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Position Announcements
Position Announcements

See below for new positions offered at various institutions around the Country. To list a new position for your Insitution, please click here. Institutions that are members of NCBS list for free. All others require a $150 fee for each position listed. 

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Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)

CUNY Graduate Center
Ph.D. Program in English

CUNY Graduate Center is seeking Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

- Ph.D. in English or a related discipline.

- Experience with graduate teaching, training, and mentoring.

- Ability to teach graduate courses and supervise Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

- A distinguished publication record. Extensive research experience in the history of black life and thought as demonstrated by the publication of books and peer-reviewed articles.

- A comprehensive agenda for future research.


Application Deadline:  July 23, 2019

Executive Director

College of Charleston
Department:  The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

The College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is seeking an Executive Director to provide innovative and visionary leadership for this premier cultural institution. A historic site in Charleston, the Avery Research Center is home to archival collections of 4000 linear feet, research facilities, museum exhibitions, and a robust outreach program that tells the rich stories of the lives and contributions of Africans and African Americans in South Carolina with special emphasis on the Lowcountry.

The incoming Executive Director must be in possession of a doctorate in an appropriate discipline. In addition, the successful candidate must have earned tenure or meet the requirements thereof for the College of Charleston Libraries. The successful candidate must also demonstrate archival and/or museum experience and fundraising capabilities.

Application Deadline:  July 14, 2019

Dean, Michael D. Eisner College of Education

California State University, Northridge
Department:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education, the largest public college of education in California, comprises six departments, 27 credential programs, 14 master's degrees, and one doctoral degree.  Required qualifications include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with eligibility for appointment at the rank of Professor in a department in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education; strong record of scholarly/creative and professional accomplishment; demonstrated excellence in university teaching; at least three years of organizational administrative leadership, preferably in higher education; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administrators, alumni, and community leaders; demonstrated ability to build partnerships with government and community agencies and public school districts; demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership for an increasingly diverse body of students and colleagues; and commitment to promoting equity, access, and inclusion in the college and the university.

Application Deadline:  August 26, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department:  Sociology and Anthropology

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year, with possible renewal up to a total of three years upon mutual agreement.  

The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Anthropology, Popular Culture, and additional courses as needed within the candidate’s area of specialization.  The successful candidate also will contribute to the first-year student experience by teaching in the college’s first-year inquiry program and/or offering January-term courses aimed at first-year students.  Teaching load is six sections for the academic year.

Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a PhD in Anthropology; ABD candidates also will be considered.  This is a one-year appointment, but may be renewable upon mutual agreement. 

Application Deadline:  
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Department:  Music for Jazz Studies

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in Music for Jazz Studies beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Job responsibilities include directing the Augustana Jazz Ensemble and jazz combos; teaching courses in jazz styles, analysis, and history; and teaching applied improvisation lessons. Additional responsibilities may include teaching musicianship (aural skills), music appreciation or other areas of specialization according to candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs. 

Participation in recruitment and activities of the Department and the College are expected. Job expectations include: Evidence of successful leading of jazz ensembles in a variety of styles; strong technical and musical skills as a performer; and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts setting. Classroom teaching experience desired. Doctorate preferred, Masters degree required. We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations. This is a part-time (approximately 5/6) adjunct faculty position with benefits.

Application Deadline:  IMMEDIATE

National Council for Black Studies, Inc.
Promoting Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility

University of Cincinnati
Department of Africana Studies
3514 French Hall West
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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