Assistant Professorship in Black Studies

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Studies (African American literatures, Africana literatures, and/or Cultural Rhetorics). Rank assistant professor. We are a department that values diversity as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching in ethnic studies, women and gender studies, literatures, rhetorics, writing, and technologies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars researching intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ability, and class from any period. We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues in contributing to new programs in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and African American & Africana studies.


Requirements: PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, African American Studies, or related field by August 1, 2018.


To apply, sign in online at and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 5) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.


A private, secular institution of 10,000 students located in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, TCU is a selective teaching and research university. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries, a 3/2 teaching load (with teaching releases for work in the grad program), and research support.


TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.