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Page for Academic Positions in American Literature (field open or mixed) that begin in 2018.

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See also English Literature 2017-2018

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Bowie State University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - (fields incl. American Literature/Studies - Open)Edit

Responsibilities: Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshmen composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following fields from an accredited institution is required: American literature, digital humanities, cultural studies, professional writing, Caribbean literature, and new media studies. Minimum of three (3) years of college/university teaching experience preferred. Evidence of strong research capability and a strong, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in composition studies or a related area; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; knowledge and experience developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, university and community service; excellent communication skills; commitment to the mission of Bowie State University; digital information technology skills a plus, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. The university has experienced increased enrollment in recent years and is under new leadership with the installment of Dr. Aminta Breaux as Bowie State University’s 10th President.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), an application, and three (3) professional letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email all documents to the following address (PDFs preferred): JOBS@bowiestate.edu.

LINK (posted 8/2/17)

Deadline: Open until filled. Interviews will be via phone/Skype and then move to on-campus visit.

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Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - American and/or Hemispheric American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Lehman College CUNY invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective August 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department seeks an English Ph.D. in American and/or Hemispheric American literature, with command of both historical traditions and contemporaneous writing. It welcomes secondary proficiencies in Latino/Latina or Afro-Caribbean literatures in English; Native studies; critical theory at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; migration and globalization studies; and/or the interrelationship of English studies and digital humanities.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in multiethnic American and/or Hemispheric American literature, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core English Department courses in American and British literature, as well as general education and composition courses. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship via conference presentations, journal articles, and book publication, and to provide service to the department, college, university, and community through advising, committee membership, and administrative assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York, and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (6-7 courses) per year. Service to the college, university, and community is part of the Lehman mission, as is a clear commitment to student engagement, including advisement.

Although the college is strongly teaching-focused, faculty at Lehman are fully engaged in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty during the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development, travel awards, and research with students. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in English (or a closely related academic field) in hand is required by commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Evidence of commitment to public service is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

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Deadline: Nov. 1

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