The Department of Africana Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. While we seek a broad range of applicants, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching examine one or more of the following areas: 1) intersecting histories and engagements of the African diaspora and other diasporas of color (e.g. Afro-Asian, Afro-Latino); 2) religion in the African diaspora; and/or 3) performance studies and expressive and creative arts.

Africana Studies at Rutgers attracts a broad range of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who find that the scholarly and methodological frameworks which undergird Africana Studies can speak to a range of cultural, political and ethnic experiences. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach in an interdisciplinary department with diverse analytical and methodological approaches; will help the Department expand its current research profile and curricular offerings; and will participate in the life of the department as a good departmental citizen.

Required qualifications: PhD in hand at the time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in scholarly research; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Desired qualifications: ability to teach one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Africana Studies, Introduction to Africana Methodology, and/or Research Seminar in Africana Studies; and experience in mentoring or advising of undergraduate students. Applications are accepted via the Interfolio dossier system (ID: 28172). Applications should include: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 2 writing samples (no more than 40 pages each); and (4) 3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 31st and continue until position is filled. For questions, please contact Melanye Price via email at

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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