Asst/Assoc/Professor (English: African American Literature) more...
Location:Auburn, AL
Company:Auburn University
First posted:August 30, 2017
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Job Title Asst/Assoc/Professor (English: African American Literature)

Posting Number P0995F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in African American literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching load for research faculty is
normally 2-2, with balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate courses, as well as Auburn's core curriculum. The successful candidate will help build a strong community of students and scholars in the field. Candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and innovative teaching and course design are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD in English, African American Studies, or an allied field by the August 16, 2018, appointment date; a strong research and teaching specialization and an academic
background in African American literature; a record of publication or scholarship in the field; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the field; significant potential for continued successful research, publication, and other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities, and strong potential as a
colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and public writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The
candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a strong record of publication or scholarship in the field and successful experience teaching African American literature at the college/university level. The field of specialization within African American studies is open. We are particularly interested in candidates with strength in
contemporary literature and culture.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted online at (please use the apply button below). Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three recommenders; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a current research plan.

Review of applications will begin on 15, October 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paula Backscheider, Search Committee Chair, at (see application details).

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