The History Department of Queens College, CUNY is conducting a search for an Assistant, Associate, or a Full Professor of African American history. Beginning in Fall 2021, the successful candidate will also serve as Director of the Africana Studies Program for a minimum of 6 years with the goal of strengthening and developing initiatives related to advancing the program, student engagement, alumni and community involvement, and fundraising. Regardless of research specialty, the candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the History Department’s African American History survey course, as well as other undergraduate and Master’s level courses in their field of expertise. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level are especially encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor rank will also be considered if the candidate is close to receiving tenure.  Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, optional writing sample, and the names of three references as one document through CUNYfirst (


This search will involve phone/video-conference discussions at any or all stages of the process. Additional documentation may be requested further in the application process, such as chairperson’s annual review letters; examples of teaching excellence, preferably formal institutional student teaching evaluations; and/or awards or informal student feedback.