Lehman College — Associate / Full Professor of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies at Lehman College of The City University of New York invites applications for a tenured associate or full professorship beginning Fall 2019. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is currently making a significant impact in the Bronx and broader NYC region. With this growth we seek a dynamic scholar who has a strong teaching, publication, and leadership record in the discipline/field.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Caribbean Societies, African American politics and law; engage in continued scholarly activity; advise students; provide service to the department, college, university, and community (i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenured academic appointment). Evening teaching may be required.

Lehman College is The City University of New York’s only four-year college in the Bronx, serving the borough and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. Lehman provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education within a dynamic research environment. With a diverse student body of more than 14,000 students and more than 81,000 alumni, Lehman offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. Ranked as having the fourth highest mobility rate in the nation by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Equality of Opportunity Project, Lehman is a proud catalyst for economic and social mobility for its students, almost half of whom are first generation college students.

The department is currently making a significant impact in the Bronx and broader NYC region. With this growth we seek a dynamic scholar who has a strong teaching, publication, and leadership record in the discipline/field. Our undergraduate students represent the department annually in the undergraduate research symposium, and some move onto graduate programs (CUNY Graduate Center, Ohio State University Graduate Program, etc.). Our undergraduate student enrollment is booming with over 100 majors and minors combined enrolled in 2017 and again in 2018; and the number of majors and minors graduates increased from 24 in 2015 to 50 in 2018.

Qualifications
PhD required. Doctorate in Africana/Black Studies or Political Science preferred. Candidate must have a strong background in the field of African American and Caribbean geopolitical area studies. We seek a candidate with proven leadership skills at the departmental level, a strong publication record that is current, and the potential for ongoing publications. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

How to Apply
Go to https://cuny.jobs/lehman-college/new-jobs/
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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

Closing Date
January 17, 2019

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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