Georgia State University Seeks African Americanist in Folklore and Literature

Professional Opportunities

The Department of English at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track colleague in the field of African American folklore and literature at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. The candidate will teach a wide range of courses in African American literature at all levels and folklore courses at the undergraduate level; direct graduate student research; and collaborate with colleagues in the department and college to develop interdisciplinary programs of study.

At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Folklore, Literature, African American Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, or a closely related field. The successful applicant will have academic training in folklore, as demonstrated through completion of academic training in folklore and/or relevant scholarly experience in the discipline. 

Applicants should submit the following materials to [email protected] by November 30, 2021, when we will begin our deliberations; applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

  • CV and cover letter
  • Research statement describing the candidate‚Äôs published and forthcoming scholarship, as well as their planned future agenda in literature and folklore
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Names of three references

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The English department takes pride in our cohort of wide-ranging, eclectic, eminent faculty who research and teach in the concentrations of literary and cultural studies, folklore, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and secondary education. Georgia State University, an innovative R-1 university, is located in Atlanta, a large and diverse metropolitan area. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The department is committed to serving this student body and advancing creative research by building a diverse faculty. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.

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