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Assistant Professor In Literature/Specializing African American Lit-Fall 2022

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
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Job Title: Assistant Professor In Literature/Specializing African American Lit-Fall 2022 Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ Department: Literature, Languages, Writing and Humanities-Metro Hiring Manager: David Rosen Hiring Manager Title: Interim Dean College: Becton College Position Type: Faculty Grade: Faculty FLSA: Exempt Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Commensurate with Experience Status: Full-Time Months Worked: 9 Month Job Summary:
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 Metropolitan Campus

Start date: August 2022. The academic calendar for 2022-23 can be viewed at

Required Qualifications:
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 arise.

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 apply. Preferred Qualifications: Hours Worked Posting Date: 10/12/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Types Accepted: Faculty Profile Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Other Document
  6. Research Statement

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