Assistant Professor of African American literature (Syracuse University)

The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of African American literature, to begin Fall 2015. We seek an exceptional candidate: an innovative literary scholar with a well-defined research agenda and demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary teaching. The Ph.D. (or the equivalent) degree must be in hand by June 2015.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in African American literature and courses which involve at least one other part of the Global African World beyond the U.S. The current undergraduate curriculum (available on our website) offers courses in African American, African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures and Africana Oratures.

Candidates should be able to teach some of these foundational Black Studies courses as well as develop new ones. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in the Department’s M.A. Program in Pan African Studies. We welcome applicants with new approaches to Pan Africanism and the Humanities. A strong commitment to research, teaching, advising and service as well as collaboration with colleagues in other departments is expected.

For full consideration, interested candidate must go to and complete an online faculty application and attach the following documents: CV, a letter of application, one writing sample of 20-25 pages. We will begin to review applications as we receive them and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 29, 2014. Information on the Department of African American Studies is on the Department’s website: Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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