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Black Ecologies

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Geography, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Black Ecologies

The University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Black Ecologies, to begin July 1, 2023. Applicants should have a strong research portfolio which demonstrates a record of excellence in research and teaching about critical issues of black life in the United States and/or the African diaspora. We are particularly interested in those whose work explores black ecological vulnerabilities, such as, but not limited to: anti-black violence, carcerality, reproductive injustice, and environmental risk and/or destruction. We invite applications from scholars, who are committed to the interdisciplinary study of Blackness and are making critical, cutting-edge interventions in the field.  We welcome all areas of specialization; we are especially interested in scholars trained in Black Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.

This search is part of a School of Arts and Sciences cluster hiring initiative focused on scholars who do research in Black Studies and scholars whose research addresses critical issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. The University of Rochester is committed to identifying scholars doing path-breaking research on Blackness and who will enhance the university’s direction in this area.  Research addressing critical issues pertaining to the African Diaspora is supported in part by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies-  Application submission at requires a letter of application, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and the names of three references, by October 17, 2022.

For more information about the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies (FDI), please visit our website (above) or email Cilas Kemedjio, Chair of the Search Committee, University of Rochester (

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.


EOE Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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