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ENGLISH: African American Literature: One-Year Replacement

Tufts University


The English Department at Tufts University invites applicants for a one-year replacement in African American and/or multi-ethnic literature 19th-21st centuries. Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching excellence required. Ph.D. must be awarded by September 1, 2021. One or more candidates will be hired, with the possibility of teaching one or more courses each, depending on area of expertise.

Candidates should have a research focus on African American and/or multi-ethnic literature, with the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar.

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes the candidate’s activities and commitments in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; CV; a writing sample (no more than 25 pages); a sample syllabus and course description; and three letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded directly by the recommenders to Interfolio. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at

Tufts University has a commitment to become an anti-racist institution, and the Department of English shares this commitment. For additional information, applicants may contact Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros at Review of applications begins June 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Read the University’s Non- Discrimination statement and policy. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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