The Africana and Latin American Studies Program (ALST) at Colgate
University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in African
American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall
semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. (or equivalent) is expected prior to or
shortly after the date of hire. Area of specialization is open to any
aspect of the contemporary African American experience. A strong interest
in both scholarship/artistic practice and teaching is expected.

ALST is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the histories and
cultures of African Americans in the United States, and the peoples of
Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. We seek a teacher-scholar whose
research agenda is situated at the intersections of disciplines within the
social sciences, humanities, or arts. Preference will be given to
applicants who draw on theories, methods, and approaches in Africana
Studies. The successful candidate will teach both introductory and
upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants
who can teach Introduction to African American Studies, The Black Diaspora,
critical race theory, or interdisciplinary research methods courses are
desirable. The successful candidate will fulfill the expectation that all
Colgate faculty participate in all-university programs, including the
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, three current reference letters, and a sample of
scholarship or creative work must be submitted through . The cover letter or dossier
should describe the candidate’s philosophy about and experience with a)
scholarly research, b) undergraduate teaching, and c) the ability to work
effectively with students across a wide range of identities and
backgrounds. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse
perspectives and identities.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the
position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students
situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to
excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the
Africana and Latin American Studies Program can be found at 

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