Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Africana Studies & Research Center-AFFG [#9872, WDR-00012588]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: African Diasporas / African Diasporas, sustainable development, identity formation, political life
Global Health
Africana Studies
Black Studies
Digital Media & Design
Digital Humanities
Environmental Studies
Cinema / Media Theory
Cultural Studies
Global Culture
Political Theory
Transnational Media and Culture
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Critical Mixed Race Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / Feminist and/or gender studies, LGBTQ Studies
Film and Media Studies
Natural Sciences
Ethnic and Gender Studies/ Political Economy
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Gender and Race
Starting Date:2018/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/11/01 (posted 2017/09/19, listed until 2017/11/14)
Position Description:    

The Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC) and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (FGSS) at Cornell University invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position for scholars working at the intersection of gender, race, and environmental studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focuses on some configuration of the following areas of inquiry: cultural geography, social and political theory, environmental inequality, eco-feminism and queer ecologies, biotechnology, bioethics, environmental sustainability (broadly and creatively defined) and/or histories of science. We are seeking interdisciplinary scholars whose work highlights methodologies and themes associated with environmental humanities with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and/or inequality as categories of analysis in the African diaspora.

The position is open to all humanities and qualitative social science disciplines. The Department and Program will work closely together to ensure that the 2/2 teaching load and committee, administrative and service responsibilities will be shared between ASRC and FGSS, with the successful candidate teaching foundational, undergraduate and graduate courses. The tenure home will be in ASRC. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both ASRC & FGSS. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement about teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline.

Developed as part of the provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities at Cornell and co-sponsored by the Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture committee, this position will be positioned as part of a new initiative in “Humanities, Art, & Public Life.” The department specifically seeks a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research and is interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired over the next five years across the university, as well as already existing programs such as the Society for the Humanities, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and the Center for Inequality Studies. For more information about the position, please contact Kevin Gaines, Chair of Africana Studies and Research Center at or Durba Ghosh, Director of the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at For academic jobs online and other technical assistance, please contact Treva Levine, Africana Studies at or Trisica Munroe, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Further Info:
607-255-4625 607-255-6480
Africana Studies & Research Center
Cornell University
310 Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Cornell University
180 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

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