The Department of English and the Africana Studies Program at William & Mary seek applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in African American and African diaspora literatures, with specialization in African American literature and culture of the nineteenth century and earlier. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. In addition to developing new courses in African American and African diaspora literatures and culture for both the Department of English and the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach early Black literature courses for the Department of English. For the Program in Africana Studies, the successful candidate should be able to teach an interdisciplinary Africana Methodologies course, Introduction to Africana Studies and Introduction to African American Studies.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018). Undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research, teaching interests, and a 25-page writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 26, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
Chair, English Department
Chancellor Professor of English
College of William & Mary
Department of English
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Office hours Fall 2017: W 3-4, Th 2-3