Faculty Position, Anglophone Literatures of the African Diaspora University of Virginia in Virginia

Deadline: Open Until Position is filled

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Department of English at the University of Virginia invite applications for a full-time tenured position, beginning Fall 2020, at the Associate or Full professor rank, in Anglophone literatures of the African Diaspora, including, but not limited to any of the following areas of concentration: US African American literature, continental African literatures, Caribbean literatures, and black Canadian literature.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and hold the rank of associate professor or above at the time of application. The successful candidate will show a strong record of interdisciplinary research in African and Afro-diasporic studies, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service to the Department, to the University, and to the profession.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020.


Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition # R0012409 complete the application, and attach the following:

  • Cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience, and prior contributions to a departmental and university culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship.
  • Contact information for three references.


***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Marlene Daut and Marlon Ross, co-chairs of the search committee at mdaut@virginia.edu and/or mr9zf@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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