Michigan State University, English
Assistant Professor, Comparative Race and Identity of the Global African Diaspora
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
Michigan State University's Department of English, in conjunction with the Global Studies in Arts and Humanities program, and the African American and African Studies cross-college, interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Letters invite applications for a tenure-system, academic year Assistant Professor position in Comparative Race and Identity of the Global African Diaspora. Research and teaching interests should be interdisciplinary with either literary, cultural, media/digital studies and comparative or global approaches to the African Diaspora. Fields of specialization include but are not restricted to the following topics: race and identity, postcolonial studies, boundary crossings, global migrations, and/or transcultural/transnational movements.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the disciplines in undergraduate and graduate courses in race and community, global dynamics across history and the present, and postcolonial and diaspora studies, as well as introductory courses in English Studies, Global Studies, and African American and African Studies. All faculty appointed in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University are expected to contribute to courses in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities.
Applicants are asked to supply a statement, addressing how their research and teaching interests will contribute to the position, three confidential letters of recommendation that speak to teaching expertise and scholarly promise, sample syllabi, and a sample of scholarship not to exceed thirty pages (e.g., dissertation chapter, article, conference paper). The PhD is required by the commencement of the appointment, August 15, 2014.
The position will be housed in the Department of English, which will be the successful candidate's tenure home, with specified commitments to teaching, research, and service in the college's interdisciplinary Global Studies and the African American and African Studies program.
The position is posted on the MSU Applicant Page (MAP), posting #8566, and applications must be uploaded by the candidate to MSU's online job application site at http://jobs.msu.edu Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information on the Department of English, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, and MSU's African American and African Studies, visit out websites at:
Questions regarding this search should be directed to Professor Jyotsna Singh, Department of English, email@example.com
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies