Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies

The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American and African Diaspora studies, beginning July 1, 2024. Candidates must hold a PhD by the time of appointment.  

We welcome applications from emerging scholars whose work touches on African American literature of any period, or across periods. We are interested in innovative approaches to the field that will complement existing departmental strengths. While the position is open with regard to genre and area of focus, we are especially looking for candidates whose scholarship offers expertise in a related subfield, including (but not limited to) gender and sexuality studies, poetry and poetics, environmental and ecological criticism, comparative or diasporic studies, media studies, and Black critical theory. 

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to courses for the department and Columbia’s Core curriculum.  



Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2023. All applications must be submitted through Columbia’s ASR platform and should include a cover letter; a CV; three letters of recommendation; a research statement; a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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