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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 https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/3383 – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000897432-01?cid=ja#sthash.ZrYCy3Pm.dpuf

Assistant Professor (Bowdoin College)

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of English to begin in July, 2016. Specialization may be in any subfield of modern and/or contemporary American Literature.  Teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will have a compelling research agenda and demonstrate an interest in and ability to teach beyond their specialization and at all levels of the curriculum. The department welcomes applications from candidates whose research and teaching complement those of department faculty. We further encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Ph.D. expected by the time of appointment.


Assistant Professor in African American Literature and Culture (Williams College)

The Williams College Department of English seeks to appoint a fulltime, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature and culture. In addition to offering courses on African American topics, this professor would be expected to contribute courses reflecting additional scholarly interests. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research in African American literature makes links to adjacent and interdisciplinary fields—especially to Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literature, to other ethnic, post-colonial, and/or diasporic literatures, and to theoretical approaches to film, media, and popular culture. We would welcome courses that support our long-standing commitments to the college’s interdisciplinary programs, which include Africana Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The position begins fall 2016, and we prefer that applicants have the Ph.D. in hand by then. More advanced appointments may be considered, but only in exceptional cases. (more…)

Assistant Professor English American Literature (University of Wisconsin Green Bay)

The department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position. This position will teach a broad array of undergraduate English and Humanities courses at all levels including advanced courses in American literature.
Primary area of specialization is American literature. Applicants with a secondary specialization in early American (pre-1865) literature, general American literature, film studies, screen writing, and editing and publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in digital humanities and new media projects as well as digital pedagogy are also strongly encouraged to apply. (more…)

Assistant Professor (Albany State University)

The individual filling the position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English or American Literature and Composition, with an average teaching load of twelve hours per semester, serve on department and university committees, participate in university functions and perform other duties as assigned.

Training and Experience: Applicants for the position should possess a Doctorate degree in English, American Literature or Rhetoric Composition and university teaching experience. Training or experience in critical theory or literacy is also desirable.

Posting Date: 08-21-2015
Closing Date: (Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled

FTE: 0.75

Special Instructions to Applicants: Screening of applications will begin September 11, 2015 and continue until the position is filled


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.

North-American Literature and the Environment/Eco-Humanities (California State University, East Bay)

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The Almanac of Higher Education’s 2013-14 rankings of four-year public universities recently ranked Cal State East Bay’s student body as the most diverse in the state, and the fifth most diverse in the nation. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master’s degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/



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