Assistant Professor in English and Global Black Studies

Clemson University’s English Department and Program in Global Black Studies invite applications for an outstanding scholar and teacher in English and Global Black Studies at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall 2023. The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in African or African diasporic literature and culture. We especially seek candidates interested in topics of migration, using comparative, postcolonial, or transnational approaches across any historical period. We also welcome applicants engaged in public scholarship, and the search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates with non-traditional educational backgrounds and who bring insight or experience to teaching people under-represented in higher education.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda with a record of publication or publications in progress. They will teach two courses per semester and contribute to all levels of undergraduate and graduate education.

Please send a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement on contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by December 2, 2022. The committee will contact selected candidates shortly thereafter. Questions may be directed to Angela Naimou (

Clemson University is an R-1 public land grant institution located in upstate South Carolina. In 2016, Clemson inaugurated a strategic plan to strengthen its research profile, diversity, and workplace quality of life. Global Black Studies is a growing program at Clemson that evolved from student demands for a course of study focused on peoples of the African diaspora. The English department has taken a leading role in pursuing these goals by advancing initiatives to confront legacies of violence and to nurture traditions of political and intellectual engagement on campus.

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