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Assistant Professor of English

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Hofstra University Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in African American and/or African Diasporic literatures to begin September 1, 2024. Specialists in all historical periods, literary forms, and critical approaches are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.

Opportunities for teaching include courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization as well as introductory and advanced courses for majors and non-majors. Such opportunities also include teaching in interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Disability Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Honors College.

Our campus is within commuting distance of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and also host to local archives, including the African Americans on Long Island Collection. Hofstra also houses the Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice and the Center for Civic Engagement.


  • Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with an established record or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity. 



Please upload the following with your application for consideration to :

  • A cover letter that addresses both your teaching and scholarship Curriculum vitae A statement of how your research and work in the classroom supports campus initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion

All applications received by November 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Department of English, Dr. Karyn Valerius,


Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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