Assistant Professor in African American Literature

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Position TitleAssistant Professor in African American LiteratureJob Posting Number202114FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentEnglishPosition Description

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in African American literature. The search is open to all subfields and all periods.

Successful applicant expected to demonstrate and maintain an active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. In addition to African American literature, teaching assignments may include courses within candidate’s other areas of interest, with preference given to the ability to teach literature of other under-represented groups including, but not limited to, literature of the African diaspora and Afro-Latinx literature. Teaching assignment to include core English courses, such as introductory literature surveys.

In addition to offering a range of classes, the department is also seeking to build its offerings in Children’s Literature and Film and Media studies, as well as strengthening its connection to the university’s African American Studies minor. All positions are subject to availability of funds. Appointment begins Fall 2021.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements (18 graduate hours in English), with degree completed at time of appointment.
• Specialization in African American literature.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence.
• Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in African American literature.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on African American literature and culture.
• Ability to teach literature of other under-represented groups, including (but not limited to) literature of the African diaspora and Afro-Latinx literature.
• Ability to teach other English courses (including introductory literature surveys, etc.).

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34005. For full consideration, please submit the following by November 13, 2020: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) two-page teaching philosophy.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start DateFall 2021Open DateReview Date11/13/2020Close Date11/13/2020Open Until Filled?NoLegal Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Linkhttp://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34005Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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  1. Transcripts (all in one document)
  2. DD 214/DD1300
  3. Veteran's Preference
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Posted: 10/15/2020
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