Wiki for jobs in African American Literature that begin in 2019.

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See also: English Literature 2018-2019

See Ethnic Studies 2018-2019 for interdisciplinary jobs in African American Studies.

See also: Ethnic American Literature 2019


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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Bowie State University (MD) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of English (African American Literature/Black Cultural Studies[edit | edit source]

OPEN DATE:                        May 14, 2019

CLOSING DATE:                June 10, 2019                                         

Responsibilities:  Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshman composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; advises students; conducts research; serves on department, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends. The successful candidate will start work at BSU in August 2019.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in African-American Literature with a focus on Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, or closely related discipline; strong background in film studies and digital humanities is preferred;  minimum of two years of college/university teaching experience; strong peer-reviewed scholarly publication record in area of specialization or strong research potential; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization as well as composition/rhetoric; knowledge of and experience in developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses and academic programs; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service; excellent communication skills; digital information technology skills including Blackboard a must; fluency in other languages is a plus. 

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the mission of Bowie State University, HBCUs, MSIs, and teaching-oriented institutions that includes dedication to advising and mentoring students.

We strongly encourage women and other candidates from minority and under-represented backgrounds to apply. Bowie State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We have a non-discrimination policy that includes race, color, ancestry or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/expression, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or Maryland state law.

Institution: Founded in 1865, Bowie State University (BSU) is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. Following the lead of our new president, Dr. Aminta Breaux, BSU is racing to excellence with increased student enrollment, new academic buildings, a burgeoning Study Abroad program, and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio that has helped it climb the U.S. News World & New Report’s rankings of top 25 HBCUs.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $62,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Application: Qualified applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and an application. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email documents as PDFs to JOBS@bowiestate.edu. Application materials submitted on paper will not be accepted.

To download the BSU Faculty application, go to https://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/bsu-faculty-teaching-application-form-revised-9-14.pdf

University of Missouri-Saint Louis (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in African American studies, to begin in August 2019. The department seeks a scholar-teacher focused on African American literature. In addition to this primary focus, we encourage intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to content and methods, and we welcome commitments to gender studies, queer studies, and transatlantic or global studies. Additional possible areas of expertise may include (but are not limited to): literatures of the African diaspora, ethnic literatures of the Americas, African American rhetorics, new media studies, hip hop studies, and digital humanities.

Candidates should demonstrate evidence of scholarly accomplishment and promise, as well as commitment to teaching that aligns with the University’s mission and core values of access, inclusion, and community engagement. A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Working in UMSL’s English Department and the College of Arts of Sciences

The English Department’s newly launched undergraduate curriculum facilitates innovative teaching and mentoring. We also feature active MA and MFA programs, with courses at all levels in creative writing, literature, composition, rhetoric, and related fields including linguistics, film studies, gender studies, and disability studies. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which supports collaboration in research, teaching, and service. The College offers a range of interdisciplinary programs, including African/African American Studies, American Studies, Latinx Studies, Gender Studies, and Veterans Studies. College faculty also regularly offer courses through the Pierre Laclede Honors College and the Center for International Studies.

Early career and research-intensive faculty typically teach two courses per semester. In the undergraduate major, these might include upper-level classes in African American studies, surveys in American literature, or other courses in the area of specialization. At the graduate level, teaching would include African American literary or cultural studies, and topical courses based on expertise, research interests, and programmatic needs. The optimal candidate would contribute to our existing degree programs and help the department to develop new offerings.

About UMSL and Saint Louis: An urban institution in the heart of a major metropolitan area with an exciting arts, entertainment, and cultural life, and a rich historical background, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL) serves one of the most diverse student populations in the state. As the largest public research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region, UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to dynamic and engaged students, in the classroom and beyond; for instance, Washington Monthly ranked the University as one of “America’s best colleges for student voting.” UMSL is committed to maintaining an inclusive campus community that values and respects all members and achieves educational excellence through actively promoting diversity. We seek a faculty colleague who shares these values in teaching and research.

One of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system, UMSL is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. For further information about UMSL and St. Louis, please see: http://www.umsl.edu/proud/index.html and http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/life/overview.

How to Apply: Applicants should apply online at http://www.umsl.jobs, submitting a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and statement of teaching philosophy, in a single .pdf or Word file. (Applications received from other sources cannot be accepted).

For assured consideration, please submit application materials by 9 January 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. We anticipate semifinal interviews via phone or video conference, and on-campus interviews early in the spring semester. Interested individuals may contact Dr. Benjamin Torbert (torbertb@umsl.edu), search committee chair, with any questions.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Deadline: 9 Jan.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/18 Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection notification received [2/8/19]

Campus interview scheduled: campus interviews weeks of 2/11 and 2/18

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: offer made 3/7

Offer accepted:

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - PRE-MLA Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Baylor University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - African American or Latino/a or Hispanic American Literature - POSITION FILLED[edit | edit source]

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris , and academic strategic plan, Illuminate . As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Rank: Assistant Professor. Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach advanced undergraduate classes and graduate seminars in ethnic American literature as well as lower-level classes in American literature and will also direct the dissertation and thesis research of graduate students. He or she will demonstrate a productive research agenda and maintain a strong publication record while also engaging in service to the department and university.

Required Qualifications: The Department of English seeks a dynamic and creative scholar specializing either in African American literature or in Latino/a or Hispanic American literature. Candidates should have a strong research agenda and be an effective teacher, with the Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/01/2018. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2018.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please apply with letter of application and CV, transcripts, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. Offical transcripts will be required if applicants move forward in the interview process.

