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Adelphi University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English (20th c. American Lit, spec. African American / African Diaspora / Multi-ethnic)Edit

Adelphi University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 20th-century American literature, with a specialty in African American literature, the literature of the African diaspora, and Multi-ethnic American literature to begin August 2018. The teaching load is 18-credits (3/3) with opportunities for research release. Our new colleague will teach undergraduate courses including surveys and seminars. We strongly encourage applicants with a specific theoretical research agenda and who can also develop and teach new and existing courses within our "Critical Perspectives" category of upper-division electives. Further, we especially welcome a candidate with a background in teaching a diverse student population and an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. PhD required by August 2018.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a 15-25 page writing sample online at http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty. We will conduct interviews at the MLA Convention in New York City or via teleconference. The application deadline is Dec 1.

Position is subject to final approval by Board of Trustees. Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. For additional information about Adelphi University please visit our website:  http://www.adelphi.edu

MLA JIL 11/17/17

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Auburn University (AL) - TT Open Rank - African American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in African American literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching load for research faculty is normally 2-2, with balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate courses, as well as Auburn's core curriculum. The successful candidate will help build a strong community of students and scholars in the field. Candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and innovative teaching and course design are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a PhD in English, African American Studies, or an allied field by the August 16, 2018, appointment date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic background in African American literature; a record of publication or scholarship in the field; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field; significant potential for continued successful research, publication, and other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities, and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and public writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication or scholarship in the field and successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level. The field of specialization within African American studies is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with strength in contemporary literature and culture.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications will be accepted online at https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three recommenders; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a current research plan.

Review of applications will begin on 15, October 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paula Backscheider, Search Committee Chair, at pkrb@auburn.edu.

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Baruch College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th c. African American Lit.Edit

Assistant Professor - 19th Centrury African-American Literature and Culture (English) Job ID: 17473

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

CLOSING DATE: Review of resumes will begin on October 15, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of English of Baruch College, CUNY, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in African-American literature and culture of the 19th century. Preferred secondary interests are feminist studies, drama and performance studies, and/or print cultures.

Teaching opportunities will include surveys and upper-level courses as well as sections of Great Works of World Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First Year Writing. The successful applicant will be expected to revise existing courses, develop new courses, and collaborate with colleagues in and beyond the department to create programs and curricula related to areas of expertise.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness, institutional service, and potential for scholarly publication and creative activities. Publications in area of specialization are desirable.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP ONE - To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeni ngId=17473&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 Candidates should provide  a cover letter, CV, a critical or scholarly essay (minimum 10 pags.), a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for an undergraduate literature course in your area of expertise, and three letters of recommendation by December 1.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

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Brown University (RI) - Assistant, Associate or Professor - African American Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Departments of American Studies and English anticipate several appointments—rank open—in African American literature and culture. The search is open to all subfields and all periods after 1800, though there is a preference for research expertise that is transnational. For potential assistant professors the Ph.D. must be complete by June 2018. For assistant professor, please send letter of application, dossier (c.v. and three letters of recommendation), and dissertation abstract or selected publications. Applications at this rank will be reviewed beginning November 10, 2017. Applications from candidates for associate professor or professor are welcome until the positions are filled; please send letter of application, c.v., and the names of three referees whom the departments may contact directly. Address applications through Interfolio to: Professor Matthew Pratt Guterl, Chair, African American Search Committee, Department of American Studies, Box 1892, 82 Waterman Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Apply online: https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/10128/positions/25265

MLA JIL 10/17/18

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Bryant University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor of English - African American Studies or African Diasporic Studies - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of African American Studies or African Diasporic Studies. While we seek candidates with primary expertise in literary studies, we are also interested in a candidate’s ability to teach and write about literature within an interdisciplinary cultural studies framework. This appointment, which begins in August 2018, offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

Bryant University is a selective, four year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and 59 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.

Principal Accountabilities: The Assistant Professor in African American Studies or African Diasporic Studies is responsible for teaching three courses per semester (introductory and upper-division literary studies courses), sustaining an active and productive scholarly research agenda, and contributing to departmental growth and development. We seek a candidate who is able to contribute to any of our affiliate programs: Africana/Black Studies, American Studies, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, and Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching excellence, and will be expected to develop new courses, mentor students, and participate in service activities that include designing and leading new initiatives.

Qualifications: Interested candidates must have obtained a PhD by summer 2018 in African American Studies, African Diasporic Studies, American Studies, English, or any related interdisciplinary field. Successful candidates will have a solid teaching portfolio and evidence of a productive scholarly research agenda.

Applicants should apply online at http://employment.bryant.edu. To receive full consideration, applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA Conference in January 2018. Inquiries may be addressed to Associate Professor Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao at jcabusao@bryant.edu.

