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Assistant or Associate Professor, Black Studies of Digital and Visual Cultures
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Black Studies of Digital and Visual Cultures
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Africana and American Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • African American Studies
The Department of Africana and American Studies (AAS) at University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty colleague at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We seek a scholar whose research, teaching and practice center on the intersection between the digital and visual. The ideal candidate would be a scholar whose work sits at the intersection of the digital or the visual paying attention to both - singularly and together. We seek candidates who are concerned with the wide and significant debates on Black representation and its many forms, genres, theoretical, conceptual, and practical turns, phases, debates, dialogues, and conversations.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Black Studies, Africana Studies or an equivalent or relevant field with a focus on Black people and Black life.

Scholars working in areas of expertise across the Black world are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates whose work is both national and international in its focus and reach and can concentrate on the geographical areas of, for example, the Caribbean, Africa, USA, Latin and South America, Canada, Europe, or the UK.

Areas of interests include but are not limited to:
  • Digital Humanities
  • Visual Cultures
  • Algorithmic Logics and Racism
  • Critical Theory and Digital/Visual Culture
  • Black Feminist Digital/Visual Studies
  • Black Performativity and the Digital/Visual
  • Black Media Studies
  • Black Cultural Studies
  • Black Film Studies
  • Black Contemporary Art
  • Digital Art
  • Critical Fabulation
  • Afrofuturism
  • Utopian and Dystopian Futures
  • Philosophies and Problems of Curation
  • Afropessimism and the Digital/Visual

Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty members in AAS at UB, an R1 University and AAU member institution, include maintaining a strong research program; teaching two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including training graduate students and advising PhD dissertations; and providing service to the Department and University.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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