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Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018

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California State University San Bernardino  -  TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (with open disciplinary concentration)[edit | edit source]

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Ethnic Studies. We seek a colleague whose work is comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary. Preferred areas of teaching and research include expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and/or Native American Studies.The tenure home will be within an existing SBS department or the School of Social Work, therefore candidates must have formal graduate training and evidence of research and teaching that aligns with one of SBS' nine academic disciplines. We seek a visionary colleague who will assist in developing the future of Ethnic Studies at CSUSB, and a colleague interested in furthering our university's commitment to creating an intellectual space for people of color. Candidates will be expected to work with student groups and engage with the broader community through programming, service learning, social justice initiatives, and/or other methods, such as community -based research. The candidate will be required to teach core courses in support of our existing Ethnic Studies minor degree program, and they may be scheduled to teach courses in the school or department that serves as their tenure home. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. 

Faculty are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) teaching and learning excellence; b) student access, retention, and success; c) excellence in research and creative activities; d) service to the campus and the broader community. Minimum Qualifications 1) Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a discipline currently represented in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences from an accredited institution (or equivalent), 2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level, 3) Evidence of commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment, 4) Evidence of active research agenda likely to result in published work and/or external funding.

Required Documents: 1) a cover letter, including three individuals who agree to submit letters of reference if the candidate is advanced to the final pool; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, and 4) a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). To apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2256309

Formal review of applications will begin 11/15/18 and continue until the position is filled. 

Deadline: 15 Nov. 2018 (review begins)

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Coe College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - African American Literature - SEARCH SUSPENDED[edit | edit source]

Note: This position has been updated. This position is part of the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

The English Department at Coe College seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can extend our department’s support for global and interdisciplinary study and contribute to efforts to foster inclusion and access for underrepresented groups. Secondary interests in such areas as literature of the African diaspora, Caribbean literature, comparative race studies, ethnic American literatures, or postcolonial literature are especially welcome.

The successful candidate will design and teach courses ranging from introductory literature courses and first-year seminars to upper-level courses and seminars. In addition, there are opportunities to work collaboratively to shape Coe’s program in African American Studies and to teach in other interdisciplinary programs.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 2019 and evidence of strong undergraduate teaching.

To be assured of consideration, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of how the candidate fits the criteria of the ACM/CIC Mellon Faculty Fellows Program to apply.interfolio.com/54129 by November 1, 2018.

Please note: The Mellon Faculty Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while also encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talents and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.


Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 267,000 residents in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Job Announcement

Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018

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  • Received notice the search has been suspended (12/10) X 2

Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Cornell University Department of English invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African American Literature to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates may specialize in any period(s) of African American literature, including 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Related areas of research may include but are not limited to the following: African diasporic literature, Afro-Latino literature, Black/Africana Studies, Black feminism, comparative ethnic literatures, creative writing, critical race theory, Global South studies, performance and media studies, queer studies. Campus visits with job talks may take place as early as November 2018. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11651.

Deadline: October 12, 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

AcademicJobsOnline

Deadline: 12 Oct. 2018

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview): 11/27

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  • Has anyone heard anything? They were anticipating campus visits "as early as November" (14. Nov).
  • I was thinking the same thing! Not a peep from this quarter... (14. Nov.)
  • Heard from folks that are currently there that campus visits have already been offered and candidates are coming over the next few weeks (11/14)
  • Thanks for this; super helpful, if disappointing.

Georgetown University (DC) - TT Asst Professor - African American Literature and Culture - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Expertise in the literature, history, and legacy of enslavement especially welcome. Possible emphases include: Critical Race Studies; migration and diaspora; urban studies; queer studies; gender studies; Black feminism; digital and/or public humanities; Black popular culture.

Candidates should expect to pursue an active research agenda, to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their field, and to contribute through service to the life of the University. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 2019. Please apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/54143. Intitial applications consisting of a cover letter and cv due by 22 October 2018.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54143

Deadline: 22 Oct 2018

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom (12/6)

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Georgia Southern University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature- GOOGLE HANGOUT INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American Literature. The position is located on the Armstrong campus in Savannah, GA., although there may be teaching responsibilities on other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses: the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Literature Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in English. The faculty member hired in this position will join a department that is committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, and collaborative service to the University and community.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of the Literature Department, the assistant professor will teach three courses per semester (with the occasional possibility of reassigned time for research), including upper-division English classes, cross-listed graduate courses, and literature classes offered in the core curriculum. Opportunities to teach interdisciplinary courses in areas such as Africana Studies or Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies may also arise. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and publish peer-reviewed scholarship. Service to the department and University is also required. The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in English, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019; Evidence of effective teaching; Evidence of an active research agenda in African American Literature; Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Screening of applications begins November 16, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Karen Hollinger, Search Chair, Search #67616
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: literature@georgiasouthern.edu

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/literature. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received: 11/26 (x2)

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Drake University (IA) - Assistant Professor of English/Diversity Fellow (TT Possible) - African American Poetics[edit | edit source]

Drake University’s English Department seeks an outstanding teacher and poet to join Drake’s Diversity Fellows program, which provides career mentorship and development opportunities for a small cohort of early-career faculty from historically underrepresented groups. (See https://www.drake.edu/acad/equityinclusion/diversityfellowshipprogram/ for more information.) The program begins August 2019 and fellowships are renewable for up to 3 years. Positions may be converted to tenure-track pending budgetary and performance review; credit toward tenure may be granted for teaching, scholarship, creative work, and service conducted by fellows during their appointment. We seek candidates specializing in African-American poetics to teach courses in reading, writing, creating, and performing poetry, including performance, slam, and spoken-word. Candidates experienced in building and sustaining community partnerships; producing performances and exhibitions; and/or teaching courses in text-based poetry are especially welcome. Course load: 2 courses per semester, including a First-Year Seminar in fall. Required: Relevant teaching experience, including in the teaching of composition, and commitment to ongoing creative work. ABD candidates, MFAs, or Ph.D.s are eligible to apply. Drake University is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). Applications are due October 15; review begins immediately after deadline. To apply, go to https://drake.HireTouch.com. Select desired position and follow instructions to apply and upload CV and cover letter. (Cover letter should include response to this question: “What are your approaches to fostering diversity/inclusion in your classes and in your advising/mentoring activities?”) Questions may be directed to the search chair at megan.brown@drake.edu, and Drake’s HR page, http://www.drake.edu/hr/, provides information on work environment, employee benefits, faculty development, and the Greater Des Moines area.

