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Associate Professor Position in Comparative Caribbean & Hemispheric Transnationalisms

Rutgers University Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Annual Salary
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ invites applications for a scholar of the comparative Caribbean and its diasporas at the rank of Associate Professor.  Seeking to complement existing departmental expertise on the Hispanophone insular Caribbean, we are especially interested in scholars who bring a comparative and transnational focus to the culture, politics, history, societies of Caribbean societies and communities marked by French, British, Dutch, and/or Danish colonization.  Scholarship that challenges hegemonic categories of nation-state or regional affiliation, engages critically with Blackness and Indigeneity and their interconnections to racial inequities and inequalities within and beyond US contexts, are of particular interest, along with scholarly portfolios that unsettle traditional understandings of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinidad. Focus on circum-Caribbean diasporas hemispherically or in US metropolitan zones, the continental Caribbean basin, including Central, South America, and Mexico is also desirable. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or related disciplines who approach the area through comparative and/or transnational frameworks and who employ multi-, inter-, or transdisciplinary epistemologies and methodologies.


A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary, and/or related fields such as Anthropology, American Studies, Art History, Black Studies, Education, Geography, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, and or Women’s and Gender Studies in hand by the time of the appointment (September 1, 2023) and a nationally recognized record of scholarship and publications. We will consider advanced Assistant Professors. The position carries a 2-2 course load and the expectation of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Latino and Caribbean Studies. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employer. 


This position will be part of a diversity cluster hiring initiative to create a new cohort of leading scholars in the social and behavioral sciences who have expertise in race, racism, and inequality. The cluster is supported by the Office of the President.


Interested candidates should submit: 1) a detailed cover letter describing teaching, service, and research interests; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement on how the candidate would contribute to Rutgers University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 4) copies of three sample publications or unpublished manuscripts; and (5) contact information for at least three (3) references. The deadline to submit applications is January 23, 2023.


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