The Department of English and the Program in African American
Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for the
position of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization
in African American Literary and Cultural Studies, beginning fall
semester 2020. We seek a dynamic scholar and teacher who
works in any area of 19th, 20th, and 21st century African American
literary and cultural studies.
This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will be at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, with a normal load of two
courses per semester. This position requires committee
responsibilities that contribute to the management of each
department, and the university.
The Department of English houses two robust undergraduate majors
(English and Creative
Writing, and English), an MFA in
Nonfiction Writing, and an MA/PhD program in English Literary
Studies, that coalesce in a community of approximately one thousand
graduate and undergraduate students.
The African American Studies Program offers an undergraduate major
and minor, and a graduate certificate in African American Studies.
The Program participates in the College of Liberal Arts &
Sciences General Education Program, delivering a number of the
College’s required Diversity & Inclusion courses.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are
strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the
University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration
for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race,
creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion,
associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of
Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.