Assistant Professor in African American and African Diasporic Literatures

Clemson University: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities: English
Assistant Professor in African American and African Diasporic Literatures

Location: 801 Strode Tower

The Department of English at Clemson University invites applicants for the position of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor in African American and African Diasporic Literatures, commencing August 2018. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching interests in comparative approaches to literary and cultural studies of the 1920s-present. Applicants should provide evidence of a strong record of publication and a vibrant research agenda as befits an advanced hire if applying as an Advanced Assistant candidate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at all levels of our undergraduate and MA programs, conducting and publishing high quality research of discovery or engagement, and performing university and community-engaged service. Clemson's Department of English offers a BA in English, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design PhD program.


Ph.D. in English, African American Studies, Africana Studies, or closely related discipline required.


Please send a letter of application and a CV through Interfolio. Address questions to Professor Susanna Ashton, Chair ( Applications will be reviewed starting October 2nd, 2017, and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 2nd, 2017.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.