Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Contemporary Multicultural/Black Diasporic Literatures

The Department of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of contemporary multicultural and Black diasporic literatures. Candidates for the position must show evidence of strong college teaching and clear potential for ongoing publication. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who will advance the Department’s goal of fostering diversity through scholarship, teaching, and service. Applicants must have earned a PhD by the time of appointment, which begins on August 15, 2023. Tenure-track faculty with active research agendas teach 15 credit hours over the Spring and Fall semesters (a 3/2 teaching load). Deadline for applications will be November 7, 2022. Please submit a CV and a letter of application detailing your scholarship, teaching philosophy, and commitment to diversity via UAB’s PeopleAdmin platform at https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/16788.  Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening, and semifinalist interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Finalists for the position will subsequently be invited for campus visits.


Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the hiring committee, Professor Gale Temple (gtemple@uab.edu) and/or the Chair of the Department, Professor Alison Chapman (achapman@uab.edu). Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at www.uab.edu/english.


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The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a Carnegie Research 1 University with approximately 21,000 students and 23,000 faculty and staff. The Times Higher Education ranked UAB as #1 in the United States and #10 worldwide in the 2018 Young University Rankings. The Princeton Review has consistently ranked UAB as one of the most diverse universities in the United States. Members of underrepresented groups comprise 38% of the total UAB student body, and students enrolled at UAB represent 95 countries. In 2021, UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes magazine.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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