Assistant professor of African American literature (Virginia Commonwealth University)

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor of African American literature after 1900. The successful candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Faculty members teach in our undergraduate curriculum as well as our MA in English program and our interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 15, 2015.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates must apply online by 12/14/14, at Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, and writing sample (not to exceed 7500 words). Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly to Ms. Virginia Schmitz at Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Katherine S. Nash, at Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype; finalists will be invited to campus.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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