Assistant Professor

Columbia University in the City of New York: Arts and Sciences Core - Academic: Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies


The African American and African Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), invites applications for a tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary area of Black Geographies. As an emergent area of study, Black Geographies considers the legacies of transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and race/racism in the production of unequal spaces at once urban and rural, diasporic and local, and includes, but is not limited to attention to questions of carceral enclosure (the school, the prison and the ghetto), climate, environment, and the social (and spatial) determinants of health. While anti-black racism creates geographies that dispossess and disempower, Black peoples have also created and engaged space as a means of challenging domination and creating alternative modalities of being. We are particularly interested in scholars who approach Black Geographies through the lens of Afro-Indigenous or Afro-Latinx perspectives.  Successful candidates will be expected to have and maintain a strong research agenda, demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, and participate in both AAADS and CSER.



Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references for two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample/work sample (which may be a link for access). 

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply here>>>

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