African American Literature Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

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The English Department at Tufts University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in African American Literature 19th-21st centuries. Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching excellence required. Ph.D. must be awarded by September 1, 2020.

Candidates should have a research focus on African American literature. Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in multiethnic U.S. literature, and a further focus on women writers. Candidates should have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. 

The successful candidate will be expected to mentor students writing senior theses and doctoral dissertations.

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded directly by the recommenders to Interfolio. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at For additional information, applicants may contact Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros at  Review of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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