Assistant Professor, African American Literature and Culture
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The African-American Studies Program and the English Department at Wesleyan University seek a specialist in African-American literature and culture for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning July 1, 2011.We are interested in scholars of African-American literature with wide-ranging concerns and contributions. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is particularly welcome: diasporic and transnational studies, cultural theory, performance studies, gender and sexuality. Wesleyan faculty members have a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates for this position should be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates. Successful applicants should be able to teach the African-American Studies gateway, "Introduction to African-American Literature," and the English Department's gateway, "The Study of Literature." PhD in hand or near completion. We are accepting applications only in the electronic form of a separate PDF file (not one consolidated file) of each of the following: letter of application addressed to Ashraf Rushdy, Chair, AFAM/English Search Committee, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25pp maximum), and evidence of teaching excellence. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: AFAM/English Search Application. We should receive at least three letters of recommendation electronically by the same date (Interfolio dossiers sent electronically are acceptable) with the subject heading: AFAM/English Recommendation. Completed applications received electronically by November 1, 2010, will receive full consideration. No faxes please. Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups and all applicants who support diversity. Wesleyan prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, learning disability, physical or mental disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or Connecticut State law.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies