Cornell University, Africana Studies and Research Center, African-Americanist, tenure-track and open-rank faculty position

The Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University invites applications for an African Americanist tenure-track and open-rank faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2020. We are interested in candidates who specialize in any period(s) with a preference for the 20th, and 21st centuries and whose research will contribute to our current offerings in political, philosophical and intellectual history and thought, Black feminism, critical race theory, and the societal impacts of race and racism from a social scientific perspective.  While the specific field of expertise is open, related areas of research may include but are not limited to the following: Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Youth Studies, Environmental Studies, Performance and Media studies, Queer Studies.  We encourage applications from candidates with track records of engagement with their respective fields of expertise from an Africana perspective. Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2020.  Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online through Academic Jobs Online and complete applications must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a research statement 4) a teaching statement 5) an article or chapter-length writing sample, 6) Names and contact information for 3 referees, 7) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (email africana@cornell.edu for examples). First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.