Assistant Professor in African American literature and culture (Mount Holyoke College)

The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American literature and culture. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in the African Diaspora and who are committed to interdisciplinary studies. This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum and that forge links between the Africana Studies program and the English department. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by July 2015.

We will conduct interviews at the MLA convention in Vancouver. Please submit: letter of application, CV, dissertation and/or book project abstract, brief writing sample (25 pages), a one page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, no more than 3 sample course syllabi, and up to 4 letters of recommendation. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of their commitment to mentoring a diverse student body. Applications must be received by November 3 in electronic form, and must be made online at Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 230 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Mount Holyoke College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.