LINK: https://employment.bryant.edu/postings/1602

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California State University Northridge (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Tenure track. Candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field; the degree should be awarded prior to August 21, 2018. Specialization in African American literature and culture. Preferred emphasis in twentieth-century and/or contemporary African American literature, and/or African American literary criticism and theory. Secondary interests may include gender and queer studies, postcolonial studies, diaspora/migration studies, new media studies, digital humanities, popular culture, creative writing, language studies, visual texts, performance studies, literary and critical theory. Specialists in Pan-African literatures also will be considered if one or more of the areas of African American concentrations are met. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for publication in field of specialization required. Applicants must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and evidence of strong commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population. 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.

See full job announcement on department website. Applications should include a cover letter that specifically addresses the qualifications of the job description, a 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. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed prior to the MLA Job Convention, after which selected candidates will be invited for campus interviews. Letters can be addressed to Dr. Sandra Stanley, Chair, African American Literature and Culture Search Committee. Applications should be sent to the following website: https://apply.interfolio.com/45187

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Priority consideration given to applications received by November 8, 2017.

MLA JIL 10/13/17

Deadline: Nov. 8

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Claremont McKenna College (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th-Century American Literature (pref. African-American)Edit

Posting ID: 16027

Category: Tenure-track

Department: Literature

Department URL: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/lit/

Description: The Department of Literature of Claremont McKenna College seeks to fill a position for an assistant or associate professor in 20th-Century American Literature, preferably with a specialization in African-American Literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching requirement is four semester courses per year, three literature courses and one first-year writing seminar. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected before the start of AY 2018-19. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will not only show promise and distinction as a scholar, but also excel in teaching and mentoring the talented and diverse student body of Claremont McKenna and the other Claremont Colleges.

Please submit electronic copies of (i) a letter of application, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) dossier of recommendations, (iv) student evaluations, and (v) writing sample (no more than twenty-five pages) by November 1, 2017.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. CMC is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, the Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Science. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. Claremont is situated 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Claremont University Consortium. Online App. Form: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16027

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Clemson University (SC) - TT Assistant or Adv. Assistant Professor in African American and African Diasporic Literatures - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Clemson University invites applicants for the position of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor in African American and African Diasporic Literatures, commencing August 2018. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching interests in comparative approaches to literary and cultural studies of the 1920s-present. Applicants should provide evidence of a strong record of publication and a vibrant research agenda as befits an advanced hire if applying as an Advanced Assistant candidate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at all levels of our undergraduate and MA programs, conducting and publishing high quality research of discovery or engagement, and performing university and community-engaged service. Clemson's Department of English offers a BA in English, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design PhD program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English, African American Studies, Africana Studies, or closely related discipline required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a letter of application and a CV through Interfolio. Address questions to Professor Susanna Ashton, Chair (sashton@clemson.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting October 2nd, 2017, and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 2nd, 2017.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

https://apply.interfolio.com/44521

Inside Higher Ed (posted 9/5/17)

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College of Charleston (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of English (African American Literature)Edit

The College of Charleston welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English, with a start date of August 16, 2018. Required qualifications include a PhD in English or African American Studies with emphasis in African American Literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching literature and writing; and strong potential for scholarly productivity. This faculty member will teach a range of courses including a combination of upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on African American literature, surveys, and first-year writing.

Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, current transcript, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by January 10, 2018.

Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences institution committed to the teacher-scholar model for faculty. The College of Charleston, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of English have a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/47271

MLA JIL 10/13/17

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College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program at William & Mary seek applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in African American and African diaspora literatures, with specialization in African American literature and culture of the nineteenth century and earlier. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. In addition to developing new courses in African American and African diaspora literatures and culture for both the Department of English and the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach early Black literature courses for the Department of English. For the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach an interdisciplinary Africana Methodologies course, Introduction to Africana Studies and Introduction to African American Studies.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of English and the Africana Studies Program may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/english/ and http://www.wm.edu/as/africanastudies/.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research, teaching interests, and a 25-page writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 26, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

LINK: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29668

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Connecticut College (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of English - African American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in African American literature. The position begins on July 1, 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates who also bring expertise in one or more of the following areas: U. S. ethnic literatures, comparative race studies, gender and sexuality studies, film and visual culture, and hemispheric and oceanic studies. An additional consideration is the ability to contribute to the College's interdisciplinary programs (such as Gender and Women's Studies and Africana Studies) and centers for interdisciplinary scholarship (the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, the Toor-Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity). The teaching load includes introductory and advanced courses in African American literature; introductory courses required for the major, which all members of the department teach; occasional historical surveys of U.S. literature; and courses contributing to the College's Connections program. ABD required, Ph.D. preferred by August 2018.

The successful candidate will join an English department with an established concentration in race and ethnicity, as well as commitments to the study of English as a global language and to interdisciplinary study. With this position, we hope to continue our commitment to joining aesthetic and cultural concerns. With existing ties to many of the interdisciplinary programs and centers listed above, the English Department at Connecticut College is a flexible, transformative, and active influence on campus; we hope to continue this legacy with a new tenure-track colleague in African American literature.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

Tenure-track faculty members normally teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a research fund in the first two years, and a semester's sabbatical (at full salary) after a successful third-year review. Further information regarding support for faculty research and teaching may be found at https://www.conncoll.edu/employment/faculty-resources/. Further information about the English Department may be found at http://www.conncoll.edu/academics/majors-departments-programs/departments/english/.

