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Director, Haitian Studies Institute (Associate/Full Professor) Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College seeks to hire the Founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute, located at Brooklyn College, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in Haitian Studies and other areas of the candidate’s specialty.

The Haitian Studies Institute will be a worldclass research unit of CUNY and will be dedicated to a threefold mission to:

  1. Contribute to the construction and dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of Haitian studies through interdisciplinary research
  2. Facilitate collaboration among scholars, intellectuals, teachers and professors, students, and public agencies conducting research about and/or serving Haitian and other diasporic populations
  3. Engage in policy analysis and research in order to better understand and shape policy and programs that impact the Haitian and HaitianAmerican communities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and a record of publication in the social sciences, e.g., sociology, political science, international relations or a related interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate for Director will be a nationally recognized scholar whose research focuses on Haiti and its diasporas. The candidate should have a history of leadership and engagement in the community, as well as in academic programming. Successful fundraising, whether through grants, corporate sponsors, government agencies, or NGO’s will be part of the Director’s portfolio and should be a part of the candidate’s professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who are trilingual in Haitian Kreyòl, English and French.

Commensurate with education and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability. 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.

STEP ONE Click “Apply Now
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now“. Applicants should upload a letter of application describing research and professional interests, goals for the position, a published writing sample, curriculum vitae, and a sample grant proposal in doc, pdf or rtf format.

STEP TWO – Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) recommenders. The online system will automatically send 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 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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