About Salve Regina University:
Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative
colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive
Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of
Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic
success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus
into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and
skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's
degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in
humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment
includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from
across the U.S. and around the world.
- The Department of English, Communications and Media at Salve
Regina University invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in African American
literature and culture. Additional interests or coursework in
topics such as Black feminism; Afrofuturism; young adult
literature; creative writing; Native American literature; and the
literatures of the African diaspora are also welcome. A Ph.D. in
English and strong undergraduate teaching experience is
- The department offers majors in literature, creative writing
and publishing, and communications and media studies as well as
minors in these fields and in film studies. With an emphasis on
interdisciplinarity, department members also teach in the
University's honors program and its First-Year Seminar program as
well as in courses offered in American Studies and Women, Gender,
and Sexuality studies.
- The successful candidate will teach the department's current
offerings in African American literature and the literature of the
Harlem Renaissance and expand those offerings based on their
scholarly interests. The teaching load is 3/3 with additional
commitments to scholarship and service.
- The start date for the position is September 1, 2022.
- A Ph.D. in English
- Strong undergraduate teaching experience
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible
- health and dental coverage
- life insurance
- long-term disability
- 403B plan
- tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in
employment and education to all employees, students and applicants.
No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or
harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion,
disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran
status, genetic information or any other basis protected by
applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve
Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other
University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it
does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational
programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making
its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant
with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter and CV.
Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic
University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students
to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your
cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship,
leadership, and service might serve to support the University's
mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong
learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are
required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University
participates in E-verify.
The review of completed applications will begin on October 4, 2021
and continue until the position is filled.