Assistant Professor African American Literature (Santa Clara University)

The English Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African American Literature, to begin fall 2016. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to 19th century, 20th century, or contemporary African American literature, cultural studies, genre or performance studies, and/or transnational approaches to African American and African diasporic literatures. Successful candidates must complete the Ph.D before September 2016 and have a strong commitment to teaching and research, preferably including undergraduates . Teaching will include lower-division surveys of African American literature, upper-division courses in the candidates areas of specialization, and first-year critical thinking and writing courses. More information is available here – See more at: