Assistant Professor of English -- African American Literature

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The U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English to begin as early as July 2022.

The English Department seeks a scholar in the field of African American Literature. We welcome PhDs in English or related fields (including Comparative Literature and Film/Media Studies).

The Naval Academy English Department is a mix of civilians with doctorates and military officers. All tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including upper-level courses for English majors and sections of our two-semester first-year English sequence, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature. The first-year courses—which are both introductions to literature and writing courses—are organized generically: plays, essays, and short stories in the fall; novels and poems in the spring. Each instructor designs an individual syllabus and chooses which texts to teach within these guidelines.

Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (two sections of first-year English and one upper-level literature course).

Full summer research support may be available for the first three years of new appointments; after that, civilians may receive partial summer research support by applying for Naval Academy Research Council grants.  Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits.  For additional information about the department, visit our website: 

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution with a mission to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically for commissioning as officers in the naval services.

For more information about this position and how to apply please visit the USNA position announcement at

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