Assistant/Associate Professor in English

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Not specified
Sep 27, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for three (3) outstanding teacher-scholars at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track)/Associate Professor with tenure, in any area and time period of global black literary studies, beginning August 20, 2018. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in African American, Afro-Latinx, and black diasporic Anglophone literatures. Successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in black literary studies or any area of the African Diaspora, at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

The ideal candidates will have an interdisciplinary profile, and/or be able to mentor students across the field and engage issues of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, and/or sexuality in their scholarship and teaching; Candidates for tenured appointments must show evidence of excellence in teaching and publication in areas that correspond with the candidate’s specialty.  All applications must be submitted electronically at .  Candidates will be requested to submit one PDF which includes a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths, dissertation abstract or research statement, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references.  References for finalists will be contacted and instructed to upload letters of reference.  Questions about the position may be directed to Russ Castronovo at: . To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2017; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.  A background check will be required prior to employment.