Assistant Professor in Black Cultural Studies

Assistant Professor in Black Cultural Studies
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University Arts & Science

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Black Cultural Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on the Caribbean or the African continent and its diasporas, and whose research and teaching take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.
This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in “Black Diaspora Cultural Studies,” which includes the Arts and Science departments of Art History, History and Music. A primary aim of the cluster is to create a network for scholars at NYU working across a range of disciplines. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background on NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative.
The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary department committed to developing innovative approaches in urbanism, migration, diaspora, critical race, ethnic and indigenous studies, gender and sexuality, art, culture, politics, and economic life. The Department has degree programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, Urban Studies, and Social and Cultural Analysis. The department encourages innovative teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates should submit the following materials via this Interfolio link

Letter of application
Curriculum vitae                             
Writing sample of 20-25 pages
Three confidential letters of recommendation

Your letter of application should focus on the contributions your research makes to the field and to the department. You may also address how your work in the university, such as classroom teaching, has contributed toward equity and inclusion.
The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position please consult the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website:, referring to the homepage link “Employment Opportunities.” For questions not answered here please contact the Assistant to the SCA Department Chair, Marty Correia at
The appointment will begin on September 1, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2024.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 - $135,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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