Asst. Prof. in English & Africana Studies: African & African American Literature & Culture

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00329). 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 15, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 15, 2022) 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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