Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

English (121600)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas English Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in African American literature and culture, to begin August 2019. We welcome applicants in all periods of African American studies as well as those who approach the field from global and/or interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek a dedicated scholar and innovative educator eager to work with a highly diverse student body. The normal teaching load for tenure-system faculty is 2/2, consisting primarily of upper-division and graduate courses, and the department offers a competitive salary and considerable support for research and travel.

A dynamic, growing institution of about 37,000 students in the culturally and economically vibrant Dallas/Fort Worth area, UNT is a Tier One public research university.

University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in English, African American Studies, or a closely related field; relevant teaching experience; and an active program of scholarly research

Area of Specialty:
African American Literature and Culture

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Example of Professional Writing

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, please apply by 11/1/18; include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of 15-25 pages. Also provide 3 letters of reference to Prof. Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Interim Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX, 76203-5017.


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