Illinois State University, English
Assistant Professor, African Literatures and Cultures
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine month tenure-track Assistant Professor in African Literatures and Cultures. Successful candidates will have a strong record of theoretically informed scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We encourage applications from scholars with a strong historical background in the cultures and literatures of the continent, facility in an indigenous African language, and knowledge of colonial and postcolonial traditions. We are particularly interested in scholars focusing on West, Central or East Africa and engaging in comparative cultural theory. PhD required by time of appointment. 2/3 teaching load; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, please complete and submit electronically the standard Illinois State University job application and Voluntary Information form: www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64366
Additionally, please send electronically via Interfolio’s ByCommittee–https://apply.interfolio.com/23027–a letter of application, C.V., and writing sample to the attention of Christopher C. De Santis, Chair, Department of English, Illinois State University. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to ByCommittee by the recommenders.
Application materials provided by individuals selected for interviews will be available for review by all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Department of English.
Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled. The successful applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States by August 15, 2014. The appointment begins August 16, 2014.
The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children's Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult english.illinoisstate.edu.
Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.
Christopher C. De Santis, Chair
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies