Assistant Professor of African-American literature (William Paterson University)

William Paterson University invites applications with specialization in African-American literature for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of English.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in African-American literature, as well as other literature courses and offerings in the University Core Curriculum. Commitment to teaching excellence and service required. Please provide evidence of scholarly potential.

Ph.D. or advanced ABD is required.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Ian Marshall, Chairperson, Department of English at or via mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred and be a single .pdf file. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit our website at

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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