Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor – University of Tulsa (Review begins 2.15.2018)



            The University of Tulsa seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English whose research interests include 19th Century American literature and culture and may range well beyond the period.  We also seek research interests in multi-ethnic, African-American, indigenous, gender/LGBTQ+, and/or diasporic studies.  PhD is required at the time of appointment.  The position commences August 15, 2018.

We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing many interdisciplinary areas.  Our department supports undergraduate majors in both English and Creative Writing. The University manages significant holdings in 19th and 20th century literature and culture in McFarlin Library’s Special Collections, the Helmerich Center for American Research, and the Gilcrease Museum. Teaching will include departmental courses and graduate seminars, participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program, and service on dissertation committees.  



Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit letter of application, vita, and dossier via Interfolio.  Letter of application may be directed to Lars Engle, Chair, Faculty of English.

Inquiries about the position or application process may be directed to Professor Bob Jackson, Search Committee Chair, at



The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.


Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech (Deadline 1.29.2018)

Please circulate this announcement for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech.

The Department of Religion and Culture is a highly interdisciplinary unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; scholars in the department hold terminal degrees in a variety of fields including Religious Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, History, Music, and Literature. Qualified candidates in any humanities or social science discipline with expertise in Race in American Religion and Culture are encouraged to apply.

Complete position information can be found at:
Position Summary:
The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for
an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The position is
tenure-track and includes teaching a range of courses in the Department of
Religion and Culture. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two (four
courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of
appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social
scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will evidence
the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will
demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and
culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research
and teaching in the area of religion and culture. The position will require
teaching core undergraduate courses in the department. Preference will be
given to candidates who demonstrate scholarly promise, who have
demonstrated teaching excellence, and who evidence the ability to teach
graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD
Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2018.

Job Posting: Multiple Positions–open rank African American Material Culture Studies and/or African American Public Humanities (Review Process begins 12.2.2017)

Job Posting: African American Material Culture Studies and/or African American Public Humanities, University of Delaware

Multiple Positions, Open Rank

We have been approved for multiple positions–open rank, but with a special interest in senior scholars–for a major initiative in African American Material Culture Studies and/or African American Public Humanities.  Joint appointments or single-department appointments are available among the departments participating in this cluster hire, including the Departments of Africana Studies, Art History, English, and History–with established, rich interdisciplinary collaborations possible among and beyond these interconnected scholarly communities.  As you will see from the job ad, we are engaged in a number of innovative and ambitious initiatives, all of which enjoy strong support at all levels of the administration.  This is an opportunity, in other words, to be part of a dynamic community of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary work and innovative approaches to higher education, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. 0

Application portal here:

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for multiple positions–open rank, but with a special interest in senior scholars–for a major initiative in African American Material Culture Studies and/or African American Public Humanities. Joint appointments or single-department appointments are available among the departments participating in this cluster hire, including the Departments of Africana Studies, Art History, English, and History–with established, rich interdisciplinary collaborations possible among and beyond these interconnected scholarly communities. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity–including a readiness to contribute to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain under-represented students and faculty–and will have a strong record of excellence in scholarship and teaching in African American Material Culture and/or Public Humanities Studies, as well as a commitment to contributing to the development of initiatives in these fields at the University of Delaware.

The University of Delaware is home to several interdisciplinary centers and initiatives that have significant administrative and grant support. Particularly important for the positions we seek to fill are the Center for Material Culture Studies and the African American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI), an interdisciplinary graduate study project supported by a major NEH Next Generation grant and Luce Foundation funding. We are home as well to the award-winning Colored Conventions Project, a digital humanities initiative that is recovering the archives and mapping the history of the African American state and national convention movement in the nineteenth century. The Special Collections and Museums of the UD Library offer strong collections in African American art, literature, history and culture shared through exhibitions in the library and museums galleries–including the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art–and classes. These collections that are made available to all faculty and students upon request for group or individual study, with a dedicated postdoctoral position established to facilitate these efforts for our African American collections. We are also home to one of the world’s top art conservation programs. Through partnerships with the HBCU Library Alliance and the Alliance for HBCU Museums and Galleries, we are introducing HBCU students to careers in art conservation and allied fields while also working to preserve the rich cultural treasures in HBCU’s libraries, archives, and museums. Our Center for the Study of Diversity provides support and a collaborative community for faculty research, community initiatives, university programming, and administrative planning. Through these initiatives and institutional centers and many others, UD researchers and students have opportunities for local, national, and global collaborations and partnerships. Beyond UD, our faculty have access–supported by well-established institutional ties–to important regional archives, including the Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Libraries, Folger Library, Hagley Museum, The Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian Institution, among many others.

