Assistant Professor of African-American and/or Ethnic American literature and cultures

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

St. John Fisher College, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in Rochester, New York, seeks nominations and applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American and/or Ethnic American literature and cultures. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach a broad range of classes in both the major and the Core and who can connect their work to the civic engagement goals of the College.

Founded in 1948, St. John Fisher College is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the northeast and has a rich history of academic excellence and an outstanding reputation for its commitment to a student-centered, personalized educational environment. The educational philosophy of the founding Basilian Fathers—Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge—reflects Fisher’s traditions and values today, and the campus prepares individuals for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity and where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced (

The School of Arts and Sciences at St John Fisher College serves all undergraduate students through 33 programs, the Core general education curriculum, and pre-professional requirements. The School provides all the liberal arts offerings required for baccalaureate degrees, thus providing critical skills and perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. New faculty will arrive at an exciting time in our College’s history as we launch a new interdisciplinary Core curriculum, and the College looks forward to the transformative impact these faculty will have.

Required qualifications:
• PhD or ABD in African-American Literature and/or Ethnic American Literatures
• Ability to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level.
• Demonstrated ability to be an excellent teacher.
• Commitment to a consistent, high-quality scholarly agenda.
• Commitment to mentoring and advising students.
• Commitment to contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion.
• Commitment to service.
• Commitment to community engagement.
• Excellent communication skills.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and be available to start teaching in fall 2021.

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a doctorate or doctoral candidates with a scheduled completion date for the dissertation.