Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.



The Department of English seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Multi-Ethnic American literature and cultural studies with a focus on Latina/o/x literary studies preferred. The appointment begins August 2020.



  • The teaching load is 18-credits (3/3) with opportunities for research support.
  • The candidate will be expected to develop and teach a range of undergraduate literature courses, from lower-level surveys to upper-level seminars, and within their specialized fields.
  • The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with Adelphi faculty in the development of such interdisciplinary studies programs as Latin American Studies, Gender Studies, Asian Studies, or African, Black and Caribbean Studies.
  • We strongly encourage applicants with a specific theoretical research agenda and who can also develop and teach new and existing courses within our “Critical Perspectives” category of upper-division electives. (See course listings at https://english.adelphi.edu/ba-in-english/)



  • Applicants who can demonstrate experience working with students from diverse populations, particularly students from historically underrepresented groups.
  • PhD required by August 1, 2020.



  • Submit a letter of application, c.v., a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page diversity statement, and a 15-25 page writing sample.
  • To be considered, applications must be submitted through the Adelphi website only.
  • Applications received by October 20 are assured consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in December via video conferencing.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1617606

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