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Assistant Professor of English

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Job Details

About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.
Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.
Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.
Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Hofstra University Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in African American and/or African Diasporic literatures to begin September 1, 2024. Specialists in all historical periods, literary forms, and critical approaches are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.Opportunities for teaching include courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization as well as introductory and advanced courses for majors and non-majors. Such opportunities also include teaching in interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Disability Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Honors College.

Our campus is within commuting distance of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and also host to local archives, including the African Americans on Long Island Collection. Hofstra also houses the Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice and the Center for Civic Engagement.


  • Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with an established record or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • A cover letter that addresses both your teaching and scholarship
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of how your research and work in the classroom supports campus initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion
All applications received by November 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Department of English, Dr. Karyn Valerius,


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$83,000 - $95,000


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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