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Asst. or Assoc. Prof of English & African American Studies

The University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 2, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

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