Category Archives: Announcements

Assistant Professor: Black Literary/Cultural Studies

Application Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Black Literary/Cultural Studies. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests in American, African, Afro-Latinx, transatlantic, or black diasporic materials. We welcome but do not require candidates in research areas that complement existing areas of strength on our campus, including environmental humanities, popular cultures, media studies, digital humanities, performance studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Historical period open. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Continue reading

Assistant Professor in Afro-Latina/o and Afro-Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018

The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) seeks candidates for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Afro-Latina/o/Afro-Caribbean Studies to be appointed jointly with the department of Africana Studies beginning September 1, 2019. We welcome applications from scholars specifically investigating race, blackness, and Afro-Diasporic experience in US Latina/o communities, and/or US Latina/o cultural, artistic, and theoretical works. Combined attention to Afro-Caribbean Studies in a regional and transnational scope is particularly desirable. Candidates should have a track record of interest in advancing scholarly contributions in or across African American, Africana, and Latina/o Studies, with potential intersections with one or more fields in the humanities, the social sciences, or other inter-disciplines, such as Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies.

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Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department (ISD) at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), with an emphasis in the social sciences or applied Black Studies, to begin August 5, 2019. Candidates should have a proven track record in student engagement and program development. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and general education courses in AADS, in addition to developing courses in their area of specialization that might overlap with another program in ISD. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Spanish

Application Deadline: 9 November 2018

The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor, Spanish at the Oakes Field Campus of the University of The Bahamas located in New Providence (Nassau) and at UB-North located in Grand Bahama. This full-time appointment will begin 1 August 2019.

The Foreign Languages Department is seeking candidates with the ability to teach all levels of the Spanish language and culture courses. The ability to teach another language is also desirable (Portuguese, French or Haitian Creole). Candidates who have the ability to teach and develop courses in language for the professions (i.e. Medical Spanish, Legal and Law Enforcement Spanish, Business Spanish, Spanish for Tourism, etc.) and/or experience in translation and interpretation are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, or a related field from an accredited institution. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students; evidence of excellence in teaching and in the use of creative/innovative pedagogies; knowledge of current trends in pedagogy; skills in course development and implementation; evidence of research and scholarship. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, Pedagogy (FLE) or Second Language Acquisition (Spanish), Translation and Interpretation studies, or a related field from an accredited institution.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Application Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of African Diaspora studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The position will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

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Assistant Professor in Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 22 October 2018

The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rant of assistant professor in the area of Caribbean Studies with expertise in either the Francophone, Anglophone, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Applications in the field of Afro Latin American Studies will also be considered. This is an open field search. Applicants in the humanities or the humanistic area of the social sciences including the disciplines of literary criticism, gender studies, history, art history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, or philosophy will be considered. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

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Two Senior Faculty Positions in African American of African Diaspora Studies

Discipline and Field Open – Pennsylvania State University

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018

The Department of African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two outstanding Associate Professors or Professors in African American Studies. These hires are part of a cluster hire initiative at The Pennsylvania State University in African American Studies across several departments including English and Philosophy. For more information, please visit We are looking for excellent applicants in all disciplines and fields, but especially welcome those working in areas of the diaspora outside of the U.S., in earlier time periods, comparatists, and social scientists.

The successful candidate will join a thriving African American Studies department with faculty from the humanities and social sciences, an undergraduate major and minor, a growing dual-title Ph.D. program, and significant grant activity. We have strengths in 20th and 21st century U.S. history, gender studies, Africana religions, racial formation, and cultural theory. We want to enhance our diasporic orientation, so we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in one of the following areas: cultures of the African diaspora; immigration, migration and the global black experience; and urban black life.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or field, and a strong research and teaching portfolio. The majority of the appointment (the tenure home) will be in African American Studies with the possibility of a joint appointment in a cooperating department or unit. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Applications must be submitted electronically at All applications should include a cv (with the names of at least three referees), letter of application, and statement of current research. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. The start date for the position is August 2019.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nan Woodruff, Chair of the Search Committee, at We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Above text adapted from webpage.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Literatures in English

Application Deadline: 30 August 2018

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences. At 70 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have made remarkable contributions to regional development.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of:
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Literatures Department of Literatures in English

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Queen’s University National Scholar

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018

The Departments of Gender Studies and Geography & Planning, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar position in Black Geographies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a tenured or tenure-track joint position with specialization in Black Geographies and issues of race, gender, and culture. This position will have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

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Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018

The Program in Africana and Latin American Studies at Colgate University invites applications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. Africana and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program studying the histories and cultures – both material and expressive – of African Americans and the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The program houses four majors/minors, allowing students to specialize in one of the above areas, and draws on faculty across the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and areas of interdisciplinary expertise. Signature aspects of the program include participation in the National Model African Union simulation, full semester study groups at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa), as well as short term three-week extended study travel attached to courses. Opportunities to develop new off-campus study courses, both in the United States and abroad, are available.

