Job Posting: Assistant Professor in 20th- and 21st-century African American Literature, University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee English Department seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in 20th- and 21st-century African American literature, with a particular interest in fiction. We welcome candidates with expertise in specializations such as (but not limited to) film/media studies, transatlantic studies, and digital humanities. Excellence in research and teaching is required. PhD in hand or expected by August 1, 2022. Duties include active participation in both graduate and undergraduate programs, plus significant research and publication. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system and a Carnegie doctoral research extensive university with over 21,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students from over 100 countries. Knoxville has a vibrant arts scene, a lively downtown, affordable housing, and is home to significant companies in the film and television industry (Discovery Communications, Regal Cinemas, etc.). Less than an hour’s drive to the Great Smoky Mountains, the city is also home to 1000 acres of urban wilderness, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and Big Ears, the acclaimed avant-garde festival of film, music, and art.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and 1-2 page abstract of dissertation or current project via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/92916. Applications are due November 1, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled; candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. Please address other correspondence to Roy Liuzza, Associate Head, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430, or rliuzza@utk.edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.