Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professorship 20th-Century African American Literature

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The Departments of American Studies (AMST) and African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) at Indiana University–Bloomington invite applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor (VAP) specializing in 20th-Century African American literature. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in American Studies or African American Studies. This is a 50–50 joint appointment between the two departments.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per term on the semester system. IU offers a competitive salary and benefits, as well as research funding and a subvention for moving costs.  The appointment is scheduled to begin August 1, 2021.

Prospective candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and sample syllabus to Dr. Karen Inouye, Chair of American Studies, ( by February 15, 2021.  Letters of recommendation will be requested after the initial screening.  Interviews will be conducted via video conference.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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