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Faculty Position FY14-39
November 6, 2013

Position Title
Assistant Professor of English: African American and Black Diaspora Literature

Hiring Unit
English Language and Literature

Job Description
The Assistant Professor will enrich our course offerings and to participate in our ongoing scholarly and public humanities projects. In addition to research and service expectations, this position includes a 3/3 teaching load on the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of specialization, along with survey, general education, and composition courses.

PhD in English, African American Literature, or related field required. If PhD is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at rank of Instructor.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, tenure-track, academic-year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 2014.

Source of Funds

Salary commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process
Candidates must submit a letter of application and vita either online through Interfolio or by mail to:

     Search Committee African American Literature
     English Department
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Campus Box 1431G
     Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431.

Candidates who advance to the second round will be asked for a writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, letters of recommendation and transcripts

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with priority consideration for applications received by December 9, 2013.


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