Assistant Professor of English

Job description

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African American literature to begin August 2019. We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can extend our department’s support for global and interdisciplinary study and contribute to efforts to foster inclusion and access for underrepresented groups. Secondary interests in such areas as literature of the African diaspora, Caribbean literature, comparative race studies, ethnic American literatures, or postcolonial literature are especially welcome.

The teaching load is three courses per term; the successful candidate will design and teach courses ranging from introductory literature courses and first-year seminars to upper-level courses and seminars. In addition, there are opportunities to work collaboratively to shape Coe’s program in African American Studies and to teach in other interdisciplinary programs.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 2019 and evidence of strong undergraduate teaching. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to by November 1, 2018.

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment see

Coe College is a selective private nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education since 1851. Coe is a vibrant living learning community and the fastest growing college in Iowa. With more than 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 267,000 people in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.




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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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