Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center seeks an Associate or Full Professor who is scholar on black life and thought and whose research and work covers any period of American history. The Program seeks a historian in African-American studies who has an interest in pursuing recent intellectual developments in the field and collaborating with a colleague whose work presses beyond the history of the United States, conventionally defined by colonial and national boundaries. This position reports to the Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in History and is a tenure track position.

The Ph.D. Program in History is a major center for intellectual exchange and graduate training in the heart of New York City. As with other Ph.D. programs housed in the Graduate Center, the History department features a small cohort of “central-line” faculty who teach full-time in the program and a much larger group of “consortial” faculty who teach and advise students at the Graduate Center in addition to their primary appointments at other colleges within the CUNY system. This arrangement provides our students with access to unparalleled breadth and depth in field coverage and approaches to scholarship, and enables the department to select the most accomplished researchers from the nearly 200 historians who teach at eleven senior colleges and seven community colleges within CUNY.

Recent hires at the Graduate Center in Anthropology, French, Philosophy, and Urban Education underscore an institutional commitment to the study of black life and thought on a global scale. The incumbent will be building on this commitment while strengthening both disciplinary and interdisciplinary offerings respectively in History and throughout the Graduate Center. The Associate or Full Professor will regularly teach, train, and mentor graduate students while conducting research and sharing his/her knowledge.

The position is expected to begin in Fall 2019.

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:
– Ph.D. in History or a related discipline.
– Experience with graduate teaching, training, and mentoring.
– Ability to teach graduate courses, supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
– A distinguished publication record. Extensive research experience in the history of black life and thought as demonstrated by the publication of books and peer-reviewed articles.
– A comprehensive agenda for future research.

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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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 15, 2018

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