Page for academic jobs in Ethnic Studies (including African-American Studies) that begin in 2019.

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SEE ALSO: Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019, American Studies 2019 and Jewish Studies 2018-2019

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2015, see Ethnic American Lit. 2019. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2019.
For jobs in US Ethnic History that start in 2015 (including Chicano/a-Latino/a, African-American, and Native American History) see: North American History 2018-19.
See the blog Race and Ethnic Studies Funding Opportunities. (University of Chicago data blog for jobs, fellowships, postdocs, etc., in Race and Ethnic Studies)

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - African-American / Africana StudiesEdit

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Feminisms and Queer StudiesEdit

The Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Brandeis University seek applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with specializations in Black Feminisms and Queer Studies. The successful candidate will begin the position in the Fall of 2019. We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching approach the subjects of Black Feminisms and Queer Studies from a variety of perspectives, which not only foreground the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality, but also explore the frontiers of critical thought pioneered by Black feminist and queer theorists and activists. Discipline and specialization are open. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, excellent teaching performance, and record of publication commensurate with the rank of the position being applied for. The full-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Black Feminist Thought and Queer Studies, as well as advanced courses in their areas of expertise. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, an article or chapter length writing sample that reflects their expertise in Black Feminisms and Queer Studies, and three letters of reference on Academic Jobs Online at: Questions can be directed to: Shannon Kearns (

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - African & African Diaspora StudiesEdit

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department (ISD) at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), with an emphasis in the social sciences or applied Black Studies, to begin August 5, 2019. Candidates should have a proven track record in student engagement and program development. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and general education courses in AADS, in addition to developing courses in their area of specialization that might overlap with another program in ISD. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): A PhD in African Diaspora Studies/Africana Studies/Black Studies/African-American Studies or a related field, or a foreign equivalent, is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research. We encourage applications from all subfields, but especially from social scientists in applied areas of study. The candidate’s orientation to teaching and research should correspond with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department’s commitment to social justice.

Candidate’s applications must include a current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts are due upon hire. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy, a statement of your research/scholarship interests, a summary of your teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Apply at:
  • For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by the deadline of September 30, 2018. Skype/phone interviews are anticipated to be completed in October. Direct questions about this position to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Griselda Thomas,

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - African American StudiesEdit

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean.

We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice, or science and medicine.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of undergraduate advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses.

Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant or Associate Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) research statement, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

  • Apply at:
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 until the positions are filled. Please contact Amy Bello ( if you have questions about the application process.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Asian-American StudiesEdit

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Latino/a/x / Chicano/a/x StudiesEdit

American University (DC) - Associate or Full Professor in Latinx StudiesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C. invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latinx Studies to begin August 1, 2019. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the social sciences, history, literature, and the arts, who are committed to building an interdisciplinary academic program that brings together work from all these fields.

The successful candidate will be appointed jointly in the department that best corresponds to their disciplinary affiliation, and the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative ( Rank will correspond to experience and stature in the field. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research as well as teaching. They should also demonstrate a vision for building an interdisciplinary Latinx studies program, and have relevant leadership experience. In addition to scholarship, teaching, and program building, responsibilities will include service to department, college, and the university.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies / Social Justice, pref. Sexualities and/or Queer of Color Critique StudiesEdit

College of Natural and Social Sciences Department of Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies

Position: Assistant Professor of Social Justice, preferably in Sexualities and/or Queer of Color Critique Studies

Starting Date: August, 2019

Minimum Qualifications: 1)An earned Ph.D. in a Social Sciences or Humanities field with a social justice specialization and focus in Chicanx/Latinx Studies from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/2019). 2)Evidence of teaching and teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level. 3)Evidence of academic scholarship and research.

Preferred Qualifications: 1)Evidence of academic scholarship and/or research in at least one of the following areas: jotería, undocuqueer, queer Latinidad, translatina, transgender, sexualities, or queer youth studies. 2)Evidence of community-engaged scholarship and/or pedagogies.