Please submit, via Interfolio ( https://apply.interfolio.com/44667), a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, in which we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, a sample syllabus, a 20-page writing sample, and three recent letters of recommendation. Priority will be given to applications received by November 3, 2017. Questions may be addressed to Julie Rivkin, Chair, Department of English, at julie.rivkin@conncoll.edu. Interviews will be held at the MLA in January 2018 or by videoconference.

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Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in African American LiteratureEdit

The Cornell University Department of English invites applications and nominations for one tenure-track assistant professorship (beginning or advanced) in African American Literature to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates may specialize in any period(s) of African American literature, including 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Related areas of research may include but are not limited to the following: African diasporic literature, Afro-Latino literature, Black/Africana Studies, Black feminism, comparative ethnic literatures, creative writing, critical race theory, Global South studies, performance and media studies, queer studies. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9760. Deadline: October 20, 2017.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor in African American and/or African Diasporic LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of African American and/or African Diasporic Literature. We seek candidates working in any and all historical periods and with any thematic focus, theoretical approach, or methodology.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Faculty Fellow, which includes a two-year residential postdoctoral appointment, beginning July 1, 2018, with one course to be taught in the second year. After this two-year period, the Faculty Fellow position will convert to a regular tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2020. Faculty Fellows are part of a cohort of faculty committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows receive structured mentoring and participate in professional development programming.

Dartmouth’s Department of English and Creative Writing ranges across all periods of literary history and has a strong creative writing program. We are also committed to developing new fields and to rethinking the relationship between critical and creative practices. Beyond the Department of English and Creative Writing, our faculty members participate in interdisciplinary programs, digital humanities collaborations, and in experiential learning initiatives. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Applicants should have a PhD or be ABD with PhD expected by July 1, 2018; preference will be given to candidates who have held a PhD for less than 3 years.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing, 1) current and future research plans, 2) teaching experience and philosophy, and 3) prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service. They should also submit a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please address cover letters to the Faculty Fellow Search Committee and submit all materials through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be scheduled by video conference.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/46083

MLA JIL 10/13/17

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Emory University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The departments of English and African American Studies at Emory University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American literature and culture. The successful applicant is to be jointly appointed in the two departments, with undergraduate teaching in both departments and graduate-level teaching in the English department’s PhD program. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester.

We welcome applicants in any area of African American literary and cultural studies. We also welcome scholars whose teaching or research may draw on the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library, which houses holdings in African American history and literature – though we have no expectation of prior research there. PhD required by time of appointment.

Please submit a letter of interest, a brief statement about your experiences and commitment to teaching a diverse student body, curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44596

MLA JIL 9/11/17

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Fisk University (TN) - TT Assistant / Associate Professor of African American LiteratureEdit

Fisk University is currently seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in African American Literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants at the Associate professor level must have an excellent record in research and teaching. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure.

Founded in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Fisk University is a historically black university, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s national reputation for academic excellence, which is validated year after year by the leading third party reviewers, as well as, by the pool of talented applicants and the large percentage of alumni who complete graduate or professional degrees and become leaders and scholars in their fields.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a Ph.D. in African American Literature, or related fields from an accredited institution with 3-5 years teaching experience. Applicant must have a successful teaching record using various pedagogical techniques and methodologies as well as excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Instruction and scholarship in American Literature and Women and Gender studies and Critical Theory is a plus. Starting Date: August 2018

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and your teaching philosophy, a 2 -3 page description of proposed or current research project and three professional references. Application Materials should be sent electronically to: careers@fisk.edu

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Lit. - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and the Department of African and African American Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in African American Literature. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have strong scholarly potential in any area of the field, broadly conceived, as well as expertise in one or more related subfields, such as gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, critical race theory, visual culture, environmental criticism, Anglophone Caribbean literature. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in both departments. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Faculty and University by pursing a full program of scholarly research and course development, advising undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing independent research projects, and engaging in an appropriate amount of service. A doctorate or terminal degree in English Literature, African American Literature or related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Candidates should apply through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7768) by October 7, 2017. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Michigan State University (MI) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies (African American Lit. Studies)Edit

The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies with a focus on African American literary studies. We seek a tenured associate or full professor specializing in African American literature to begin in Fall 2018. A Ph.D. in literature or its equivalent is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of scholarly achievement in African American literature. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: intersectional approaches, sexuality studies, feminist studies, poetry, social justice studies, or popular culture. Because the express purpose of the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies is to promote the transformative potential of literature, the Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and service highlights the political and cultural work that literature accomplishes.