MLA JIL 9/10/18

Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018

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Indiana University (IN) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Afro-Latinx Studies[edit | edit source]

The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenured associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor position in Afro-Latinx Studies. This will be a joint appointment, with teaching responsibilities split evenly between the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) and Latino Studies (LATS), which is housed in the Program of Race, Migration and Indigeneity (RMI). The candidate’s tenure home will be in AAADS.

Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, and other forms of identity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics such as Afro-Latino/a/x and Afro-Indigenous communities; urban policy; health inequities; social movements; immigration and citizenship; intersectional feminism(s), sexuality, and representation of people of color in media, music, literature, religion, and art. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work transcends direct comparisons between the experiences of distinct ethnic or racial groups and focuses instead on how multiple forms of personal identity can intersect to shape new patterns of social, cultural, and political change, as well as a new understanding of the past.

Indiana University and the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. The successful candidate should be pursuing a program of original research resulting in publications in books and academic journals; have experience in graduate and undergraduate instruction and a strong interest in mentoring student research; and a commitment to program, department, college, and university service appropriate with rank.

Established in 1970, AAADS is one of only seventeen doctoral-degree granting institutions in that discipline in the country, and its mission is focused on understanding the lived experience of African Americans in the United States and their relationships with diaspora communities from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Latino Studies, founded in 1999, is grounded in interdisciplinary research and teaching. By joining RMI in 2018, it has begun building closer ties with other IU departments and programs devoted to the study of race and ethnicity (African-American, Asian American, and Native American studies) and with core disciplines and interdisciplinary units in the arts, humanities and sciences. RMI is a pioneering multi-disciplinary unit that investigates the complex social dynamics of race, ethnicity, human movement, and power relationships. The primary geographical focus of RMI is in the United States, but extends to transnational and diasporic scholarship as well. A successful applicant will have the rare opportunity to help build a new program focused on the meanings of intersectionality, while also making significant contributions to the research, teaching, and service missions of both AAADS and Latinx Studies.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand before the beginning of classes in August 2019.

Interested candidates should submit application materials online to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6546. This position starts in Fall 2019. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1. Questions should be directed to Dean Michael McGinnis, Search Committee Chair (RMI@indiana.edu).

Deadline: Oct. 1

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Lake Forest College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Lake Forest College seeks to fill a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor specializing in African-American literature. This position carries a 3-3 load of undergraduate courses, to include 19th- and 20th/21st- c. African-American literature survey courses, other specialized courses in African-American literature, College Writing, Introduction to Literary Studies, and possibly a first-year studies seminar. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English with a specialization in African-American literature and will be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a twenty-page sample of their scholarship by November 15th, 2018. Reference letters must be submitted by the referring parties and not come directly from the candidate. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the upcoming MLA Conference. All material should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carla Arnell at englishsearch@lakeforest.edu.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/54369

MLA JIL 9/10/18

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview): Rejection letter received in the MAIL, 12/11. Wow, anyone hear back about MLA interviews? (12/11) 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interviews have been scheduled

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Campus interview scheduled: (1/17/19) Any word on campus visits after MLA interviews?  

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Marquette University (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of English - African Continental and Diasporic Literatures[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Marquette University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in African continental and diasporic literatures after 1900. Additional expertise in gender and sexuality studies, African American literature, and/or peace studies is preferred. The department consists of 24 full-time, research-active faculty and offers BA, MA and PhD degrees. Early career and research-intensive faculty teach two courses per semester. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required, as is evidence of scholarly activity and potential and a strong commitment to service. Candidates should have earned the PhD by 8/12/2019.

Marquette is a Jesuit, Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and equity for all individuals. The department actively encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and seeks candidates who respect the University's mission: http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.php

The application deadline is October 28, 2018, and first-round interviews will be conducted by Skype. Applications must be submitted via the Marquette University employment website: http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/10359. Required are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

Deadline: Oct. 28

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Monmouth University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor, African American and/or Latinx Literature -- PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in African American and/or Latinx Literature. This position is for the 2019-2020 academic year and is tenure-track.

The candidate would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester (12 credits with a 3-credit course load reduction), including African American and/or Latinx literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels; undergraduate courses in literature, including general education surveys, and composition; serve on departmental and University committees; maintain disciplinary currency; advise students, and provide career mentoring.

The Department of English at Monmouth offers a vibrant environment for its faculty and students. We have undergraduate concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing, and MA concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Writing. There are opportunities for faculty travel, professional development workshops, and grants for works in progress.

For additional information about the department, please go to: http://www.monmouth.edu/english.aspx

Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 3

Other Requirements: Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in African American and/or Latinx literatures. Three years of college/university teaching experience. Must show evidence of excellence in teaching and publication in the area of the candidate’s specialty.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 09/06/2018. Closing Date: 10/31/2018.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone (12/5)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one? (11/25
  • Still nothing on campus visits? Anyone? 
  • nothing as of 02/06/19 since the phone interview
  • Anyone get an invite to a campus visit yet? (2/21)

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of African American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African American literature, to begin fall 2019. The applicant’s research may emphasize any historical period and any literary mode (including but not limited to fiction, poetry, or drama). Candidates whose projects forge generative links across periods or genres are warmly encouraged. Ideally, the candidate’s engagement with African American cultural production will complement our existing strengths in U.S. ethnic literatures. Investments in transatlantic or diasporic studies, environmental humanities, or the global circulation of literary texts are also especially welcome.

