Assistant Professor - English (Postcolonial/South Asian/Global Anglophone Literature)

Baruch College - Assistant Professor - English (Postcolonial/South Asian/Global Anglophone Literature)


Job Description:

At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone’s responsibility


The English Department of Baruch College, CUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in Postcolonial/South Asian/Global Anglophone Literature.


We are seeking a scholar whose scope of expertise includes literature that is both regional and global and who is able to link texts across the specific historical lineaments of postcoloniality and decoloniality. Candidates should possess a specialization in South Asian literature and literatures of the South Asian diaspora, especially as they intersect with and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and pedagogical implications of the Global Anglophone. Teaching opportunities will include courses in postcolonial literature, Great Works of Literature (our college-wide world literature requirement), First-Year Writing, and other courses within the successful candidate’s research and teaching purview.


Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across categories including race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and has been recognized as a foremost engine of upward mobility for students in New York City.


Compensation and Benefits:

$72,667 - $90,375; commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.


After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.


If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.


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Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


How to Apply:

Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #26895. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting:


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Qualified applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications for the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A 20- to 25-page writing sample
  • A 1-2 page diversity statement: Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement describing their commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first generation of their family to attend a college or university.


Candidates who are selected to be interviewed will be asked to provide the following additional materials:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of teaching philosophy


Closing Date:

Posting will end on July 1, 2023 and review of applications will begin on June 10, 2023


EEO Statement:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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