Assistant Professor of English

The English Department at Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, New York, invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Black literature and culture to begin August 2022. During the first three years of this tenure-track appointment, the successful candidate will be awarded Le Moyne’s 75th Anniversary Endowed Professor of the Humanities, which provides a salary supplement, research budget, and course release per term (a typical 3-3 teaching load reduced to 2-2). In this position, the Assistant Professor will be required to teach literature classes for both majors and non-majors. The Assistant Professor will also design courses that diversify the English Department’s curricular offerings as part of a new English curriculum beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. Research and teaching interests in Anglophone works produced by people from Africa and the African diaspora, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean, will be considered.

Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in English or a related field by the position start date. ABD will be considered. Qualified candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to empowering students from communities underrepresented in academia through teaching, research, creative activity, service, and mentoring. Finally, qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

To apply for this position, visit our website at, click “Apply Now,” and submit the required materials for consideration: a cover letter discussing your research and scholarship, teaching philosophy and experience; curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Additionally, please have three (3) letters of recommendation sent electronically to with the subject line “English Search.”  Application materials may also be submitted by regular mail to: Diann Ferris, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Grewen Hall, 2nd Floor (Human Resources), Attn: English Search, Syracuse, New York 13214.

Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, welcoming applicants from historically underrepresented groups and/or those who have experience teaching diverse student populations. Women, minority candidates, and Jesuits are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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