The Department of English and the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University embrace this vision as part of our shared commitment to critical diversity and inclusion. We see the Leslie Endowed Chair as an unprecedented opportunity to make visible our dedication to centering the histories, current dynamics, and futures of African American literary studies, along with the questions they raise, in our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

MSU’s Department of English offers several program options at the undergraduate level, including literary studies, film studies, creative writing, popular culture studies, and English education. The graduate program offers students a range of opportunities to teach, conduct research, and gain additional professional competencies in teaching, digital humanities, and women’s and gender studies. We seek applicants who will contribute to the growth of the department’s programs, as well as help expand its collaborative ties across the campus and through outreach. The Department of English, a dynamic and inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.

Candidates must be prepared to teach courses on African, African American, or African Diaspora literature; seminars on race, ethnicity, and literature; and the seminar in African American literature as well as a broad range of core courses in the English Department: foundations of literary study; methodologies of literary history, and studies in a particular period. The candidate will also be expected to teach graduate courses in the English PhD program and advise graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of research, service, and teaching, normally two courses per semester, including in the College of Arts & Letters Interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities general education program and, potentially, in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including African American and African Studies; digital humanities; and women’s and gender studies. Salary is competitive, commensurate with rank and experience. The endowed chair comes with $10,000 annual programming budget as well.

The successful candidate will demonstrate: an established record of successful publication within the field of African-American literary studies. a commitment to continuing a research agenda and profile that will show intellectual leadership in the field of African-American literary studies. achievements in innovative and inclusive pedagogy. a commitment to faculty leadership in program building, conference organizing, disciplinary or interdisciplinary innovation, or community outreach. evidence of experience acting as a mentor and resource for students and faculty of color within the department. ongoing engagement with the politically or socially transformative power of literature whether within or outside of the academy. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website (https://jobs.msu.edu/). Posting #472150. Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing research and teaching qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample of approximately 20 pages; the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees; and a summary statement of experience with diversity in the classroom and related environments, including how the candidate: promotes inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments; implements a research program that reflects the needs of minority or underserved populations; incorporates intersectional perspectives into teaching for 21st century leadership works in a diverse environment and/or utilizes a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success; participates in programs designed to promote inclusion; mentors students from a variety of backgrounds; incorporates multicultural issues into curriculum and classroom conversations. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Jeff Wray (wrayj@msu.edu), search committee chair.

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms.

Michigan State University, the nation's pioneer land-grant university, member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.

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Muhlenberg College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - English and Africana Studies - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure track joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies to start in August 2018. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach and research African American and African diasporic literature; we especially welcome applicants who can teach broadly in American literature. We seek a colleague to help us rethink what it means to do English in the 21st century and who can contribute to the development and growth of the Africana Studies Program.

The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy with an intellectually compelling research agenda as well as a commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum goals such as diversity and global engagement, community-based learning, integrative learning (including, but not limited to interdisciplinary collaboration), and the cultivation of curiosity. The 3/3 teaching load will include Literature and Africana Studies courses at all levels and First-Year Seminars in our Writing Across the Curriculum program. Ph.D. should be in hand by August 2018.

To apply, please submit a letter of application; a CV; three letters of reference; a brief (10-20 page) writing sample; a statement describing experiences with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness; and a single page description of a course you would particularly like to teach at Muhlenberg, possibly informed or inspired by your ongoing research and writing agenda. Please submit this to Drs. Barri J. Gold and Roberta Meek, c/o EnglishSearch@muhlenberg.edu by November 1, 2017.

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Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor - African Diaspora - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in literature and culture of the African Diaspora of any period. The faculty member would teach two courses a semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct research in her/his field of specialization. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with the Center for Africana Studies and with the American Studies Program. This position is key to Oklahoma State’s land-grant mission of attracting and supporting students historically excluded from and still marginalized within the academy, and engaging with communities beyond the university. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017. We will continue, however, to accept applications until the position has been filled. Candidates who will have completed their PhD by August 2018 should submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript, through Interfolio using this link https://apply.interfolio.com/45704.

This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity and the employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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Queen's University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Literary StudiesEdit

The Department of English and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Science, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in African American literary studies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates with expertise in critical or comparative race studies are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with a demonstrated ability to situate their research and teaching in broader regional or disciplinary contexts, such as hemispheric/transnational studies, diaspora/migration studies, and/or urban/ethnic studies.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment; in order to be considered for the position applicants not yet holding the degree must have a scheduled defence date. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. All applications must comply with the terms outlined in the detailed advertisement for this position posted at http://queensu.ca/english/employment-opportunity

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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Rowan University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor, African American Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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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Rutgers University (NJ) - Senior African Americanist (Assoc. Prof. or above) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is pleased to invite applications for a tenured position in African American Literature at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or above. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the Department and University, including the regular teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Ph.D. in English or a closely related field and a strong record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication suitable for a tenured appointment required. Interests and expertise in periods before 1960 are preferred.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressed to Professor Evie Shockley, Search Committee Chair, along with a current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/44095

MLA JIL 9/11/17

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Sarah Lawrence College (NY) - TT Position in African-American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in African-American literature, beginning Fall 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates who, in addition to having an expertise in several areas of their field, are qualified to offer courses on race in American literature at large (colonial to the present). The successful candidate will display a broad interdisciplinary range in their research and teaching, as well as a commitment to supporting student work and developing curricular offerings in African-American studies. PhD in hand required by August 2018.

