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Wiki for jobs in African American Literature that begin in 2017.

Last year's page: African American 2016

Back to English Literature 2016-2017

See Ethnic Studies 2016-2017 for interdisciplinary jobs in African American Studies.

See also: Other Ethnic American (Literature) 2017

Salary information from last year's job season available at English Lit Salaries for AY 2015-2016 and English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017.


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Augusta University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will teach African American literature courses, which may include the survey, single-author courses, genre- or period-specific courses, or other specialized topics according to the qualifications and interests of the successful candidate. Other courses may include first-year composition, humanities, and American literature surveys. This individual must have both a strong teaching record and a promising research agenda. All applicants are required to have a Ph. D. in English or a related field; applications from ABDs will be considered, but Ph. D. must be in hand by start date in August 2017. This position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester.

Augusta University is one of the four research institutions of the University System of Georgia. Our department awards the BA in English (with concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, Secondary Education, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric) and the BA in Foreign Languages.

All applicants must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/facultyjobs/ no later than October 17, 2016. Upload as a single PDF a formal letter of application, detailing the candidate's teaching and research agenda; a current curriculum vitae; and a doctoral transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this stage). Three confidential reference letters should be sent directly to efl@augusta.edu.

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Berea College (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - African Diasporic/African American LiteratureEdit

Berea College seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the English program. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. (or will complete a Ph.D. by the end of 2017) in Literature, American Studies, or Comparative Literature, and demonstrate experience teaching literatures of the African Diaspora, with a complementary expertise in African-American literature from its origins to the 21st century. Applicants with additional experience in composition and rhetoric are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., a teaching statement, transcripts, a writing sample of at least 15 pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: englishsearch@berea.edu. Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of materials will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The College admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016-2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at http://www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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Boston College (MA) - Open-Rank Professor of African American Literature and CultureEdit

The Boston College English Department seeks an open-rank professor in African American Literature and Culture (tenure-track, PhD required). This is a joint-appointment with the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, and is one of three related hires this year.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD required

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Dossiers should include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (up to 25 pages).

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Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - African American and/or Afro Caribbean poetryEdit

The Department of English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position in poetry and poetics with a specialization in African American and/or Afro Caribbean poetry, to start August 1, 2017. The historical period for this positon is open. Academic responsibilities will include occasionally teaching in the college seminar program for first-year students. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

Submit as pdf documents a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement and writing sample by November 1, 2016 to English Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35955. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the English Department Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

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California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Pre-20th-C. American Literature, emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a Lit.Edit

Department: English

Rank: Assistant Professor, Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture with an emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a Literature

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2017 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, awarded prior to August 22, 2017. Specialization must be in Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture with an emphasis in African American and/or Latino/a literature. Secondary interests may include Early American literature, New Media Studies, digital humanities, popular culture, literary and critical theory, modern and contemporary African American and/or Latino/a literature. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and demonstrate evidence of strong commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for successful research, publication, and other scholarly/professional/creative activities required, with publication in the field of specialization desirable.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute both to their chosen disciplines and to the University’s commitment to student success. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load is 12 units (4/4) per semester (3/3 for the first two years), although competitive reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development. All faculty in the Department of English teach a variety of classes, including General Education courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialization. The successful candidate for this position will likely be asked to teach surveys of American literature and will be encouraged to develop new upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. While all full-time faculty remain eligible to teach lower division writing courses, the majority of these courses are taught by lecturer faculty. In practice, lower division writing courses are only assigned to full-time faculty members with specializations in composition or rhetoric, or to those specifically requesting such courses.

Application Deadline: First round screening of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed prior to the MLA Job Convention, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Applications should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, Curriculum Vitae, and three to five letters of recommendation (dated within the last three years). Supplemental materials, such as a writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be required at a later date.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Anthony Dawahare, Chair, Pre-Twentieth-Century American Literature & Culture Search and Screen Committee, Department of English, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248.

