African-American literature, literatures of the African diaspora and/or Caribbean (in English, Spanish, and/or French), with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.
Open Rank, starting date September 2013, university-year appointment.
The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan expect to make up to two appointments in 2013-2014, pending approval, in African diaspora and/or Caribbean literatures. These positions are part of a two-person cluster hire in Africana literatures in the College of Literature Science & the Arts; while one position will be a joint appointment in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Department of English, the second position will be a full appointment in the Department of English. Ideal candidates for the joint position will have expertise in Anglophone Caribbean literatures and may also have expertise in Caribbean literatures written in Spanish and/or French. Ideal candidates for the English position will have expertise in African disaporic and/or African-American literature. For both positions, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching foreground gender and sexuality. Rank is open; period is also open.
For both positions, please send letter of application, c.v., statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, writing samples, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2012 to Professor Tiya Miles, Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, 4700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045, Attention: Recruitment Coordinator.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.
All applications will be acknowledged.