Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a focus on Race and Ethnic Studies (Binghamton University)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a focus on Race and Ethnic Studies

The Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric at Binghamton University seeks candidates who specialize in race/ethnicity in a global, transnational, or comparative context. We welcome candidates who engage with the theories, methods, and archives of reading literature and culture within transnational, transatlantic, hemispheric, and/or transoceanic networks, and we are especially interested in candidates specializing in areas such as African, African American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures, indigenous literatures and cultures, and/or the literatures and cultures of the Americas.

We seek applicants whose work on race and ethnic studies develops an approach compatible with a major campus initiative in Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that BinghamtonUniversity has identified for growth under its SUNY2020 plan. The ideal candidate’s research in race and ethnic studies will engage methods and questions across multiple disciplines about citizenship, rights, and/or forms of cultural belonging. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. This position includes graduate teaching at a research-intensive public university with a diverse student body.

The search committee will include members of the English department as well as members of the Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging steering committee. For more information on the TAEs, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/tae.


1. Completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment in August, 2015.

2. Dissertation with a transdisciplinary approach to comparative race and ethnic studies and a focus clearly related to citizenship, rights, and cultural belonging.

3. Evidence of or potential for significant scholarly publication.

4. Evidence of excellent teaching.

Salary: competitive.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Joseph Keith, Search Committee Chair), a current CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of 15-20 pages to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 17. The first round of interviews will be conducted by Skype in December. Finalists will be invited to campus at the start of the spring semester.

BinghamtonUniversity is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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