The History Department of Queens College, CUNY is conducting an open rank search in African American history. Beginning in Spring or Fall 2021, the successful candidate will also serve as Director of the Africana Studies Program for a minimum of 6 years with the goal of strengthening and developing initiatives related to advancing the program, student engagement, alumni and community involvement, and fundraising. Regardless of research specialty, the candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the History Department’s African American History survey course, as well as other undergraduate and Master’s level courses in their field of expertise.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field and have a demonstrated record of research excellence, leadership experience, and academic program advancement (i.e. curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaborations, conference planning, and program outreach).  Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level are especially encouraged to apply, but Assistant Professor rank will also be considered in the candidate is close to receiving tenure.  Applicants will provide a cover letter, CV, optional writing sample, and the names of three references.

In addition to possible on-campus interviews, this search may involve video-conference discussions at any stage of the process.  Evidence of teaching excellence is requested, preferably formal institutional student teaching evaluations and/or chairperson’s annual review letters, in addition to other evidence, such as awards or informal student feedback.   All materials can be sent to Grace Davie, grace.davie@qc.cuny.edu.


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