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Last year's page: Other Ethnic American 2017

See also: English Literature 2017-2018, African American 2018 and American Studies 2018

See Ethnic Studies 2017-2018 for interdisciplinary positions.

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Bowie State University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. American Literature/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)

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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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New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Contemporary Multi-ethnic American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at New York University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Contemporary Multi-ethnic American Literature effective September 1st, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

We are particularly interested in candidates who work on Asian American, African American, Latina/Latino, and/or indigenous authors in comparative and/or transnational contexts. Work on women of color feminist methodologies or that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, such as urban studies or visual studies, is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2018. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU. Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on September 18, 2017. The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017.

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ASIAN-AMERICAN - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions Edit

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic Literatures (incl. Asian American)Edit

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Diasporic literatures. The appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Asian Diasporic literature (East and South Asian, Asian American and Asian British studies cultures, languages and literatures) or a related field, experience teaching literature at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity. Desired secondary areas of interest include: critical race theory, contemporary literature taught in translation, global and transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, or Asian literatures and literary traditions. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses on the traditions, histories, and theories of Asian Diasporic literatures. The candidate may also teach literary foundations and courses fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first-year seminar. Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students may be part of the teaching duties. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach literature in an online MFA program is desirable. In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.

LINK to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14851

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LATINO/LATINA/LATINX - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions Edit

Amherst College (MA) - Open Rank - U.S. Latinx Literature and CultureEdit

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Latino/Latina/Latinx literature and culture that will begin in July 2018. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Latina/o/x literature and culture, and advanced courses for majors in Spanish and in Latinx and Latin American studies.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Spanish, and will work closely with faculty and students in the newly created Latinx and Latin American Studies Program. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Spanish, English, comparative literature, Latino/a/x studies, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda in U.S. Latino/a/x literature and culture; near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English; and a record of teaching excellence. Preferred qualifications include experience in instruction in Spanish, community-based learning, and global learning.

This is an open-rank search. An appointment at the assistant, or possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track. A senior appointment would be with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review.

To apply, candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/43016 the following: a cover letter addressed to Professor Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their writing, a sample syllabus focused on U.S. Latino/a/x literature/culture, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or via Skype in early November.

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Hemispheric American Lit. (pref. 20th/21st C.), incl. Chicano/a or Latino/a Lit.Edit

The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018.

The Position: We seek a faculty member working on Hemispheric American literature (20th/21st C. preferable), with demonstrated interest in Chicano/a or Latino/a literature. The successful candidate will teach courses in the English B.A. and M.A. programs, and contribute to the educational mission of the CSU system and Cal Poly Pomona as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to teach courses in Hemispheric American literature. Ability to teach courses in Chicano/a and Latino/a American literature. Ability to teach courses in literary theory. Demonstrated ability to work in queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, or critical race theory. Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018. Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience, and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly productivity. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: We further seek candidates who demonstrate interest or ability in any of the following areas: Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish; Comparative indigenous literatures; Creative Writing; Poetry and Poetics; Internship coordination.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae; a Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (one single-spaced page); a completed application form found here: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf; a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); a writing sample of your scholarly writing; and three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference. Please ask your letter writers to submit them via http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit-letters.shtml

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. To apply, please go to http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit.shtml Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address all inquiries to: Hemispheric American Literature Faculty Search Committee, c/o Dr. Liam Corley, Search Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: 909.869.3818 FAX: 909.869.4896 Email: wccorley@cpp.edu

The Department: The English and Foreign Languages Department serves more than 400 undergraduate majors with specialized options in Literature, English Education, Spanish, and over 80 graduate students with options in Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, and TESL. In Fall of 2018, Cal Poly Pomona will convert from a quarter calendar to semesters, with requisite changes in the curriculum, but for more information on our configuration, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/~class/english-foreign-languages/index.shtml.

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Texas State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - Chicanx LiteratureEdit

Job Posting Number: 20180028FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in Chicanx literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Teaching assignment will include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching assignments may include other courses in literature and courses within candidate’s areas of interest, with preference given to US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), and/or children’s and young adult literature. Teaching load is 2/2 first two years, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2018.

Required Qualifications: —Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements (minimum 18 graduate hours in English), with degree completed at time of appointment; —Specialization in Chicanx literature; —Demonstrated teaching excellence; and —Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in Chicanx literature.

Preferred Qualifications: —Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on Chicanx literature and culture; and —Ability to teach other literature, such as US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), children’s and young adult literature, as well as core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

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Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered (https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20111). For full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2017: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references (to follow curriculum vitae).

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 11/01/2017

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NATIVE AMERICAN - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American StudiesEdit

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): 1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee: Please be sure the cover letter includes your name and address & your email address and phone number. 2. Curriculum Vitae Please be sure your CV includes: College attended and degree obtained; Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor; Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable); Honors received; Research and Teaching Experience; List of publications. 3. Statement of current and future research plans. 4. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages). 5. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience. 6. Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards. 7. Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia.

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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