Graduate Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Africana Studies, Rutgers University

The Department of Africana Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. While we seek a broad range of applicants, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching examine one or more of the following areas: 1) intersecting histories and engagements of the African diaspora and other diasporas of color (e.g. Afro-Asian, Afro-Latino); 2) religion in the African diaspora; and/or 3) performance studies and expressive and creative arts.

Africana Studies at Rutgers attracts a broad range of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who find that the scholarly and methodological frameworks which undergird Africana Studies can speak to a range of cultural, political and ethnic experiences. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach in an interdisciplinary department with diverse analytical and methodological approaches; will help the Department expand its current research profile and curricular offerings; and will participate in the life of the department as a good departmental citizen. Required qualifications: PhD in hand at the time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in scholarly research; and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Desired qualifications: ability to teach one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Africana Studies, Introduction to Africana Methodology, and/or Research Seminar in Africana Studies; and experience in mentoring or advising of undergraduate students. Applications are accepted via the Interfolio dossier system (ID: 28172).

Applications should include:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. 2 writing samples (no more than 40 pages each)
  4. 3 letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin October 31st and continue until position is filled. For questions, please contact Melanye Price via email at