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Assistant Professor, African American Studies/African Diasporic Studies

Bryant University, Department of English and Cultural Studies

Job Title: Assistant Professor, African American Studies/African Diasporic Studies
Reference Code: FAC01523
Job Location: Smithfield , RI
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Social & behavioral sciences
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-10-10
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor, African American Studies/African Diasporic Studies
Bryant University

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of African American Studies or African Diasporic Studies. While we seek candidates with primary expertise in literary studies, we are also interested in a candidate’s ability to teach and write about literature within an interdisciplinary cultural studies framework. This appointment, which begins in August 2018, offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

Bryant University is a selective, four year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and 59 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.

The Assistant Professor in African American Studies or African Diasporic Studies is responsible for teaching three courses per semester (introductory and upper-division literary studies courses), sustaining an active and productive scholarly research agenda, and contributing to departmental growth and development. We seek a candidate who is able to contribute to any of our affiliate programs: Africana/Black Studies, American Studies, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, and Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching excellence, and will be expected to develop new courses, mentor students, and participate in service activities that include designing and leading new initiatives.

Job Requirements

Interested candidates must have obtained a PhD by summer 2018 in African American Studies, African Diasporic Studies, American Studies, English, or any related interdisciplinary field.

Successful candidates will have a solid teaching portfolio and evidence of a productive scholarly research agenda.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, and other individuals from under-represented groups within the profession are encouraged to apply. Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Our commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects our belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. To learn more about Bryant University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit the following website:

Applicants should apply online at To receive full consideration, applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA Conference in January 2018.

Inquiries may be addressed to Associate Professor Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao at

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Associate Professor, Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Associate Professor, Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao
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