Black Studies with an emphasis in African Literatures

The Fordham English Department seeks to hire a scholar working in the field of Black Studies, with an emphasis on African literatures, to be based at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. We are especially interested in scholars taking comparative, diasporic, multilingual, and interdisciplinary approaches to a wide range of literatures and cultures, including popular culture and performance. The successful candidate will teach introductory literature courses in the University’s core curriculum, as well as specialized courses and seminars for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in a variety of interdisciplinary programs, including Comparative Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the successful candidate may also apply for faculty affiliation with Fordham’s African and African American Studies department. 

Candidates should submit a CV as well as a letter of application that details their research and teaching interests to Interfolio: ( Please direct letters as well as any inquiries about the search to Professors Dennis Tyler and Jordan Alexander Stein, Search Committee Co-Chairs. Candidates selected for the next stage will be asked to provide a sample of their scholarly writing and three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin October 14.

PhD before August 2023.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through social justice. Moreover, as our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we strive to attract talented teacher-scholars committed to inclusive pedagogical practices that engage and affirm all of our students. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. 

English at Fordham is a central part of the University’s intellectual life, with undergraduate programs in literature, creative writing, and public and professional writing; and graduate M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We have a Race and Social Justice requirement for the undergraduate major and a Difference and Intersectionality requirement for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We also contribute fully to the University’s core curriculum, which includes introductory and advanced courses in literature and interdisciplinary topics. Our faculty includes over 40 full-time members who are productive scholars in fields ranging from medieval and early modern to contemporary literature and media, as well as creative writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. For more information about the department, please visit our website:


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