Assistant Professor - African American literature and African Diasporic Literatures and Cultures

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Job Id: 23422, Assistant Professor - African American literature and African Diasporic Literatures and Cultures

Department: English

 

Description: 

Assistant Professor of African American and African Diasporic Literatures and Cultures of the 20th and 21st Centuries (including Afro-Latinx literature) beginning Fall 2022. The Department invites applications especially from candidates with interests in the intersections between those fields and feminist/queer/trans/posthuman studies; disability studies; science studies; food studies; eco-criticism and environmental studies; performance studies; indigeneity; Black rhetorical tradition and/or Black cultural rhetorics. All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in African American and African Diasporic Literatures and Cultures of the 20th and 21st centuries will be considered. Completed PhD in hand by time of employment. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching and commitment to teaching a diverse student body, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service. 

 

Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. 

 

CUNY requires that applicants apply online. Upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references at www.cuny.edu: click "Employment," then "Search job listings,” then “More options to search for CUNY jobs," then search by Job Opening ID Number 23422, click on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions. 

 

Because diversity is an important part of our mission at Queens College, we ask that applicants include a paragraph in the cover letter reflecting on how diversity, equity and inclusion figure into their teaching, research, and/ or community engagement, whether past, present, or future. Some candidates may be asked at a later date to have a writing sample and reference letters submitted.