The English Department at East Stroudsburg University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in African American literature. Secondary specialization in Latino/a literature, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous literature, Asian American literature, and/or African Diaspora literature is preferred.


Required Qualifications:

Candidates will have a strong track record in scholarship, teaching, and service. The successful applicant will have a sustained research portfolio in African American literary studies, evident in graduate coursework, dissertation research, and scholarly presentations and/or publications. Teaching strengths and experience in African American literature survey courses, specialized upper-level courses in African American and/or African Diaspora literatures, and college-level writing courses are vital. Experience with curriculum development and interdisciplinary programs is desirable. A Ph.D. in English with a focus on African American literature is required: advanced ABD candidates will be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and develop coursework in African American literary studies.
  • Contribute to the English Department's goal of diversifying its course offerings and programs.
  • Carry a 4/4 teaching course load.
  • Maintain a strong academic writing/research presence.
  • Advise students in majors and minors.
  • Serve on departmental and university-wide committees.

To receive full consideration, applicants must include the following:

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • unofficial transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • statement of teaching philosophy (approximately 250-500 words)
  • diversity statement (approximately 250-500 words)

Posting Opens: 8/9/19


Open until filled


Applicants are to apply through https://esu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=3170


Review of the applications will begin November 15, 2019


ESU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities as well as other qualified individuals.


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