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Assistant Professor, Critical Race Studies and African American Literature

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Critical Race Studies and African American Literature. We seek a candidate with strong scholarly potential whose research program is focused on the intersections of African American literature and critical thought on race (theoretical and/or philosophical), as well as demonstrated interests in one or more related subfields, such as, but not limited to, queer of color critique, black feminism/womanism, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, visual culture, radical social movements, ecocriticism, and black expressive cultural practices. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor with a teaching load of two courses per semester (2/2); faculty members teach one graduate course every two years. The successful candidate can expect to design a range of courses for undergraduate and graduate students, including survey courses, special topics, and research seminars. Faculty at all levels advise and mentor students, oversee independent research projects, engage in an appropriate amount of service, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department and the University.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020. The annual salary is



Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field (doctorate must be in hand by date of appointment) and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

Additional qualifications: The Department of ECL is committed to hiring an exceptional teacher/scholar who brings energy and a fresh perspective to their research, pedagogy, and service. We seek candidates who can contribute to UNC’s academic mission as a public institution, especially through commitment to diversity of perspective,


intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources and communities. Candidates working across disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the flagship institution of a strong state university system comprising 17 campuses across North Carolina; neighbor institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Meredith College. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The Department of English and Comparative Literature enthusiastically supports UNC- CH’s diversity policy which affirms that the University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To apply: Please submit and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, scholarly writing sample (6,000 words max), research statement (500 words max), teaching statement (500 words max), diversity statement (500 words max), four confidential letters of recommendation, and an official graduate transcript to Alternatively, you can also send your recommendation letters via Interfolio to the attention of Dr. Mary Floyd-Wilson All letters should be on official letterhead and signed.


Priority deadline for applications: October 25, 2019. We will schedule Skype interviews in November and campus visits in January 2020. We hope to make an offer as early as March 2020.

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