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Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships

Application Deadline: 9 January 2019

These awards are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA, Canada and the greater Caribbean).

We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the North American collections of the British Library. We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.

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Adjunct for Caribbean History at CSI-CUNY

The Department of History at the College of Staten Island/CUNY is looking for an adjunct to teach the course “History of the Caribbean” in Fall 2018. This undergraduate course is scheduled on Mondays/Wednesdays, 4:40pm-6:20pm.

Applicants interested in teaching the course should have a background in Caribbean history and ideally some teaching experience. Interested applicants should send their CVs via email to the History Department Chair Susan Smith Peter at: Please also copy

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U.S. Afro-Latinidades Tenure-Track Position

Application Deadline: 15 October 2018

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. Afro-Latina/o/x Studies, to begin July 1, 2019. The program seeks a scholar of Afro-Latinidades in the United States whose research and teaching embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches rooted in the humanities and/or social sciences and centers on the study of Afro-diasporic peoples, cultures, and histories in Latinx/a/o communities in the U.S.A. with particular attention to race, racism, and diaspora. Other areas of intersecting interest include U.S. Central American studies; social and structural inequalities; social movements and activism; literary studies; visual studies; and feminisms, gender, LGBTQ+, and sexuality studies.

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Professor of Caribbean History, Assistant or Associate Rank

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018


The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University searches this year for a tenure-track assistant- or early associate-rank professor in Caribbean History, with an anticipated start date on July 1, 2019. We will consider applicants whose research covers events occurring between 1500 and 2000 on the islands of the Caribbean Sea, in the territories of the circum-Caribbean, or in relation to the global Caribbean diaspora. Work of particular interest to the committee will offer innovative approaches to the history of enslaved and colonized people; decolonization; gender, sexuality and identity formation; migration and displacement; environment and geography; diaspora; and/or the history of capitalism.

El Departamento de Historia de Johns Hopkins University convoca a interesados/as a postularse para una plaza de profesor (Assistant Professor tenure-track o Associate Professor). La fecha de comienzo en el cargo es de 1º de julio de 2019. Consideraremos postulaciones de personas cuyas investigaciones se centren en eventos entre los años 1500 y 2000 en las islas del mar Caribe, en los territorios del circun-Caribe, o relacionadas a la diáspora del Caribe. El comité está especialmente interesado en trabajos que ofrezcan aproximaciones innovadoras sobre temas tales como: esclavitud y colonización; historia de pueblos colonizados o esclavizados; descolonización; historias de géneros, sexualidades y formación de identidades; migraciones y desplazamientos; ambiente y geografía; diásporas; e historia del capitalismo.

Le Département d’histoire de Johns Hopkins University recrute un.e professeur.e assistant.e (tenure track) ou un.e professeure associée (associate-rank professor) récemment nommée, spécialiste de l’histoire de la Caraïbe. Il ou elle devra prendre ses fonctions le 1er juillet 2019. Nous serons attentifs aux candidates dont la recherche porte sur les événements survenus dans les îles de la mer Caraïbe, dans les territoires adjacents ou encore liés à la diaspora caribéenne (1500-2000). Les travaux qui intéressent plus particulièrement le comité de recrutement sont ceux qui proposent des approches nouvelles de l’histoire des peuples mis en esclavage et colonisés, de la décolonisation, de la sexualité et de la construction des identités, des migrations et des déplacements, de l’environnement et de la géographie, de la diaspora et/ou de l’histoire du capitalisme.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Puerto Rican Migration

Applications will be considered until the position is filled

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to study Puerto Rican migration. Preference will be given to those who have experience studying Puerto Rican or Latino populations in the state of Florida and experience with qualitative methods as well as survey research.

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