Full Job Announcement: http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/1724-english.pdf

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California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature (period open)Edit

The Department of English at the California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach in the BA and MA programs. Specialization in African-American Literature required, period open. Theoretical approaches might include Gender and Sexuality studies, Diaspora studies, Literary and Cultural studies, and/or Postcolonial studies. Evidence of excellence as a teacher and active scholarly agenda required. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Course assignments range from undergraduate writing courses, large literature surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses , and graduate seminars in the specialty area. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to college-level teaching excellence serving a diverse student body, have an active research agenda, work well with fellow faculty in various disciplines in shaping the direction of the Department and University, participate in student advising, and make contributions to the broader community.

ABD candidates will be considered. If, ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2017.

Review of Application will begin on 11/04/16; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State. Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

Cover letter that addresses the qualifications for the position
Writing sample of approximately 15 pages
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Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).

At the time of application, please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Professor David W. Toise, Department of English, MS 6075, 6000 J Street, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819-6075. english@csus.edu

MLA JIL 09/16/16

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College of Charleston (SC) - Associate or Full Professor of African American Literature and Director of African American StudiesEdit

The African American Studies program is a thriving and exciting academic area at the College. It houses the newest major in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA). The Program collaborates curricularly and co-curricularly with key institutional partners, including the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, and the program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World. The Program’s core and affiliate faculty cover a range of disciplines across the College.

The position has a start date of August 16, 2017. Required qualifications include a PhD in English, with a concentration in African American Literature; or PhD in African American Studies, with a concentration or emphasis in African American/Diaspora literature; an established publishing record; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a commitment to participating in a growing African American Studies program. Expertise in comparative literatures of the African diaspora is a plus. Administrative experience is preferred.

The position's overall workload includes a reduced teaching load commensurate with administrative duties.

Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and contact information for three references at http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5009 by October 1, 2016. Statement of teaching philosophy must outline teaching experience and ability to assess learning outcomes. Cover letter should address administrative experience and interests.

MLA JIL 6/10/16

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Dartmouth College (NH) - Assoc. or Full Professor of English in Contemporary African American Literature and CultureEdit

The English Department of Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor in contemporary African American literature and culture.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV through Interfolio by November 1, 2016. The URL is: https://apply.interfolio.com/36832.

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

MLA JIL 09/09/16

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Davidson College (NC) - TT Assistant Professor in Africana Studies and EnglishEdit

The Africana Studies Department and the English Department at Davidson College seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in African-American literature or the literature of the African Diaspora. Candidate specialization is not limited to, but might include areas of study such as autobiography, colonialism and postcolonial studies, material culture, performance, and visual culture. We encourage applications that situate African-American literature within national and transnational contexts and with attention to class, gender, sexuality, and/ or disability.

Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and English. The candidate must be able to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in both Africana Studies and English, including literature surveys.

Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to African American or African diaspora literature and publish in the field. Additional responsibilities include academic advising of undergraduates, participation on college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 1, 2017, in African American/Africana/American Studies or English and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research as well as evidence of demonstrated excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and inclusive pedagogy.

Application requirements include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to African American literature and/or the literature of the African Diaspora. Please also provide a graduate school transcript and names and 3 letters of recommendation.  The application deadline is October 3, 2016. For additional information and to apply online go to http://employment.davidson.edu

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - African American LiteratureEdit

The Duke University English Department is searching for an Assistant Professor in the field of African American Literature. We seek a scholar with primary expertise in African American literature and cultural theory who shares Duke's vision of interdisciplinary collaboration in both teaching and research. Specialties of particular interest might include gender and sexuality studies, theater and performance studies, film, sound studies, 19th century and earlier, and diaspora studies. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment and a strong record of publication and teaching. This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to: english@duke.edu. Use "African American Search" as the subject line. All materials received by October 10, 2016 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Duke/English/7838

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Florida Atlantic University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Early African American Literature Edit

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2017. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in early African-American literature (colonial through the 19th century). FAU is making a cluster of hires in the fields of multicultural and world literatures in an effort to solidify and strengthen our already robust research and course offerings in these areas. These hires may also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative. The successful candidate will join other recent College hires in Atlantic World Studies.

