Assistant Professor in Afro-Latina/o and Afro-Caribbean Studies
September 22, 2018
New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) seeks candidates for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Afro-Latina/o/Afro-Caribbean Studies to be appointed jointly with the department of Africana Studies beginning September 1, 2019. We welcome applications from scholars specifically investigating race, blackness, and Afro-Diasporic experience in US Latina/o communities, and/or US Latina/o cultural, artistic, and theoretical works. Combined attention to Afro-Caribbean Studies in a regional and transnational scope is particularly desirable. Candidates should have a track record of interest in advancing scholarly contributions in or across African American, Africana, and Latina/o Studies, with potential intersections with one or more fields in the humanities, the social sciences, or other inter-disciplines, such as Gender and Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies.
The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) at Rutgers University promotes the study of Caribbean and U.S. Latina/o artistic and literary expressions, history, thought and philosophy, as well as geography and social and cultural dynamics through an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to teaching, scholarship, and community involvement.
Applicants may contact LCS Department Chair Carlos U. Decena, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or concerns about the application or review process.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by the time of the appointment. Possible specific areas of focus could include but are not limited to Afro-diasporic cultural and theoretical studies; racial identities and racial expressions among Latinos and Caribbean populations; race discrimination and racial inequality; political representation and participation among Afro-Latina and African-descended communities. Applicants with a focus on the racial and ethnic dimensions of African American/Black/Latino/Caribbean citizenship, human rights, state violence, carceral logics, environmental justice, and critical race studies of colonialism and neo-colonialism and other areas are also encouraged to apply.
Posting Number: 18FA0502
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 75070
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