Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of African American/Africana Literature

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    9 month Faculty
  • Overview

    The Department of English at Arcadia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2020. We seek an individual with primary expertise in 20th/21st century African American/Africana Literature, with additional experience in Digital Humanities and teaching on multiple platforms. We expect to hire at the Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level.


    Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students to be leaders in a global society by providing opportunities to exhibit, perform, and publish both on campus and in the Philadelphia area. The campus has a variety of outlets to support the arts and sciences, including art galleries, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in the greater Philadelphia area that promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience to prepare students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation for the ninth consecutive year by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.   Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to those candidates that are selected for additional consideration.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and contact information for 3 professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.   A selected applicant must have a background check completed prior to commencing employment.  


    Arcadia University has a 3/3 teaching load. The successful candidate will teach a required undergraduate course in African American Literature, courses in theory and writing, Africana Literature electives, and also support the English Graduate program. Faculty members are expected to provide service to the department and university, including student advising and committees Successful candidates will maintain an active scholarly research and publication agenda.


    Requirements include a Ph.D. in English (African American Literature) or African American Studies (with a focus in Literature) and university level teaching experience; evidence of interdisciplinary interests; and the willingness to collaborate within the Department and across the university. An established record and high level of professional activity relative to rank is expected, along with a substantial knowledge of topics, issues, and major trends within African American/Africana Literature. Expertise in creative writing and poetry would strengthen the application.

    Application Instructions and Requirements

    Application review will begin immediately and applications received by October 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.


    Full consideration will be given to candidates who submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Writing Sample
    • Contact information for three references 


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