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Assistant Professor of History/Africana Studies

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Women's & Gender Studies
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Full Time
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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of History/Africana Studies


History Department, School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The History Department at Marist College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in African history and Africana Studies to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating our growing Africana Studies Program. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses, an Introduction to Africana Studies course, and upper-level courses created by the successful candidate. A secondary focus in Latin American history or the Islamic world will be considered a plus. Candidates will be expected to teach in our first year seminar program, and expertise or interest in service learning pedagogy is especially welcome. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates is required.

This position is part of a cluster hire and we will welcome four new faculty members as part of the Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies cluster. These new faculty members will join faculty in the departments of English, history, modern languages and cultures, and political science who focus on Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies. The position is also part of a major college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in History or Africana Studies or advanced ABD candidates will be considered
  • Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.
Essential Functions:
  • Successful candidates will be able to teach First Year Seminar courses, and general education and upper level courses that contribute to diversifying our curriculum.
  • The coordination of the Africana Studies program may include additional course load reductions.
  • In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, faculty participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.
Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, resume, & contact information for three professional references. We ask that candidates include in their cover letter any experiences working with under-represented students or communities, as we seek to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in our department.

About the Department and School:

The History Department includes 10 faculty and offers an optional Public History concentration. Many history majors are also enrolled in our five year Master’s Degree in Teaching program. The department contributes substantially to our interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The History Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts, which includes departments in English, modern languages & cultures, philosophy & religious studies, and political science. The School of Liberal Arts is also home to the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership and the Hudson River Valley Institute.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: .

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Marist College Main Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: November 11, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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