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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Black Literatures in English

The University of California, Davis, Department of English invites applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in global Black literatures in English of any historical period. Applicants should have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: African diasporic, Caribbean, Black Atlantic, Afro-Latinx, Anglophone African, and/or hemispheric Black literatures. We welcome, but do not require, interests in any of the following areas: anti- colonialism, critical geographies, ecology, digital cultures, gender and sexuality studies, science and technology studies, transimperial and transcontinental frameworks. Work that challenges established boundaries, regions, periods, and methods within Anglophone literary studies is likewise welcome. Applicants should be able to teach a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field. Ph.D. in English or a related field is required and must be in hand by September 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, three (3) letters of reference, and a statement of contributions to diversity through
the online application form: Applications must be received by October 25, 2021 for fullest consideration.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity. We actively seek faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation status, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter – Include discussion of research and teaching interests.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated CV.
  • Writing Sample – No more than 25 pages.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants.
    Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
  • Authorization to Release Information Form

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required.