Assistant Professor of Transcultural Black European Studies

The newly-established Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies is an innovative program eager to enhance curricular diversity and expand our existing strengths in critical race studies as well as research and teaching related to diaspora and race, ethnic and religious minorities, immigration, and gender/sexuality. We are seeking to hire an assistant professor with expertise in Transcultural Black European Studies and with fluency in at least one of the main language traditions of the department (French, German, Italian, and/or Scandinavian languages). In addition to literary studies, successful candidates may work in film, translation, visual culture, media studies, and/or any area of the experimental humanities (digital, environmental, medical, urban, or public humanities). A PhD in a humanities field is required. Appointment effective as of 7/1/2023.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and an EDI statement that describes past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Submit applications by 12/5/2022. Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Longlisted candidates will be asked to provide a list of three references and two representative pieces of writing.

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