Assistant Professor-African American Literature (Wake Forest University)

Wake Forest University’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature. The department is open to candidates working in any historical period from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. We welcome all applicants with a strong grounding in African American literature and race culture. We are especially interested in scholars whose expertise includes cultural theory, sexuality studies, poetics, performance studies, black aesthetics, or literary history.

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Assistant Professor of 19th-century and African American Literature (St. Anselm College)

The Department of English at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2016.  The successful candidate will demonstrate both scholarly and teaching excellence in nineteenth-century American Literature with a particular emphasis in African-American Literature.  Primary teaching responsibilities will include American literature, core courses for the major, Freshman Composition and Humanities, as well as specially developed courses within the instructor’s area(s) of specialty. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential, and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Gary Bouchard, Department Chair via the college website at Three letters of recommendation should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Ms. Denise Reagan, at First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, November 2, 2015.  Candidates should receive their Ph.D. by September 2016 and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research.  Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Assistant Professor of English-Early American (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California)

Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Specialization in early through revolutionary American literature required, with ability to teach Native American/Indigenous literature and/or 17th century English literature highly desired. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher/scholar model. In the English Department the typical teaching assignment is 12 units per quarter with correspondingly reasonable service and research expectations. A significant reduction in course load will occur in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. All tenured and tenure-track faculty teach courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of English (Carthage College)

Carthage College seeks an active teacher-scholar specializing in American literature, with experience in creative writing, for a tenure-track position starting in fall 2016. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by that time. The position involves teaching three courses per semester, as well as January term. Course load will be approximately two-thirds in American literature, including a survey of American literature and upper-level courses of your choice (we welcome subspecialties in early American, 19th century, American modernism, African American literature, or other aspects of American studies), and one-third in creative writing (fiction and creative nonfiction).
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Assistant/Associate-Africana/Black Literature (San Francisco State U)

Department of Africana Studies, Assistant/Associate Professor in Africana/Black Literature (Search #24.15)

Ph.D. in Africana Studies or Literature with a focus on African Americans at time of hire required. Complete job description available at

Application review begins December 7, 2015 and continues until filled.  Submit letter of intent/interest, graduate transcript, verification of degree, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of teaching and research interests and syllabi, three letters of reference to Dr. Serie McDougal, Search Chair via email to with the position title/search# in the subject heading or via mail:  ATTN: (insert position title/search #), Dr. Serie McDougal, Search Chair, Department of Africana Studies – College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, Room E/P 103, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Assistant Professor in nineteenth-century American literature (Skidmore College)

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in nineteenth-century American literature. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. We are particularly interested in candidates with transnational approaches to the American nineteenth century. Additional expertise in cultural studies is desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore’s First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. PH.D. required at time of employment.

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