Assistant or Associate Professor in Afro-Latinx Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenured associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor position in Afro-Latinx Studies. This will be a joint appointment, with teaching responsibilities split evenly between the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) and Latino Studies (LATS), which is housed in the Program of Race, Migration and Indigeneity (RMI). The candidate’s tenure home will be in AAADS.

Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, and other forms of identity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics such as Afro-Latino/a/x and Afro-Indigenous communities; urban policy; health inequities; social movements; immigration and citizenship; intersectional feminism(s), sexuality, and representation of people of color in media, music, literature, religion, and art. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work transcends direct comparisons between the experiences of distinct ethnic or racial groups and focuses instead on how multiple forms of personal identity can intersect to shape new patterns of social, cultural, and political change, as well as a new understanding of the past.

Indiana University and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. The successful candidate should be pursuing a program of original research resulting in publications in books and academic journals; have experience in graduate and undergraduate instruction and a strong interest in mentoring student research; and a commitment to program, department, college, and university service appropriate with rank.

Established in 1970, AAADS is one of only seventeen doctoral-degree granting institutions in that discipline in the country, and its mission is focused on understanding the lived experience of African Americans in the United States and their relationships with diaspora communities from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Latino Studies, founded in 1999, is grounded in interdisciplinary research and teaching. By joining RMI in 2018, it has begun building closer ties with other IU departments and programs devoted to the study of race and ethnicity (African-American, Asian American, and Native American studies) and with core disciplines and interdisciplinary units in the arts, humanities and sciences. RMI is a pioneering multi-disciplinary unit that investigates the complex social dynamics of race, ethnicity, human movement, and power relationships. The primary geographical focus of RMI is in the United States, but extends to transnational and diasporic scholarship as well. A successful applicant will have the rare opportunity to help build a new program focused on the meanings of intersectionality, while also making significant contributions to the research, teaching, and service missions of both AAADS and Latinx Studies.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand before the beginning of classes in August 2019.

Interested candidates should submit application materials online to This position starts in Fall 2019. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1. Questions should be directed to Dean Michael McGinnis, Search Committee Chair (

Candidates must submit a cover letter, current CV, research and teaching statements, a diversity statement (identifying diversity-related research, teaching, service, and community outreach activities in which the candidate has participated or hopes to participate), teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.