Assistant Professor - 19th Centrury African-American Literature and Culture (English)

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Oct 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title:    Assistant Professor - 19th Century African-American Literature and Culture (English)
Job ID:            17473
Location:        Baruch College
Full/Part Time:        Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:    Regular

CLOSING DATE                    
Review of resumes will begin on October 15, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:                         
The Department of English of Baruch College, CUNY, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in African-American literature and culture of the 19th century. Preferred secondary interests are feminist studies, drama and performance studies, and/or print cultures. 

Teaching opportunities will include surveys and upper-level courses as well as sections of Great Works of World Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First Year Writing. The successful applicant will be expected to revise existing courses, develop new courses, and collaborate with colleagues in and beyond the department to create programs and curricula related to areas of expertise.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity.  Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness, institutional service, and potential for scholarly publication and creative activities. Publications in area of specialization are desirable.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link 
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a critical or scholarly essay (minimum 10 pages.), a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for an undergraduate literature course in your area of expertise, and three letters of recommendation by December 1.

STEP TWO - Go to 
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. 

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. 
If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.