Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African American Literature

The English Department at Trinity University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in African American literature to teach upper-division seminars and conduct scholarly research in that field.  Other teaching responsibilities will include surveys of U.S. literature, introductions to literary study, First-Year Experience courses, and other courses in Pathways, Trinity University's interdisciplinary general education program.  We invite applicants who specialize in any historical period, and we especially welcome African Americanists with subspecialties in Early American literature; the Black Atlantic; Black bibliography; poetry; children's literature; environmental literature; and/or speculative fiction.  


  • PhD in English or a closely related field, in hand or plan to complete program's PhD degree requirements by August 2024.  
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Research/scholarship expertise in African American Literature


Submit materials electronically through Trinity University's Employment Opportunities portal, linked here.

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