Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of African-American and/or African Diaspora Literature

The Department of English at Florida International University invites applications for an open rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) in African American and/or African Diasporic Literature beginning Fall 2020. Applicants should have a PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field in hand by August 2020. The successful candidate will have a 2/2 course load over nine months and will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate literature courses, in addition to teaching and advising Master’s students.

The English department seeks to recruit and support faculty members that reflect the diversity of FIU, a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution with a majority Latinx student population.  Applicants from groups underrepresented in the academy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519320 at and attach (1) an application letter and (2) a current CV in a single PDF. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee. Questions regarding the position may be e-mailed to Dr. Martha Schoolman, Chair of the Search Committee ( To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 1, 2019.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university and in less than five decades has become a top 100 public university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures. The Next Horizon campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers including sites in Qingdao and Tianjin, China and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

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