For the initial application, please submit a letter, CV, dissertation abstract, writing sample of 20-25 pages, and three letters of recommendation to http://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job_openings.html. Application materials are due by October 21, 2018.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

MLA JIL 9/10/18

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/5 x2

  • anyone else get a rejection? I haven't, but sometimes these are staggered. Fingers crossed...
  • Surprisingly kind form letter?  x2 <Yes, very kind

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/9, email indicated that campus visits have been scheduled.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news here? (11/25)
  • Has anything been scheduled? I haven't recieved a rejection either. (12/13)

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Open Rank Faculty Position in Critical/Comparative Ethnic Studies (joint appt. in English / Af-Am Studies) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Departments of English and African American Studies invite applications for a tenure-line, jointly appointed position to begin August 2019. This is an open-rank search that is part of a cluster hire within the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State (http://la.psu.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/faculty). Applicants will have a Ph.D. (must be completed by time of appointment) in a relevant discipline or field of critical/comparative ethnic studies in the long 19th century and a strong research and teaching portfolio, with diasporic approaches welcome. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Information about the department can be found at http://english.la.psu.edu. Interested candidates must submit an online application, and should include as attachments a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, and your current curriculum vita. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Karen Davis directly at kmd16@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Aldon Nielsen, Search Committee Chair, at aln10@psu.edu. Initial interviews will be conducted electronically, followed by in-person interviews at the MLA conference.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/83070

Deadline: Oct. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): video interview request (11/12); MLA request, as per Ethnic American Literature page (11/30).

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Paterno Family Professor of English (African American Literature or African American Rhetoric)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, invites applications for the Paterno Family Professor of English to begin August 2019. We seek distinguished senior scholars specializing in African American Literature or African American Rhetoric fields with longstanding interests in issues of power, ethics, and justice. The position includes a teaching load of three courses per year and generous research funds. Information about the department can be found at http://english.la.psu.edu. Interested candidates must submit an online application, and should include as attachments a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, and your current curriculum vita. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Karen Davis directly at kmd16@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Keith Gilyard, Search Committee Chair, at rkg3@psu.edu.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/83068

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rhodes College (TN) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of African American Literature - MLA INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department and Africana Studies Program at Rhodes College seek to hire a specialist in African American Literature for a tenure-track position at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will offer courses in the English Department and the Africana Studies Program, including Introduction to Africana Studies. Teaching load is 3/2. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and conducting research in a liberal arts environment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English and/or African American/Africana Studies, with a specialty in African American Literature, clear evidence of teaching excellence, and a strong record of and potential for continued publication.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a separate statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. For additional information contact:

Professor Leslie Petty, Chair pettyL@rhodes.edu

Review of completed applications will begin November 2 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/27 (writing sample)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (12/6)

2nd Interview scheduled: MLA Interviews scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone been invited for a campus visit?

Rutgers University (NJ) - Open Rank Professor - African American Literature - JOB TALK STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is pleased to invite applications for an open rank position (at the rank of advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in African American Literature.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the Department and University, including the regular teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Education and Experience: Ph.D. in English or a closely related field and a strong record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication suitable for a tenured appointment required.

Interests and expertise in periods before 1960 are preferred.

Posting Open Date: 06/14/2018

Posting Close Date: 07/01/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressed to Professor Carter Mathes, Search Committee Chair, along with a current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referee. Review of applications will begin September 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

Online App. Form: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/68461

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Sept. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: The department's online calendar shows job talks scheduled for October and November.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Literary/Cultural Studies - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETED[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Black Literary/Cultural Studies. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests in American, African, Afro-Latinx, transatlantic, or black diasporic materials. We welcome but do not require candidates in research areas that complement existing areas of strength on our campus, including environmental humanities, popular cultures, media studies, digital humanities, performance studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Historical period open. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English or an equivalent field and demonstrate potential for excellence as a scholar-teacher, including successful teaching experience, currency within the candidate's field, and/or publication of scholarly research. The normal teaching load is 3/3, including undergraduate courses as well as literature seminars serving our large and distinguished MA and MFA programs.

For more information about the Department of English and Comparative Literature, please visit our website: literature.sdsu.edu. For more information about SDSU, please visit sdsu.edu.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/52698. To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by October 26, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): requested 11/29, Skype 12/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: any news here? 

  • Nothing here! (2/20)
  • Campus visit 1/30

Rejection (after campus interview): 

Offer made: 2/28/2019

Offer accepted: 3/12/2019

NOTES:

Slippery Rock University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - American and African-American Lit and Culture[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of English—American Literature with focus on African-American Literature and Culture, Tenure-Track, Fall 2019

Slippery Rock University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature with a focus on African-American Literature and Culture at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2019 to support the department’s two B.A. degrees: Language and Literature as well as Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies. While we seek strong grounding in African-American Literature and Culture, we are a teaching institution and our students could also benefit from supplemental areas of expertise in additional minority literatures, literary theory, and/or film. Assigned workload is four classes per semester. Teaching excellence is required for courses in composition and introductory literature, which are essential components of the teaching load of all faculty in the Department. May include instructional opportunity in the department’s M.A. program. Excellent salary and benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or American Studies required, with substantive specialization in African-American literature and culture, demonstrated through at least two of three areas: graduate coursework, teaching experience, or scholarship and/or dissertation focus. Successful applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service excellence, as well as a commitment to teaching diverse populations. Successful performance in an on-campus interview and teaching demonstration required. Application materials should offer evidence of successful strategies and/or experience in engaging students beyond the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications: College-level teaching experience. Expertise in literary theory.

Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application, but official transcripts are also acceptable). Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Transcripts may be uploaded using the online system or submitted to the search chair at the address below. Dr. Mark O’Connor Search Committee Chair Department of English Spotts World Cultures Building Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, PA 16057 The names and full contact information (email address, phone number(s), and professional affiliation at minimum) of at least three professional references are also required. This information will be collected as part of the online application. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 16, 2018.

