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Assistant Professor - African American Literature

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Arts and Humanities: English
Assistant Professor - African American Literature

Location: Strode Tower


Clemson University's Department of English seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in African American Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Applicant may work in any historical period or cultural movement beginning in 1900. Additional focus areas of interest may include literary theory, cultural studies, gender and sexuality, disability, and public humanities.

Duties will include maintaining an active research and writing profile, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on various departmental and university-level committees, and contributing to the intellectual life of the Department of English and the university. The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty in English with an active research agenda is two courses per semester.

Clemson is an R-1 land grant institution located in upstate South Carolina-a global university with a mission to serve the diverse communities of our state. The recently updated university strategic plan offers a three-tiered strategy to enhance student experience, increase faculty research, and expand the positive impact of the university within communities across South Carolina. Consequently, the search committee especially would like to hear from candidates with an interest in student engagement and community outreach, especially to traditionally underserved communities across South Carolina.


The successful candidate must hold a PhD in English or a related field at the time of appointment, which will be August 15, 2024.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, please submit a CV and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position by October 27, 2023 through Interfolio:

The search committee will review applications and request writing samples and letters of recommendation from selected applicants with the goal of conducting interviews virtually by mid-December and bringing finalists to campus in January and early February 2024.

The search committee consists of Rhondda R. Thomas (chair), Susanna Ashton, Gabriel Hankins, and Brian McGrath. If you have any questions, please reach out to the search committee chair, Rhondda Thomas, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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