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Assistant Professor In Literature/Specializing African American
Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ
Literature, Languages, Writing and Humanities-Metro
Hiring Manager Title:
Commensurate with Experience
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature, specializing in
African American literature
Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey’s largest private
university with two New Jersey campuses and two international
campuses, one in Vancouver, B.C. and one at Wroxton in Banbury,
England. The Metropolitan Campus bridges the residential
communities of Teaneck and Hackensack in a suburban setting less
than ten miles from New York City, easily reached by public
transportation. The Metropolitan Campus attracts a diverse student
population: more than a third are minority or international
students from over 71 nations. We boast a faculty to student ratio
of 14.1 and an average class size of 18 students.
The Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities in
the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Literature
(and other Humanities per qualifications) employed primarily on the
Start date: August 2022. The academic calendar for 2022-23 can be
viewed at https://www.fdu.edu/academics/academic-calendar/2022-2023/
Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in English, comparative
literature, or other relevant field. (In hand strongly preferred,
but expected with a firm date of completion also considered.)
Specialization in African American literature and ability to teach
American literature and other literatures more broadly. Evidence of
scholarly accomplishment or promise. Demonstrated excellence in
teaching at the university level.
Preferred qualifications: Specialization in at least one other area
of literature besides African American, or in another humanities
discipline such as languages, philosophy, or writing studies.
Experience providing innovative, quality online instruction.
Experience mentoring minority students and participating in
diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Requirements of the position: Teach a range of courses in
literature and the humanities appropriate to expertise. 4/4 course
load (3/3 the first year) with the opportunity to apply annually
for up to one course per semester of release time for research.
Recruit, advise, and mentor students majoring and minoring in
Literature, Humanities, and African and African American Studies,
and minority students more broadly. Direct the minor in African and
African American Studies, which exists on both New Jersey campuses,
and coordinate Black History Month and other relevant events.
Pursue a scholarly research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed
publications and lends distinction to the university. Participate
in learning outcomes assessment and curricular revision and
development as needed. Evaluate and mentor adjunct faculty as
needed. Perform service at the departmental, college, campus, and
university levels. Perform other relevant duties that may
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing
the background check and produce a Social Security Card.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.
Applications are preferentially due by November 15, 2021
we cannot guarantee that applications received after that date will
be considered. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Types Accepted:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Letter of Reference 1
- Letter of Reference 2
- Letter of Reference 3
- Other Document
- Research Statement