Associate or Full Professor of African American Literature and Director of the African
American Studies Program
American literature to direct the African American Studies Program. Applicant must be
tenurable at the level of Associate Professor or Professor of African American Studies.
The African American Studies program is a thriving and exciting academic area at the
College. It houses the newest major in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World
Affairs (LCWA). The Program collaborates curricularly and co-curricularly with key
institutional partners, including the Avery Research Center for African American
History and Culture, and the program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World.
The Program's core and affiliate faculty cover a range of disciplines across the College.
The position has a start date of August 16, 2017. Required qualifications include a PhD
in English, with a concentration in African American Literature; or PhD in
African American Studies, with a concentration or emphasis in
African American/Diaspora literature; an established publishing record; demonstrated
excellence in teaching; and a commitment to participating in a growing African
American Studies program. Expertise in comparative literatures of the African diaspora
is a plus. Administrative experience is preferred.
The position's overall workload includes a reduced teaching load commensurate with
Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, unofficial
graduate transcript(s), and contact information for three references at
philosophy must outline teaching experience and ability to assess learning outcomes.
Cover letter should address administrative experience and interests.
The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts college in the State of South Carolina,
located in the downtown area of Charleston. Founded in 1770, the College has a rich
history, with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 undergraduate students. The
College of Charleston celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of
any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and
does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin,
veteran status, genetic information, or disability.