Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Bryn Mawr College
Department of Literatures in English
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

The Department of Literatures in English at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or early Associate Professor position in African American and/or African diasporic literatures to begin August 1, 2024. The historical period is open, and specialists in all literary forms are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in approaches informed by decoloniality, transnationalisms, performance studies, disability studies, Black feminisms, comparative ethnic studies, and/or ecocriticism.

The successful candidate will join us in developing and teaching a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including interdisciplinary programs and other college-wide initiatives, such as the 360 Program and the first-year Emily Balch Seminars. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter that outlines both your research and teaching profiles, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion to the Literatures in English Search Committee via Interfolio at: Applications received by October 9, 2023 will receive full consideration. In addition, the Literatures in English Search Committee will request from the semi-finalists a writing sample and three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts women’s college with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion. We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students. We have a student body of about 1,400 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 14 percent are international students). There are over 300 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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