Application materials must include: cover letter, CV, two proposed course descriptions and syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants may apply online at: http://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/922

Located in Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials. For information on the College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please visit our website at http://www.sarahlawrence.edu. Sarah Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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  • I am a bit confused about what department this position is housed in. I assumed it was Literature but the online system says "Global Studies." However I cannot find Global Studies on the Sarah Lawrence website. Does anyone have any clues about this?

SUNY Cortland (NY) - Assistant Professor in American Multicultural Literatures (African American or Latinx) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Multicultural literatures with specialization in African American or Latinx literatures, available fall 2018. Additional expertise in critical race theory, hemispheric studies, or diasporic literatures encouraged. Teaching load includes introductory, advanced, and graduate courses as well as American literature survey. Position may also include appointment as faculty associate with the Africana Studies department.

Required Qualifications: Ph. D. by the time of appointment with specialization in African American or Latinx literatures; record of teaching excellence; evidence of scholarly potential.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional expertise in critical race studies, hemispheric studies, and diasporic literatures encouraged.

For more detailed information and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/1300. Review of application materials will begin October 30, 2017. Please submit an online employment application and attach a letter of application, CV, a two-page dissertation description or research agenda, and contact information for three professional references.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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Tennessee State University (TN) - Assistant Professor - African-American and/or African Diasporic LiteratureEdit

The Department is seeking a candidate with a specialization in African-American and/or African Diasporic Literature. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching general education with the possibility of upper division courses. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty must meet University requirements for scholarship and service which include advisement of students.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience: An earned doctorate is required at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in English or related field, will have university teaching experience, and will demonstrate a passion for working with students

Job Open Date (Will be filled out by HR): 09-28-2017

Job Close Date (Will be filled out by HR): 12-11-2017

Requisition Number: 3003

Benefits: Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, educational assistance, retirement, flexible benefits plans and more.

Quicklink: http://jobs.tnstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55588

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Black StudiesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English position specializing in Black Studies, including but not limited to African American literatures, Africana Studies, Anglophone Caribbean literature, or Afro-Mestizaje. We welcome applications from candidates specializing in any period who can help develop our offerings in Black Studies. Preferred secondary specialties include critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, or cultural rhetorics. The ability to contribute to the University's new minor in Mexican American, Latinx and Borderland Studies is desirable. This position will begin Fall 2018 and will have a 3/3 teaching load. The College seeks excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service. Work Hours: Flexible to suit course schedule. Teaching assignments may include day, night, or weekend classes.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500.

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. In the letter of interest mention, in the very first sentence, the specialization for which you would like to be considered.

The priority date for applications is December 15, 2017. The position is open until filled. Finalists (and only finalists) will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Please direct any questions to james.finley@tamusa.edu.

Quicklink for Posting: http://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52032

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Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Black StudiesEdit

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Studies (African American literatures, Africana literatures, and/or Cultural Rhetorics). Rank assistant professor. We are a department that values diversity as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching in ethnic studies, women and gender studies, literatures, rhetorics, writing, and technologies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars researching intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ability, and class from any period. We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues in contributing to new programs in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and African American & Africana studies.

Requirements: PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, African American Studies, or related field by August 1, 2018.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 5) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790.

Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.

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Tulane University (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American Literature and Culture at Tulane University, to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates with expertise in the 20th and 21st centuries are especially encouraged to apply. PhD required by date of appointment. 2-2 teaching load, with courses in both the undergraduate and MA programs. Courses will also support Tulane’s Africana Studies program. The successful candidate will show evidence of excellent scholarly promise and teaching and a commitment to service.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45420) by November 1, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for the January 2018 MLA meeting in New York.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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University of California Davis (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Black Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of California, Davis, Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in black studies grounded in literary and cultural studies. Applicant should have research and teaching interests in American, African, and/or African Diasporic materials. We welcome but do not require candidates in research areas that complement existing areas of strength on our campus, including environmental humanities, popular cultures, media studies, performance studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Applicants should be able to teach a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field. Ph.D. in English or a related field is required and must be in hand by September 1, 2018.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, three (3) letters of reference, and a statement of contributions to diversity through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01778. Applications must be received by November 3, 2017.

