Assistant Prof in English and Africana Studies: African and African American Literature and Culture

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English and Africana Studies are historically linked departments with a long and deep tradition of collaboration in shared courses, graduate supervision, faculty association, and public programming. We are seeking to attract a diverse pool of job applicants for this position. A key pillar of URI’s mission is to “inspire an enlightened community that is characterized by vibrant cultural diversity; that embraces difference; that is built upon a learning environment that fosters respect, understanding, and social justice; and that rejects prejudice and intolerance.”  Our departments seek candidates whose principles align with that mission.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African and African American literature and culture.

Maintain a record of publication in the field. Advise students. Contribute to department, college, and university governance, public outreach, and service.


For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply.  The faculty job posting is (F00264). 


The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by
December 1, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2021) may not be given full consideration.



The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. 
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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