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Job Posting: African American Literature at California State University – Fullerton (Deadline: 10.1.14)

California State University – Fullerton

African American/African Diaspora Literatures
Tenure-Track

Position
The Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor in African American and/or African Diaspora literatures. Scholars with comparative, transnational, or transhistorical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Desirable secondary specializations may include one of the following: Critical Race Studies, Pre-1900 Literatures, Global Anglophone Literatures, or Francophone African or Caribbean Literatures.

Teaching assignments include courses at upper-division and MA levels, survey courses, general education, composition, and others depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. Faculty teach three or four courses each semester. Reduction in teaching load is provided for the first two years, and re-assigned time is available for research, course development, and administration. [Read the rest at http://diversity.fullerton.edu/jobs/ft/african_american_diaspora_literatures.asp ]

 

Job posting: Assistant Professor, US Women Writers, Texas State University

Assistant Professor, US Women Writers, Texas State University

Position Description 

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in women writers of the United States. 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. Teaching load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2015.

Qualifications

Required:

–PhD in English or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment

–Specialization in literature of women writers of the United States

–Demonstrated teaching ability

–Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in women writers of the United States, representing the colonial period to the present (more…)

Updated Job Posting: African American Literature at Bard College (Deadline 11.15.14)

Bard College

African American Literature, tenure-track, fall 2015

The Division of Languages & Literature invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line appointment in African-American literature, rank open. We are looking for an exceptional scholar and teacher whose writing and research interests are focused on African-American literature and whose work potentially intersects with American and Atlantic history, American studies, and Africana studies. He or she should be able to teach American studies courses and to participate in the three-course American literature sequence. This faculty member will teach also in Bard’s First-Year Seminar, the foundation of the college’s commitment to general liberal arts education.

The successful candidate must hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample and three letters of recommendation by electronic submission through Interfolio by Committee:http://apply.interfolio.com/25344 by November 15, 2014. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

Job Posting: African American Literature at Bard College (Deadline: 9.30.14)

From Chronicle Vitae

The Division of Languages & Literature at Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line appointment in African-American literature, rank open (candidates at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels are encouraged to apply).

We are looking for an exceptional scholar and teacher whose writing and research interests are focused on African-American literature and whose work potentially intersects with American and Atlantic History, American Studies, and Africana Studies. He or she should be able to teach American Studies courses and to participate in the three-course American literature sequence.  This faculty member will teach also in Bard’s First-Year Seminar, the foundation of the colleges commitment to general liberal arts education. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000838882-01#sthash.8cq0wEfE.7CGPgUyK.dpuf

 

Job Posting: University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH (214UC7474)

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of English.

Assistant Professor – tenure track faculty responsibilities include teaching 12-credit hours for two semesters and availability for both day and evening classes unless otherwise indicated, ongoing scholarship/research, service to the department, college, university, and community, and willingness to participate in all departmental duties. This is a generalist position that includes teaching both literature and composition each semester as well as participation in formative assessment and curriculum development in the English area. All candidates must have the appropriate degree awarded by time of appointment. (more…)

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of English – English Education at Washington State University (Deadline: 2.26.14)

Assistant Professor of English – English Education
The Department of English at Washington State University in Pullman, WA seeks a full-time, permanent, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in English Education, starting August 2014. A Carnegie RU/VH university, WSU has one of the largest and most distinctive teacher preparation programs in the state. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2014, in English, English education, Education, or closely related field; teaching record in secondary schools and at undergraduate level; and a promising and/or proven research agenda.

The department welcomes applications from beginning professors through early career associates; however, any appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank. Candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: young adult literature and literacy; critical literacy and rhetorics; cultural rhetorics; multimodal reading and composing; visual literacy and rhetorics; socially conscious pedagogies; online pedagogies including the use of electronic portfolios, collaborative spaces, and/or social media; assessment.

Faculty in the Department of English currently teach a 2-2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses, and additional course releases are available in pre-tenure years. The department and university provide generous support for research and conference travel, including competitive academic year and summer fellowships.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications (Cover Letter), a current comprehensive vita (Curriculum Vitae), a maximum 20-25 page sample of scholarly work (Writing Sample), and three letters of reference to wsujobs.com/hr. Screening will begin February 26, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.

Job Posting: Native American Literature at Florida International University (Deadline: 12.13.13)

Florida Atlantic University
Assistant Professor of Native American Literature
The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Native American literatures in English, but special consideration will be given to candidates whose interests also include broader indigenous literatures of the Americas and/or the world, preferably in a comparative context. The new hire will contribute substantially to FAU’s Comparative Studies Ph. D. program and to the university’s developing Human Rights Initiative.
This position will be located on FAU’s main campus at Boca Raton, along with a minor teaching assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Masters Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary PhD program. (more…)

Job Posting: Early American Literature at Florida International University (Deadline: 12.1.13)

Florida International University’s Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in Early American literature, to begin in the fall of 2014. We are looking for a Ph.D. in English, with specialty in early American literatures (from 1600s up through 1860s) and/or cultural studies; transnational perspectives welcome. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate expertise in the digital humanities. Applications should show scholarly activity and teaching experience. Candidates should have their degree in hand by August 2014. Position is contingent upon funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online to Job Opening ID 506764 at careers.fiu.edu and electronically attach, in a single pdf file, a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a representative sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three or more recommendation letters should be sent to Dr. Bruce A. Harvey at harveyb@fiu.edu–subject heading “Early American,” please–via the “Interfolio” portfolio service (for those not using “Interfolio,” have recommenders submit direct to harveyb@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 1, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Job Posting: American Literature at New Jersey City University (Deadline: 12.1.2013)

Assistant  Professor

New Jersey City University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position in American Literature to begin fall 2014.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach courses outside his/her areas of specialization, including courses in the undergraduate major, general education program, and composition program. Applicants with expertise in Early American literary traditions are particularly welcome.  (more…)

Job Posting: Pre-1900 American Literature and African American/Minority Literature (Deadline: 11.1.13)

Assistant Professor of English

Illinois Wesleyan University

 

The English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in pre-1900 American literature and African-American or another minority literature. This tenure-track position, to begin 2014-15, entails teaching six courses annually in literature and general education, including first-year writing. Ph.D. required (completed by August 1, 2014).

 

Illinois Wesleyan University—a highly selective liberal arts institution that values excellence in both teaching and scholarship—is located in Bloomington, Illinois, approximately two hours southwest of Chicago. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio at <http://apply.interfolio.com/22266> by November 1, 2013. Candidates selected for the next stage of the search will be asked to submit additional materials. Those unable to use the Interfolio system should send materials to Wes Chapman, Chair, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington IL 61702-2900. We will hold interviews at the MLA convention in January 2014. Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence.

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