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Assistant/Associate Professor of African American Literature

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103954
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of African American Literature
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-English
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The English Department of the University of Maryland invites applications for a position in African American literature at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor, to begin August 2018. The Department of English is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in literature or a related field by August 1, 2018, and have demonstrated scholarly promise.

Preferences:
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

To assure consideration, please a submit letter of application, a C.V., a writing sample of approximately 25 pages, and a list of three references (no letters) by November 1, 2017 online at https://ejobs.umd.edu.

Posting Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date: 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

Operation of basic office equipment, mobility to move between buildings for classes, and possibility to carry, push, and/or pull objects weighting up to 10lbs.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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