The hired candidate will teach primarily on the Boca Raton campus, with a minor assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department's Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to english@fau.edu, with the subject line “African-Americanist search.”  Applications must be postmarked November 1, 2016.  Applications must also be submitted online at http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 992062.  A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the jobs.fau.edu submission.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.  

FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.  FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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Lafayette College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American LiteratureEdit

The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American literature at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be able to teach lower division courses in writing and introductory literature, and upper division courses in African-American literature, in addition to courses that fulfill the requirements of the Common Course of Study. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary strengths in American Modernism, critical race theory, and/or literatures of the African diaspora. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. Ph.D./ABD near completion required. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and active scholar committed to the mission of a liberal arts college. If your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service might support Lafayette's commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college's diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/), please address this in your letter. Application materials (letter and C.V.) may be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/37265. Questions may be directed to Professor Steven Belletto, Search Committee Chair, . The application deadline is October 28, 2016; we plan to interview at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia.

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - U.S. Literature (incl. African-American or Native American)Edit

The Department of English in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 14, 2017. The department seeks a candidate holding a Ph.D. in English who specializes in U.S. literature, including its trans-hemispheric and diasporic dimensions. Areas of specialization should include African-American or Native American literature. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 14, 2017. Strong candidates will provide evidence of successful teaching in courses comparable to those taught at LMU in its American survey and its first-year core curriculum. Our teacher-scholar model encourages innovative pedagogies and a wide range of research.

The LMU community, including the Department of English, is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to Catholic intellectual traditions. Applicants should be committed to work in and with this diverse population, be committed to the LMU mission, and have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. Other responsibilities include the advisement of students on their academic and professional aspirations, and participation in department, college, and university service responsibilities.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative publication or essay, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation by November 7, 2016. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to americanlit@lmu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/37967

MLA JIL 09/23/16

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Oregon State University (OR) - Associate / Full Professor - 18-19th c. Literature (incl. Africana Lit. and Culture)Edit

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenured Associate/Full Professor position, depending upon qualifications and experience. We seek an established scholar specializing in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and cultures.

This position will help build the School’s research profile and curriculum in areas involving the diasporic connection of Africa to the United States. To that end, it carries a modest annual endowment to be used for program building.

Oregon State University is a Carnegie R1 institution. Research expectations include publication of original scholarship in the areas described above. Teaching expectations include assignments in ENG 253: Survey of American Literature to 1900; ENG 211: Literatures of the World: Africa; and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as appropriate to the interests and expertise of the individual holding the position.

Position Duties: 50% Teaching: Instruction in lower and/or upper-division courses in U.S literature and literatures of Africa and/or the African diaspora. Mentoring undergraduate students and graduate students, and serving on graduate committees. 40% Research: A sustained record of scholarly achievement of high standard in the fields of U.S literature and literatures of the African diaspora. Publication of monographs and articles in refereed journals. Delivery of papers at regional, national, and international conferences and meetings. Interdisciplinary scholarship in related fields marks one way of demonstrating the relevance of the work to humanities disciplines at large. 10% Service: Provide service to the School, the College, and the University, its students and its faculty. Serve of School committees as needed and where appropriate.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or related field. Current or prior tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level. A demonstrated record of working with racial/ethnic minority students and faculty. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Specialization in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature, with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and culture. Meets OSU requirements to be hired with tenure at the associate or full professor level.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A two-page statement/cover letter describing how your profile matches the stated areas of specialization. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. Professional references will not be contacted at the initial stage of the process, and would under no circumstances be contacted without your express permission at a later stage. For additional information please contact: Peter Betjemann, Director for the School of Writing, Literature, and Film peter.betjemann@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1634 OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

LINK: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/31476

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Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - African American and Diasporic Literature and Culture of the Long 19th c. (c.1789-1914)Edit

Princeton University's Departments of African American Studies and English invite applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in African American and diasporic literature and culture of the long 19th century (c.1789-1914). Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Department of African American Studies and the Department of English.

Please apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. For full consideration, please submit your application by November 25, 2016.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications: Specialization in African American and diasporic literature and culture of the long 19th century (c.1789-1914).

