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Associate/Full Professor – Early U.S. and African/a Literatures and Cultures

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR: Early U.S. and African/a Literatures and Cultures

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University seeks to hire an established scholar specializing in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and cultures.

This position will help build the School’s research profile and curriculum in areas involving the diasporic connection of Africa to the United States. To that end, it carries a modest annual endowment to be used for program building.

Oregon State University is a Carnegie R1 institution. Research expectations include publication of original scholarship in the areas described above. Teaching expectations include assignments in ENG 253: Survey of American Literature to 1900; ENG 211: Literatures of the World: Africa; and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as appropriate to the interests and expertise of the individual holding the position.

Initial application includes (1) a CV; and (2) a two-page statement describing how the applicant’s profile matches the desiderata of the position. Names of references will also be submitted, but no referees will be contacted without the express permission of applicants at a later stage of review.

Full details and application link available at:

Questions can be directed to: Peter Betjemann/Director, School of Writing, Literature, and Film/(541)737-1634/