Assistant Professor in African American Literature
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Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in African American
literature. The search is open to all subfields and all
Successful applicant expected to demonstrate and maintain an active
record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate
courses in area of specialization. In addition to African American
literature, teaching assignments may include courses within
candidate’s other areas of interest, with preference given to the
ability to teach literature of other under-represented groups
including, but not limited to, literature of the African diaspora
and Afro-Latinx literature. Teaching assignment to include core
English courses, such as introductory literature surveys.
In addition to offering a range of classes, the department is also
seeking to build its offerings in Children’s Literature and Film
and Media studies, as well as strengthening its connection to the
university’s African American Studies minor. All positions are
subject to availability of funds. Appointment begins Fall
• Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets
accreditation requirements (18 graduate hours in English), with
degree completed at time of appointment.
• Specialization in African American literature.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence.
• Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of
assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in
African American literature.
• Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on African American
literature and culture.
• Ability to teach literature of other under-represented groups,
including (but not limited to) literature of the African diaspora
and Afro-Latinx literature.
• Ability to teach other English courses (including introductory
literature surveys, etc.).
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University
website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34005
. For full consideration, please submit the following by November
13, 2020: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae,
3) contact information for three references, and 4) two-page
The selected candidate will be required to provide official
transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
Proposed Start Date
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Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive
thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals
from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share
our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal
history, driving records, education records, employment
verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility
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Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and
scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit
of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a
variety of faculty positions.
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Transcripts (all in one document)
- DD 214/DD1300
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