Apply at: https://careers.sru.edu/postings/5258

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/16 Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 02/28

Offer accepted: 03/05

NOTES:

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/Art (incl. Film)[edit | edit source]

DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN MULTICULTURAL STUDIES

(Tenure-Track) Assistant or Associate Professor Areas: Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/Art Starting Fall 2019

Refer to #104668 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

We seek qualified candidates whose work broadly focuses on Black/African American Studies and visual culture/art, with preference given to candidates with expertise in digital humanities and/or culture. Candidates may focus on the intersection of Black/African American history or culture with any of the following: music, dance, film, visual art, digital media. Areas of expertise relevant to Black/African American Studies and digital humanities/culture may include (but are not limited to): digital identities and representation, social media, digital literacy and ethics, gaming, digital methodologies.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach AMCS courses, maintain scholarly activities, advise AMCS students, and participate in department, school, and university-wide committees and other service activities. Applicants should expect to teach lower-division and upper-division AMCS courses to advanced majors as well as students meeting general education requirements. Applicants may also co-teach in year-long learning communities. 12-units per semester is the standard teaching load; however, this teaching load is reduced by two courses per academic year during the first two years of a tenure-track faculty member's probationary period.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a PhD in Black/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, Sociology, History, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies or other related field by the time of appointment.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary and service credit, and rank depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The salary for Assistant Professor is $75,212. The salary for Associate Professor is $84,600.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.

Please submit: Required

Application letter that includes; Research interests, Teaching Philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community.
Curriculum vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references to be contacted by the committee members

Additional Required Documents- Email this writing sample as a Word or PDF attachment to amcssearch@sonoma.edu

Article or chapter length writing sample

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Christina Baker: Christina.baker@sonoma.edu (707) 664-2928

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. #104668 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by October 7, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Deadline: Oct. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

SUNY New Paltz (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Black Studies - African American and/or African Diasporic Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of Black Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Black Studies with a specialization in African American and/or African Diasporic Literature from any period. Appointment begins in fall 2019. The primary responsibility will be to teach courses within the Department of Black Studies humanities core, including courses such as, Survey of Black American Literature, Rap & Spoken Word, Black Poetry & Drama, Black & Latinx Literature, as well as contribute to teaching required courses such as Introduction to Black Studies and Senior Seminar. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong scholarly agenda, to advise students, and to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.

Qualifications:

Required: Ph.D. in Black Studies, English/Literature or another relevant field. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.

Preferred: Post-secondary teaching experience is highly desired. Experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds is highly desired.

Contact Information: Electronic submission required. Candidates will be required to submit letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, a summary of student evaluation or other evidence of excellence in teaching, and contact information for three professional references. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. To apply, please visit https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/ Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257‐3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled, priority given to those received by 11/ 14/18.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/4

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: They did their campus interviews in February but haven't notified the candidates about thier decision. Did anyone get an offer? (4/19/19)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone been invited for a preliminary interview?
  • yes on Dec 26

Tennessee State University (TN) - Asst. Professor - African-American and/or African Diasporic Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department is seeking a candidate with a specialization in African-American and/or African Diasporic Literature. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching general education with the possibility of upper division courses. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty must meet University requirements for scholarship and service which include advisement of students.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience PhD in English or related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants You will be required to provide names and contact information for three references during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided.

The letters should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting.

Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check as mandated by Tennessee State University.

Official transcripts for positions which require a post-secondary undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or certification must be presented upon hire.

An unofficial transcript may be attached in the "Transcript" section.

Requisition Number: 3260

Benefits: Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, flexible benefits plans and more.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.tnstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55957

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 9/13/18)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone interview (2/2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on this? (12/12)

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - African American Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The English Department at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a faculty position in African American literature, culture, theory. The appointment, to begin August 2019, will be made at the rank of assistant (tenure-track) or associate professor. Strong scholarship and commitment to teaching are expected. PhD required. Standard duties for academic-year (10-month) faculty include teaching two courses per semester (including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars), advising and mentoring graduate students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department and University.

For more information about the Department of English, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/english.html.

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications PhD in hand by time of appointment. A record of scholarship and teaching appropriate to rank.

Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must attach a CV, Cover Letter, and an Article-length Writing Sample.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

Is a background check required for this posting? No

Contact's Name: Carrie Tirado Bramen

Contact's Title: Professor of English

Contact's Email: bramen@buffalo.edu

Contact's Phone: (716) 645-5200

Deadline for Applicants: 10/29/2018

Appointment Term: Term

FTE: 1.00

Employer: State

Date to be filled: 08/22/2019

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Reference Cutoff Date: 11/09/2018

Instructions to Applicant By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Online App. Form: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/14646

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


  • Anyone hear anything? 
  • Nothing here. It seems late. Anyone else? (12/15). Nothing here (12/18)
  • Heard from a friend at UB that another friend received request for campus visit, so pick what you will from this grapevine (found out late nov. Current date dec. 18th)

University of California Riverside (CA) - Associate/Full Professor African American/ Black Studies (Tenured)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a position in African American/Black Studies: at the level of Associate or Full Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

We welcome applications from scholars engaged in any aspect of the full diversity of research subjects and approaches to African American and Black diasporic studies. Our department currently has research depth in black visual culture and rhetoric. We have a particular need for a scholar specializing in African American literature, and also recognize the potential for these hires to complement our department’s existing research strengths in a variety of fields, which include (but not limited to) critical theory, post-colonial studies, indigenous studies, queer studies, speculative fiction, and poetry. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. We seek scholars whose work will create the richest connections across the department and campus.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of publication and teaching excellence or exhibit the potential for research and teaching excellence. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field and a record consistent with tenure at a research university. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

We encourage applicants to visit our departmental website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our faculty: http://www.english.ucr.edu

Application Procedure: Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three to five references, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, a statement of research and teaching, and a writing sample. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's online applications system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01018

Review of applications will begin December 14, 2018 and may continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 14, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions, Inquiries and Letters should be addressed to: Katherine Kinney, Search Committee Chair: Katherine.kinney@ucr.edu or David Lloyd, Department Chair: david.lloyd@ucr.edu

MLA JIL 10/12/18

Deadline: Dec. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant Professor African American/ Black Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a position in African American/Black Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019.

