Associate Professor of African American and/or African Diasporic Literature

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The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications to fill a tenured associate professorship in African American and/or African Diasporic Literature and Culture of the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries, pending budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will begin in the fall term of 2020. We welcome applicants with specializations in such areas as Caribbean literature, Afro-Latino literature, the Black Atlantic, Global South studies, critical race theory, queer & gender studies, poetics, drama & performance, visual culture, film & media studies, children’s literature, ecocriticism, science studies, and digital humanities. The candidate will also help to develop the department’s Race, Poetics, Empire graduate focal area and could be affiliated with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.  Normal teaching load is 2/2.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

PhD required.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applications must include the following, submitted via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/68342:

1) A cover letter that includes a description of current research projects and teaching innovation

2) CV

3) A teaching portfolio or equivalent demonstration of excellence in teaching

4) Three representative publications, which might be book- or article- length, and published or unpublished

5) Three letters of reference

6) Statement of diversity (1-2 pp.) that demonstrates your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and service


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