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Assistant Professor - Africana and Latinx Studies

SUNY Oneonta
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 4, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
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Full Time
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About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Africana and Latinx Studies at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Africana and Latinx Studies focusing on the themes of migration and immigration to the United States, legal rights and remedies, discrimination, racism, and redress for Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African-American individuals and communities in the U.S. The appointment begins Fall 2021 and is part of a cohort of four new faculty in the School of Liberal Arts whose expertise includes one or more aspects of the African diaspora or the Spanish speaking world. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The new assistant professor will have the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives.

The Africana and Latinx Studies Department offers a liberal arts focused learning experience for an increasingly diverse undergraduate student body. Founded in 1970, the Africana and Latinx Studies Department is one of a handful in the United States which integrates and maintains the intersections of Black and Latinx Studies. We remain steadfast in our concern for social justice, upon which the fields were founded. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or .

Duties include but not limited to: developing and teaching courses in areas of specialty to include the experience of Afro-Latinx immigrants to the United States, especially from the Caribbean and Latin America in addition to teaching general education and introductory courses in the core curriculum of the program in order to meet department needs. The candidate will also have regular placement in the rotation for the Department's required capstone seminar. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching an increasingly diverse student body, scholarship, and service, and will participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives.


Required qualifications: PhD or JD with a relevant MA/MS (ABD considered; terminal degree required by time of first renewal notification); expertise in Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbean immigration and migration to the U.S.

Preferred: teaching experience that bridges the African-American and Latinx experiences; experience working with Afro-Latinx communities in the US; fluency in Haitian Creole, French, and/or Spanish; understanding of the peoples and culture of the Caribbean and/or Latin America; ability to develop departmentally cross-listed courses; and experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that includes a short statement of teaching experience and philosophy as well as research interests. The committee welcomes up to two supplemental documents, such as syllabi or scholarly articles. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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