We welcome applications from scholars engaged in any aspect of the full diversity of research subjects and approaches to African American and Black diaspora studies. Our department currently has research depth in black visual culture and rhetoric. We have a particular need for a scholar specializing in African American literature, and also recognize the potential for these hires to complement our department’s existing research strengths in a variety of fields, which include (but not limited to) critical theory, post-colonial studies, indigenous studies, queer studies, speculative fiction, and poetry. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. We seek scholars whose work will create the richest connections across the department and campus.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of publication and teaching excellence or exhibit the potential for research and teaching excellence. Applicants may be ABD at the time of application and must have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a related field at time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

We encourage applicants to visit our departmental website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our faculty: http://www.english.ucr.edu

Application Procedure: Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, a statement of research and teaching, a writing sample and a minimum of three recommendation letters. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's online applications system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01017

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).

Review of applications will begin December 14, 2018 and may continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 14, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions, Inquiries and Letters should be addressed to: Katherine Kinney, Search Committee Chair: Katherine.kinney@ucr.edu or David Lloyd, Department Chair: david.lloyd@ucr.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MLA JIL 10/12/18

Deadline: Dec. 14

Acknowledgment received: 1/4

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

• [01/18] any news since the acknowledgment/search update email?

• nothing here (1/18)

  • anything? (01/24)
  • nothing either way here. suppose no news is bad news? (1/25)

University of Georgia (GA) - Endowed Chair in 20th- and 21st-Century African American Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Georgia invites applications from specialists in late 20th- and 21st-Century African American Literature for the Sterling-Goodman Professorship, to begin on August 1, 2019. We are interested in candidates at the level of Full Professor, who possess a doctorate in English or related fields. Advanced Associate Professors with immediate prospects for promotion to Full Professor are also encouraged to apply. To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

As an endowed chair, the Sterling–Goodman Professor receives an annual research and travel budget and teaches three courses during the academic year. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Applications may be filed online at UGA Jobs: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32174 The closing date for applications is November 5, 2018. The search committee chair is Dr. Barbara McCaskill: bmccaski@uga.edu.

MLA JIL 10/5/18

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC) - TT Assistant Professor Of African American Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in a African American literature, to begin August 1, 2019. We welcome applicants who conduct research in any area; preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African American literature and pre-1900 American literature survey courses. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence as a scholar-teacher, and teaching experience and publication of scholarly research are desirable. The successful candidate will teach students enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Competitive salary and 2/2 teaching load. Interested applicants must hold or anticipate receiving the PhD in English or an equivalent field by August 1, 2019. Applications preferred by October 19, 2018 and deadline for all applications is November 27, 2018.

Our growing and professionally active department of 26 tenured and tenure-track faculty has flourishing graduate programs, including the PhD. Regularly ranked highly in national surveys of the best places to live, the city of Greensboro offers an affordable, high quality of life, with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities. UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), with an undergraduate student body consisting of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the English Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is especially proud of its diverse student body, and we seek an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Affiliations with the African American and African Diaspora Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies programs will be encouraged and supported. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. Consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, UNCG is an EEO/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu, click on “Faculty,” and select position #001514.

More information may be obtained from Professor Karen L. Kilcup, Chair of the African American Literature Search Committee (klkilcup@uncg.edu).

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (11/20)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/17 (rejection email indicated campus visits have been scheduled)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did anyone get a sense of their timeline for campus visits after the Skype interviews? (12/15)

University of North Texas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The University of North Texas English Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African American literature and culture, to begin August 2019. We welcome applicants in all periods of African American studies as well as those who approach the field from global and/or interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek a dedicated scholar and innovative educator eager to work with a highly diverse student body. The normal teaching load for tenure-system faculty is 2/2, consisting primarily of upper-division and graduate courses, and the department offers a competitive salary and considerable support for research and travel.

A dynamic, growing institution of about 37,000 students in the culturally and economically vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth area, UNT is a Tier One public research university.

University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, African American Studies, or a closely related field; relevant teaching experience; and an active program of scholarly research

Area of Specialty: African American Literature and Culture

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Closing Date: Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2018

Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita; Cover Letter; Example of Professional Writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For best consideration, please apply by 11/1/18; include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of 15-25 pages. Also provide 3 letters of reference to Prof. Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Interim Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX, 76203-5017.

Online App. Form: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184402

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (11/30)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone been offered a campus visit post Skype interview? (12/15)
  • Nothing here. I think they wanted to make calls this weekend, tho. Anyone get a campus visit? 12/16

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Open Rank Position in Africana Literature or African American Politics - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies, housed in College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is beginning a multi-year period of expansion and renewal. As part of the growth of this progressive unit, applications are being solicited for an Advanced Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor in Africana Literature or African American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates who approach these areas from a transnational and/or comparative Diaspora perspective. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit SoonerWay.ou.edu for more information.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication.

Application Instructions: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. The appointment begins in August 2019. Review of applications begins November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Karlos K. Hill, Search Committee Chair. To apply, all materials (cover letter, vita, description of research area(s), contact information, and three letters of reference) should be submitted online at the University of Oklahoma’s ByCommittee website (http://apply.interfolio.com/55228).

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview 12/3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of South Carolina (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Lit. and Culture[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Language and Literature (https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/english_language_and_literature/) and the African American Studies Program (https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/african_american_studies/index.php) at the University of South Carolina (http://sc.edu) invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in African American Literature and Culture. Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the discipline of African American Studies and the study of African American literatures and cultures. These methodologies might include (but are not limited to) critical race, feminist, queer, postcolonial, psychoanalytic, rhetorical, and/or materialist approaches. We welcome applications from qualified candidates working in any genre or period. Regardless of specialization, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate African American Studies curriculum as well as contribute to major and graduate courses in his/her research area.

