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ASST OR ASSO PROF OF ENGLISH & AFRICAN AMERICAN ST

Requisition # 73782

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:English

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of English and the Program in African American Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in African American Literary and Cultural Studies, beginning fall semester 2020.  We seek a dynamic scholar and teacher who works in any area of 19th, 20th, and 21st century African American literary and cultural studies. 



This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a normal load of two courses per semester. This position requires committee responsibilities that contribute to the management of each department, and the university.



The Department of English houses two robust undergraduate majors (English and Creative Writing, and English), an MFA in Nonfiction Writing, and an MA/PhD program in English Literary Studies, that coalesce in a community of approximately one thousand graduate and undergraduate students.



The African American Studies Program offers an undergraduate major and minor, and a graduate certificate in African American Studies. The Program participates in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences General Education Program, delivering a number of the College’s required Diversity & Inclusion courses.



The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

PhD in English, African American Studies or related field in hand by July 15, 2020

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications for Assistant Professor position: Evidence of expertise in African American literature and culture; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; promising research and publication potential.



Required qualifications for Associate Professor position: Evidence of expertise in African American literature and culture; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a strong record of scholarly publication with a peer-reviewed book in print or in production.

Certifications:

None

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualification for Assistant Professor position:  A published article in the field; demonstrated ability to teach an African American literature survey course. 



Desirable qualifications for Associate Professor position: A publication from a prospective second book in the field; demonstrated ability to teach an African American literature survey course.



 



 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Asst Prof - Literary criticism - see below
Asso Prof - published art or bk - see below
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Additional Application Materials


Materials:Asst Prof - example of literary criticism or cultural studies scholarship (not to exceed 25 pages)
Asso Prof - a published article or book chapter in the field
Please upload a blank document in the field for the position for which you are not applying.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.


Contact Information


Contact:Barbara P Pooley - barbara-pooley@uiowa.edu
Clas-English
English-Philosophy Building
251 West Iowa Avenue
321 EPB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://english.uiowa.edu/



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