Assistant Professor, African American Literature

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Howard University

Department of English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in the area of African American Literature. We welcome applicants who are able to bridge African American literary studies with one or more of the following areas of study: Afro-futurism and science/speculative fiction, medical humanities, black popular cultures (visual and material), and digital humanities and/or technology studies.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in English or a related field from an accredited institution;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Dana Williams, and submitted electronically to

Please reference the attached supporting document for complete application details

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