FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position #FY 13-24
September 11, 2012
HIRING UNIT: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
TITLE/RANK: Assistant Professor of English: African American Literature
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Department of English Language and Literature is seeking a specialist in African American literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to enrich their course offerings and to participate in their on-going scholarly and public humanities projects. The position includes a 3/3 teaching load at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of specialization, along with survey, general education, and composition courses.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Academic, tenure-track, 100%, continuing, beginning August 16, 2013
SOURCE OF FUNDS: State
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and credentials.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialist in African American literature, any period. PhD required. If PhD is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, appointment will be at the rank of Instructor until all degree requirements are fulfilled.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications postmarked by November 12, 2012. However, the search will continue until position is filled. Interviews will be held at the MLA Convention.
Candidates should submit an initial letter of application and vita either online to the MLA JIL or by mail to:
Search Committee African American Literature
Department of English Language & Literature
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.
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