Assistant Professor, African American Literature

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The English Department at Rowan University is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position in African American Literature. The historical period for this position is open. We are seeking a colleague prepared to teach courses in African American literature, upper-level seminars and electives in area of expertise, surveys in U.S. literature, and the introductory critical methods sequence. No composition. Secondary expertise in a related field, such as diaspora studies or MELUS, a plus. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship. Initial interviews will be conducted in early January either during MLA or via Skype.


Candidates should have:

1) A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2018.

2) Evidence of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda.

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Contact: Joseph Coulombe is Chairperson of the Search Committee. Candidates should submit application materials — including a letter of application and a curriculum vitae — to by November 1, 2017. Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.