The Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University invites applications for a tenured position in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning August 2020, at the Lincoln Center Campus.

The successful candidate will have a research and teaching concentration that addresses art, visual culture, and media through a global approach to theories and practices of race and ethnicity, with particular attention to African and African Diasporic contexts including the Caribbean, Black Europe, Latin America, Canada and the United States. We welcome candidates whose work engages African or African Diasporic arts in a global context, and demonstrates expertise in some of the following areas: migration, circulation, and transnationalism; diasporic and/or hemispheric contexts and cultures; black internationalism; Afro-futurism; fashion and body politics; gender and social movements; global popular cultures; colonialism, decolonization, and post-colonialism; and networks of global exchange. We invite candidates with an ability to make a positive contribution to the department’s climate of fostering inclusiveness and diversity. The department of African and African American Studies is committed to our mission of blending scholarship and activism. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate how their research and teaching engages this mission.

Candidates should 1) have a doctoral degree, 2) be a tenured associate or full professor with credentials and experience that are appropriate for a senior level appointment at Fordham University, 3) have administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair, 4) have a commitment to the education of the department’s diverse student population, and (5) have a strong interest in community engagement. A record of success in securing program-related funding is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Fordham University’s Academic Recruitment job board at https://apply.interfolio.com/68417 and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 6) names of three potential referees.

The deadline for applications is 30 October 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.


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