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Assistant Professor in African American Literature (Tenure-track)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in African American Literature (Tenure-track)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: English
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Literature - African-American
    Literature - General

The English Department at Tufts University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in African American Literature 19th-21st centuries. Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching excellence required. Ph.D. must be awarded by September 1, 2020.

Candidates should have a research focus on African American literature. Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise in multiethnic U.S. literature, and a further focus on women writers. Candidates should have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. 

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded directly by the recommenders to Interfolio. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at  For additional information, applicants may contact Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros at  Review of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

  • Tufts University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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