Required Education and Experience: A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment (August 16, 2019).

Desired Start Date: 08/16/2019

Job Open Date: 08/30/2018. Job Close Date: 10/29/2018.

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Candidates should be prepared to upload a full CV, letter of interest, writing sample, a list of three references with contact information, and provide complete reference information on the application.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than Oct. 29, 2018.

Inquiries about the search may be directed to the search committee chair Qiana Whitted at whittedq@mailbox.sc.edu.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/39790

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything? I've heard nothing (1/17/19).
  • 2/21: Anyone heard anything by now?
  • 2/21: Yes, they've already started extending offers.

University of Southern Indiana (IN) - TT Asst. Professor -African American and Ethnic American Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English (African-American and Ethnic American Literature) to begin in August 2019. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship include early American literature (before 1865), multi-ethnic literatures of the US, and critical race theory. Candidates who make connections in their research and/or teaching between African American and Black Atlantic or African diasporic literatures are also desirable. The successful candidate will join a collegial department of twenty-five full-time faculty. The English major includes emphases in literature, professional and technical writing, and English teaching and literature. Opportunities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarly work, and departmental service. The successful candidate will teach rhetoric and composition classes and will also be invited to revise existing courses, develop new courses, and collaborate with other programs to develop curricula related to diversity and African-American studies. Ph.D. in English (or closely related field, such as American Studies) and experience teaching English at the college level are required. ABD candidates considered if degree will be completed by hire date.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit http://www.usi.edu/jobs

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

Chronicle (posted Oct. 24)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  Has anyone heard back about this position (1/16/19)?

reply: the position is updated under Ethnic American as first round interviews conducted in December. no updates since then.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/29 I know someone who receievd an invitation last week

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature - OFFER MADE [edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African American Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Applications are welcome from scholars who work on any period of Black literatures of the United States (or territories that became the United States). We are especially interested in candidates who make connections in their research and/or teaching between African American and Black Atlantic or African diasporic literatures; and/or between African American Literary Studies and Black Studies, Global South Studies, Queer Studies, Black Feminist and Women’s Studies, Black Theatre and Performance Studies and/or work on Black-Indigenous solidarities. Candidates with strong ties to the communities whose literatures they study and/or a commitment to research and teaching grounded in antiracism, feminism, Indigenization, LGBTQ+ inclusivity, and social justice are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in literature or a closely related field by the time of appointment or soon thereafter. Excellence in teaching and research is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths . The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must demonstrate research excellence through a record of scholarly accomplishment including publications with highly ranked academic journals and presses and/or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, and other evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a submitted research statement, presentations at major conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Faculty of Arts and Science). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama, the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, and the University of Toronto, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/, http://www.english.utoronto.ca/, and www.utoronto.ca

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out our commitment to these values. Candidates for jobs at UTM are asked to submit a one to two page statement about their contributions to equity and diversity in the communities to which they belong, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on marginalized literatures; the development of inclusive pedagogies; or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply

Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format: 1. letter, CV, research statement, statement on contributions to equity and diversity, teaching dossier; 2. writing sample.

Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee--on official letterhead, signed and scanned--by email to edassist.utm@utoronto.ca

All application materials including letters of reference are due by 5 November, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Quicklink for Posting: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804117&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): December 10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Utah (UT) - TT Assistant Professor in African American Literature and Culture - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

Proposed Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: 00089 - English

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Track: Tenure Track

New Position to Begin: 7/1/2019

Details The English Department at the University of Utah invites applications for a position in African American literature and culture at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019; expertise in complementary fields is welcome. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to developing relationships between the University and the larger community.

Please submit an application letter, CV, writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation by 15 October.

Online App. Form: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/81255

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x 3 (12/09) — Pretty classy, actually. Mentioned specifics about my research. (12/11) - generic email 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview 11/31

  • Were MLA interviews scheduled after skype interviews? Why was MLA interviews added to header?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates here? (11/25) I haven't heard anything (12/6)
  • It looks like some rejections went out already, but I haven't heard anything, either way? That seems unusual but maybe some folks have gotten interview invites? Not sure how to read this one. (12/10) same here. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Assistant Professor in Afro-American Studies-Cohort Hire (incl. Literary Studies)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Afro-American Studies is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Afro-American Studies-Cohort Hire (PVL# 95966). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment in either Literary Studies with a specialization in late 20th century and/or 21st century African American Literature or in Social Sciences (Sociology or Psychology preferred field, specialization open). Candidates who have a particular interest in gender studies and/or relations between people of color will be especially desirable. The candidate will join an incoming cohort of interdisciplinary faculty hired under the auspices of the Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity Studies cluster in African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; and Chican@&Latin@ Studies. Faculty should have an interest in cooperating with the cohort.

Responsibilities include: teaching introductory survey courses and advanced courses related to the area of specialization; conducting scholarly research; and performing University and community service as appropriate. Candidates in African American Literature will be expected to work with students in the “Bridge” program which enables students to enter the Ph.D. program in English after they complete their M.A. in Afro-American Studies. The candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 15, 2018; however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. For more information about the position, including required application materials, go to: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499209/assistant-professor-in-afroamerican-studies-cohort-hire

MLA JIL 10/12/18

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news? (12/21); nothing here (12/22) Any news yet? (1/9) As of 1/17/19 I've heard nothing.

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - African American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean.

We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice, or science and medicine.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of undergraduate advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses.

Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant or Associate Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) research statement, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Apply at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6454

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 until the positions are filled. Please contact Amy Bello (abello@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Deadline: Oct. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • Q: When were Skype interviews scheduled?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Western Washington University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Diasporic Literature - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETED[edit | edit source]

About the University: Western Washington University, with almost 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 82,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department: The department has 31 tenure-line faculty members and offers B.A. programs in Literature and Creative Writing with or without a secondary teaching endorsement, an M.A. program in English Studies, and an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing.  The department also offers minors in Film Studies, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, as well as courses that provide training in composition/rhetoric, professional and technical writing, editing and publishing, and teacher preparation.  To learn more about the Department of English visit https://chss.wwu.edu/english.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the English Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position: Standard quarter system teaching assignment (currently 2-2-2), with specialty courses at the undergraduate and M.A./M.F.A. levels; general education courses and other courses depending on the candidate's interests and departmental needs; exemplary teaching, including fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students; a rigorous program of scholarly activity; service to the department through a range of activities including advising and contributions to the development of programs and curricula.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in English or a related field by September 1, 2019
  • Strong scholarly and pedagogical expertise in Black Diasporic Literature
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields
  • Ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secondary area of expertise (for instance in critical and cultural theory; critical race studies; gender and sexuality studies; childhood studies; disability studies; colonization/empire studies; transatlantic or hemispheric studies; studies of the digital humanities; and/or other literacies)

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit:  United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts are required. Three confidential letters of recommendation are required and will be requested of your referees by our online application system.  The materials should clearly evidence how the applicant's experience (academic or non-academic) has prepared them to effectively teach Western's increasingly diverse student body. Screening interviews will take place via videoconference in early winter.  To receive priority consideration for a screening interview, applications should be received by November 2, 2018, when application review begins.  Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus.

Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 2, 2018; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Online application form: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496098

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/19 via email

Rejection (no interview): 11/19 rejection email x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/12

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/11-12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/26/2019 (not accepted)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Winthrop University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Winthrop University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach in our B.A. and M.A. programs. Specialization should be in African-American Literature. Candidates with secondary specializations in gender and sexuality studies, contemporary literature, or diaspora and/or postcolonial studies are particularly welcomed. This individual must have a strong teaching record as well as a promising research agenda. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate courses; all members of the Department contribute to Winthrop's innovative general education core, which includes courses in Composition; The Human Experience; and Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing.

Major Responsibilities: Teach the equivalent of four courses each semester, including courses in the general education core as well as upper-division courses and graduate courses in African American literature; Develop curriculum, new courses, and topics classes for our B.A. and M.A. programs; Collaborate with our interdisciplinary African American Studies Program to develop courses and programming; Pursue productive research in the discipline and promote undergraduate and graduate research; Engage with students from diverse backgrounds; advise and mentor English majors; Participate in professional service activities for the department, college, and university; Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment: This position requires contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate should be able to work with the outside community as needed.

Employment Conditions: A nine-month, full-time tenure-track appointment with faculty rank. Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications.

Position Availability: August 16, 2019

Qualifications: Ph.D.* in English with specialization in African American Literature; Evidence of excellence in the area of Student Intellectual Development, including superior teaching skills and commitment to student learning; Evidence in the area of Scholarly Activity, including an ongoing program of research and publication; Evidence in the area of Professional Stewardship, including engagement with the discipline, profession, campus, and community; Ability to collaborate with other programs and disciplines.

ABDs may be considered for appointment in a non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor if all degree requirements are not completed by the expected start date of August 16, 2019.

Application Instructions: Review of applicants will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/hr/.

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Deadline: Oct. 29

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Framingham State University (MA) - Full-Time Temporary Assistant Professor in African-American Literature (Spring 2019)[edit | edit source]

Full-Time Temporary Assistant Professor in African-American Literature

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a one-semester full-time position to teach African-American literature and first-year writing during the spring 2019 semester.

The teaching load is three courses.
The candidate should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and professional growth.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

An M.A. in English

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants with a Ph.D. in English.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, temporary, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor depending on experience. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (union) contract. (http://mscaunion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MSCA-Day-CBA-2014-2017-final-revised.pdf). Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Application Instructions: Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and unofficial transcripts. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation. For full consideration, application materials must be received by August 17, 2018. Please apply online, by visiting: https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=98937

MLA JIL 06/29/18

Deadline: Aug. 17

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  • Anyone know the deal for this position? I think it's the first time I've ever seen a job like this - full-time but for only one semester. 
  • Has anyone heard anything? Deadline was over 2 months ago. (10/18) 

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Fellowship in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics[edit | edit source]

Two-year fellowship in a “creative think tank” for African American and African diasporic poetry and poetics, housed in a lively English/ creative writing program, beginning fall 2019. $48,000 salary per year and health benefits provided. The fellow will teach one community workshop each year; lead seminar discussions in the course Studio in African American Poetry and Poetics; participate in Co-Lab, the interactive public forum in which visiting writers and artists present their work in progress; give one public reading with a Q&A; and have the possibility of teaching a course in the university. The Fellow's primary attention will be focused on their own poetry and creative work. Poets who have completed an MFA or PhD with creative writing experience are eligible to apply, provided they do not yet have more than one full-length book of poetry or other creative writing published or under contract by the application deadline. Required: An MFA or PhD with creative writing experience by August 2019; knowledge of African American and/or African diasporic poetry and poetics; and creative writing teaching experience. Desirable: record of publication; book underway; interest in a secondary genre or art form and/or in hybrid or cross-genre exploration. Because this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to live in the Pittsburgh area, to hold no other substantial teaching, graduate study or fellowship obligations, and to be active participants in the Pittsburgh literary community during the fellowship period. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., writing sample of up to 15 pages, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by January 31, 2019.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/54949

MLA JIL 9/14/18

Deadline: Jan. 31

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University of Utah (UT) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Atlantic Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Utah seeks a postdoctoral scholar whose research focuses on the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic. We welcome applications from scholars in all historical periods. This two-year fellowship carries a 1/1 teaching load and includes the opportunity to organize a national symposium in Black Atlantic Studies in the second year.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in English or another appropriate discipline awarded in 2014 or later; the degree must be in hand by August 19, 2019. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit an application letter, c.v., writing sample, and letters of recommendation.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/54397

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: has anyone heard anything since submitting the application? Not heard anything (2/21)

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019[edit | edit source]

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