Duties: The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

Faculty in Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies are expected to be committed to interdisciplinary scholarship that links our classrooms to local Chicanx and/or Latinx urban communities and movements. The successful candidate will teach existing courses in the curriculum, as well as develop new courses.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Documentation: Please submit the following to the email address below: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications. 2) a curriculum vitae. 3) a narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. 4)A University Application for Employment ( 5)A list of three professional references with name, position, phone number, and email address.

Finalists will be required to submit: 1)Official transcripts. 2)Three current letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Please type “CLS Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line. Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Ester Hernandez at: or 323-343-5349.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Latin American StudiesEdit

Latin American Studies: The Global Studies and Languages Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA invites applications for a full-time faculty in Latin American Studies to teach in any period or discipline, effective July 1, 2019. The position is open at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates must have completed a PhD in Latin American Studies or a related field, or expect to have done so, by September 1, 2019.

Candidates should provide evidence of innovation and excellence in research, as demonstrated by their published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in the field as well as a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The position requires teaching upper-level content courses in Spanish, in addition to teaching subjects in English. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

Please submit letter of application, CV, two writing samples of published or publication-ready scholarship (no longer than 30 pages each, one in English and one in Spanish), and two syllabi of undergraduate courses that you would be interested in teaching (one syllabus in English for a course taught in English and one syllabus in Spanish for a course taught in Spanish).

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

  • Apply online via Complete applications must be received by October 10, 2018. Please send questions to After the initial review of applications, semi-finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Director/Professor/Associate Professor - Latin American and Latino Studies ProgramEdit

The Program in Latin American and Latino Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the program and a vision for its continued excellence in research, teaching, service, and community engagement. The Director is the chief administrative officer of the program with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Program in Latin American and Latino Studies is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to working in a wide range of areas in the Social Sciences and Humanities of Latin America and the Latino communities of the United States. The program’s faculty offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and serves a diverse student body of approximately fifty majors and minors and 12 M.A. students ( Faculty have exceptional research opportunities as a result of collaborations and affiliations with other interdisciplinary units in the college, as well as with UIC research centers such as the Great Cities Institute, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. The program has served as the headquarters of Inter-University Program for Latino Research and presently houses the IUPLR/Andrew Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellows Program in Latino Humanities Studies.

The Director is the chief administrative officer of the program with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters. Teach, do research in area of expertise, provide service to the university.

The successful candidate will have a PhD, a distinguished record of scholarship, evidence of excellent teaching, and appropriate academic administrative experience. Candidates with the rank of Full Professor preferred but advanced Associate Professors will be considered. A demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among a diverse group of scholars is desirable, as is a strong record of external funding and exemplary awards. The ideal Director will work with key units and communities at UIC and the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance the mission of the Program, the College, and the University.

For information about the application processes please contact Edward Drogos at or at 312-355-0646. For information about the Program please contact Prof. María de los Ángeles Torres at The desired appointment date is August 16, 2019. Salary is competitive based on qualifications.

  • To apply complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of four references. Applications and nominations should be received by November 26, 2018 to receive full consideration.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Native American StudiesEdit

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Open / Mixed Ethnic StudiesEdit

Colgate University (NY) - John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, Associate Professor or Professor of Africana and Latin American StudiesEdit

The Program in Africana and Latin American Studies at Colgate University invites applications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. A Ph.D. is required. Africana and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program studying the histories and cultures - both material and expressive – of African Americans and the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The program houses four majors/minors, allowing students to specialize in one of the above areas, and draws on faculty across the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and areas of interdisciplinary expertise. Signature aspects of the program include participation in the National Model African Union simulation, full semester study groups at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa), as well as short term three-week extended study travel attached to courses. Opportunities to develop new off-campus study courses, both in the United States and abroad, are available. We seek a senior scholar with an established record of published interdisciplinary research, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and experience in leadership and community building. Discipline and geographic area(s) of research are open. Desirable substantive areas include critical race theory, pan-Africanism, Diaspora or Black Atlantic studies and/or postcolonial studies. Desirable course offerings include The Black Diaspora (a wide-ranging over view course for first-and second-year students), the capstone thesis seminar for seniors majoring in interdisciplinary area studies, and a junior-level course on critical race theory, serving majors and non-majors, as well as electives in the candidates’ area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The MacArthur Professor is not expected to direct the program immediately upon arrival, but is expected to assume an administrative role, in rotation with other program faculty, in the future. Duties of the Program Director include scheduling courses, advising students, and leading the search for new faculty as positions arise. The MacArthur Professor is also expected to provide mentoring to junior faculty and to contribute to envisioning the program’s growth and future direction.

