585-395-5571.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

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We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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Applications deadline: Open until filled