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Associate or Full Professor (Tenured) - Ph.D. Program in English

CUNY Graduate Center
New York, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 14, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Associate or Full Professor (Tenured) – Ph.D. Program in English
Job ID: 20437
Compensation: Competitive
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on July 15, 2019

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000-square-foot facility in upper Manhattan designed to promote collaboration among scientists in global research and innovation.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center seeks an advanced Associate or full Professor in African American Studies or Black Studies, whose research and work cover any period of literary and cultural study. Areas of interest include African diaspora and Caribbean studies, the Black Radical Tradition, Black Feminisms, Black Queer Studies, gender and sexuality, and intersectional analysis of colonial histories and imperial formations. This is a tenured position that reports to the Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in English.

The Ph.D. Program in English is a major center for intellectual exchange and graduate training in the heart of New York City. As with other Ph.D. programs housed in the Graduate Center, the English department features a small cohort of “central-line” faculty who teach full time in the program and a much larger group of “consortial” faculty who teach and advise students at the Graduate Center in addition to their primary appointments at other colleges within the CUNY system. This arrangement provides our students with access to unparalleled breadth and depth in field coverage and approaches to scholarship, and enables the department to select the most accomplished researchers from the literary and cultural scholars who teach at eleven senior colleges and seven community colleges within CUNY. This appointment will be at the Graduate Center.

Recent hires at the Graduate Center in Anthropology, French, History, Philosophy, and Urban Education underscore an institutional commitment to the study of black life and thought on a global scale. The new appointment will be building on this commitment while strengthening both disciplinary and interdisciplinary offerings respectively in English and throughout the Graduate Center. The Associate or Full Professor will regularly teach, train, and mentor graduate students while conducting research and sharing their knowledge.

The position is expected to begin in Fall 2020.

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:
- Ph.D. in English or a related discipline.
- Experience with graduate teaching, training, and mentoring.
- Ability to teach graduate courses and supervise Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
- A distinguished publication record. Extensive research experience in the history of black life and thought as demonstrated by the publication of books and peer-reviewed articles.
- A comprehensive agenda for future research.

How to Apply:
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2. Go to and search for Job ID 20437.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
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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