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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.

Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor (Global Literatures, Spring 2018) Stockton University

Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Professor (Global Literatures, Spring 2018) Stockton University:

Stockton University seeks applications for a Spring Term 2018 full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position (one semester replacement) in Global Literatures of any period with a specialization in comparative studies of literatures structured or informed by colonial and imperial relations.

We encourage applications from candidates with interests in colonialism, imperialism, anti-colonial and anti-imperial resistance, their corresponding literary genres and cultural media.


  • Teaching load is three four-hour courses.
  • Teach two literature courses in their area of specialization.
  • Teach one course focused on culture and representation in the University’s General Studies program.
  • All Stockton faculty members are expected to demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.


    Ph.D. or ABD status in English, Comparative Literature, or related field at time of appointment required.

    ABD candidates are encouraged to apply

Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies (USC)

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Assistant Professor of Early and 19th-Century American Literature (Ball State)

Ball State University’s Department of English is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Early and 19th-Century American Literature.
Major responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization; teaching a wide range of courses in English as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise; ongoing scholarly publication; service as appropriate. Keep abreast of relevant scholarly developments and incorporate them into teaching; engage in scholarly research, professional development in area(s) of specialization sufficient to attain and maintain Graduate Faculty status.
Minimum qualifications: Completion of PhD in English or related discipline from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2017, with specialization in Early and 19th-Century American Literature, record of effective teaching at the college level, and a record of quality publications and/or presentations in the primary area of specialization. (more…)