Assistant Professor - Black Studies - (FAC002099)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Black Studies with a focus on African American literatures and Black feminist thought. We invite candidates who study any historical period and are open to comparative and/or transnational approaches, especially candidates whose research and teaching interests include African diaspora literatures (Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx).

The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s curriculum in African American literatures as well as department offerings in feminist theory and/or LGBTQIA studies. The position will also involve the development of new graduate courses in the department’s Critical Studies of the Americas research area. The search committee will look for an established publication record or the promise of excellent publication as well as evidence of effective teaching. T he University of Houston is a premier, tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation’s fourth largest city. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The Department of English is a dynamic department offering an M.A. and Ph.D. in English; an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; and a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-30 pages) and contact information for at least three refererence providers. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :
  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, African American, Africana studies or related field by start of the appointment
  • Research specialty: African American literatures and Black feminist thought
  • Publication: Established record or promise of excellent publications
  • Teaching: Evidence of effective teaching
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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