University of Minnesota, University of California-Irvine, and California State University Long Beach seek assistant professors

Academic departments at University of Minnesota, California State University Long Beach, and University of California-Irvine are hiring for the position of assistant professor.

University of Minnesota: Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018).

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field is required. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 27, 2018). Specialization in Comparative Literature or related discipline, with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African literatures and cultures. Knowledge of the history and theory of Comparative Literature and its relation to the history of colonialism is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in one or more modern European languages as well as one or more modern non-European languages.

Scholars whose teaching and research span across literature and film/media, and/or literature and music/sound are also welcome to apply.

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV.

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Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there. The following materials must be attached to your online application: cover letter, CV, a list of three references, as well as one writing sample (of no more than 30 pages in length).  Please ask your three referees to send their letters of recommendation to CSCL17@umn.edu by November 1.

Preference will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2017 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered complete, an application must include the following: cover letter, CV, and a list of three references as well one writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length. Please ask your three referees to send their letters of recommendation to CSCL17@umn.edu. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.

This position will remain open until filled.

University of California-Irvine: Assistant Professor of Critical Black Studies and/or Literature of the African Diaspora

The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in the field of critical Black studies and/or literature of the African Diaspora. Candidates may hold a Ph.D. in any field (completed by the start date of July 1, 2018), but must demonstrate scholarly expertise in African American Studies broadly defined and sufficient to warrant full-time appointment in the Department of African American Studies. A strong record of publication and teaching in the field is expected. Especially welcome are applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

The faculty member will join a growing interdisciplinary Department with core and affiliated faculty whose teaching interests include art history, critical theory, feminist thought, music,
history, law, political economy, visual studies, literary and cultural studies. Housed within the distinguished School of Humanities, the Department of African American Studies has also contributed to the academic prominence of UC Irvine more generally. The Department seeks to increase its breadth of curricular offerings, undergraduate enrollments, and majors and minors.

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California State University Long Beach: Assistant Professor of International Studies

California State University Long Beach is recruiting an assistant professor of international studies. For more information on the position and qualifications, visit the CSULB website.

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