Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies

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The Department of English and the Program in Africana Studies at William & Mary seek applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in African/African diaspora literatures, with a preferred sub-specialization in media studies and/or critical race studies. Appointment will begin August 10, 2020. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, one in English and one in Africana Studies. Courses will be cross-listed where appropriate. Courses may include introductory courses in literary interpretation, film studies, Africana studies, modern African American literature, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach courses that fulfill the English Department’s major requirement “Constructions of Race,” and the proposed COLL (general education) requirement in justice and equity.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of English and the Program in Africana Studies may be found at; and

To apply submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter; two recent, relevant syllabi; and copies of student evaluations (including comments) from two recent, relevant courses. Please also submit a teaching statement in which you address how you create a welcoming environment for students from diverse backgrounds in regards to gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality. You will also be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 30, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

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