A CV, cover letter, and names of three references must be submitted through The cover letter should detail the candidates’ research program, teaching philosophy and record of engagement with and leadership of interdisciplinary academic programs. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Texas Woman's University (TX) - Associate Professor/Professor/Department Chair - Multicultural Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

Located in the culturally vibrant town of Denton, Texas, the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University (TWU) invites applications for department chair at the rank of associate or full professor to begin summer 2019. TWU, a historically women's institution, is ranked as one of the top ten universities with the most diverse student populations and is recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution. TWU is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, which is home to multiple organizations that address issues such as reproductive justice, racial injustices, homelessness, transphobia, environmental justice, prison reform, and immigration reform. The Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies has developed an exciting transdisciplinary curriculum that engages the diverse community at TWU and in the larger DFW area by critically applying feminist/womanist scholarship on behalf of social justice.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and/or have published extensively in the field. Candidates should also currently hold a position at the rank of associate or full professor, with administrative experience as department chair or program director, and experience teaching graduate and/or advanced undergraduate students in WGS and/or related fields. The successful candidate will value shared governance and collaboration while providing leadership and management for multiple degree programs in a transdisciplinary, multicultural environment.

We seek a scholar who has an integrated approach to research, teaching, and service. While we welcome all areas of expertise, we prefer that the candidate is engaged with and has an intersectional approach to one or more of the following areas: women of color feminisms, womanist thought, feminist/womanist pedagogies, critical race theory feminisms, transnational and postcolonial feminisms, imperialism, settler colonialism, disability studies, LGBTQ+ feminisms, and queer theory.

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: The Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies offers a Ph.D. degree, a M.A. degree, a Graduate Certificate, and an undergraduate minor. Approximately 1,800 undergraduate students each year take courses in the department for university core curriculum credit. Currently there are approximately 50 students enrolled in the department's graduate programs and 70 minors. Department faculty maintain strong collaborative working relationships across the university and emphasize excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Further information about the department is available at

Texas Woman's University, with over 15,000 students, occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to

Email header or subject line must include job title: Associate Professor/Professor and Chair, and job code number IRC21496.

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Ethnic Studies (Race and Sport)Edit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor specializing in Race and Sport beginning Fall 2019. This tenure track position is broadly conceived and we welcome applications from scholars working on any dimension of race and sport, including, but not limited to, cultural studies, media, history, social science approaches and urban studies. We especially encourage applications from scholars engaged in intersectional analyses, including gender, sexuality, comparative and relational approaches, as well as transnational perspectives. The department is open to expertise in any field of ethnic studies, including African American, Asian American, Chicanx/Latinx, Native Studies, Pacific Islander and Arab-American Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and eventually graduate courses. It is expected that the candidate will develop both specialized courses in sport and race, as well as other, more general courses that contribute to the major and our proposed Ph.D. program.

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. by Fall 2019. Candidates must show evidence of and be committed to scholarly excellence, as seen in publications, grants, fellowships and research collaborations. Evidence of teaching excellence in ethnic studies is required as well.

The department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) is a vibrant and collegial community that is poised for growth. Currently, the department ranks number three in terms of undergraduate ethnic studies degrees granted in the US. The department offers a BA/BS in ethnic studies; a minor in ethnic studies; administers a minor in Native American Studies; and is in the process of developing a Ph.D. program. In 2017 Oregon became the first state in the US to require Ethnic Studies at the K-12 level, as well as coursework on Oregon’s Indigenous peoples. This faculty line is part of a broader effort at UO to develop sport as a serious site of scholarship across numerous disciplines, including journalism, business, and design.

All questions should be directed to: Laura Pulido, Department Head,

You can apply for this position online at

Required Application Materials: Please submit an application letter that outlines the candidate’s research interests; a CV; a sample syllabus; a statement on teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information of three references. The letter of interest should include a statement that describes the candidate’s engagement with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Application Deadline: September 17, 2018; position open until filled

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit