Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Africana Studies – Political Science Associate or Full Professor

The Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seek to hire a nationally recognized scholar in the field of the politics of race at the Associate or Full Professor level, to begin September 1, 2022. We welcome candidates with an outstanding and sustained record of research, teaching, and mentorship.  Research and teaching interests should include African American engagements with political institutions such as Congress, the presidency, state and local government, urban politics, and political parties; political rhetoric; social movements; and African American politics. We particularly welcome candidates specializing in the diverse factors shifting the landscape for African American politics in recent decades. We encourage candidates who engage in public discourse of their research beyond formal academic circles, though this is not required. The successful candidate‚Äôs tenure home will be in Africana Studies, with a partial appointment in Political Science, and with teaching and service responsibilities divided between the two Departments. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the general field of the politics of race. PhD degree in Africana Studies, Political Science or related field required by position start date of September 1, 2022.

As one of 34 public US institutions that belong to the Association of American Universities, Rutgers is among the leading research universities in the US and Canada. Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, with a historic commitment to diversity.  The Africana Studies and Political Science Departments are strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty.  Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three references to: Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, Professor Edward Ramsamy at or to the Chair of the Department of Political Science, Professor R. Daniel Kelemen at Review of applicants will begin on October 30, 2021 and will continue until the job is filled.

All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment.

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