The University of Delaware is committed at every level to secure, sustain, and support a diverse community to enrich the experience of our faculty and students and to support and extend our academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for racial and gender equity, UD is responsive to the needs of dual career couples,

supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education in all areas of university life. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with inclusive excellence and diversity as core values.

Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University of Delaware is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Application materials should make clear the applicant’s record of excellence in scholarship and teaching as well as the applicant’s commitment to inclusive excellence in professional practice. The review process will begin December 2, but screening will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact search committee chair Dr. John Ernest at

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor specializing in Black Studies (Texas A&M University-San Antonio)

Please see the job listing below for a tenure-track position in Black Studies (open to all periods). We would appreciate your help in spreading the word. The full posting can be found at:

Assistant Professor of English

The College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English position specializing in Black Studies, including but not limited to African American literatures, Africana Studies, Anglophone Caribbean literature, or Afro-Mestizaje. We welcome applications from candidates specializing in any period who can help develop our offerings in Black Studies. Preferred secondary specialties include critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, or cultural rhetorics. The ability to contribute to the University’s new minor in Mexican American, Latinx and Borderland Studies is desirable. This position will begin Fall 2018 and will have a 3/3 teaching load. The College seeks excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500.

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. In the letter of interest mention, in the very first sentence, the specialization for which you would like to be considered.

The priority date for applications is December 15, 2017. The position is open until filled.

Please direct any questions to

Job Posting: Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/Digital Rhetorics Assistant Professor Position, Michigan State University

We’re hiring! Culturally-engaged digital humanities. Join us!

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures (WRAC) at Michigan State University seeks a colleague in Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities/ Digital Rhetorics at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our department – an innovative, inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity dedicated to preparing excellent communicators in the culturally, technologically, and economically dynamic environments of the 21st century.

This is an academic-year, tenure-system faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2018. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in rhetoric & writing or in a closely related field or discipline.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising scholarly trajectory anchored by culturally-engaged research in digital humanities/digital rhetorics (including digital publishing), experience or interest in grant-seeking, engagement in culturally-sustaining teaching practices, and evidence of promise or interest in local and national service and/or leadership.

We favor candidates whose work engages with issues of rhetoric, culture, and environmental justice (such as rhetoric & food sovereignty, migration/immigration, environmental racism, land-based social justice issues, or culturally relevant environmental rhetorics) in relation to digital practice who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ Critical Diversity in the Digital Age initiative (see through CEDAR, an infrastructure that embodies the Initiatives ethos of critical diversity and emphasizes creative openness rather than simple inclusion in pre-existing structures (, as well as bring their expertise to the Department’s signature graduate and undergraduate programs.

Review of applications will begin November 22, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting #474620. Applications should include: a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence; and, the names and email addresses of three potential referees.
Contact Dr. Danielle DeVoss ( with questions.

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Dr. Malea Powell

Professor and Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Michigan State University

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor in pre-1865 American Literature w/emphasis in multiethnic literatures and global perspectives, Valdosta State University


Assistant Professor

The English Department seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor. This is an academic, tenure-earning faculty position beginning August 1, 2018. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a standard 4/4 load per academic year; conducting research leading to publication; and service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required qualifications include a PhD in English with a specialization in pre-1865 American literature; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship; and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to those applicants with subspecialties in multi-ethnic American literatures (Native American,

African American, and/or ethnic literature of the Americas) and global perspectives (transatlantic, transnational, and/or hemispheric), as well as teaching experiences in composition and world literature.

The thirty full-time faculty members in the Department of English offer courses leading to a

BA in English, a residential MA in English, and an online MA in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers. Our department includes a track in literature and letters, allowing students to focus on literature or creative writing, and a track in journalism, allowing students to explore newswriting, magazine writing, or editing. We produce a campus newspaper, a magazine, a literary magazine, and an undergraduate research journal. Our faculty often win awards at the college and university level for excellence in teaching, service, and research.

Valdosta State University is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 11,350. Valdosta is a city of approximately 60,000 located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit http:// and for more information about the community visit http://www.

Online application is required. To apply visit postings/14999. Deadline for application is November 30, 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Donna N. Sewell, via email or phone 229-333-5946. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.


Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor of English, Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities, Wilkes University

Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities beginning August 2018.  A doctorate in one of the above areas of English completed by August 2018 is expected.       
The successful candidate will teach twelve hours per semester, including composition, introductory literature, and upper-division courses in the specialization.  A strong record of college-level teaching experience and evidence of scholarly promise are required.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,420 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.
Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference by November 30th, 2017 to the following:  Interviews will be conducted at the 2018 MLA conference in New York.  Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend MLA.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.