Assistant or Associate Professor of English, African American Literature

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Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor of English, African American LiteratureBeginsAugust 2020About the College

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

Position Summary

Spelman College’s Department of English is searching for an assistant or associate professor of African American literature with a specialization in one or more of the following secondary areas: Afrofuturism
/speculative fiction, digital humanities, gender and sexualities studies, transatlantic studies, and/or African diasporic studies. Responsibilities include teaching a 3-3 load in the English major, minor, and general education core. Active department and college-level service is expected.


PhD in relevant field required; College-level teaching experience required. ; Specialization in one or more of the secondary areas

RankAssistant or Associate ProfessorEmployment StatusTenure TrackFull Time/Part TimeFull-time Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberF150POpen Date07/24/2019Close Date11/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsEEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus

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    Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Transcripts
    4. Research Statement
    5. Teaching Philosophy
    6. Writing Sample
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 7/31/2019
      Application Due: 9/8/2019
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