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 http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169634.
Alternatively, you can also send your recommendation letters via
Interfolio to the attention of Dr. Mary Floyd-Wilson email@example.com. 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.