The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African American literature, to begin Fall 2022. The teaching load for research faculty is 2-2, with balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate courses, as well as Auburn's core curriculum. While the Department welcomes all applications from within the field, candidates whose research and teaching coincide with early African American literature, Black women’s literature, or southern studies are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to the shaping and growth of the Department’s African American literature offerings, and will have opportunities to affiliate with Africana Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, or other interdisciplinary programs within the College of Liberal Arts.
Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2021 edition of the U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 40th among public universities. Highly research-active, with a Carnegie R1 classification, and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, with graduate and undergraduate degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs, Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. Located in a moderate climate, Auburn is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery. The Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area has a population of 140,000, excellent public school systems, a regional medical center, and is recognized as one of the “best small towns in America.” The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC, and PhD.