Wiki page for Academic Jobs in African American Literature advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Mount St. Mary's University (USA: MD). Assistant Professor of African-American Cultural Studies. Beginning in Fall 2021. Applicants with doctoral degrees in cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, English, history, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include the courses Foundations of African and African American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, and other 200- and 300-level courses relevant to the candidate’s field of specialization. TT. FT. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs 


Salve Regina University (USA: RI). Assistant Professor specializing in African American literature and culture. Additional interests or coursework in topics such as Black feminism; Afrofuturism; young adult literature; creative writing; Native American literature; and the literatures of the African diaspora. Deadline: 1 November 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs 


Ryerson University (Canada: Toronto).
Assistant Professor specializing in Black Studies with a focus on the media, literatures, and cultures of the African diaspora in any period or geographical location. Research and teaching expertise within the field of Black Studies might include, but is not limited to, Black activism and the Black Radical Tradition, Black popular cultures, Black childhood and youth cultures, Black genders and sexualities, theories of race and racism, and transatlantic and transnational Blackness. TT. FT. Job Ad. Updates:


Santa Clara University (USA:CA). Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in African American Studies. Literature acceptable field. Deadline: 30 October 2020. Job Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:


Southern University at New Orleans (USA: La). Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies and/or Composition and Rhetoric. Deadline 1 October 2020. TT. FT. http://www.suno.edu/assets/suno/PDFs/Human-Resources/Position-Vacancy-Announcements/Position-Vacancy-Announcement---English_9.1.20.pdf .


Wesleyan University (USA:Ct). Assistant Professor. African American & Afro-diasporic Literary Studies. Deadline: 1 Nov 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad on Chronicle of Higher Ed Updates: 

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Stanford University (USA:CA). Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (NT/FT). Application opens 1 Dec 2020. Deadline 7 Jan 2021.

Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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