The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

SUNY Old Westbury seeks African American History adjunct for Spring 23

The American Studies Department at SUNY Old Westbury seeks to hire an adjunct instructor to teach African American History courses as needed in the department.  The American Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in American Studies as well as a B.A. degree in Media and Communications.  African American History courses are among eligible electives for both degrees, as well as for the African American Studies minor.  These courses also serve the general education curriculum.

Candidates for adjunct positions should have a record of high-quality teaching in support of the College Mission.

We are seeking applicants who can teach the following types of introductory African American History courses:

  • African American History I
  • African American History II

If you are qualified to teach other African American or Black History courses in addition to the courses mentioned above, please indicate this in your letter of application.  Please indicate in your letter if you prefer to teach in-person courses, or through hybrid or online modalities.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students.  Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations.  The College serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for five consecutive years.

Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students, of which approximately 2800 are in B.A., B.S., B.F.A. and M.S. programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences.  For more details about the College at Old Westbury, please refer to our website at



Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in History, American Studies, Black Studies, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in History, American Studies, Black Studies, or a related field.
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level.
  • Experience teaching or mentoring an ethnically diverse, working student population.


Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at:

  1. letter of application,
  2. CV,
  3. one letter of recommendation (signed, on letterhead),
  4. transcript of highest degree earned,
  5. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references,
  6. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


You will be contacted if and when a position becomes available that meets your qualifications.  Academic departments will not be accepting phone inquiries regarding your resume.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College’s verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of a criminal background check.;jsessionid=534C86DA607CC96C04BC97113C32E2EF?JOBID=154560