Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (tenure track)

The Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Global Health in the African Diaspora. We are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in one of the following areas: African/Africana Health Disparities (cultural competency, quality of care, access to care), or Political Economy of Health and Disease (health and finance, access to drugs, privatized vs. public healthcare) or Public Health Infrastructure (foreign aid, health and human rights, and ethical questions, politics of medical research). Minimum requirements: Applicants must have Ph.D in Africana Studies or a related field by the time of appointment. The candidate’s scholarship should be grounded in qualitative and quantitative research. Applicants must also demonstrate a proven commitment and capacity for high quality research and teaching, evidenced by publications as well as teaching evaluations commensurate with experience. Preferred requirements: the ideal candidate who places his/her scholarship and teaching within a transnational context (Africa and the African diaspora with emphasis on the Caribbean and the US) and utilizes an interdisciplinary mixed methods approach. Responsibilities will include teaching upper and lower division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, graduate instruction, supervision of student research and writing, dissertation direction, advising, on-going scholarship and publication, and departmental and university service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The application requires a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of materials is required. Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application at . Review of files begins October 28, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment starts late August 2020. Questions should be directed to Georges Fouron, Search Committee Chair, 631-632-6924.

Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, people of color, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans or Vietnam era veterans are especially welcome. This position is subject to budgetary approval. If you require a disability related accommodation, please contact Ms. Ann Berrios, 631-632-7470.