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The University of Rochester’s Department of Political Science and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies invite applications from candidates working on Black politics, broadly construed, for a tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor rank, starting July 1, 2023. This hire is part of a multi-year initiative to bolster the department’s profile in the study of race and ethnic politics. The primary appointment will be in the Department of Political Science, with a joint appointment in the Frederick Douglass Institute. The position is part of a School of Arts and Sciences cluster initiative focused on hiring scholars who do path-breaking research in Black Studies. Research addressing critical issues pertaining to the African Diaspora is supported, in part, by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies: Tenure upon appointment for qualified senior candidates may be granted, contingent on favorable review of the candidate’s dossier by the department, the dean of arts & sciences, and the provost.

All applications should include a letter of interest, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, and samples of written work. Candidates for a position at the rank of assistant professor should also include letters of recommendation, and candidates without a prior tenure-track appointment should include a graduate transcript. The University of Rochester is firmly committed to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community. We ask candidates to include a statement detailing their past work and future plans for achieving these goals.

Materials should be submitted online at: For more information on the University of Rochester Political Science Department, go to: We will begin reviewing applications on September 23, 2022.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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