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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, African American Literature University of San Francisco

Job Summary: The English Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American literature. While the specialization within the field of African-American literature is open, we are particularly interested in expertise in transnational, hemispheric and diasporic issues. Job Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach and develop introductory and upper-division courses in African-American and American literature for English majors and minors, as well as surveys for non-majors and first year student seminars (i.e. general education). 

Minimum Requirements: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Literature or related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of strong scholarly activity in literature. (Applicants with degrees outside of literature—American Studies, for example—should be conducting their research in literature.) Applicants should submit their application at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. 

The required documents are: cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae. All must be in PDF format. Applications must be received by October 30, 2015. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier. We will interview a short list at MLA. Please direct inquiries to englishlitsearch@usfca.edu 

EEO Policy The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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