Joint Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in African American Studies and English (Clayton State University)

Joint Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in

African American Studies and English

The Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and English at Clayton State University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American Studies and English, beginning in August 1, 2015. We are seeking a well-rounded person who can teach in African American Studies and English, but with an African American Studies specialization in African and/or African American music; African and/or African American religion; and English specialization in Caribbean Literature and/or English Composition. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

JOINT Position In English and Interdisciplinary Studies

This position involves teaching African American Studies and English, and will be housed jointly between the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies oversees the program in African American Studies, and the Department of English oversees the program in English; therefore, the 4-4 teaching load will be divided equally between the two departments.


An earned Ph.D. in African American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered. Must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate studies that can reasonably be applied to African American Studies and/or English.
Ability to work with diverse students and diverse colleagues.
Experience teaching and/or credentials to teach Introduction to African American Studies.
Experience teaching and/or credentials to teach the Capstone course for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Ability and desire to teach English Composition and Caribbean Literature at the college level.
A record of excellent college teaching.
Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Desirable qualifications for the position:

Successful college teaching experience.
Ability and desire to perform research with undergraduate students in area of expertise.
Desire to participate in Distance Learning.


Teach undergraduate courses in African American Studies and English.
Advise students in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Serve on University, College, Department, and Program-level Committees.
Engage in active research agenda in African American Studies and English.


Applications received by October 30, 2014, are assured full consideration. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. Further procedures can be found here:

CSU is nationally recognized as a leader in the use of information technology to transform teaching,

learning, and other aspects of the collegiate experience. Clayton State University is a Senior Unit of the

University of System of Georgia and is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern

Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

CSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We are committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications from persons of all genders, persons of color, LBGTQIQ persons, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Background checks will be required for all final candidates selected for employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Clayton State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or handicap, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable State and Federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources (678) 466-4230. Individuals with disabilities, who need to request accommodations or obtain this document in an alternative format, contact the Disability Resource Center, Student Center Building, Room 255, (678) 466-5445.

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