Assistant Professor of English

Hofstra University, Department of English, Assistant Professor

The Hofstra University Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in African American and/or African Diasporic literatures to begin September 1, 2024. Specialists in all historical periods, literary forms, and critical approaches are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.

Opportunities for teaching include courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization as well as introductory and advanced courses for majors and non-majors. Such opportunities also include teaching in interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Disability Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Honors College.

Please submit a cover letter that addresses both your teaching and scholarship, as well as a curriculum vitae and a statement of how your research and work in the classroom supports campus initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion to All applications received by November 1, 2023 will receive full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Search Committee will request a writing sample and three letters of recommendation from selected applicants.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. Our campus is within commuting distance of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and also host to local archives, including the African Americans on Long Island Collection. Hofstra also houses the Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice and the Center for Civic Engagement.

Hofstra offers small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

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