Assistant, Associate, or Professor of English (African American/African Lit), Tenure-track

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Assistant, Associate, or Professor of English with a specialization in African American and/or African Literature 

The Department of English at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank professorship, beginning mid-August 2022. Expertise in African American and/or African literature is required, with secondary proficiency in Black Diasporic literatures or Black Studies preferred. Candidates must show compelling evidence of immersion in and/or proximity to the lived experiences about which they teach and publish. Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field by start date and a record of innovation and excellence in teaching. 

Teaching will include six classes per year (totaling 24 semester hours), including introductory and advanced literature; first-year writing; and interdisciplinary courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. 

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, coeducational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu. 

Applications must be received by November 2, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching philosophy statement to lit-blackstudies2022@elon.edu. Include your name in the subject line. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. 


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