The Department of Africana Studies invites applications for a tenured associate or full professorship beginning Fall 2019. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is currently making a significant impact in the Bronx and broader NYC region. With this growth we seek a dynamic scholar who has a strong teaching, publication, and leadership record in the discipline/field.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Caribbean Societies, African American politics and law; engage in continued scholarly activity; advise students; provide service to the department, college, university, and community (i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenured academic appointment). Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 courses) per year and although the college is predominantly teaching-focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.



PhD in Africana/Black Studies or Political Science with a strong background in the field of African American and Caribbean Geo. Pol. Area Studies required. We seek a candidate with proven leadership skills at the departmental level, a strong publication record that is current, and the potential for ongoing publications. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Ph.D. degree in Africana Studies with a Caribbean Area Studies focus on Anglo/Francophone regions and demonstrated ability to lead a philosophically diverse junior faculty cohort who adhere to the notion of intersectionality preferred.



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.



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Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019 and continue until a candidate is identified.



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