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University of California Irvine (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Critical Black Studies/LiteratureEdit

The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in the field of critical Black studies and/or literature of the African Diaspora. Candidates may hold a Ph.D. in any field (completed by the start date of July 1, 2018), but must demonstrate scholarly expertise in African American Studies broadly defined and sufficient to warrant full-time appointment in the Department of African American Studies. A strong record of publication and teaching in the field is expected. We especially welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

The faculty member will join a growing interdisciplinary Department with core and affiliated faculty whose teaching interests include art history, critical theory, feminist thought, music, history, law, political economy, visual studies, literary and cultural studies. Housed within the distinguished School of Humanities, the Department of African American Studies has also contributed to the academic prominence of UC Irvine more generally. The Department seeks to increase its breadth of curricular offerings, undergraduate enrollments, and majors and minors.

To apply, upload a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, a 30 page writing sample, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04237.

Applications received by November 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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University of Central Oklahoma (OK) - TT Asst. Professor - African American LiteratureEdit

Job ID: 2017-4445

  1. of Openings: 1

Category: Faculty

Org Number: 010077

Department: English

Division: Provost Vice President

Job Type: Faculty

Location: US-OK-Edmond

Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience

Targeted Job Start Date: 8/1/2018

Hours Per Week: 40

Weeks Per Year: 52

Regular Workdays/Hours: Varies

Preference Date: 1/2/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants: Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

College/Department Overview: The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at: http://www.uco.edu/la

Position Overview: The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature with a primary specialization in African American Literature to begin effective August 2018. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and community are required. The Department of English is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions: The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in African American literature, First-Year English Composition, American literature surveys, and other courses as needed. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on master's thesis and comprehensive exam committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred: A Ph.D. in English with specialization in African American literature by August 1, 2018, a commitment to high-quality teaching, and a dedication to service are required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: This is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature with a primary specialization in African American literature.

Physical Demands: Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Online App. Form: https://facultycareers-uco.icims.com/jobs/4445/english%2c-full-time%2c-tenure-track%2c-assistant-professor/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Board&iisn=HigherEdJobs

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University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor / Provost Fellow in African American Literature and Culture - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago invites junior specialists in African American literary and cultural production to apply for a tenure track position via the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows Program. We seek scholars whose work focuses on African American literary and cultural production. Special areas of interest include: poetics, philosophy, performance, popular culture, and new media studies. We also invite applications from comparativists whose scholarship substantively engages African-American aesthetic work.

A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department of English Language and Literature, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start 1 July 2018, or as a Provost Fellow at the rank of Instructor for an initial two-year period to start 1 July 2018. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their 2-year term.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand, and no more than two years of postdoctoral experience, by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/y7yb8fy4.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant's prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement that addresses current research, future plans for research, teaching experience and philosophy, and planned contributions to intellectual life at the University; 4) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 5) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. University positions are contingent upon final budgetary approval.

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Deadline: Oct. 13

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Open Rank - Africa and Its Diaspora - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

Deadline: Aug. 1

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University of Maryland (MD) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of African American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department of the University of Maryland invites applications for a position in African American literature at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor, to begin August 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 1, 2018, and have demonstrated scholarly promise. To assure consideration, please a submit letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages, and a list of three references (no letters) by November 1, 2017 online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/55036/.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

Deadline: Nov. 1

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University of Miami (FL) - Open Rank Professor - African American Literary and Cultural Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Miami invites applications for a Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor of African American literary and cultural studies. Significant strength in another field a plus.

We seek candidates with diverse scholarly interests whose teaching and research intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences, including the interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, and/or Women’s and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s intellectual life by maintaining an active research and publication agenda, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and directing PhD dissertations. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in English or another appropriate field (e.g., Africana Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, etc.) by time of appointment; a record of excellence commensurate with rank in scholarship, teaching, and service; and a commitment to leadership and innovation in African American studies.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically to our Interfolio Faculty Search page (http://apply.interfolio.com/44008), addressed to Donette Francis, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, University of Miami, PO Box 248145-4632, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed.

MLA JIL 9/11/17

Deadline: open until filled

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications for an assistant professor position in African American literature. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment begins in fall 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African American literature and in areas beyond the candidate's field of specialization.

QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a PhD in English or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and the ability to teach courses in African American literature as well as other literature classes. Teaching experience is preferred.

SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS Submit a letter of interest and c.v. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, best consideration will be given to materials submitted by November 1, 2017. Materials should be addressed to Vincent Perez, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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Deadline: Nov. 1

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University of Oklahoma (OK) - Associate Professor or Professor in African and African American StudiesEdit

The African & African American Studies program, housed in College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is beginning a multi-year period of expansion and renewal. As part of the growth of this progressive unit, applications are being solicited for an outstanding faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor / Professor (tenured). Applicants specializing in race, public policy, and the law, Africana literature, or urban studies are preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who approach these areas from a transnational and/or comparative Diaspora perspective. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Shusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit SoonerWay.ou.edu for more information.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication.

