African American Literature and Culture
English, California State University, Northridge (Northridge, California)
Deadline: 
November 25, 2019
Starting Date: 
August 19, 2020
Post date: October 28, 2019

Candidate must have a PhD in English or a related field from an accredited institution, awarded prior to August 19, 2020. Specialization in African American literature and culture. All periods considered. Secondary areas: open. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential for publication in field of specialization required. Applicants must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and provide evidence of strong commitment to university teaching in an environment serving a diverse student population.

The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute both to their chosen disciplines and to the University’s commitment to student success. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and demonstrate successful research, publication and other scholarly/professional/creative activities in their field of specialization. The standard teaching load is 12 units (4/4) per semester (3/3 for the first two years), and competitive reassigned time is available for research and/or curriculum development. All faculty in the Department of English teach a variety of classes, including General Education courses as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialization. The successful candidate for this position will likely be asked to teach surveys of American literature and will be encouraged to develop new upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. While all full-time faculty remain eligible to teach lower division writing courses, the majority of these courses are taught by lecturer faculty. In practice, lower division writing courses are only assigned to full-time faculty members with specializations in composition or rhetoric, or to those specifically requesting such courses.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2019.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. Supplemental materials, such as a writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be required at a later date. Applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

 

Application Instructions 

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to Dr. Anthony Dawahare, African American Literature & Culture Search Committee, viahttp://apply.interfolio.com/

Review Begins: 
November 1, 2019

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