Assistant Professor of African American Literature

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The English Department at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applicants with expertise in any historical period or aspect of African American and African Diasporic literature and culture, including interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization as well as introductory literature courses within Loyola's core curriculum. The candidate will also have the opportunity to offer courses within Loyola's interdisciplinary minor in African and African American Studies. Successful candidates will have an interest, appreciation for, or experience with high-impact teaching practices. Faculty responsibilities include teaching three classes each semester, with no composition; ongoing, peer-reviewed scholarly publication; and service to the department and university. A Ph.D. in African American Literature or a closely related field is required by August 2024. Priority application deadline: October 23, 2023.

Loyola University Maryland, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a dynamic Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition. It is highly ranked among the leading independent, comprehensive universities in the northeastern United States. In recent years, as part of its commitment to diversity, intellectual excellence, and social justice, Loyola has added numerous academic programs and initiatives, including an interdisciplinary minor in African and African American Studies and The Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice. The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliation. For more information about our values please visit:

To apply, please go to to submit a cover letter, CV, list of references, and writing sample. Application review will begin on October 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Melissa Girard (

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in related Field

Preferred Qualifications:  Some teaching experience preferred.

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