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Assistant Professor of English (African American Literature)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English (African American Literature)

Requisition:

202200129F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of English

Open Date:

09/26/2022

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32848

Contact Name:

Dr. Audrey Murfin

Title:

Associate Professor
Search Committee Chair
Box 2146
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:

936-294-1434

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

Sam Houston State University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in 20th and 21st-century African American Literature and Culture or African Diasporic Literature to begin in the Fall of 2023. We especially welcome applications from those whose research focuses on literature written after 1945.

The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester (face-to-face and online) that include all levels of undergraduate and M.A. courses in African American literature, surveys of American literature, world literature, and freshman composition. Other required activities include: Cultivating and maintaining an active research agenda, supporting the department, college and university through service, actively engaging in recruitment and curriculum development.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August 21, 2023 in English or a closely related discipline.

Experience Required for the Position:

An active research agenda in African American or African diasporic literature, a record of experience in college-level teaching, and evidence of excellent communication skills.

Other Requirements for the Position:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Special Instructions Summary:

Candidates should submit a letter, a CV, unofficial transcripts, a list of references, and a diversity and inclusion statement that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and strategy for engaging all students at SHSU. Candidates who are ABD must also submit a letter from their supervisor stating that the Ph.D. will be complete before the start date of the position.

Candidates who advance to the next stage of the application process will submit letters of recommendation and official transcripts.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US
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