Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies (with expertise in Theater/Performance Studies/Visual Studies/Music or Creative Writing)
Department of History, Literature, and the Arts, Bryant University (Smithfield, RI 02917)
November 22, 2023
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2024
Post date: October 23, 2023

The Department of History, Literature, and the Arts at Bryant University invites applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor in the fields of African American Studies with expertise in Theater, Music, Performance Studies, Visual Studies, or Creative Writing. This position would support classes in our Literary and Cultural Studies major, our Arts and Creative Industries major, our Africana and Black Studies minor, and our Ethnic Studies concentration. This appointment, which begins in August 2024 and runs through July 2026 (with the option to renew for one year), offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

The Visiting Assistant Professor in African American Studies is responsible for teaching three courses per semester, sustaining an active and productive scholarly research agenda, and contributing to departmental growth and development. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching excellence, and will be expected to develop new courses, mentor students, and participate in service activities that include designing and leading new initiatives.

Interested candidates must have obtained a PhD by summer 2024 in African American Studies, African Diasporic Studies, American Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Theatre Arts, Visual Studies or any related interdisciplinary field. Successful candidates will have a solid teaching portfolio and evidence of a productive scholarly research agenda.

Application Instructions 

Applicants must apply online at To receive full consideration, applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Deadline for full consideration: November 22nd. Position open until filled.

For inquiries about the search, please contact Jef Cabusao at

For more general inquiries about the department, please contact Amber Day at

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