The Department of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a visiting Associate or Full Professor of Black Studies (3-year term) who will serve as interim department chair beginning August 2021. The area of specialization should fall within the within the broad areas of history, humanities, political science, psychology of the Black Diaspora or Africa/African Studies. In addition to teaching three courses per year, the ideal candidate will foster departmental growth, curricular revision, and faculty mentorship. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong scholarly history and agenda commensurate with rank, academic leadership experience/skills, and the desire to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.



Ph.D. in Black Studies, Africana Studies, or another relevant field with a focus on Black or Critical Race Studies as the foundation of research, and chair/director or equivalent experience.


Post-secondary teaching experience (including remote instructional delivery), mentoring tenure-track faculty, and experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds.

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Application review will commence 1/15/20; application accepted until position is filled.

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