Assistant Professor

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of English

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-10-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Department of English seek to appoint a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in Anglophone African and/or Caribbean Literature, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Candidate's research interests may include the emergence of African literature as an academic discipline; post-Colonial theory, African, Caribbean, and diasporic culture and poetics; transnational circulations of black culture; African/Caribbean literature and performance; continuities between Anglo-African/Caribbean and African American literatures and cultures; studies in gender, sexuality, disability, film, new media or the digital humanities.

The position will be 50% in the Woodson Institute and 50% in the Department of English.

In addition to carrying out research in these fields, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the program, department, and the university. Review of applications will begin April 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in African-American Studies, African Studies, African American literatures, or related field by the time of appointment.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0620327 and attach the following electronically: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Stacey Trader Questions concerning the position can be directed to Professor Stephen Arata ( or Professor Deborah McDowell (

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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