Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in English

The Department of English at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time tenure-line Assistant Professor of English with expertise in the study of race and ethnicity to begin August 2022. We seek an innovative scholar/teacher whose work centers on the dynamics of race and racism—legal, affective, corporeal, spatial, epistemological, and/or cultural—alongside the possibilities of imagining otherwise. We are especially interested in candidates with a research and teaching focus in comparative ethnic studies; settler colonial studies and Native and indigenous studies; Black studies and diasporic studies; migration, immigration, and refugee studies; and/or critical theories of race. Period of historical specialization open.

For the first year of this position, the successful candidate will also hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and will have no teaching and service responsibilities to allow a focus on research while receiving mentorship and support from two senior faculty members.

Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022. The demonstration of a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that has fostered DEI in a university community. 

Position Details: 
The English Department at Georgetown University houses faculty who specialize in the study of the literary, historical, cultural, and digital and who also work across multiple interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, American Studies, Catholic Studies, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Medieval Studies, Public Humanities, Urban Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will build on the Department’s existing strengths and enhance its commitment to engaged scholarship. We welcome applicants whose work addresses multiple audiences and tackles issues of public concern. 

The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is in its inaugural year at Georgetown University. This program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track, will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, and will devote their full-time effort to building their research program. Fellows will be assigned two senior faculty mentors by their home departments.

Application Details:

Please submit the following required materials via Interfolio by November 8, 2021.

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

Additional materials—including writing sample, research statement, teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and names of recommenders—will be requested from qualified applicants. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom video conferencing.

Application Process

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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