Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture

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Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus in Manchester, NH is looking for an Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture, with an expected start date of August 2023. This is a cross-disciplinary position with teaching responsibilities in both English and Humanities, and course subjects include African American literature, post-colonial or transnational literature, multiethnic literature, and foundational Humanities and General Education courses. You could also teach a course in African American/Non-Western art history. We invite you to describe any additional specializations you would bring to the position. You will contribute to special programs, speakers, panels, or other programs suited to your interests. Previous classroom experience (at the college or secondary level) and a passion for teaching is required. The typical teaching load is 4/3 with an approved scholarly activity plan. You will report to the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education.

This is a full-time, permanent campus-based position instructing traditional-aged students in a residential setting. This opportunity includes the possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

This position is part of SNHU's wider mission to develop and promote a diverse learning environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff. We seek to expand the cultural and intellectual horizons of our students while living the values of inclusivity, equity, and belonging. Please visit our Social Impact Collective page to learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

In this Role You'll Get To:

  • Develop, prepare, and teach courses following departmental needs and class schedules
  • Participate in the departmental and school-wide efforts for curriculum development, program reviews and accreditation under the supervision of the Dean/department chair
  • Advise and mentor students

What we're Looking For:

  • An earned Ph.D. in related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Applicants Should Submit the Following Materials:

  • A Letter of Application, addressing the requirements above
  • A Current CV
  • A Diversity Statement (500 word limit) describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at our college through your teaching, research, and service. Include examples of your contributions when possible
  • Contact information for three references
  • A Writing Sample

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