Assistant Professor of English in Global Black Studies

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The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a tenured-track assistant professor in Global Black Studies. Under this broad rubric are included Anglophone literatures of the Black Atlantic, sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas (e.g. African American, Afro-Latinx, Caribbean, etc.), and the African diaspora broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in transnational or global approaches to any period or region that seek to contextualize inquiry within broader historical frameworks.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2019

Application Procedure: Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05675

The online application includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample (20-30 pages), a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and a minimum of three reference letters. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled (start date is July 2020). Applications completed by October 31, 2019 will be granted full consideration.

For guidelines on how to prepare a reflective teaching statement see https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/teachstatement/. This statement should:

  1. Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities.
  2. Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.

For more information, please contact Camille Laws, English Department Personnel Analyst at claws@uci.edu.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


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