The mission of the Black Studies Unit at Hostos Community College is comprised in five interlocking objectives. First, to teach the Black experience spanning the African continent and the African diaspora particularly in the Americas; second, to create an edifice of knowledge that generates mental, spiritual, and political emancipation from oppression; third, to cultivate conscious scholars dedicated to community service, activism and the application of emancipatory knowledge to liberate the Black community; fourth, to expand campus and community relationships; and fifth, to sustain the position of Black Studies in the academy as a serious discipline essential to a quality education. As a discipline, Black Studies insists on African centeredness, African agency and an African frame of reference in research methodology, pedagogy, and intellectual production.
The Black Studies Unit is located within the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. The department seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black Studies with a strong record of Afrocentric thought and practice. The successful candidate will contribute to the Black Studies mission and perform the following:
Teach various levels of Black Studies and interdisciplinary courses.
Develop new courses and plan extracurricular activities.
Engage in research and scholarly activities leading to professional growth.
Mentor and cultivate students to prepare them for senior college, professional degrees, and their life choices.
Participates in departmental and college assignments as well as and other tasks normally associated with the responsibilities of a full-time faculty appointment.
Ph.D. degree. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
ABD candidates who defend their Ph.D. dissertations by April 15, 2020 may also be considered.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Ph.D. degree in African American Studies
For candidates with a Ph.D. in a related field, 3 or more years' teaching experience in Black Studies desired
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
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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HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings"
Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and three professional references.
Open until filled with review of applications to begin March 30, 2020
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About Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, CUNY
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change, transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. Hostos serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, and a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "student success coach" program, which partners students with individualized guidance, is emblematic of the premier emphasis on student support and services.