The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in African American literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes the introductory American literature course and advanced courses in the full range of African American literature. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Please submit letter of application, vita, writing sample, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14475. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their approach to teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle, January 9–12, 2020, or, for candidates who cannot attend the convention, via remote technology. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
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