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Rowan University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor, African American LiteratureEdit

The English Department at Rowan University is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position in African American Literature. The historical period for this position is open. We are seeking a colleague prepared to teach courses in African American literature, upper-level seminars and electives in area of expertise, surveys in U.S. literature, and the introductory critical methods sequence. No composition. Secondary expertise in a related field, such as diaspora studies or MELUS, a plus. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship. Initial interviews will be conducted in early January either during MLA or via Skype.

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Candidates should have: 1)A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2018. 2) Evidence of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda.

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report. Contact: Joseph Coulombe is Chairperson of the Search Committee. Candidates should submit application materials — including a letter of application and a curriculum vitae — to http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/job-details.aspx?jobid=5466367 by November 1, 2017. Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Open Rank - Africa and Its DiasporaEdit

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Diaspora Studies Cluster Initiative, is pleased to announce an open-ranked, tenure stream faculty position in Expressive and Creative Arts and Cultures in Africa and Its Diaspora. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative in Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, displacements and mobilities, that have accompanied the slave trade, globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism, man-made and natural disasters, in modern world history.

We are looking for someone whose research and writing explores an aspect of African and African diaspora cultural and artistic flows, innovations, syncretisms, and hybridities. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work is substantially focused on African diasporas outside of the United States. A successful candidate will be able to teach advanced graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as general education survey courses. The ideal candidate's fields of expertise will complement existing course offerings and areas of specialization at UIC. Appointment will be jointly in the Department of African American Studies, and one of the following departments: Anthropology, English, Communication, Art History and Museum and Exhibition Studies.

Complete Applications submitted by August 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applicants should submit an application online at https://jobs.uic.edu, click on the job board and the position, and upload a CV, a cover letter describing research trajectory, teaching philosophy, history of service and community engagement, as well as the names and contact information for three referees. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D., MFA, or commensurate evidence of creative and / or artistic accomplishments at the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching ability, a history of community engagement, and evidence of scholarly and/or creative productivity.

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Clark University (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in African American Literature (Spring 2018)Edit

The English Department at Clark University, which offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in African American literature for one semester, Spring 2018. A secondary specialization in American literature would be ideal. The candidate for the position must either have completed or almost have completed the Ph.D. The position carries a teaching load of 3 courses. Competitive salary and benefits. Candidates should forward a c.v. to Lisa Kasmer, Chair, Department of English, lkasmer@clarkku.edu by August 1, 2017. Clark University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from underrepresented groups and those whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/42678

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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