Application Instructions: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. The appointment begins in August 2018. Review of applications begins November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Karlos K. Hill, Search Committee Chair. To apply, all materials (cover letter, vita, description of research area(s), contact information, and three letters of reference) should be submitted online at the University of Oklahoma’s ByCommittee website at http://apply.interfolio.com/45649. This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

MLA JIL 11/3/17

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University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th c. African American Literature -- VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Oregon's Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in 19th-Century African American Literature to begin fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in any aspect of African American literature and culture before 1900. We welcome applications from scholars working on print culture, periodization, the recovery of understudied texts, or any other aspects of the tradition. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies, we welcome applicants who draw on performance studies, gender and sexuality studies, archival studies, disability studies, or other methodologies. We are especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the department's demonstrated strengths in ethnic American literary studies, environmental humanities, and digital humanities. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

We offer students a broad foundation in British, American, and Anglophone literary studies, as well as intensive coursework in specific fields and methodologies. In recent years, the Department of English has collaborated with units across the College of Arts and Sciences in a Black Studies cluster hire; a Food Studies undergraduate minor and graduate specialization; a Disability Studies minor; a Native Studies minor, a graduate specialization in Politics, Culture, and Identity; the departmentalization of Cinema Studies; and a postdoctoral fellowship in Ethnic American Literature.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English, African American Studies, American Studies, or a related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

Candidates may apply at http://www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. The search committee will begin reading applications on November 1, 2017; conduct Skype interviews with candidates mid-late December 2017; and bring finalists to campus mid-January through February 2018.

The Department of English is dedicated to building a diverse faculty and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from racially, ethnically, economically, or otherwise diverse backgrounds. We request that applicants include in their cover letter information about how they will further equity and inclusion in our department and on our campus. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring students who identify as African American, Black, or multi-racial. Candidates should also note experience mentoring members of other historically underrepresented groups as well as women of any race or ethnicity.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a "very high research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Oregon/English/9671

Deadline: Nov. 1

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Assistant or Advanced Assistant - African American Literature and/or Poetics - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

We anticipate filling a position in African American Literature and/or Poetics at the Assistant or Advanced Assistant level, to begin Fall 2018, pending budgetary approval. Our department is undertaking a hiring initiative this year in African American media, culture, and writing. We seek a candidate whose work demonstrates innovative approaches to critical questions in black studies, and who shares the department’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Specializations may include, but are not limited to literature and science, visuality, material culture, digital humanities, print culture, histories of slavery, the black Atlantic, and transnationalism. A PhD in English, American Studies or a relevant area is required by September 2018. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses in 19th Century African American Literature, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will also help to develop the department’s Race, Poetics, Empire graduate focal area and would be affiliated with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salary is competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/45195, and supply the following materials by October 31, 2017.

1) Cover letter 2) CV 3) Names of three references

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA conference in January 2018 but can arrange Skype interviews for those unable to attend.

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of the Literature Program in the English Department, Hannah Johnson, at hrjohn@gmail.com. No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

MLA JIL 9/22/17

Deadline: Oct. 31

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Assistant, Adv. Assistant or Associate Professor in Black Media - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for an anticipated tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant professor or associate professor levels in Black media to begin August 2018, pending budgetary approval.

We seek candidates who can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our interdepartmental PhD in Film Studies. Our new colleague's research interests will engage with our existing strengths in the study of cinema and media across national, historical, aesthetic, and social boundaries. We expect concurrent hires in African American literature and in composition and are seeking candidates with a commitment to collaboration across departmental programs and in the new Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAP) at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.caapp.pitt.edu/). A PhD in Film Studies or relevant area is required by September 2018.

Possible areas of research can include, but are not limited to, African American film, television, web media, video games, and animation; critical race studies; performance studies; as well as media in Black diasporas.

The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in film studies research. We recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves faculty from departments such as East Asian, English, French, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic. Our new colleague will be a member of this interdisciplinary Film Studies Program as well as the Department of English, a large and dynamic department with faculty in composition/rhetoric, literature, and creative writing, in addition to film studies.

Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salary is competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/45198 and supply the following materials by October 31, 2017.

1) Cover letter 2) CV 3) Names of three references

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA conference in January 2018 in New York City but can arrange Skype interviews if the candidate will not be able to attend the convention.

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program in the English Department, Neepa Majumdar, at nmajumda@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

MLA JIL 9/22/17

Deadline: Oct. 31

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University of West Georgia (GA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Multi-Ethnic American Literature (incl. African American) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