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Stony Brook University, SUNY (NY) - Assoc. or Full Professor - African-American LiteratureEdit

Department: English and Africana Studies Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies, or literary studies with a concentration in African American/African Diasporic literature and a specialization in literature from the 19th century to present. Minimum five years of full time experience on the tenure track. Strong record of publication, including at least one single-authored book. Demonstrated experience teaching a range of undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in African American Literature (Slave narrative to Post Black Arts Movement) and knowledge of African and Caribbean literary traditions post 1945. Experience teaching graduate courses. Demonstrated commitment to departmental service.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Associate or Full Professor will be responsible for a 2:2 teaching load. In addition to teaching introductory courses and surveys in African American/African Diasporic literatures, the faculty member will be expected to develop and teach lower division courses, upper level courses in the candidate's specialization, research seminars and graduate courses. Service is also required.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2017. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV by November 15, 2016 to:

Celia Marshik, Chair

Department of English

Humanities Building, Room 2020

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350

Use the Internal Number: F96771608

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Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Position in Black Studies (African American, Africana, and/or Cultural Rhetorics) - Open RankEdit

The English Department at TCU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Studies (African American, Africana, and/or Cultural Rhetorics). Rank open. We are a department that values diversity, interdisciplinary research and teaching in ethnic studies, women and gender studies, and the intersections of literature, technology, rhetoric, and writing. We seek scholars with a sustained research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues in contributing to new programs in critical race and ethnic studies and African American & Africana studies.

Requirements: PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, or related field by August 1, 2017.

Upload a letter of application, CV and a writing sample.

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 15 October 2015 and will continue until this position is filled.

A private, secular institution of 10,000 students located in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, TCU is a highly selective teaching and research university. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load, and research support (including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program). TCU has been recognized, for six consecutive years, as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For.” TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Online App. Form: https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2016-F112

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Towson University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - African American LiteratureEdit

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in African American literature in the Department of English beginning August 2017.

Qualifications: PhD in English or related field. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 2018. Applicants with broad-based knowledge of the field and with interests in African American rhetoric, drama, or poetry preferred. Evidence of teaching and scholarly research/publication in the field required.

Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Major responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate survey course and a major writers course in African American literature. Opportunities exist for teaching in and collaboration with graduate and other undergraduate programs. A sustained record of scholarly research and publication.

Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online to engl@towson.edu with the subject line, “[Candidate’s last name], AA lit position application” by October 17, 2016. Candidates selected for the next state of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3011.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University of North Alabama (AL) - TT Assistant Professor of African American LiteratureEdit

The English department at the University of North Alabama is seeking an Assistant Professor with expertise in African American literature. We welcome candidates with sub-specialties in gender and sexuality, hemispheric studies, multi-ethnic U.S. literature, and folklore. Competitive salary commensurate with degree, rank, and experience. The position is open until filled; however, application review begins on November 1st.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.

This position is expected to begin in the Fall of 2017.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to teaching excellence and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Primary teaching assignments include first-year composition courses (which all faculty teach), both sections of the American literature survey, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with reductions for teaching graduate courses. Participation in college service and student advisement will be expected.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. College teaching experience is required.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4214. Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload/provide a cover letter, resume/cv, reference list, teaching philosophy, unofficial/official transcripts, and three letters of reference. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

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University of Oregon - Open Rank - Literatures and Media of Africa and the African DiasporaEdit

The University of Oregon’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of open rank in literatures and media of Africa and the African diaspora, to begin in fall 2017. We seek candidates specializing in the cultural productions of one or more locations in Africa and/or Africa and the African diaspora in any period. A commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching as well as a demonstrated commitment to engaging with a diverse student body in research, teaching and service are required. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in interdisciplinary literary studies and multimedia scholarship on race, ethnicity, empire and imperialism, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations. We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in British, American, and Anglophone literature and media, as well as in environmental humanities, queer and gender studies, rhetoric, disability studies, comic studies, and folklore. The department plays a key role in a robust major in Cinema Studies, and in two new interdisciplinary graduate certificates; New Media and Culture, and Politics, Identity and Culture. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially those with a demonstrated commitment to engaging with African American students in research, teaching and service. We also encourage applications from scholars who have ties with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as scholars with extensive research and service connections in African American communities.

