Job Opportunities

Associate or Full Professor of Afro-Latinx and/or Afro-Latin American Studies

Job ID: 25728

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time/tenured position in Latinx Studies in the Department of Puerto Rican & Latino Studies starting date in August 2023. The senior hire will have a social science background with specialties including but not limited to Afro-latinidad, Indigeneity, urban studies, neo-liberalism, decolonization, climate change, migration, gender, race, sexuality, class and their intersections. The successful candidate will be a tenured senior scholar, an advanced associate or full professor, with a research and publication agenda situated in ethnic studies and related fields and with experience developing new curricula, advising student majors, administering research programs, mentoring junior faculty and/or other leadership functions. In addition to scholarship, the candidate will teach introductory to advanced level major courses including research seminars, and contribute with service to the department and campus community.

Founded in 1970 through student activism, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies offers majors and minors in Puerto Rican & Latinx Studies, a minor in Latin American Studies, and double majors and concentration tracks in Bilingual Education through a partnership with the Brooklyn College School of Education (Department of Childhood, Bilingual & Special Education). The students enrolled in the department’s courses, whether majors, minors or concentrations, are primarily working class and represent a vast array of Latin American and Caribbean backgrounds. The department’s mission, unlike traditional research-centered departments, carries a community and civic focus, with students, faculty and alum participating actively in the life of the department.

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of our diverse students. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals.  By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population.  Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation and promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

Vaccine Mandate:

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.



  • D. in social science and/or ethnic studies field from an accredited institution
  • Associate/Full Professor with tenure
  • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses is required
  • Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online


  • Background in Afro-Latinx/a/o Studies and/or Afro-Latin American Studies
  • Experience creating/revising curricula, chairing committees, organizing academic programs/events and/or mentoring junior faculty through the promotion/tenure process
  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching, and in scholarship.


Associate Professor: $76,395 – $117,805

Full Professor: $90,643 – $124,656

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


STEP ONE – Submit Application Online

From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit

Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research/teaching statement (can be included in application letter)

STEP TWO – Submit References Contact Information at

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications to begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until filled.


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.