UWG’s English Program invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in multi-ethnic U.S. literatures. The position is a 3/3 teaching load on a 10-month schedule, with courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as core and First-Year Writing. The position will begin Fall 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: PhD in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 1, 2018. (Non-English degree holders must have at least eighteen hours of graduate work in English.) Evidence of expertise and high-quality work in inter-American Literatures and cultures. Evidence of additional expertise in one or more of the following: African American, Asian American, Caribbean, Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x, or Native American literatures. Experience teaching at the college or university level and a strong commitment to undergraduate research. The ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Recommended: Evidence of research and/or teaching in areas of film, creative writing, critical race theory and rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, or postcolonial studies. Commitment to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas as demonstrated in teaching, service, and research. Contributions to the University’s mission of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications are accepted online via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/44618) and are requested by November 1. Please submit a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, sample syllabus, and copies of transcripts.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor in English - Global Black Literary Studies (3 Positions) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for three (3) outstanding teacher-scholars at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track)/Associate Professor with tenure, in any area and time period of global black literary studies, beginning August 20, 2018. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in African American, Afro-Latinx, and black diasporic Anglophone literatures. Successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in black literary studies or any area of the African Diaspora, at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The ideal candidates will have an interdisciplinary profile, and/or be able to mentor students across the field and engage issues of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, and/or sexuality in their scholarship and teaching; Candidates for tenured appointments must show evidence of excellence in teaching and publication in areas that correspond with the candidate’s specialty. All applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wisc.edu . Candidates will be requested to submit one PDF which includes a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths, dissertation abstract or research statement, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references. References for finalists will be contacted and instructed to upload letters of reference. Questions about the position may be directed to Russ Castronovo at: rcastronovo@wisc.edu . To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2017; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A background check will be required prior to employment.

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Vanderbilt University (TN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor in African American and Diasporic Literary StudiesEdit

Open Date: Sep 15, 2017

Close Date: Oct 15, 2017

The Vanderbilt English Department seeks to appoint a tenure-track advanced Assistant/beginning Associate Professor in the field of African American and Diasporic literary studies. We welcome particular interest in twentieth century African American media and literature of all genres.

Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 16, 2018 (the start of the fall semester). Submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, teaching portfolio, and dossier via Interfolio at this link http://apply.interfolio.com/44783 by 15 October, 2017.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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Winthrop University (SC) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of English, African American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Winthrop University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach in our B.A. and M.A. programs. Specialization should be in African-American Literature of any period. Theoretical approaches might include gender and sexuality studies, diaspora studies, literary and cultural studies, and/or postcolonial studies. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate courses and contributions to Winthrop’s innovative general education core [Composition; The Human Experience; and Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing];. This individual must have both a strong teaching record and a promising research agenda.

Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 14, 2018. Submit letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, writing sample, and dossier via Interfolio at this link https://apply.interfolio.com/44944. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

About Winthrop University: Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university located in Rock Hill, SC, about 30 minutes south of Charlotte, NC and is among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Winthrop has a diverse student population of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students; over two-thirds of Winthrop students are women, and over one-third are students of color. For more information, visit us at http://www.winthrop.edu.

MLA JIL 9/22/17

Deadline: Oct. 25

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Xavier University of Louisiana (LA) - TT Assistant Professor - Early African American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in early African American Literature through the 19th century. Appointment will begin August 2018. The Department currently has strengths in 20th century African American Literature, and literature of the African Diaspora including African and Caribbean, in addition to a focus on people of African descent in World Literature and American Literature. The search committee will give consideration to applications from individuals whose research and teaching are explicitly in the literary field and time period stipulated.

A Ph.D. in English is required by time of appointment. Ideal applicants will possess a promising record of scholarship and strong teaching evaluations, and should be prepared to teach introductory survey courses, composition and rhetoric or composition and literature courses, in addition to developing upper-level courses within the candidate's area of specialization suitable for undergraduates. The teaching load is 4/4, and all faculty participate in department or university service.

To apply, log into our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Paul Schafer, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017; applications received by that date will be assured consideration. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.

HigherEdJobs.com

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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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Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) - Temporary Assistant Professor of African American Literature (Spring 2018)Edit

Ramapo College of New Jersey is located in the beautiful foothills of the Ramapo Mountains approximately 25 miles northwest of New York City. Ramapo College is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within a strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation “New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College.” Its curricular emphasis includes the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment. Organized into thematic learning communities, Ramapo College provides academic excellence through its interdisciplinary curriculum, international education, intercultural understanding and experiential learning opportunities.

TEMPORARY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SPRING 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will teach courses in African American and Multicultural American Literature and will be expected to contribute one section of the general education writing (and/or) humanities course each semester. Knowledge of critical race theory is preferable. Expertise in an additional literary/critical field (e.g. Africana Studies/literature of the African Diaspora, Early American Literature and Culture, or Queer Theory) would also be desirable. In addition to teaching 3 (or 4) courses in the spring semester, faculty members are expected to maintain active participation in research, college governance, and academic advisement.

REQUIREMENTS: Earned Ph.D in Literature, English, or closely related field by January 2018, with a specialization in African American literature. Evidence of publication and future promise. College teaching experience required. Full-time teaching experience preferred.

All applications must be completed online at: https://ramapo.hiretouch.com. Attach resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests and a list of three references to your completed application. Since it's beginning, Ramapo College has had an intercultural/international mission. Please tell us how your background, interest and experience can contribute to this mission, as well as to the specific position for which you are applying.

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

505 Ramapo Valley Road

Mahwah, NJ 07430

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

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