Job Posting: African American/African Diaspora Literatures Tenure-Track (Deadline 10.1.14)

African American/African Diaspora Literatures

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.


Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a related discipline is required by August 2015, with training and experience in African American literatures. ABD’s will be considered, but must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment.
Evidence of successful teaching.
Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies.
Potential for successful research and publications.
Potential for successful service to the department.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students.
Rank and Salary
The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teaching opportunities exist during summer and January intersession. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent-fee waiver; access to campus childcare; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

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Appointment Date
August 2015

Application Procedure
Submit a letter of interest addressed to the Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to:

Carlen Pope
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistic
University Hall 323
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow form via secured website: and enter the job control number listed above.

Application Deadline
Applications postmarked by October 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. Applications postmarked after this date may be considered if the position is still open. Applications will be acknowledged by a letter or email. Preliminary interviews will be held at the end of October via Skype appointments, and campus visits will be arranged for selected candidates in November.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.