Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Caribbean Studies

The newly-formed Department of African and African American Studies (DAAAS) at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in the field of Caribbean Studies, to be appointed at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2023.

We welcome applications from candidates who concentrate on the broadly defined oceanic and land-based Caribbean region – encompassing the diverse array of cultural and linguistic legacies that mark the region – in the humanities and the arts. Applicable fields may include, but aren’t limited to: history; literary, cultural, media or film studies; anthropology; linguistics; music; religious studies; philosophy; environmental humanities; art history or visual studies; or interdisciplinary studies. We are focused on identifying exceptional scholarship rather than looking for a specific thematic or disciplinary specialization.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to effective teaching and mentoring and the ability to maintain a world-class research trajectory. Applicants should also demonstrate their capacity for interdisciplinary thinking and institution-building to contribute to the growth of DAAAS.

Candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter
    • The Department of African and African American Studies Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Additional information about Stanford’s IDEAL initiative may be found here: Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals.
  • a 1-3 page research and teaching statement
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample of 20-30 pages.
  • three reference letters. Reference letters will be expected to comment on the status of the PhD thesis for ABD candidates.

Further materials may be requested later.

The chair of the search committee is Professor Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Inquiries may be directed to Maritza E. Colón, Director of Finance and Operations, at Further information about Stanford’s Department of African and African American Studies can be found at

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity. The salary range for this position is $112,194 – $116,041.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Advertised: 17 Jul 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Oct 2023 Pacific Daylight Time

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