In order to enhance the prospects for rich intellectual collaboration on the literatures, media, and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora at the University of Oregon, the English department is participating in a cluster hire in African American studies that includes African American History (Department of History), Black Feminist Theory (Department of Women’s and Gender Studies), and Literatures and Media of Africa and the African Diaspora (Department of English). These three open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African diaspora in twenty-five departments and across six schools and colleges. We seek to create a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests who will help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, and whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at UO and beyond.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. For full posting and application directions, see http://www.hr.uoregon.edu/jobs

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Oregon/English/7907

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University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - African-American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American Literature with an ability to teach courses in the field from early American to the present. This position is expected to begin August 2017. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and show exceptional scholarly promise.

Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, research and teaching interests, 2) a current CV, 3) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages), and 4) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC to provide letters of reference.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “ CLICK HERE ” link at the top or bottom of this page. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Inquiries may be directed to: ayala@usc.edu .

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu .

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/73705

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University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Literature and CultureEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in African American Literature and Culture to begin September 1, 2017. Candidates with expertise in the long 19th and early 20th century, digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, drama and performance studies, and poetry are especially encouraged to apply. 2/2 teaching load with undergraduate and graduate level coursework. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field, excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and commitment to service. Salary commensurate with qualifications. To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, vita, a 25-page sample of written work (as PDF), and the names and email contact information for three references to the link below. After receiving acknowledgment, applicants will be notified to contact their referees to submit letters. http:///umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74995 All application materials must be received by Oct. 14 to ensure consideration. Application materials will not be returned. http://www.umass.edu/english The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.http://www.umass.edu/english

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University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Associate or Full Professor in African American Literary and Cultural StudiesEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenured position at the associate or full professor rank in the field of African American literary and cultural studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in issues of gender and sexuality. We welcome applications from all candidates with substantial records of publication and teaching in the field. The normal teaching load in our Department is two courses per semester.

Applicants should submit materials online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/948 and include a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (max. 7500 words). Applications will be reviewed starting on October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

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Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American and American Literature (pref. 19th c.)Edit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure-track position beginning fall 2017. Assistant Professor in African-American and American literature, preferably including research and/or teaching interests in the nineteenth century. In addition to upper-level courses in these specialties, the successful candidate will, like all department members, teach lower-level courses and an annual section of the first-year writing seminar, topic determined by the instructor. Opportunities exist for participation in our Digital Humanities Working Group and other interdisciplinary endeavors, including Africana Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Poverty and Human Capability; and Film and Visual Culture. Washington and Lee University, a highly ranked national liberal arts college, is located in the Shenandoah Val­ley. Applicants should submit a letter of application and CV online at the link above by October 31, 2016. We will request writing samples and dossiers from semi-finalists and interview finalists at MLA in Philadelphia. Washington and Lee, an EEO Employer, encourages women and minorities to apply. Tenure-track position beginning fall 2017.

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Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American and/or African Diasporic Literature and Culture (2 Positions Possible)Edit

The Williams College Department of English seeks to appoint one or two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors. The teaching load is two courses each semester plus a January term course every other year. We would welcome courses that support our longstanding commitments to the College’s interdisciplinary programs, which include Africana Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The position begins fall 2017, and we prefer that applicants have the Ph.D. in hand by then. More advanced appointments may be considered in exceptional cases. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016, and complete applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The College has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy.

Successful candidates will specialize in African American literature and culture, and/or African diasporic literature and culture. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research makes links to adjacent and interdisciplinary fields—especially to Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literature, to other ethnic, post-colonial, and/or diasporic literatures, and to theoretical approaches to film, media, and popular culture.

Applications must include: A letter of application and teaching statement, where we encourage you to state how your work will enhance the diversity of our offerings and scholarly community and speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Curriculum vitae, a writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation.

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