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Associate or Full Professor - Black Studies

SUNY New Paltz
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 20, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Black Studies
Budget Title: Associate or Full Professor
Local Title: Visiting Scholar/Interim Chair
Posting Date: November 9, 2020
Classification: N/A

The Department of Black Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a visiting Associate or Full Professor of Black Studies (3-year term) who will serve as interim department chair, which includes limited summer responsibilities. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Department of Black Studies is one of the first and oldest of its kind in the nation and it seeks a dynamic and experienced scholar to move forward as it builds on a distinguished history. The area of specialization is open but should fall within the within the broad areas of history, humanities, political science, psychology of the Black Diaspora or Africa/African Studies. Appointment will begin in August 2021.
In addition to teaching three courses per year, the ideal candidate will foster departmental growth, curricular revision, and faculty mentorship. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong scholarly history and agenda commensurate with rank, academic leadership experience/skills, and the desire to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.

Ph.D. in Black Studies, Africana Studies, or another relevant field with a focus on Black or Critical Race Studies as the foundation of research, and chair/director or equivalent experience.

Post-secondary teaching experience (including remote instructional delivery), mentoring tenure-track faculty, and experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds are highly desired.

Contact Information:
Contact Information: Electronic submission required. Candidates will be required to submit letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, a summary of student evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching, a statement of departmental leadership philosophy and contact information for three professional references. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. To apply, please visit
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy:
This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at
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